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Top outdoorsy job in Swanage, Dorset, Incredible views over Corfe castle.

Outdoor Facilities / Maintenance role

Land & Wave Ltd, Swanage, Dorset
Full Time Seasonal
£25,000 pro rata

Closing date 15 March 2024

Contract Date: 01 May – 27 Sept

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The Job: Facilities & Maintenance Manager

This hands-on, outdoorsy role is perfect for an ex-tradey or someone handy with the tools. You’ll be outdoors every day, so you’ve got to love fresh air, the British weather and moving your body.

Our Swanage-based campsite requires someone to help keep the buildings and infrastructure in tip top condition. This means keeping our showers, toilets, marquees, tents, kit and storage buildings in excellent nick. You’ll also manage working with external tradespeople for the bigger jobs.

Erection Perfection

You’ll play a key role in managing each school’s camping accommodation; making sure each group has enough tents week-to-week. You will need great people skills and be able to manage a staff team day to day. Keeping them happy & motivated through the season. A supreme staff tent crew will be at your disposal to ensure tents are pitched to erection perfection. 

It’s really important our tents are well maintained to prolong their shelf life. You’ll manage our large tent inventory and keep track of which need washing / reproofing / repairing and organising these to be sent off to the professionals at regular intervals.

Group photo of Land & Wave Staff Team from 2018

Creativity Welcomed

We welcome a creative eye – if you have suggestions of ways to improve our campsite or make systems better, then we’re all ears. We’ll value your skills and welcome you putting them to good use during your time with us.

Your management skills will come into play at the start of the season, prepping the campsite ready for opening. You must be able to work to a deadline and ensure your team is delegated work to get the job done to a high standard. Likewise, at the end of the summer, our camp needs to be shut down diligently, ensuring all tents, beds and kit are added to an inventory and carefully dried and stored away.

Essentially, we’re after someone who takes pride in their work, values a job being done properly and wants to work in a stunning countryside location with views over Corfe Castle.

Campsite Land & Wave

About Land & Wave

Land & Wave is an adventure company based in Swanage, Dorset. We’re all about providing people with incredible adventurous experiences within the natural landscape. We’ve been running for 12 years and work with almost 100 schools each year. We also run a professional Outdoor Training Academy, which trains people to become Outdoor Instructors over the course of 15 weeks, where in that time they come away with 16 national governing body qualifications.

Essential Skills

– A driving licence essential to drive the company vans
– People Management
– Self Motivated

Desirable Qualities – not essential

Carpentry skills
Plumbing skills
Electrical skills
Site Management

FREE Training Courses Provided

This role includes 3 days of PAID training:

1 day First Aid Course
Safeguarding Training Course
Manual Handling Course
DBS certificate
Management Support


There are a number of options.
We can help you source affordable local homestay accommodation. 
– You are also welcome to camp at our campsite at a discounted weekly rate
– There is a double room with kitchenette available to rent onsite, which could be suitable for a couple working at Land & Wave
– Some people choose to house-share – we can put you in touch with like-minded people to explore this option

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.

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.

The perfect job for an outdoorsy ex-tradey looking for a hands-on job with a great bunch of people

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