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Village Managers

Acorn Adventure

France, Italy, Wales & Spain

Overseas Seasonal Package – wage, meals & tented or cabin accommodation, uniform, overseas travel. UK Seasonal Package – national min wage, meals & cabin accommodation provided & free uniform

1st April 2015

end August 2015


Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted!

We are currently recruiting Acorn Village Managers for our centres in the UK, France, Italy and Spain for the 2015 season.

We are ideally looking for people with experience of working with young people between 7-17 yrs old and adults alike.  As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions. You will be the main point of contact for children, teachers, group leaders and families and so will need a certain level of diplomacy and understanding of different customer’s needs, along with being able to liaise with the senior staff team regarding your group's requirements.

In this role you will organise and participate in our evening entertainment programme and co-ordinate the arrival and departure of guests onto your ‘Acorn village’. You will be responsible for the general running of the Village, ensuring that it is kept clean and tidy at all times, whilst managing a team of Activity Instructors who will be assigned to work with you for the duration of a groups stay.


  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Organisational skills
  • Customer service focused
  • 21 yrs+ for senior positions

All of our senior staff participate in a comprehensive training programme at our centre in the Brecon Beacons and then travel out to set up their centres with the rest of the senior team prior to guests arriving. We are looking for people who can commit to working the full season. 

All staff need to be available to work from 1st April 2015. All applicants must have a UK/EU passport, UK residential address, a permanent UK National Insurance number and a UK bank account. A current Enhanced DBS check is required for successful applicants.

Get Back to Basics and Do what you Love....

At Acorn Adventure we believe in REAL ADVENTURE.

We are a leading provider for residential adventure holidays for children and family holidays across our six centres in the UK and Europe.

Each year we recruit over 250 staff and send them out to our enviable locations. We believe in getting back to basics and using the real, natural environment to instruct and deliver sessions to our guests. Our staff get to make the most of these locations, whether that may be: leading a group down the Ardeche river in Southern France; hiking through the Italian Alps or windsurfing on a Spanish Beach. We can’t think of a better way to introduce children to the great outdoors.

Our Centres
We have 6 centres which are set in some fantastic locations so that we can use the surrounding areas to provide our activities. We use mostly natural surroundings such as lakes, crags, rivers and caves, making us a unique company in the industry.

Brecon Beacons, Llangorse - Wales Ardres, Opal Coast - Northern France Hauteville sur Mer, Normandy Coast - Northern France Savane, Ardeche Region - Southern France Villeneuve, Aosta Valley - Italy, Cala Llevado, Costa Brava - Spain.
Working for us
If you are looking for work in the great outdoors in a family orientated environment, then Acorn Adventure is the company for you. Wake up each morning to the beach, mountains, lakes or woodlands on your doorstep and do something different with your summer for 2015.

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