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Activity Manager

Activity Manager

Job Title:
Activity Manager
Neilson Summer
Travel Factors:
7 Months Overseas
Reports to:
General Manager/Operations Manager
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Job Role Summary:
Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful Beach club resorts where it's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!
As a Neilson Activity Manager, you will spend an amazing summer based at one of our stunning summer European beach club resorts in either Greece, Croatia, Italy or Spain. 
To succeed in this role you will need to be friendly, approachable and enthusiastic with strong leadership skills and a solid level of managerial experience within the active sports environment.
You will create an environment that is always professional, safe and fun. Ultimately you will ensure that our extensive activity programme is delivered in style and that our guests have an exceptional holiday experience.
If you are a looking for a challenging, rewarding career and you are someone that thrives under pressure, this could well be the role for you. 
We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

To join the Neilson Active Holidays team, you must be over the age of 18 and in order for us to acquire the necessary legal paperwork required to place you in an overseas position you must:



  • Hold a valid UK, EU, EEA or Swiss passport
  • Hold a UK National Insurance number
  • Currently be registered to a fixed address within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland


PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, if you are currently registered to a fixed address in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not possible for us to obtain the necessary legal paperwork required to post you overseas at this time.


Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
Your duties will include, but are not limited to the following…
  • We expect you to be well presented with a professional attitude at all times
  • To always maintain an excellent standard of customer service across the resort
  • Ensure a safe environment for all staff and guests
  • Accurately conduct Health and Safety/Quality Audits in a timely manner
  • Set, monitor and control all active operational budgets and financial accounting for the resort
  • Accurately complete all operational resort paperwork in a timely manner
  • Take responsibility for the ordering and tracking of all operational equipment 
  • Overall responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of all Neilson Active equipment 
  • Overall responsibility for the appearance of the Neilson Active sites and to ensure that they always meet guest expectations
  • Constantly develop your team in order to achieve/exceed all set quality targets for service and instruction
  • Continually monitor the services provided by suppliers and take actions to ensure the continued improvement of service initiatives
  • Formulate action plans that prevent and resolve problems
  • Set up and monitor Key Performance Indicators
  • Create and implement a comprehensive multifaceted working activity programme
  • Co-ordinate and work with the General Manager with the set-up of the beach and the hotel at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season
  • Develop positive working relationships with all departments and resorts both overseas and in the UK
  • Work with the team to organize and host social events, deliver briefings
  • Be happy to interact with guests at all times
  • Able to train, motivate and appraise the active team in order to ensure the highest levels of instruction
  • Co-ordinate and deliver a training programme and assume the responsibility for the development of the active staff
  • Assist in the management, development and motivation of all resort staff
  • Deliver pre-season training for resort staff
  • Provide continued one to one and group training sessions throughout the season
  • Set and monitor objectives, carry out appraisals and provide regular feedback for all direct reports
  • Deal with any grievance/disciplinary issues appropriately and according to Neilson procedures

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
  • Ability to lead, motivate, train a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Motivational and problem-solving skills
  • Operational knowledge of the safety procedures relating to all activities offered by Neilson
  • Extensive knowledge of the RYA, the BWSF syllabus and the Neilson programme
  • In-depth knowledge of current watersports industry and all activities offered by Neilson
  • Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, other management, and all staff
  • A knowledge and understanding of child protection
  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Qualifications & Experience required:
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace (A Paediatric First Aid course would be preferable, however, this is not essential)
  • Educated to GCSE standard
  • Management experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Budgeting and money handling experience
  • Previous responsibility for health and safety standards
Personal Qualities:
  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated and responsible
  • Flexible, punctual, organized and efficient
  • Clean, tidy and professional appearance