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Away Resorts
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Our Company

10 great reasons to join the Away Resorts family

  • "Our parks are situated in beautiful locations, and its’ great to explore on a lunchtime break"
  • "There are opportunities to diversify your career in different areas of the business and at different locations"
  • "It’s very satisfying when our guests return, I love the fact we can make their holiday special and they come to see me personally to rebook"
  • "The whole park team are friendly and welcoming, they make coming to work great fun and we are all working towards giving our guests a great experience on their holidays"
  • "The company has invested in my future by supporting me through my studies, I am gaining qualifications and experience at the same time"
  • "Seeing my kids faces when I take them on holiday to one of our parks… its priceless"
  • "I love working for Away Resorts because its home away from home. My colleagues are my family..they are friends I will have for life!"
  • "It's fun, challenging and you get to meet new people! The best bit is being part of a close-knit Away Resorts family who support each other"
  • "I've seen it grow so much and it's still growing, we are market leaders with many of the big companies watching and following us. I love the fact we want to be the best in the industry. I feel proud to work for a company that I'm not scared of recommending to friends and family"
  • "Away Resorts is innovative. From new caravans, amazing facilities and memorable festivals, there is always something new happening. I love working for a growing and inspiring company"

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We’re searching for Holiday Heroes!

We are always keen to meet talented new people who want to join the Away resorts family. We may not have the dream job for you at the moment but you can register for job alerts on our careers portal and you will be the first to hear about any new opportunities.

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Our Story

If you cut chief executive Carl Castledine in half, he would have the words holiday park running through him like a stick of Great British rock.

Carl is the third generation in his family to run a holiday park. His grandfather ran Britain’s first holiday camp, which opened at Caister in Norfolk in 1905, when Billy Butlin was still at primary school, and Carl went on to work for some of the biggest businesses in the UK market.

But it was in 2008, when Carl teamed up with two other holiday park experts, Neill Ryder and Greg Lashley – who cut their teeth in places such as Park Resorts, Haven and Bourne Leisure – that his chance came to continue the family tradition.

The three friends shared a dream for the holiday park of the future and a desire to shake up the industry. So Away Resorts was born, with Carl as CEO, Neill as Finance Director and Greg as Operations Director.

Fast forward nine years, throw in an awful lot of hard work, laughs, passion and a bunch of amazing staff, and you have a growing family of parks, all with their own unique personality, all buzzing with guests all year round, and a business at the cutting edge of the sector.

In the past eight years, Away Resorts has won industry awards and accolades, been rated in the top 100 fastest growing businesses in the UK, and attracted a new wave of holiday park devotees. But what of the future?

‘We still have loads of ideas and we’re still growing as a business,’ says Carl.

‘We want a footprint that spans the UK, with enough parks to take on the big players. We want an Away Resorts park to be a couple of hours away from everyone, wherever you live in the UK.

‘But we don’t just want to be big. We want to be the best too. We’re still shaking up the industry. We have so many ideas, and more than a few surprises coming down the track in the next year or two. There is so much we can still do to make our guests’ holidays even better.’

Our People

Steve Steere,
Head Chef at Mill Rythe

Steve is one of the veterans on our team and he’s a total professional, dedicated to his work – and brilliant at it.

He and his team serve up over 1000 meals a day during peak season, making sure our guests are happy, full of food and full of energy, ready to have a fantastic time while they’re here. He’s one of our true heroes.

Quote from Steve: “I cannot begin to explain just how satisfying it is to create the menus, train the kitchen team, prepare and cook the food that we serve. I feel very proud of my team and after all these years I still love every minute of my job!”

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Kate Watts,
Holiday Home Sales Marketing Manager at Support Office

Kate has been with the company for 8 years in a variety of roles. She worked on one of our parks as an enthusiastic sales person, and then developed her skills to lead the marketing team.

After taking maternity leave, Kate now specialised in Holiday Home Sales marketing. Kate is a great example of how with the right attitude and skills you can progress through a variety of roles within Away Resorts.

“I've seen the company grow so much and it's still growing, we are market leaders with many of the big companies watching and following us. I love the fact we want to be the best in the industry, and I feel proud to work for a company I'm not scared of recommending to friends and family. I love taking my two boys on holiday at all the Away Resorts parks.”

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Donna Sherwood,
Site Administration Manager at Sandy Balls

My career has continued to grow and after Away Resorts invested in me to do a degree in Holiday Park Management in 2009 I haven’t looked back.

I joined the team in 2000 as a receptionist and worked my way up to assistant team leader then the team leader role of reception. That role gave me a diverse amount of work experience including problem solving, team leadership and, innovative thinking. I haven’t looked back and after 15 years I have become a fully-fledged manager for 4 years and loving my job! The work experience I have gained is second to none. Confidence, knowledge, drive and an ability to think on my feet.

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Janis Keavney,
Guest Services at Tattershall Lakes

Janis always goes above and beyond with our guests and owners and nothing is ever too much trouble.

She is a real advocate for the business and is always wanting willing to help out guests and other departments.

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EVERYDAY HOLIDAY HERO - ATTENTIVE . AMAZING . LOVERS
We strive to deliver an outstanding holiday experience to all our guests. In fact, we consider our team members to be superheroes. These are the brand values that we live by:
ATTENTIVE

We are constantly alert to our customer’s needs and the experience they are having. We see what needs to be done, and make it happen. We don’t let job titles get in the way of ensuring a guest has a fantastic experience. If something needs doing, we get on and do it.

AMAZING

We never accept the norm. We are brave and challenge ourselves to deliver a brilliant and uniquely Away Resorts holiday. We want guests to feel inspired and fulfilled when they leave to go home. It’s about unforgettable holidays. It’s the Away Resorts Effect.

LOVERS

We love being around people. People bring us joy; especially our guests. It’s not about me as a person it’s about us as team. We want everyone to have an amazing holiday. At Away Resorts we create friends for life. We never close a sale... we open a relationship.

Our Locations

GETTING TO US

A. Whitecliff Bay

Bembridge, Isle of wight, PO35 5PL

B. Tattershall Lakes

57 Sleaford Road, Tattershall, Lincolnshire, LN4 4LR

C. Sandy Balls

Godshill, Fordingbridge, The New Forest, Hampshire, SP6 2JZ

D. Barmouth Bay

Tal-Y-Bont, Gwynedd, Wales, LL43 2BJ

E. Mersea Island

Fen Lane, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8UA

F. Mill Rythe

16 Havant Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 OPB

Our Guests

Our guests come from all over the country and we cater for people aged from 0 to 100 years old, and everyone in between! The thing they all have in common is that they stay with Away Resorts to have a brilliant holiday, and we love helping them have an amazing time.

Benefits

We are constantly looking to improve the benefits we offer our teams so keep watching for more exciting news to come.

Holiday Hero of the Month Award

Cleaner of the month Award

Great Sales and Service Commissions for our Holiday Sales and Caravan Sales Teams

Pension scheme after qualifying period

Childcare Vouchers are offered to all employee who have a child under the age of 16

Up to a 50% discount on holidays at all locations, dependent on availability and seasonality

Use of the Swimming Pools

Team discount across sites, food and beverages etc

Discounts through travel industry service travel club

This provides fantastic offers and benefits on hotels, resorts, flights, cruises, car hire, travel insurance and much more

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Need A Holiday?

How about 10% off a relaxing weekend break?

If you feel like experiencing Away Resorts in person, we’ll give you a special discount and after spending a holiday at one of our six parks, we’re pretty sure you’ll be converted and want to come and work with us!

Looking for a Family Holiday? Enjoy a 10% staff discount

Book a getaway to any one of our stunning six parks and receive 10% off when you book ANY break. This offer is subject to availability at the time of booking, and may not be available on all grades of accommodation or specific breaks. T’s & C’s apply.

Adrenaline & Adventure? 10% off all MyActive breaks

To make your booking, simply quote the promo code "CAREERS10" when calling us on 01442 508850.

Award Winning

We are proud to be recognised as a provider of high quality holiday accommodation and facilities. We have received many awards and independent ratings, the most significant come from our own guests and we are happy to have an extremely high customer satisfaction score.

APPRENTICESHIPS

We’re proud to support people in finding a new career – whether new recruits or existing Away resorts team members. We’ll be behind you all the way, providing on-the-job training, an accredited qualification, and a substantial support structure.

FAQs

ATTENTIVE

How do I apply for a job at Away Resorts?

Either click on the 'Job search' page or on the ‘Job search’ button on the page of the vacancy you’re interested in. Select the role you wish to apply for, and if you’re new to our website, you’ll be prompted to register. If you’re an existing user, enter your email address and password. Once signed in, you can complete the online application form.

AMAZING

How old do you need to be to work at Away Resorts?

You must be of school-leaving age (except for Student Work Experience opportunities).

LOVERS

Can I apply for more than one job?

Yes, you can apply for as many vacancies as you wish. However, we will only consider one of your applications at a time, so think carefully about what role you apply for and where you wish to work.

ATTENTIVE

How Long are vacancies usually advertised for?

The period of time a vacancy will be advertised for will depend on a number of factors related to the role and the volume of applicants we receive. We would therefore encourage you to apply early as there may be circumstances where we close vacancies early due to the volume of applications we receive. You can set up job alerts and we will alert you as soon as a new job is posted which meets your criteria. This can be done my setting up an account on our careers page.

AMAZING

How long will it take me to apply online?

It should take about 15 minutes to complete the online application.

LOVERS

How will I find out if my applications has been successful?

Once we have received your application you will receive a email response confirming this.

We try and respond to applications through our careers page within 48 hours.

We would like to keep your details on file for six months, please let us know if you do not wish this to happen.

ATTENTIVE

How do I apply for a seasonal role?

We have seasonal roles available, and usually start advertising for these around February/March.

If you set up an account on our careers page, you can set up alerts to hear about jobs and recruitment events we are running.

AMAZING

When will you take references from my current employer?

We only take up reference from your current employer once an offer of employment has been accepted.

LOVERS

What do I need to bring to interview?

When you come for interview please bring with you the following information:

  • Proof of Identification – Driving licence, birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of National Insurance – P45, Payslip, Letter from HMRC
  • Certificates – any relevant qualifications
ATTENTIVE

Is your online application process secure?

Yes, we ensure all personal information you provide is protected from unauthorised use.

You will be asked to register using your email address and a password known only to you. We will also use your unique email address to contact you regarding your application, so please ensure you check that your email address is accurate before you submit your application.

Our privacy statements is viewable in the application process.