Alternative Camping Lifestyle? Off-Grid Campsite Warden Required.

We are currently on the look out for a couple or two friends to fill the campsite warden position for the 2020 season. Please read more details below and get in touch via our contact us page if you’re interested.

Overview of the Campsite Warden Jobs at Wild Boar Wood & Beech Estate Campsites

Are you interested in living an alternative lifestyle? From time to time we require suitable people for our campsite warden jobs to work and live at our two Sussex woodland campsite. Our camping seasons run from April to October. Both campsites are off-grid. The positions are likely to suit a couple seeking an alternative way of living, with a love of people and nature.

Beech Estate Campsite

This is the larger of our two campsites and set within a 600 acre woodland in East Sussex. The campsite has around thirty tent pitches including eight bell tents. We allow family groups are very busy on weekends and during the summer holidays.

Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Our glamping only site in West Sussex. This campsite has nine bell tents in a semi ancient five acre woodland. A more intimate site than Beech Estate campsite with the trains of the bluebell railway running past. The campsite is often booked out for exclusive use with nine families.

The primary responsibility of the warden(s) is to enhance the experience of our campers and ensure their wellbeing.

The warden(s) is responsible for the safety and security of the campers and the campsite. Meeting and greeting the campers and making them feel welcome are of great importance. We consider the role to be one of service to our guests, to answer any questions they may have. Also one of ‘troubleshooting’ and dealing with possible problems, ideally before they occur. Responsibilities could range from assisting lost guests, dealing with difficulties due to weather conditions or maintenance tasks.

Our local area planning permission requires the warden(s) to be onsite at all times guests are present. Hence the role requires the warden to live at the campsite.

Please note the following;

  • Both campsites are off-grid, so no electricity
  • You need to love camping and nature
  • There are electricity points at both farms away from the campsites that can be used
  • No dogs are allowed due the local planning restrictions
  • The showers are gravity fed bucket showers with the warm water coming from a wood burning stove or small gas fired heater
  • There is a constant fresh water supply
  • Owning your own vehicle is a must

Suitable applicants will likely see this position as a lifestyle choice, as their presence will be required onsite in the evenings and the peak guests times on weekends and during holidays.

The warden is responsible for cleaning of the bell tents after they are vacated. Cleaning of the toilets and showers. They are also responsible for the general maintenance and tidying of the campsite.

For more information on Wild Boar Wood or Beech Estate Woodland Campsites visit our website;

Beech Estate Campsite

Wild Boar Wood Campsite

Warden Characteristics – Campsite Warden Jobs

  • Hard working, diligent and responsible
  • MUST have your own vehicle or be happy to cycle daily to farm storage etc
  • Enjoys interacting with people, including children, with a strong customer service focus
  • Loves the outdoors and camping
  • Physically fit and active – there is a degree of lifting and moving of heavy objects required
  • Would suit people seeking an alternative lifestyle
  • Relaxed, down to earth, happy person – we run a chilled out campsite
  • Practical with good general maintenance and DIY skills
  • Self-starter, who is not satisfied with average and thinks outside the box
  • Would suit a couple who share the responsibilities

Timing & Commitment – Campsite Warden Jobs

  • The position(s) will be from March – November, depending on which campsite you are applying for.
  • Weekends are busy, however outside of school holidays the campsites are generally quiet midweek.
  • In April the focus is on setting up the campsites, maintenance and building projects.
  • Wardens may be asked to swap locations (between East and West Sussex) as cover or to provide variety, or to allow specialist skills to be used of one warden at different sites.
  • Expected hours working ranges between 20 hours per week to 40 plus hours in peak times.

Accommodation

As a warden you will be expected to live onsite in a shepherds hut. Outside you will have your own campfire, eco stove, picnic table, director’s chairs etc. All cookware etc is supplied. We supply you with all your firewood for cooking and a great adventure living off-grid in the lovely Sussex Countryside. We provide a mobile phone for work related use.

Responsibilities for Campsite Warden Jobs

Bell Tent Set-Up & Take Down

  • Where applicable set-up bell tents and kit out with equipment for the campers
  • Some movements and repositioning of Bell Tents around the campsite
Guests Arrival & Departure

  • Liaise with guest before arrival to confirm ETA
  • Meet and greet guests on arrival
  • Assist with belongings from car park to campsite, ensuring trolleys and wheelbarrows are available
  • Ensure guests only park in car park area (due to council regulations)
  • Show guest to their accommodation, pointing out the equipment
  • Provide tour of our campsite, discussing philosophy, protection of flora and fauna, safety procedures etc.
  • Particular focus on our ecological focus and the woodland re-growth program
  • Explain use of toilets and wood burner/water heater for shower
  • Explain rubbish and noise policy
  • Provide with firewood allocation and sell additional if required

Family camping in Sussex at Beech Estate Campsite

Bell Tent Preparation & Cleaning

  • Bell tent exterior brushed down and kept clean
  • Fire-pit cleared out & eco stove cleaned
  • Kindling, matches and newspaper re-stocked
  • Picnic table and chairs cleaned
  • Cool Box cleaned
  • Dinnerware and Cookware checked and cleaned
  • Carpet vacuumed and entrance brushed
  • Interior tidied
  • Beds brushed and arranged
  • Bin liner replaced
  • Allocate bed combinations to tents as required for upcoming bookings
  • One or two tents per week to have ‘spring clean’ or possible rotation
Group glamping at Beech Estate campsite
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 disposal via Environmental Health standard procedures (getting rid of the poo and wee)
  • Shower checked and cleaned morning and evening
  • Water containers cleaned and filled
  • Kitchen shed cleaned and tidied daily
  • Central fire pit cleared
  • Path, solar path lights and borders maintained
  • Apply wood-chip to damp areas
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
  • Repair and maintenance work around campsite
  • Visit Farm each day to collect ice blocks for campers
  • Liaise with Campsite Manager regarding bookings and general matters
  • General duties and responsibilities as required

If you think a campsite warden position at Beech Estate or Wild Boar Wood campsites could be for you then please send us a cover letter and CV to info@pegsandpitches.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!

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