Receptionist

Receptionist

Part Time

Sandy Balls Holiday Village is a fantastic place to work, situated in the beautiful New Forest where we cater for holiday guests, residents and visitors.

We are looking for a receptionist for our leisure centre and we consider this to be one of the most important positions in the centre.  As the first point of contact for all members and the start of all their enquiries, our receptionists need to be the most knowledgeable members of the team.

It’s also the toughest job but your calm, positive demeanor will ensure that our members feel special and welcome on every visit.

The reception desk is where members will come to discuss a variety of things – maybe book a class, check lost property, discuss a problem or just to have a chat! Whatever the question you will know exactly where to find the answer.

Naturally, you will be extremely friendly, approachable and professional. You’ll embody the qualities we expect all our team members to represent; in particular the ability to engage and empathize with our members.

If this suits your lifestyle then please apply. We are happy for job share on this position as well so you can work out between yourselves who works which shift!

To apply for this position please submit your CV or our completed Application Form to hr@sandyballs.co.uk .
The form can be found on the main Jobs page.

 

 

What our staff have to say

I have worked as a bar supervisor for 8 years in the Woodside Inn , and made many friends over the years, guests and workmates alike. I recently decided that I needed a change, so have now gone over to housekeeping which is hard work but very enjoyable as I am trusted to get on with the job.

Hi my name is Jax, It must have been 23 years ago when myself and my family came here on holiday and fell in love with Sandy Balls. We first visited with a little Monza caravan, and stayed in Northfield. We sold the caravan as the children were getting older and space was limited so we started to come and stay in one of the holiday homes (caravan), and for the last few years we stayed in a lodge. We enjoyed staying here so much, we said we would love to buy a holiday home so that we could visit more regularly so we bought one! By this time our 3 children were all grown up and 2 were married , the other at university. We asked the Managing Director if he would let us know should a property come up for sale and fortunately he had a plot in mind which had never been developed. We were thrilled as it was in a lovely position.

Our home was built and we were so excited when it arrived. We have never looked back and have been so happy over the last 6 years of being in our lovely home Rivendell. I have worked as a bar supervisor for 8 years in the Woodside inn , and made many friends over the years, guests and workmates alike. I recently decided that I needed a change, so have now gone over to housekeeping, which is a complete contrast as, in the Woodside I talked all day to passing people, and now I work alone cleaning. No stress, just hard work but very enjoyable as I am left to my own devices and trusted to get on with the job. My husband also works here first as a warden then in housekeeping.

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Jacqueline Harrington , Housekeeper , Sandy Balls

It is a great and varied job and I am looking forward to new challenges as the holiday village grows and to ensure each guest has a holiday to remember and cherish!

Having worked at Sandy Balls for over 10 years, I very much enjoy my time here and feel a valued member of the Sandy Balls team.

My title is Retail Team Leader at the Forest Hub, this is the centre for cycle hire, camping equipment and a retail area for clothes outdoor sports equipment and gifts and toys.  It is also the centre for booking the activities that occur each week.  This means that I am dealing with a huge variety of work, situations and people which can present challenges and at times requires patience and diplomacy!  But there are not many days I do not go home with a smile on my face!!

Another aspect of my job is to supervise and train the assistants which join us through the busy key periods. For a lot of them this is their first job, so watching them grow and develop is incredibly rewarding. This is also how I started my journey with Sandy Balls working holidays whilst at school and university.

It is a great and varied job and I am looking forward to new challenges as the holiday village grows and to ensure each guest has a holiday to remember and cherish!!!

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Mike Chase, Forest Hub Team Leader , Sandy Balls

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

I joined the team at Sandy Balls 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. My career has continued to grow and after Sandy Balls invested in me to do a degree in Holiday Park Management in 2009 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 from Sandy Balls is second to none. Confidence, knowledge, drive and an ability to think on my feet.

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Donna Sherwood, Site Services Manager , Sandy Balls

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