Are you interested in working as a campsite warden? We have three beautiful and diverse campsites in Sussex that might need your help. We have full time roles during the season and some part time roles as well. Read on to find out more.
The Secret Campsites
We launched our first campsite over 8 years ago with the purpose of providing real campers and wild glampers with uncompromising access to Nature, Peace and Space. We coupled this with the chance for them to enjoy a campfire with their family, or a small group of friends and this approach has proved incredibly popular. The three campsites began as The Secret Campsite and Eco Camp UK, then in 2018 we took the plunge and joined together to create something spectacular.
All of our beautiful campsites are located in areas where nature and wildlife can flourish. From carefully managed forest meadows to coppiced stands of ancient woodland, each site and the surrounding land are managed to encourage encounters with the natural world.
As well as managing the campsites at ground level we pride ourselves on our customer service throughout their experience, from initial contact all the way to waving goodbye at the end of their stay. This is proven in our fantastic reviews and certificate of excellence we have for each site on Trip Advisor.
Our three campsites
This campsite is a glamping only site near to Haywards Heath and just five miles north of our Lewes campsite. We have nine fully furnished bell tents here that are often booked out for exclusive use as well as for individuals. The site is off grid but does have flushing toilets and hot water bucket showers. We have full time live in wardens at Wild Boar Wood and provide them with a quirky shepherds hut for a home.
Our largest site with thirty pitches set within a beautiful private 2000 acre estate. Eight of our pitches are fully furnished bell tents and we have a few group areas for families to book into throughout the season. This site is also off grid and has a mixture of flushing toilets, compost toilets and hot water bucket showers. Our wardens here live on site throughout the season in a lovely shepherds hut. We do often look for helpers throughout the peak season who are provided a four metre bell tent for accommodation.
Whilst the live in positions and associated responsibilities are part-time in nature, suitable applicants will likely see this position as a lifestyle choice, as their presence will be required onsite in the evenings and the peak guests times on weekends etc.
This site is based in the countryside, just five miles from Lewes. We have eighteen spacious tent pitches as well as two quirky glamping structures. We do not have wardens living on site here but do look for full time help over the holidays and wardens to cover weekends.
Working for The Secret Campsites
Our camping seasons run from April to October. The primary responsibility of the warden(s) is to enhance the experience of our campers and ensure their wellbeing. Although we employ wardens and helpers for specific campsites it is great to have someone with flexibility to help out at other sites if needed. We’re a family and all like to get stuck in and get our hands dirty if and when needed.
The warden(s) is responsible for the safety and security of the campers and the campsite. Meeting and greeting the campers and making them feel welcome are of great importance. We consider the role to be one of service to our guests, to answer any questions they may have. Also one of ‘troubleshooting’ and dealing with possible problems, ideally before they occur. Responsibilities could range from assisting lost guests, dealing with difficulties due to weather conditions or maintenance tasks.
- Both Wild Boar Wood and Beech Estate campsites are off-grid so no electricity. Though there are electricity points at both farms away from the campsites that can be used
- You need to love camping and have a passion for nature
- You must enjoy interacting with people, including children, with a strong customer service focus
- No dogs are allowed due the local planning restrictions
- You will need to own your own vehicle
The warden is responsible for cleaning of the bell tents and glamping structures after they are vacated. Cleaning of the toilets and showers. They are also responsible for the general maintenance and tidying of the campsite.