Working as a Centre Night Support Assistant
Centre Night Support Assistants are the night owls who turn their hand to a number of different tasks and keep our centres safe and secure at all times
The role of Centre Night Support Assistant offers individuals a chance to work as part of a highly motivated team, in a professional, friendly and supportive environment. As a Centre Night Support Assistant no two days would be the same as you contribute to the general presentation of the centre and ensure it is well maintained and looked after.
At some centres this role is combined with driving duties, particularly at our sites in France and Spain, where you will need to be 21. In this role you may have the opportunity to try your centre's activities during your free time, building up your personal competency in the process. You may also participate in evening entertainments for our guests.
If you're looking for a gateway into a career in the outdoors but as yet hold no formal qualifications or experience in working with children, this could be the position for you. You'll need work experience in either basic maintenance, grounds work, montage/de-montage work on camping sites, driving, or security, or relevant a qualification in a related field.
We're looking for people who are enthusiastic; enjoy working as part of a fast-paced team and who are willing to learn. Many of our Activity staff originally joined PGL in this role. At some centres this role is combined with driving duties, particularly at our sites in France and Spain, where you will need to be 21.
As a Night Support Assistant you will be responsible for ensuring that the Centre is safe and secure at all times whilst on duty. You will also play a vital role in assisting the Centre Presentation teams by supporting the upkeep of the centre. You will be in a role that requires you to respond to emergency situations and as such may be required to hold a valid first aid certificate.
The role itself may vary between centres and will include maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene standards of all staff and guest accommodation. At some centres this role is combined with driving duties.
As a Centre Night Support Assistant you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge, skills and experience. You will receive a comprehensive centre induction, job specific training, regular observations, feedback and performance reviews.
There may be the opportunity to gain further professional qualifications, supported by PGL whilst working with us. PGL also delivers a range of in-house training and development courses, delivered by our Learning and Development team.
There are a number of opportunities for you to extend your experience, knowledge and skills at PGL. We encourage all our employees to create and maintain a Personal Development Plan (PDP) that can be used to identify and work towards their career goals.
This is supported by our extensive range of formal and informal development opportunities. Career progression routes for Centre Night Support Assistants include Supervisory roles in one of our Hospitality or Support Team Departments.
Craig Weightman, Caythorpe
The role is really enjoyable and we have a great team. There is a good mixture of jobs which keeps it interesting and there is plenty of support and help available when needed.
You are not doing the same jobs every day which makes the role enjoyable.
Having on-site accommodation and food taken of for you is really good when you are relocating.
The social side of PGL is brilliant, the list of things you can do is endless and staff are always coming up with new ideas. It is a great environment to live and work and meet new people.
As a Centre Night Support Assistant with PGL you will receive a competitive wage with various accommodation and food packages available
If working overseas, you’ll receive our competitive, industry-leading overseas staff package which is comparable to our UK staff package and complies with the appropriate employment legislation in the country where the role is based.
Key PGL Facts
Need more convincing to apply? Surely not, but if so – here are a few ‘must know’ key facts:
- we employ over 3,000 people every year
- over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
- we are experienced! We have been providing activity holidays since 1957, thats 60 years!
- we have the most competitive staff package
- we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry!