Job Vacancies



 Head Housekeeper 

(37.5hrs hrs worked per week)

Full time Permanent


We are also happy to consider changes to the post to suit the right person.



A flexible, adaptable, fit, vibrant, caring and friendly person is needed to join our Housekeeping team to assist with the catering and cleaning of our busy Centre. 


To start – Janaury 2022


Salary - up to £19,500 


Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

Food Safety Level 3

(A course will be organised if not already holding a current certificate.)

Catering experience, menu setting, budgeting, supervisory experience


In addition it is desirable but not essential to have: 

 worked with children.


We provide residential and non-residential experiences for clients of all ages but mainly years 5 & 6 primary school children. We are an all year round operation with a variable work pattern. The salary is based on 37.hrs per week across the year. Some weeks are busier than others so in practice can range between 0hrs & 37.5hrs+ depending on the level of our bookings.


A typical week will include assisting with getting the Centre ready for the arrival of new groups usually on Mondays and Fridays and the preparation and serving of lunch & evening meals.  


The ideal candidate will need a very flexible approach and be happy to work early evenings, weekends and occasionally some early mornings

(If a cooked breakfast has been requested!!).


If interested in this slightly unusual but highly rewarding post please contact  

Kurt Mockridge - Centre Manager on:- 

01803 852797 or 

Instructor of Outdoor Education

(Full Time or Seasonal)

A dynamic and motivated individual with a passion for working in the outdoors

is required to start


Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with age, experience and qualifications up to £17,375 pa

28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)

A comprehensive uniform package

Access to our free Employee Assistance Programme

(Please note that we cannot provide accommodation)


Essential Qualifications 

UKCC Level 1 Paddlesport Coach or BCU Level 2 Kayak & Canoe Coach

or BC Paddlesport Instructor

Current 1st Aid certificate


Desirable but not essential

MLT UK SPA or MT UK Rock Climbing Instructor

Full clean driving licence (Preferably with D1/D1E)

RYA Dinghy Instructor

RYA Powerboat Instructor



If you are enthusiastic, outgoing, flexible, adaptable and think you are funny you should apply.

We work with a wide range of clients from the UK and Europe comprising of schools, youth groups, organisations, families and individuals. Most of our year is taken up with residential primary school visits who choose

'The Grenville House Experience'

which focuses on personal development and lifeskills using a range of land and waterbased activities. We also have many non-resident visitors including organised groups i.e. schools etc.,  those participating in NGB courses in Dinghy Sailing, Powerboating and Paddlesport or those simply looking for something different to do.

To request an application form please send a copy of your current CV to:

Kurt Mockridge - Centre Manager





Freelance Instructors

We are always looking to add Freelance Instructional staff to our database.

If you are interested in working with us and have at least one NGB Coaching/Teaching qualification e.g. BCU L2 Kayak Coach/UKCC Level 1 coach/BC Paddlsport Instructor, SPA or RCI Assessment, RYA Dinghy Instructor etc....please send a copy of your current C.V. by post to -

Kurt Mockridge
Centre Manager
Grenville House O.E.C.
Berry Head Road
or simply email it to

Important Note: A valid CRB enhanced check is a pre-requisite and can be applied for through Grenville House O.E.C.

Trainee Instructors

If you are at least 18 years old and have some experience of group work or a keen interest in gaining some we may be able to help. We can provide opportunities to gain experience working with a variety of groups whilst also developing the hard skills required to attain the competence necessary to acquire National Governing body qualifications. Furthermore we can train you in a wide range of in-house activities leading to the possibility of freelance work with us.

If interested please contact the Centre Manager. See details above.