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Centre Manager

  • Job Location

    South West France

  • Start date

    Flexible star dates in April (this will include training period)

  • Duration

    Fixed term contract to Mid September

  • Job Benefits

    Competitive Package including Accommodation, & Food - Exceeds French NMW


Rockley are excited to be offering a brand new opportunity for a motivated, outgoing, experienced manager to take on the Centre Manager role at one of our French Activity Centre based in South West France. Based in the beautiful Landes region of France our centres are located on French campsites, on the edge of fresh water lakes. This provides an incredible environment for us to offer a variety of activities such as sailing, windsuring & kayaking to the 4000+ students that we have visit us each year.

The Centre Manager’s role is to maintain, manage and develop all aspects of a high quality outdoor activity centre, keeping the needs of the schools, groups and staff at the forefront of their minds.

Key Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

Role Overview
Responsible to the Operations Manager.

  • The Centre Manager is ultimately responsible for the smooth running of all areas of the centre from first point of contact for clients on site to the onsite management of the trip, leading to happy, safe clients who want to return regularly.
  • Liaising with teachers & group leaders both prior & during there stay with Rockley.
  • Providing professional leadership and guidance to the centre team.
  • Working closely with the Activity Manager and senior team to operate all activities to the high standards set out by Rockley.


  • The manager is expected to set the example in attitude to work, company equipment, personal presentation, relating to other staff and visitors. Liaising with key partners and the Operations Manager to keep a happy and sustainable working environment.


  • Work with the Activity Manager to ensure supervision of all shore and water activities. Ensuring activities are organised and run in line with company policies and statutory / accreditation requirements.


  • Ensure that Rockley present themselves in the best possible light to visitors, club members and the local community. This will involve ensuring the centre and equipment, as well as events and initiatives, are of a standard to positively introduce Rockley to our potential audience.

Sales & Administration

  • Ensure that all administrative duties are completed, including course programs, staff management, accounts, bookings, reports, and weekly schedules
  • Organising events in line with agreed marketing plan to introduce the venue to potential and existing visitors
  • Advising clients on courses, holidays and any other aspects of Rockley that may be required.


  • Ensure that equipment is maintained to a suitable standard.
  • Ensure that adequate stocks of materials and spares are carried.


  • Deliver and maintain a quality service at all times
  • Contribute ideas and suggestions to help develop and achieve best practice.
  • Behave in professional manner at all times.
  • Carry out any other duties required by the Company.




You will need to be hard working, motivated and friendly as well as having excellent customer service skills and the ability to be flexible and professional at all times with both customers and staff

Essential Skills:

  • Prior management or leadership experience.
  • You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work successfully on multiple projects without direct supervision.
  • Computer literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Work with.
  • Valid Passport
  • Strong administration skills
  • Good communication skills both written & verbal.
  • A confident, outgoing personality.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.


  • Experience / qualifications in teaching outdoor activities eg. RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Windsurf Instructor, RYA Powerboat Instructor, UKCC Level 1, MIAS Level 1.
  • Experience in a senior or management role on an Activity Centre.
  • A knowledge if the outdoor or watersports industry.
  • Full UK Drivers Licence
  • A knowledge of using basic budgets & accounting.

About us

Rockley Watersports is one of the most highly regarded watersports training and holiday companies in Europe. Based in Poole Harbour at Rockley Point, we also have 3 further centres situated in South West France. In addition to our training courses we ...
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