WANTED - Part Time Wardens at Cornish Farm Touring Park

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Are you semi/fully retired?????? Does your current Lifestyle involve full timing in your Caravan/Motorhome??

Cornish Farm Touring Park needs some part-time wardens to assist the existing full-time wardens, so that holidays and days off can be covered fully. The persons live on site completely free of charge, the part-time warden receives no income and only works 2 days a week and an additional 28 days (which are paid) when the main wardens take their holidays. The part-time wardens also accrues holiday entitlement @ 10 days (5 weeks pro rata).
The wardens’ duties here are fairly light and it is more a lifestyle than a job. The site is not huge, having 50 electric hook up points, with 25 of them on gravelled hard standings. The wardens live on site, on their own pitch, which is extra large with ample room for a motorhome/caravan and car. The warden pitches are adjacent to the office with the availability of a shed for garden furniture and bits and bobs. The positioning of these pitches also allows the wardens to keep an eye on visitors coming and going.
The wardens’ pitch is free of charge, as is electricity and also includes the use of the laundry facilities. There are no rates to pay as this facility is a condition of the job. The hours are really cumulous and fluid because, when the site is busy, there is more to do. In effect, it is 2 days a week, but work will depend on weather conditions.

The following explains the normal duties of the wardens but when cover is being provided by the 3rd warden on his or her own, then obviously the duties will be spread accordingly.
The office is normally open as and when required but first thing in the morning for a couple of hours and again late afternoon tends to be the norm. When the site is busy, one warden tends to be in or around the office to meet arrivals and take monies from arriving and departing guests. When it is quieter, there is a door bell on the office that can be switched to buzz in the wardens van so no one has to sit watching the clock waiting for someone to turn up. Presently, the wardens clean the shower block (of which we expect very high standards) in the mornings/midday, which seems to suit everyone. With regard to answering the telephone, all calls should be covered by the wardens whenever possible and we request that the occasional call into early evening also be answered before the answerphone cuts in (again if possible) as we find that if customers bother to phone they actually want to make a reservation. We also have internet booking facilities through our website. These enquiries notified to us via email, must be acknowledged at the earliest possible convenience to make sure our customers know their booking has been confirmed.

However, at certain times of the year, the grass needs to be cut regularly and when possible, trimming of the hedges and bushes. Maintaining the areas and edges of the gravelled roads and pitches is always necessary to maintain the pristine standards of this site. We have an array of mechanical devices to make these tasks as easy and pleasurable as possible. We also have a great device that tows along behind the tractor to flatten the gravel and to evenly distribute it. These tasks are more time consuming in the Summer when things grow more quickly. In the Winter, the weather leaves you with less desire to be outside, but thankfully, once the Autumn dropping of the leaves has been cleared from areas such as the main entrance, there is very little maintenance that needs doing. There will be times when wall and fence painting is needed and the outside of the toilet block also requires the removal of dead flies and cobwebs as and when required.

The 2 days worked cover the costs of living at Cornish Farm Touring Park. As previously stated, living at Cornish Farm Touring Park does not incur any overheads so no costs will be incurred. The holiday entitlement will total 10 days but cannot be taken over Bank Holiday periods with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Holidays, trips and time away are no problem as long as planned properly with sensible notice.

If you have any questions or need more information on any points, please contact either Eddie or Lyn.

Van Bitz & Cornish Farm Touring Park Cornish Farm, Shoreditch, TAUNTON TA3 7BS

Tel: Van Bitz 01823 321992/353235,
Campsite: 01823 327746,
email: lyn@vanbitz.com,
websites: www.vanbitz.com www.cornishfarm.com


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Lol, how do you work that one out???

You are getting 7days worth of hard-standing pitch with electric hook-up, laundrette and shower facilities for 2 days work. Then when you are on the holiday cover, you are paid accordingly.

I imagine the comment was based on it costing something like £145 to stay there for the week. So, you want 2 people, for 2 days which works out to £36 per person per day.


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I imagine the comment was based on it costing something like £145 to stay there for the week. So, you want 2 people, for 2 days which works out to £36 per person per day.

Well below the minimum wage and could be a Benefit in Kind so taxable. Lots of Health and Safety issues including driving a tractor.


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Ooh Aah !
If it suits somebody's lifestyle it suits

Many days available to go out No good for us as it is all year !


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Wonder if it’s still available with all these full timers looking for somewhere to hide from the virus


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Can’t see why anybody with a mh and the freedom to move around would want to be stuck on a campsite, (my worst nightmare, that’s why I got a mh), and to do 2 days a week just to pay site fees.


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It sounds good to me for a retired couple fit and healthy.
Live on a campsite. Get to meet and make new friends.
A little extra cash to add to your pension.
The possibility (maybe) of further income from renting your own house out.

What's not to like.

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I worked for holiday break plc when I was in France, better known here as keycamp and eurocamp. The first thing I would state so no one is in doubt,others are on holiday you aren’t, and because which ever way you wrap it up it is work and has the relevant strings attached. So late arrivals can be the norm making long but easy days still on call the point, madness of the general public is all part of it .

It is a lifestyle doesn’t pay particularly well.but gives that bit of income that financially allowed me to stand still and not eat into savings often. Pitch gas and electric covered so a lot of it is benefit in kind.

I’m not knocking it,I met a lot of interesting people saw parts of France I normally wouldn’t ...even left with qualifications when I transferred to the repair and maintenance side, I would overall go back tomorrow other than health doesn’t allow. The point I think I am labouring is sites are work with the strings attached and pointless wearing the rose tint specs, but the jobs are useful meet interesting folk and not least find yourself in interesting situations and if you do it abroad tests the language skills but even that can be fun

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