Holiday Centre Worker Profile
This Section of the site details information that you might find useful if you are looking to secure employment or require further details regarding working as a Holiday Centre Worker. This page details the following Information:-
- Finding Suitable Work as a Holiday Centre Worker
- Working Duties Expected
- Hours and Environment
- Working Skills Required
- Training Requirements
- Salary Expectations
- Trade Information
- Other useful Holiday Centre Worker Work Information
Finding Suitable Work
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Working Duties Expected
Holiday centre workers provide a range of services within holiday centres or camps. Most workers provide essential services such as catering and cleaning. They work as waiters/waitresses, cooks, chefs, counter service staff, kitchen assistants, bar staff, cleaners and room attendants.
Other posts may include shop assistants, amusement park attendants, sports instructors/attendants, drivers, nursery and medical nurses, office and maintenance staff.
Some staff work as group leaders, organising activities and entertainment. They act as hosts and hostesses, greeting new arrivals and making sure they feel welcome. They also answer enquiries, sort out problems and make announcements.
Hours and Environment:
Holiday centre staff work 39 to 45 hours a week. Shift work may be required, and overtime is often available. Most posts are offered on a seasonal basis, and usually involve staff living-in.
Holiday centre staff work outdoors and/or indoors, depending on the type of work. Some jobs involve lifting and carrying; the work can be physically tiring. Uniforms are provided.
Skills and Interests:
To be a holiday centre worker you should:
- enjoy working with people
- have a sense of humour and good communication skills
- be able to react quickly to situations and work well under pressure when necessary
- have a reasonable level of fitness and a tidy personal appearance
- have numeracy skills for some jobs
- work well as part of a large team.
There are no minimum educational entry requirements for many of the posts, but live-in staff must be aged 18 or over; 16 and 17 year-olds living locally may be accepted on a live-out basis. Qualifications are required for skilled work such as nursing and nursery nursing.
Customer service experience is useful.
New staff receive induction training covering rules and regulations, health, safety and fire procedures. They can receive further on- and off-the-job training, which can lead to NVQs/SVQs or other recognised qualifications such as The British Institute of Innkeeping awards.
NVQs/SVQs are available at level 3 in Customer Service, levels 1, 2 and 3 in Catering and Hospitality, and levels 1 and 2 in Retailing and in Cleaning (Building Interiors).
Foundation and Advanced Modern Apprenticeships (MAPPs) may be available for people aged 16-24.
For details see: MAPPs (England); Skillseekers MAPPs (Scotland); National Traineeships MAPPs (Wales); and MAPPs (Northern Ireland).
Demand is seasonal, increasing from March to November. Major companies that run family holiday camps or centres offer most vacancies. These companies may also run smaller holiday villages, hotels and caravan sites. There is also a number of smaller companies, which often specialise in activity holidays with an emphasis on sports or hobbies.
Most centres have a core group of permanent staff, and may offer permanent jobs to seasonal staff. Some organisations offer limited opportunities to work abroad.
During the course of a season, opportunities for promotion to supervisory work may arise.
Vacancies may be advertised in the local press, or it is possible to apply directly to the holiday centres and companies.
Figures are intended as a guideline only.
New entrants start at around £7,500 per year.
Experienced holiday centre workers earn around £9,200 per year. Supervisors may earn £10,600 or more.
Salary rates for holiday centre workers vary according to the size of the holiday centre and the worker''s responsibilities. It is usual to be paid only during the holiday season.Lower salary rates may be paid if board and lodging are provided. Overtime and shift allowances may be payable.
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The following organisations'' websites include links to member centres and companies for recruitment:
Holiday Centres Association
Tel: 01271 816696
British Holiday and Home Parks Association
Other Useful Holiday Centre Worker Work Information
We have a section available at this site on Holiday Centre Worker job interview tips that you may find of interest should you wish to brush up your skills in this area and we also have number of career articles that may also be of use to you from within our guides and documents section.
Locations where we feature Jobs include:-
Aberdeen, Berkshire, Aberdeen, Bath, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Central London, Cheltenham, Cornwall, Coventry, Derby, Devon, Docklands, Dorset, Dundee, Durham, East Midlands, East Sussex, Edinburgh, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Middlesbrough, Midlands and in various parts of the West Midlands
Details of other Holiday Centre Worker Jobs can also be found in other UK wide areas including:-
Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Norfolk, North London, North Midlands, Northampton, Northamptonshire, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Norwich, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Plymouth, Salisbury, Scotland, Sheffield, Shropshire, Somerset, South East, South London, South Midlands, Southampton, Staffordshire Surrey, Swansea, Swindon, Telford, Wales, Warwickshire, West End, West London, West Midlands, Worcestershire, York and throughout Yorkshire.
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