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Activities Manager

Company:
Seafarer Holidays

Location:
Greece

Benefits:
£££ Competitive + Accommodation + Meals + Insurance + Discounts

Start:
April

Duration:
October

Description

A unique opportunity has arisen to oversee the running of an established RYA training centre in Greece for the 2014 summer season. At Seafarer Holidays we pride ourselves in the quality of our staff who make the difference between a good holiday and a great one.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for the day to day running of the centre, including but not limited to, the following duties:
  • Management and co-ordination of a busy RYA Watersports operation
  • Organisation and motivation of a diverse team of watersports and hospitality staff
  • Financial responsibility for profit maximisation and adhering to specific budgets
  • Management reporting, both weekly and monthly
  • Organisation and development of the clients social programme, including kid’s clubs
  • Liaison with local suppliers, hotel management and yacht suppliers

Requirements

Applicants MUST have a minimum of a RYA Senior Dinghy / Windsurf qualification, full driving license and a valid first aid certificate. Yacht experience would be an advantage.

This role requires a high level of customer service and the successful applicant will be expected to be hands-on, both on and off the beach, as the centre gets extremely busy during the high season. Managing a Seafarer beach club is a role suited to an active, self-motivated and outgoing individual with a forward-thinking positive attitude. You will be expected to be the first to arrive and the last to leave and be prepared to go the extra mile unprompted.


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Seafarer Holidays are widely recognised as leading specialists in Flotilla and Beach Club holidays. We also offer a wide range of bareboat and skippered charters, and learn to sail courses, including RYA yachting courses through our Seafarer Sailing School. For those that don't wish to sail themselves we offer cabin charter on yachts and on our Small Ship cruises, as well as land based holidays through our sister company Best of Travel.

Our Flotillas in Greece, Turkey, Croatia and the Caribbean provide our guests with the chance to sail their own yachts with support from our Lead Crew. Our crews provide briefings, mooring assistance and social events, as well as helping to prepare the yachts for each trip. Guests can sail at their own pace and can even head off on their own for a few days. These holidays appeal to everyone from the less experienced crews (though as responsible sailors ourselves, we don't let complete novice skippers sail alone) to round the world sailors looking for an easy way to explore a new area or meet new people.

The Clubs cater for a maximum of 60 Seafarer guests, enabling us to offer the friendly relaxed atmosphere that is our hallmark Equipment ranges from beginners' dinghies to Dart catamarans, with a variety of windsurf boards and rigs, and yachts also available. A range of other activities such as tennis, crazy golf and swimming pools are also available. The Clubs are sited close to our flotilla bases, making combines Beach Club and Flotilla holidays a popular choice.

To make all this happen, we need top quality staff. Our guests are from diverse backgrounds, spanning all age ranges, and with differing expectations. So you'll need to personalise the service you give them and be good at dealing with people, both the easy going and the more demanding. We aim to keep the holiday atmosphere informal and flexible, which means you'll have to be organised and self disciplined. Those who like creative problem solving, and who prefer taking responsibility over passing the buck, will enjoy the opportunities we offer.

You'll be working closely with our team in the UK, and with our local suppliers, with great opportunities to learn about local life and enhance your technical, business and sailing skills. Job specific training is provided at the start of season. Our staff make the difference between our guests having a good time, and a great one. The work can be hard but is rewarding and great fun. And you'll have the reassurance of knowing you're not just a number to us, but part of a close knit team.

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