Hospitality and Housekeeping
Green & Away is seeking up to two interns to help take care of our guests, assist with running our bar and cafe and manage the on site accommodation throughout our busy season. You will be the main point of contact for guests from the moment they arrive until the end of their stay and will be responsible for furnishing and keeping the rental tents and camping field in perfect condition for our guests.
Responsibilities will involve administering online accommodation bookings and liaising with volunteers, guests and the Events, Office and Catering departments to ensure that everyone who stays at Green & Away feels welcome and taken care of. You will lead teams to turn around accommodation, clean the facilities, restock and run the bar and café as well as maintaining the wider aesthetics of the site.
The placement will offer you practical experience in sustainable tourism, hospitality and customer service. This will suit a warm, creative and organised individual with an eye for detail, who enjoys helping others, multi-tasking and doesn’t mind a bit of elbow grease.
Duration and travel
All internships will start on 15th June 2020 (date to be confirmed nearer the time) and end mid-August. Successful applicants will camp on site for the duration of the placement and will have one or two days off a week depending on workload.
Green & Away is located 3 miles from Worcester which has a main line rail station and buses which come to within a few minutes’ walk of our site. Please see our website for travel information.
Accommodation and facilities
Green & Away takes place outdoors and under canvas. You will need your own tent, however, we may be able to arrange one for you if you are unable to bring one and you let us know in advance. Full board is provided (3 vegetarian meals a day and regular tea breaks with cake!). The site has hot showers, clothes washing facilities and composting toilets.
A licensed bar, comfortable sitting areas and arts and crafts facilities come as and when we have built them. There is WiFi and phone/laptop charging facilities. Please note, when you first arrive the field will be almost empty (although our toilets and showers will be operating), so please be prepared for this.
Although G&A is set up on the outskirts of a small village near Worcester, the nearest shop and post office is 2 miles away.
Green & Away does not pay any of its volunteers, trustees or interns. We provide 3 vegetarian meals a day to everyone volunteering on site. Your only cost throughout the internship will be your travel or any drinks and snacks you choose from the bar.
How to apply
Applications should consist of a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you would like to be an intern with Green & Away, which internship you are applying for, which aspects of our work particularly appeal to you, and what you would bring to the role. You are welcome to apply for a placement in more than one department.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype/video conferencing on a rolling basis with selections being made in May, so apply as early as you can.
Please send applications by 13th April 2020 by email to Eve at: [email protected]
Please let us know why you'd like to join us in summer, in a one page covering letter.