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Activity Leader

Location: Whinfell Forest Village - Cumbria

Hours of Work: Zero (casual)

Salary/Hourly Rate: £8.06 per hour

Contract Type: Zero (Casual)

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 28 February 2017

Activity Leader

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Join the UK’s number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.


From peaceful to pulse-racing, there’s something for everyone at the Outdoor Activity Centre, where guests can glide in style with Segway Experience or kick up some dust at Quad Bike Safari. As all sessions are appropriate for beginners, it’s a great chance for families to discover something new.

Approachable and friendly guest service is at the core of the Outdoor Activity Centre’s success. From teaching little ones how to drive a mini 4x4 in Off-Road Explorers, to gliding around the forest effortlessly in Segway Experience to pulling your best game face in Laser Combat, no days will ever be the same in this team.


  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets


Working as part of a team, the role requires a professional but outgoing approach, accompanied with enthusiasm at all times and a passion to deliver customer satisfaction.

You will lead a varied number of leisure activities, ensuring the highest standards are maintained to give the best possible experience to our guests. Whilst providing a high standard of childcare, you will also be responsible for providing a safe environment for all guests. There are a wide range of children, family and adult activities available and you will be responsible for looking for opportunities to ensure the guests' requirements are always met and naturally seek out opportunities to exceed their expectations. 

To deliver leisure activities ensuring all aspects of the activity are operated smoothly and efficiently to include maintaining hygiene / cleanliness standards in line with Departmental Operating Procedures and the standards delivered from your training.


Please note that this position is on a zero hours (casual) basis.  This means that any hours of work will be offered according to business needs, such as employee holiday, sickness cover and seasonal business requirements.

The Venue has a robust seasonal programme and will be open from 7am to Midnight.  Available shifts will fall anytime during these opening hours and will include weekends and public / bank holidays.


Essential requirements:

  • Naturally outgoing and enthusiastic personality
  • To demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with both adults and children in groups of different sizes
  • Naturally cheerful

Desirable requirements:

  • Experience of working within the customer care industry
  • Previous activity leadership experience
  • Confidence to demonstrate new skills to a group of participants (children/adults)

Closing date: 28 February 2017

1st Interviews to be held: 3 March 2017

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received. Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged.

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