Frequently asked questions

I know what I want to do - can you tell me when there's a vacancy?

Yes. Subscribe to job alerts where you can select the different areas you are interested in and we will email you when a vacancy arises.

I've seen a position on an online job board but it isn't on your website. Can I still apply?

Sorry - if the position is not on our site it means the closing date has passed and you can no longer apply for it.

Can you post me an application form?

Our application process is entirely online, so please visit Job Search to view the vacancies currently available.

Do I need an email address to apply online?

Yes, if you don't already have an email address it is quite easy to set up a free online email account. Some of the most popular are; hotmail.com, yahoo.com and gmail.com.

Can you help me with my online application?

Yes. Contact our Village or Head Office HR departments on the numbers at the bottom of this page

Is there a deadline for applying for a job?

Please note the closing time for receipt of applications is 12 noon of the closing date displayed on the advert. In some cases we may close applications early but this will be stated on the advert. Don't wait to apply!

Why haven't I received any emails from you about my application/job alerts?

Please check your junk or spam folders as your email provider may have filtered out our emails.

The role I am thinking of applying for requires me to have a DBS or Garda Vetting check. Where can I find out more information about this?

If the role you are applying for requires that you undergo a check carried out by the Disclosure & Barring Service in the UK or National Vetting in Ireland, this will be detailed in the job advert. For more information about DBS checks please click here. For Garda Vetting please click here

If my application is unsuccessful, what happens if a suitable vacancy arises in the future?

We don't automatically transfer an unsuccessful application to other roles so you will need to ensure you apply for any role that interests you, but don't worry you will be able to use the details you have already added from the account you have created.

Do you provide accommodation on site for employees?

Accommodation is not provided on site as part of your employment.

Do you provide transport to work?

For some of our job roles bus transport to and from the local area is provided for members of our Housekeeping team on Mondays and Fridays or those working early morning, but for other roles you would need your own transport.

I've been told my application was not successful. How do I get feedback?

Please contact the relevant HR department from the numbers at the bottom of the page

Do you recruit for summer positions?

As Center Parcs operates 365 days a year, most of our positions are permanent. We do occasionally recruit for temporary or fixed-term positions - you can find all our vacancies advertised here.

Do you accept work experience or university placements?

We've built up long-term relationships with schools and colleges near our Villages, and we'd be happy to receive applications for work placements from students at these schools. Please go to our section about work experience for further information and details of how to apply.

Unfortunately we do not run paid Graduate Placement or recruitment programmes. However permanent and temporary positions are advertised on our website and should you feel you have the experience and competencies we require for a particular role, please feel free to apply directly for that position(s).

Can I send you my CV for when any future jobs arise?

Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive we are unable to accommodate this request. Please check the careers pages of our website for any future job opportunities, or alternatively sign up to job alerts.

What if I have a disability?

We are keen to support candidates with disabilities and have been awarded the positive about disabled people 'Two Ticks' symbol. This symbol is awarded to those employers who make ongoing commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled employees.

If you have a disability which prevents you from completing our online application in its current form, then please call our HR Department who will be happy to discuss your individual requirements and look for suitable adjustments where possible.

You can contact our Village or Head Office HR departments on the following numbers:

Whinfell Forest

Cumbria

01768 893015

Elveden Forest

Suffolk

01842 894804

Longleat Forest

Wiltshire

01985 848343

Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire

01623 827584

Head Office

Nottinghamshire

01623 821683

Woburn Forest

Bedfordshire

01525 842951

Longford Forest Ireland Number to follow

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