Campsite Warden (Casual)

Job Ref
CCW10/22
Location
North Lees Campsite
Function
North Lees Team
Salary
£10.98 per hour
Status
Full Time
Type
Casual
Hours
No fixed hours
Expiry Date
20/11/2023

More details

The nature of this role is casual with no guaranteed hours, shifts are offered 7 days per week on a monthly rota with average lengths being: mornings approx. 9am to 1pm and evenings approx. 5.30pm to 8pm but can be flexible on timings.

About Us

The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.

As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.

North Lees campsite is located in the sheltered Hope Valley, 1.5 miles north of Hathersage. It is within short walking distance of numerous world-class climbing, bouldering, cycling and walking routes. North Lees campsite is the ideal base for those seeking quiet outdoor recreation in stunning surroundings and for visitors wishing to explore the Peak District National Park. The nearby woodlands, farmland and moorland are managed for conservation and form part of our Stanage-North Lees estate.

We are seeking additional Casual Campsite Wardens to join our North Lees campsite team.

The Benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced friendly and hardworking individual with outstanding customer service and practical maintenance skills to join our National Park team and ensure our guests have an incredible stay.

The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. This is the ideal role to put your skills into action and promote our historical surroundings to our visitors, encouraging their return to this most wonderful part of the world.

What’s more, we are based between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, so if you’re looking to break away from city life and commute to the country, you will discover the chance to find yourself based within the most stunning surroundings at the heart of the National Park.

The Role

As a Casual Campsite Warden, you will assist with the day-to-day operation of our popular campsite and nearby holiday cottage, including cleaning the campsite pods and washroom facilities as well as dealing with customer enquiries and bookings.

You will take pride in your work and, with the support of the Property Manager, Senior Campsite Warden and Estate Ranger, you will ensure the site is presented in the best possible condition to welcome visitors and promote the National Park Authority.

Your duties will include:

- Cleaning of the ablutions block daily and camping pods as changeovers require
- Guiding and supervising visitors to the campsite and holiday accommodation
- Dealing with telephone and email enquiries and reservations
- Maintenance of the campsite and other Estate holiday accommodation including mowing
- Enforcing rules and maintaining safety on site
- Collecting camping fees and managing the cash
- Answering out of hours calls to manage queries from campers and attending emergency callouts

About You

To be considered as a Casual Campsite Warden, you will need:

- Previous experience in a similar hospitality role
- Practical maintenance skills
- Excellent customer service skills
- A full, valid driving licence

This is a casual role working a shift and rota system managed by the Senior Campsite Warden. The rota will be agreed in advance and will include working early in the morning, late in the evening, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Further Information
Please note that this is an open recruitment to which you can apply at any time. However, we may close the vacancy if our casual pool is considered to be adequately resourced. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Helen Carrington, Property Manager on 01629 816384 or helen.carrington@peakdistrict.gov.uk (email or phone number). No agencies at this time please.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

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