Warden and Bell tent production posts for 2017

camping near river adur sussex

Campsite warden jobs and Bell tent production

We are a Bell tent and campsite company, looking for staff with a wide range of skills, from being physically able to lift 25-30 kg in weight but yet make a bedroom up from scratch including making beds and bedding. You need to common sense and the ability to think and operate outside the normal box. 

We have 2 campsites that require wardens from Friday- Sunday, the central brighton campsite is situated in woodingdean, and attracts large groups wanting to use the site as a cheap living alternative to access the town centre. So this means the campsite has a very lively vibe and has very busy periods on friday night checkin and sunday check out but the rest of the time can be empty.

Alternatively the Riversite by Steyning west sussex (25min outside brighton) has a very kicked back approach and is mainly attracting families and large groups of friends eager to take advantage of the river or bushcraft activities. 

You will need your own vehicle or be able to reach these two locations if interested please send a CV or email illustrating previous relevant work experience and/or personal attributes to me Tiz at info@popupcampsites.com

Overview of the Campsite and Bell tent production jobs

Our camping seasons run from April/May to August. The river campsite is off-grid. The positions often are likely to suit a couple or individuals who are comfortable with the general public and out door living.

The primary responsibility of the warden(s) is to enhance the experience of our campers and ensure their wellbeing and that of the campsite. We never ask staff to do anything we have not all done within the core team ourselves. You need to be hardworking, willing to work in sometimes through tough weather conditions have the ability to big deep and keep going.

We pay a sliding scale for different jobs, the bell tent production is job based, the wardening is fixed with extra jobs within the role on a per hour base rate. We do look for relaxed down to earth individuals, with strong senses of humour and people skills.

We will require you to start work on the 1st bank holiday in May and finish no earlier than the last weekend in August. The working days will often stretch from Thursday Bell tent production, Friday campsite production Sat/Sunday wardening, Monday production pack down.

 

Campsite Warden Jobs

  • Where applicable Pop-up bell tents and kit with equipment on the for the campers.
  • Some movements and repositioning of Bell Tents around the campsite.
  • Chill-out teepee, army mess tents and canvas awnings
  • Check the solar panels and freezer and fridge areas are clean and working correctly

Guests Arrival & Departure

  • Meet and greet guests on arrival
  • Assist with belongings from car park to campsite, ensuring trolleys and wheelbarrows are available for their use, we also have quad bikes and 4×4 vehicles on certain campsites.
  • Ensue guest only park in car park area
  • Show guest to their accommodation, pointing out the equipment
  • Point out the basic rules and expectations of the campers
  • Explain rubbish and noise policy
  • Provide with firewood allocation and sell additional if required

Bell Tent Preparation & Cleaning

  • Bell tents must be kept clean and well maintained. checking through adverse weather conditions
  • Fire-pits must be clean
  • Kindling, matches and newspaper re-stocked
  • Carpets and mats kept cleaned
  • Interior tidied.
  • Beds checked and inflated
  • Bin liner replaced
  • Bell tent rotation from campsite to containers needs to be monitored

Campsite Cleaning and Maintenance

  • The general campsite should be kept very clean and tidy at all times.
  • Campsite surrounding trees surveyed for any dangerous branches.
  • Toilets checked and cleaned morning and evening.
  • Compost toilet waste checked
  • Shower checked and cleaned morning and evening.
  • Shared Kitchen areas checked and cleaned daily
  • Pathways monitored and maintained.

General Duties

  • Ensure the campers have an enjoyable stay
  • Supervise the campsite and maintain safe practices
  • Ensure the low noise policy is observed
  • Stack firewood when delivered.
  • Sale of additional firewood to campers.
  • Liaise with Campsite Manager regarding bookings and general matters.
  • General duties and responsibilities as required.

Specific Task List To Include.

  • Clean Toilet/Shower AM
  • Clean Toilets/Shower Midday
  • Clean Toilet/Shower  PM
  • Clean Wash-up Area AM
  • Clean Wash-Up Area PM
  • Clean Shed & Campsite
  • Water Heater AM
  • Water Heater PM
  • PREPARE BELL TENTS
  • Check Bell Tents Daily
  • Meet & Greet Guests
  • Twilight Walk Around
  • Keep the cash book up to date
  • Daily Record in LOG BOOK
  • Ensure Phone Battery Charged
  • Ensure Leisure Battery Charged
  • Stack Firewood
  • Maintenance Work

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Brighton Pride 30th July – 2nd August 2015

Brighton Pride Festival time is here and what better way to visit Brighton for the event than to stay at the Pop up Pride Campsite, which is in an excellent location 5 minutes taxi ride away and on a main bus route into Brighton. There are tents to suit all price ranges from empty bell tents to kitted bell tents, which include beds, bedding, carpet, lighting, bedside tables and bunting. The sites include the essential toilets, showers, mains power and a pampering area…so you will be ready to party at Brighton Pride 2015!

To find out more about the Pride terrace parties, Pride festival, Pride diversity games, Pride village party, Pride dog show, Pride parade, the Rainbow colour run and to sign up for the Pride newsletter click here

Ocean Bay Yoga classes at Pop Up Brighton campsite

Fancy a yoga class whilst at your campsite? Pop Up Brighton Campsite situated ten minutes by bus into Brighton city centre is offering Saturday morning yoga classes in the field and massage and aromatherapy in the bell tent. The campsite offers a variety of tents to suit different budgets ranging from a bell tent starter up to motel package and B&B group and with toilet, shower and electricity. You can have a relaxing time at the yoga class and the enjoy the fun of Brighton.

To find out more about our excellent Yoga teachers click here to visit the Ocean Bay Yoga website.

Family Holidays & Pop Up Campsites

The school holidays are weeks away and many UK based families holidays are being planned to  pop up camping sites. The tents vary in sizes and start from a bell tent starter up to a hotel package, which includes luxuries such as bedding, airbeds, and low-level lighting and electricity points. Additionally, we provide Glamping options such as our new Shepherds Hut (image above) There is also toilets and showers and use of hair dryers and hair straighteners, so a home from home really. The sites are located in some of the most beautiful locations in Sussex and close to suitable activities for family days out. So enjoy a wonderful summer holiday in great surroundings.

Teepee goes up on pop-up by the River campsite

Our pop-up by the River campsite is situated next to the River Adur in Sussex and our Teepee is now up and ready to hire this Summer. The paddock with teepee is ideal for large groups or big families with children.

Alternatively, you can hire your own ready pitched canvas Bell Tent or something more solid like our Handcrafted Shepherds huts. Self pitching is welcomed and we have a family field that gives parents river peace of mind.

There are local activity specialists for you to hire a canoe, kayak, paddle board or boat from. Follow the river down to Steyning soaking in this gorgeous old trading town with bespoke shops and food halls.

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft courses at Heronsdale Manor campsite

Steven Say teaches and presents traditional skills and crafts to adults and children at our pop-up in the woods campsite of Heronsdale Manor in Heathfield as well as at events, festivals and for private parties.

Steve founded Axe & Paddle Bushcraft in early 2012, has a deep love of nature, is highly skilled and is a great teacher.

Take away a new skill from your stay at our pop-up in the campsite and embrace craft, nature and tradition. The Bushcraft folk will teach you bow and arrow making, spoon carving and flint or friction fire making. You can also try the ancient and rapidly diminishing hunting, skinning and cooking over you fire pit skills with Steve.

With regards to Fire Lighting, there are three different stages are available to book. Stage one uses the more traditional, more difficult, Flint and Steel method and the carbon stick tool to learn the ‘Strike a Light’ method. For Stage two you would learn the ancient Bow Drill method and how to build a lasting fire. Stage three is the Friction Fire lighting course for very enthusiastic to learn how to create fire caveman style.

Generally, Axe & Paddle Bushcraft courses include Brain Tanning, Fire Lighting, Jewellery Making, Leatherwork, Moccasin Making, Paddle Making, Shelter Building and Base Camp Skills, Spoon Carving, and Traps and Snares.

Axe & Paddle Bushcraft also sell handcrafted items such as bone carvings, green wood furniture, jewellery, leatherwork and wood as well as working on bespoke commissions.

 

Knockhatch Adventure Park situated close to Pop-up Campsites

Knockhatch is set in eighty acres of lush countryside and offers a fantastic choice of East Sussex Adventure Park Experiences for families including a boating lake where you can a row boats and have a picnic whilst enjoying the various water loving animals, picnic areas throughout the park, go karts, mini quads, paddling pool, a Falconry Centre with a variety of amazing Birds of Prey, a petting farm including the Wallaby Walkthrough, Farm Animal Keeper Experiences, a large indoor play centre, outdoor adventure playgrounds, the fantastic Wave Runner waterslide, Quadapillar ride and Tommy Tractor Play Barn.

Knockhatch Adventure Park is situated close to our Pop-up Campsites off the A22, about 9 miles north of Eastbourne and to the west of Hailsham, East Sussex and there are always special events taking place such as the Knockhatch Easter Eggstravaganza with Easter Egg Hunts and Fun over the Easter weekend 3rd – 6th April 2015 and Father’s Day celebrations in June.

Additionally, the Knockhatch Ski and Snowboard Centre is located very close to Knockhatch Adventure Park and offers skiing and snowboarding fun and action for all abilities, Ringo Run, lessons, open practice, toboggan parties and more. They have an impressive 110m dry ski slope covered with the renowned artificial surface with a cushioned backing called “Powderpac”.

To find out more visit knockhatch.com

Shepherds hut

We are very excited about our new Shepherds Huts that are presently being built and are soon to have excellent interiors to make any camper suitably happy and comfortable. These splendid huts are full of character and as you can see have a porch area, are risen up off of ground level to elevate you and yours to superior camping accommodation heights. We are working on a family version and all of our huts are going to be super neat and a place that will truly feel like home amidst their wonderful countryside location.

Wild Life Festival June 6th and 7th 2015

Disclosure and Rudimental are extremely proud to present Wild Life Festival at Brighton City Airport this June with a superb line up throughout the weekend including music from Wu Tang Clan, Soul II Soul, Adam Beyer, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, Andy C, MJ Cole and Cashmere Cat.

On both Saturday and Sunday the main stage ends at 11pm whilst the other stages continue until 1am on Saturday and until midnight on Sunday 7th. The promoters are running a shuttle bus service back to Worthing and Brighton locations as there is no public transport after the end of Wild Life.

Pop-up campsites have a choice of two campsites close to Shoreham-by-Sea for Wild Life Festival goers to ensure that your weekend is hassle free and comfortable. Our river site is just a twenty minute drive away from the festival site and our Brighton campsite that is nestled in the heart of the downs, is a five minute taxi journey from the town centre and then a train ride away from your festival destination.

Both Pop-up campsites are ideal for self-pitching or groups of campers and we have various packages and extra camping options available such as Teepee and Bell Tent hire along with The Big Green Dining Tent that is ideal for large groups eating together. Alternatively, individuals can pitch your own tent and campers can treat themselves to a farm cooked breakfast at a very reasonable price.