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50 Lifeguards needed for Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Press release   •   Oct 21, 2013 00:00 BST

Center Parcs has started the search for 50 Lifeguards for the new village in Bedfordshire. This marks the largest part of the recruitment drive for Leisure staff for the site with those recruited starting new roles in January.

The Company are looking for cheerful individuals who are good communicators and can perform under pressure. Center Parcs also asks that they have RLSS Pool Lifeguard or NARS qualification. Lifeguards will be expected to maintain a high level of guest service and pool cleanliness as well as reporting any maintenance issues and ensuring guest safety at all times. Lifeguards must also meet RLSS Standard Lifeguard cover.

The successful candidates will work in the brand new Subtropical Swimming Paradise which is due to be completed in the spring. Woburn Forest will have the largest Subtropical Swimming Paradise compared with the existing four Center Parcs villages and will be the result of 25 years of experience. Within the Subtropical Swimming Paradise, there will be a wave pool, toddler pool, family play area, Lazy River, Wild Water Rapids and three exciting water rides.

Steve Robinson, Leisure Services Manager said “We are pleased to be starting this phase of the recruitment; we are building our Leisure team in just 3 months!”

He added “We are hoping to take on 50 Lifeguards in the next few weeks with individuals needing inductions and possibly additional training before we open. We are unique in that we offer such a wide variety of opportunities from Instructors and Sports Plaza Assistants to Nursery Nurses and Pottery Assistants.”

Recruitment for the Lifeguards has started with a number of other Leisure positions also being recruited for before Christmas. Starting dates for Leisure positions range from January to March 2014 prior to the opening in spring of 2014.

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Contact information

Jessica Marshall-Pearce, Press Officer

Telephone: 01623 821723


Notes to Editors

  1. Center Parcs has five Villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire which opened to guests on 6 June 2014
  2. As the leader in the UK short break holiday market, Center Parcs regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%
  3. Center Parcs offers weekend, (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks and welcomes over 1.7 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return
  4. The Center Parcs concept is to provide a range of high quality accommodation, shops, restaurants and exceptional leisure facilities, carefully nestled amongst 400 acres of protected forest environment
  5. This concept originated in Holland in 1967, with the first UK Center Parcs opening in 1987. Center Parcs is now a separate entity in the UK, owned by The Blackstone Group
  6. Center Parcs has been awarded the following accolades since 2008: the Green Business Award for Biodiversity Protection, Visit Britain 5 Star Rating, Hospitality Assured, Biodiversity Benchmark - Land Management, Carbon Trust Standard, Good Spa Guide Award, ISO14001, Investors in People
  7. Center Parcs has recently been announced ‘Best Family Holiday Provider’ in the Tommy’s Awards for the eleventh year in a row