Job Opportunities and Working at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping

Job Opportunities


Deepdale Backpackers & Camping returned to the original creators in early October 2016.† Managing Director Jason Borthwick and Operations Director Chris Haycock are looking for additional members of the team to help run the campsite, backpackers hostel, group hostel and visitor information centre.

We have had a great first year rebuilding the business, and are realising our vision of a great place to stay, to visit and explore all that the North Norfolk Coast has to offer.  Whether it be camping, touring in a camper van, grabbing a bunk in our backpackers hostel, or going up market in a private ensuite room, we aim to offer high quality, eco-friendly, exceptional value accommodation, combined with friendly, welcoming and helpful service.

We are looking for extra members of our crew, people who are passionate about customer service and creating a fantastic place to stay.† There will be the day to day running of the facilities, with many opportunities to develop additional projects within the business including festivals, activities, courses, regular events and bike hire.

Working at Deepdale will be varied, interesting, sometimes challenging, but definitely not boring.† And the North Norfolk Coast is a superb place to work, live and play.† At Deepdale we look for inspiration far beyond the beautiful coastline and countryside on our doorstep, and are looking for crew members who both bring inspiration and ideas with them, but also want to discover more about themselves, the area and the wider world.

At Deepdale we are committed to the Real Living Wage and are currently working on accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation.

 

Job Opportunities at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping - Operations Director Chris Haycock and Assistant Manager Laura Goodwin, are now looking for additional members of the team to help run the campsite, backpackers hostel, group hostel and visitor information centre.  We are looking for a team who are passionate about customer service and creating a fantastic place to stay.  There will be the day to day running of the facilities, with many opportunities to develop additional projects within the business including festivals, activities, courses, regular events and bike hire.

Assistant Manager

After a hugely successful first year back running Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, we are looking for a new Assistant Manager to help continue with the success.

There are two key aspects to the Assistant Managerís job. The first is customer service and the second is management and training of a diverse team.

Applicants must want and be able to give excellent customer service. We pride ourselves at Deepdale at being able to help customers find their hygge on the North Norfolk Coast, ie find what makes them happy, and at the centre of that is enjoying their stay at Deepdale.

With a diverse team, each with different skills, interests and personalities, the new assistant manager needs to work with Chris and Jason, the senior management team, to inspire, motivate and manage.

As new team members join us, and we offer a wider range of services, the Assistant Manager will be required to give training to the team.

Applicants must have good computer skills, and be confident with standard Microsoft Office products, web based software, and online research.

Application Date: Tuesday 26th December 2017

First Interview Dates: Tuesday 9th or Thursday 11th January 2018

Salary: The position is salaried, between £20,000 and £24,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Working Arrangements:
This is a full time position.
Usual working hours are on average 10 days in every fortnight, including alternate weekends. However occasional extra working days will be required for key events during the year, such as Deepdale Hygge, Deepdale Festival and Deepdale Christmas Market.
Working hours each day vary according to the season, with occasional early or late working such as busy Friday night check-ins, gigs and other special events.
All working days and hours are usually agreed in advance and drawn up in a rota.

Holiday: The job offers 28 days holiday a year.

Pension: We will shortly be joining the Nest pension scheme.

To apply please fill out the application form below.† (Please note that this is the only way applications may be submitted)

 

Housekeepers

We aren't specifically looking for anyone currently, but interested in hearing from potential applicants who might be interested in joining our crew if a position becomes available.

Housekeepers help us run the facilities throughout the year.  We are interested in people keen to join a friendly team, who want to develop their skills and work to develop the business over the next few years.

Seasonal staff will be considered, so if you'd like to mix a Winter of travel or study with a Summer working on the North Norfolk Coast then we would still like to hear from you - Perfect for university or college students.

We believe in a professional, but relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at work.† Everyone in the team is responsible for customer service and for the product we supply.

We are looking for applicants who have experience in the tourism industry.† It would be useful for applicants to have specific backpacking and camping experience, but this isnít vital.† Customer service experience is essential.

All our staff are expected to get their hands dirty, both metaphorically and physically, getting involved with all aspects of running the accommodation and other activities.† Staffing is organised by rota.

Housekeepers will primarily be in charge of looking after the backpackers hostel, groups hostel and campsite, but will also be involved in some reception work and running events & activities.

We'll decide on pay and housing, depending on the experience and skills of the person we offer the job to.

There is no set application date.  We will add new members to the team as suitable applicants apply.

To apply please fill out the application form below.† (Please note that this is the only way applications may be submitted)

 

Tourism Assistants

We aren't specifically looking for anyone currently, but interested in hearing from potential applicants who might be interested in joining our crew if a position becomes available.

Tourism Assistants help us run the facilities throughout the year.  We are interested in people keen to join a friendly team, who want to develop their skills and work to develop the business over the next few years.

Seasonal staff will be considered, so if you'd like to mix a Winter of travel or study with a Summer working on the North Norfolk Coast then we would still like to hear from you - Perfect for university or college students.

We believe in a professional, but relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at work.† Everyone in the team is responsible for customer service and for the product we supply.

We are looking for applicants who have experience in the tourism industry.† It would be useful for applicants to have specific backpacking and camping experience, but this isnít vital.† Customer service experience is essential.

All our staff are expected to get their hands dirty, both metaphorically and physically, getting involved with all aspects of running the accommodation and other activities.† Staffing is organised by rota.

Most of the team will have a catch all title, Tourism Assistant, covering a multitude of jobs including reception, housekeeping and running events & activities.

We'll decide on pay and housing, depending on the experience and skills of the person we offer the job to.

There is no set application date.  We will add new members to the team as suitable applicants apply.

To apply please fill out the application form below.† (Please note that this is the only way applications may be submitted)

 

Night Assistants

We aren't specifically looking for anyone currently, but interested in hearing from potential applicants who might be interested in joining our crew if a position becomes available.

The key role is to keep the campsite calm in the evenings and to make sure the facilities run smoothly.  You'll also be dealing with late arrivals for both the backpackers hostel and campsite, checking them in and showing them their room or pitch.

Standard hours would be to start at 5pm and work until the customers have returned from the pub and settled, somewhere between 12.30pm and 2am.

This role would suit someone with a more mature and calm outlook on life. We aren't looking a strict security style Night Assistant, just someone who is happy chatting with customers, gentling asking for noise to be reduced and smoothing the evening running.

Seasonal staff will be considered, so if you'd like to mix a Winter of travel or study with a Summer working on the North Norfolk Coast then we would still like to hear from you - Perfect for university or college students.

We believe in a professional, but relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at work.† Everyone in the team is responsible for customer service and for the product we supply.

Experience in the tourism industry isn't necessarily needed, but experience with customers service would be helpful.

All our staff are expected to get their hands dirty, both metaphorically and physically, getting involved with all aspects of running the accommodation and other activities.† Staffing is organised by rota.

We'll decide on pay depending on the experience and skills of the person we offer the job to.

There is no set application date.  We will add new members to the team as suitable applicants apply.

To apply please fill out the application form below.† (Please note that this is the only way applications may be submitted)

 

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