Campsite, Guest Services, Maintenance
Duration
6 months
Start date
from April
End date
from September
Deadline for applications
CLOSED
Closed position
Being the first point of contact for all the guests on the Campsite, the Campsite Manager looks after the various guest groups together with the Campsite Assistants and Short Term Staff working in the team. The Campsite Manager is responsible for managing and preparing the Centre's camping facilities, recycling procedures, and all related equipment. The person also trains, manages, and works alongside a team of volunteers. If you are able to motivate and manage an international group of volunteers while providing excellent guest service, we look forward to your application!
  • Needs to be at least 21 years old
  • Is a member of an Association recognised by WOSM/WAGGGS
  • Communicates well in written and spoken English

 

Essential

  • Ability to work within an international team of volunteers
  • Ability to motivate and lead a team of volunteers
  • Holds a full driver’s licence
  • Demonstrated professional, disciplined and efficient approach to work and planning
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within strict timelines
  • Affinity for customer service and guest contact
  • Computer literacy, proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications
  • Willingness to work according to flexible schedule

Desirable

  • Has previously been a member of the staff team at KISC
  • Has experienced the Summer season in the last 3 years
  • Certification and experience in customer service, administration and/or management
  • Experience in handling customer feedback and complaints
  • Ability to communicate in German

 

Main tasks

  • Ensure a high quality of guest service at all times
  • Train and supervise the staff working on campsite, including work schedules, approval of days off and regular meetings
  • Plan and organise guest arrivals and departures, including the allocation of guests to camping sites
  • Plan and coordinate the rental of campsite equipment, as well as the billing of items purchased/rented by guests while on site
  • Plan, execute and ensure the cleanliness of all campsite facilities
  • Organise, control and care of campsite rental equipment
  • Stock control of all cleaning material, equipment and rentals related to the Campsite operation
  • Waste management and control of KISC’s recycling centres and guest recycling
  • Assist in the planning of the Campsite long-term development
  • Cooperating supplies with external suppliers and partners
  • Cooperating work with Grounds Manager

Other responsibilities

  • Deal with any guest enquiries relating to the Centre
  • Run and develop staff training
  • Assist in other areas of the Centre where necessary
  • Involvement in the execution of the Centre’s Operational Plan
  • Work and communicate effectively with all staff and guests

 

General

The position is part of the Campsite team and the larger Guest Services team. In addition to the Campsite Manager, the Campsite team consists of two Campsite Assistants.

Line manager

The line manager for this position is the Guest Services Director. The Campsite Manager has weekly meetings with the the line manager and the Campsite team to cover operational matters, and also has regular one-on-one appraisals.

Team Management

The Campsite Manager coordinates and supervises the daily work of the Campsite team - two Campsite Assistants and up to 15 Short Term Staff, High Season Staff and Helpers. The Campsite Manager will have regular contact with Campsite team and other members of the Long Term Staff team and it is essential to build a good working relationship and honest communication with them.

Staff Management

The Campsite also operates with Short Term Staff during the Summer. The Campsite Long Term Staff team take responsibility for the daily management of the STS and any other staff working in Campsite on a rotational basis.

 

Insurance

  • Accident Insurance (provided by the Centre): Everyone is insured for accidents, both work and non-work related over the duration of the contract.
  • Private Liability Insurance (provided by the Centre): This insurance covers any damage caused by any staff on an object or person.
  • Sickness Insurance (provided by the Centre): All LTS will get private sickness insurance if necessary. The deductible (amount each LTS has to cover per calendar year themselves) is, if nothing else mentioned, CHF 300.-. This insurance covers any treatment due to sickness.
  • Social Insurance according to the Swiss Law (provided by the Centre): Every LTS must have Social Insurance according to the Swiss regulations. This includes invalidity insurance, maternity leave and old-age and survivors' insurance (OASI). More information will be given during training.

Benefits

  • A room in one of the shared flats in Kandersteg
  • All meals at the Centre, both while at work and on days off
  • 2 days off per week and 10 days of holidays
  • Pocket money starting from 450 CHF per month      
  • Management and leadership training
  • Administration of work permits
  • Other benefits as detailed here on our website

 

Visa

  • Citizens of EU/EFTA countries do not need a visa, and the Centre secures the necessary work permit.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have not been Staff at KISC before, we can apply for a 4 month visa, for 4 month contracts. The applicant needs to be under 35 years old for the whole duration of the contract.
  • For citizens of non EU/EFTA countries who have been Short Term or Long Term Staff at KISC before, there is usually a very low probability of getting another visa. If the non EU/EFTA applicant is suitable for the role and fulfils specific requirements set by the Swiss authorities, there is a possibility to get a visa for a longer contract.
  • The employment is dependent on securing the necessary special permission from the Swiss authorities.

 

Testimonials

Campsite Manager

Elena

Spain
Campsite Manager
Coming to KISC is a life-changing experience. Being Campsite Manager has made me appreciate teamwork and realise how important the skills and abilities of the rest of your team are to fulfil the common goal: rock the summer. I have realised how essential it is to plan your work and look beyond, thinking not only about the day that is starting but also the week after or the month ahead. If you want to work with different people, learn about a hundred distinct tasks and get to know the guests, then this is your place.