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Jobs at Land & Wave | Campsite and Activities Assistant | £23,795 pro rata

We want fresh-air lovers and a proper grafters to join our lovely crew on the coast in Swanage.

Land & Wave Ltd, Swanage, Dorset
Full Time Seasonal
£23,795 pro rata
Closing date 15 March 2024

We want fresh-air lovers and a proper grafters to join our lovely crew on the coast in Swanage.

To be a Campsite and Activities Assistant

You need to love working with kids, be able to smile at 07.30 in the morning and be motivated to get stuff done.

We want energetic, problem-solvers who are happy to work outdoors. This is a physical role, suited to someone who has energy to burn. If you’re a bouncy, can’t sit-sit-still kind of person, who loves to be busy, then we need to meet!

What you’ll be doing

– Working within a team of 6 people
– Pitching and moving bell tents for our campsite guests each week
– Serving breakfast and dinner for our school groups
– Helping maintain the campsite
– Delivering sports and low-level activities – optional (full training provided)
– Cleaning facilities & Tents
– Some Night Duty

About Land & Wave

We deliver school trips for up to 250 school children each week.

They’re a hungry bunch, so you’re tasked with serving them breakfast and dinner with a smile Monday – Friday in our big, bright dining marquee. You and your team-mates  are responsible for setting up before meals and working alongside our caterers to ensure meal service goes swimmingly. Then you’ll work together to clean down at the end.

This is a min 24-hour/week contract, but there’s plenty of work if you want full time hours each week. Through the peak period.

Some people choose to just work the breakfast shift 06.30 – 10.30  and dinner shift 16.30 – 20.30 and enjoy time off during the day to have their own climbing and watersports adventures at the local cliffs / beach / countryside. Others prefer to work a mixture of shifts, including daytime work, which includes maintenance and tent pitching.

You’ll have most weekends off.

If you’d like to gain experience delivering activities to children during your season, then we’d love to train you up for free. Activities include: pioneering (building massive catapults), slip & slide, Archery Tag, Sports and Mini-Olympics, Team Building and Night Line. This is entirely option – obviously you’ll be paid for all the hours you work.

Swanage is bloody lovely. It’s a seaside town, with golden sand, friendly folk and loads of adventure activities on the doorstep. You’re welcome to borrow paddle boards on your days off to go exploring.

FREE Training Courses  Provided

1 day First Aid Course
Safeguarding Course
Manual Handling Course
Food Hygiene Course 
DBS certificate
3 days PAID training

Essential Skills
You must be:
Energetic and motivated to work
Able to work around children (will we run a DBS check)
Friendly and able to work well with people – no drama please
Be up for an outdoorsy, physical job

Desirable Skills
Own transport (car or pushbike)
Sports Leader

Contract Dates

Start: 01 May
End: 27 Sept

We can be fairly flexible with start and end dates – just let us know what works for you.

Accommodation options

We can offer recommendations of homestay families in and around Swanage and Corfe Castle.

We also have some camping available, if you’d prefer to save money.

There is also an onsite double room with kitchenette suitable for a couple if you and your partner are both applying for roles with Land & Wave.

Bell tent set up by a camp assistant

Application Process

Send your CV and cover letter to
We’d love to meet you for an interview asap.

It’s a great idea to spend some time looking at what Land & Wave do. You can follow us @landandwave on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Visit for a good insight to what we get up to.


Land & Wave Ltd, Swanage, Dorset Full Time Seasonal £21,674 pro rata

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