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Activity Centre Manager - Gloucestershire
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Activity Centre Manager - Gloucestershire

Location: Cowley, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Salary: 30 hours per week; £16,500 + free accomm
Closing date: 30/9/23



Location: Cowley, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL53 9NJ

Contract: Permanent.

Salary: Annualised hours equivalent to 30 hours per week; £16,500 p.a. plus rent free accommodation

With opportunity for additional hours instructing activities


Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Are you ready for a change, maybe in a new location? We have a fantastic opportunity for you ………..

The Role:

Deer Park is Girlguiding Gloucestershire’s residential, camping, and activity centre in the Cotswolds comprising 30 acres with 2 main buildings and 5 camp sites with outbuildings.

As Activity Centre Manager you will look after the day to day running of Deer Park, ensuring efficient and effective management of the site and providing a warm welcome to incoming guests.

Due to a change in circumstances this role is now being readvertised.

What will you be doing?

  • You will ensure that there are effective systems in place to ensure the safe and smooth running of the Centre with a focus on customer service.
  • You will ensure that the site looks well cared for at all times.
  • Working with our volunteers you will contribute to the development of the facilities with the aim of increasing their use by Girlguiding and other groups.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with a genuine desire and ability to work outdoors; someone who is self motivated, enthusiastic about Girlguiding and keen to work alongside volunteers. You may already have experience of working in a residential centre, in an education provision, or in outdoor leisure, however the right attitude and commitment are equally valued.

We are continually improving the facilities we offer to our members, making this an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for the right person.

About you

You should have previous experience of working with young people, preferably in an outdoor educational environment, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to use your own initiative and a flexible approach are essential.

A willingness to work outside normal hours, such as evenings and weekends is essential. Unless there are exceptional circumstances it is a requirement of the post that the Centre Manager lives in the accommodation provided on site.

The Location

Deer Park is a 30 acre site located in the beautiful Cotswolds. It’s easily accessible by road being only 20 minutes from Cheltenham, Gloucester and Cirencester.

We offer a huge range of exciting outdoor adventure activities with zip wire, archery, pistols, bushcraft, grass sledging, tunnels, geocaching and more.

What we offer in return

  • Holidays: 25 days of paid holidays per year plus bank holidays. Pro rata for part time.
  • Pension: NEST
  • Accommodation: A 3 bedroom bungalow is available on site for the Manager and family, rent free. All bills are paid by the Centre Manager.

How to apply

Closing Date: Saturday 30 September 2023 at 5pm.

Read the application pack and fill out an application form. Return the form to us by email at

Visit our web site at for more information.

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