Join the Secret Campsite Team

Campers arrive at the Secret Campsite Sussex

Are you looking for a busy outdoor job working with campers at our beautiful campsite in East Sussex?

We’re looking for someone to welcome and look after guests during 2023. It’s a 2-3 day a week job during term time with scope for more days during the school holidays.

We’re a peaceful family campsite focused on nature and wildlife. Campers stay with us to relax and spend time with their family or 1 or 2 friends in a peaceful, well maintained space. The campsite is set in 8 acres with 18 large and spacious pitches and 3 unusual shelters for guests to stay in. We wrote a book about our approach to camping, The Escapees Handbook

Our approach has proved increasingly popular and we are looking for a cheerful, reliable individual with a can-do, welcoming personality and a sense of responsibility, to join our team for the 2023 season and maybe longer.

Camping meadow at the Secret Campsite
Camping meadow at the Secret Campsite

The job:

  • Managing reception.
  • Liaising with customers by phone, email and in person.
  • Cleaning our facilities, toilets, showers and washing up areas.
  • Serving customers in our little cafe/shop.


  • 7 hours / day from Friday to Sunday
  • 2.5-3 days / week during term time, from April-October
  • Significant extra days available during school holidays
  • Start April 2023

What will you earn

  • £10.90-£12 depending on experience

You will be

  • Friendly, helpful and positive.
  • Organised and enjoy working with people.
  • Keen on working outside. 
  • Happy with some physical work, and always with a smile.
  • Competent with technology.
  • Presentable with a great phone manner.
  • You must be aged over 18 years of age.

If this sounds interesting and you’d like to know more, give us a call 01273 401 100 or send an email 

To apply please get in touch explaining why you would be a great person for this role.

We look forward to hearing from you before the end of January.

Tree Tent, toad, tent and coffees at Secret Campsite Sussex.
Scenes from the Secret Campsite

The Secret Office, a desk in a nature reserve

This isn’t a normal office desk. But then, this isn’t a normal office. 

It’s a simple desk in a nature reserve.

A place with none of the usual office distractions.

Just a simple desk, surrounded by wildlife

Every year we are asked by numerous campers if we have space where they can finish a project, do a little creative thinking or just complete their admin.

They want to enjoy the freedom of camping, do some work, but not go to work. 

So here’s our solution…

Tim looking “quite” productive at the Secret Campsite

Introducing the Secret Office

The Secret Office is our antidote to the “bored room” and it’s now open for business. 

Campers can rent a desk from us and ditch the everyday office for a few days spent with nature. 

Hold the commute and the expensive coffees and lunches. Swap all of this for a desk at a location, surrounded by wildlife and other like minded folk. 

Now, a little more detail about this unique, rather unusual desk.

It comes with high speed wifi and free coffee and tea. 

That’s it.

Animator Will Rose, being very productive at the Secret Campsite!

And more

But, to add some zest, there’s free car parking and electric vehicle charging points. The showers are hot and the toilets are completely normal. 

You can use the spacious office fridge for your lunch ingredients. You can buy evening drinks from our licensed cafe which can be poured by the campfire, less than 90 seconds after leaving the office. 

There’s a maximum of 4 desks in the office, so you might get to meet some other inquisitive folk who want to work AND stay in nature. 

Feel free to arrive anytime from 9am for that night’s camping. The office shuts at 6:00pm sharp so you have plenty of time to relax and seek inspiration from the other local residents, whatever the species. 

Meadow camping at the Secret Campsite

The nature calendar

Your base at the Secret Campsite will give you an unending stream of nature.

See the Brimstones and Adders in April, listen to Nightingales and Cuckoos in May. Watch butterflies in June (especially the marbled whites), and Glow worms in July.

Come September, forage for mushrooms and as the season draws to a close, listen to the haunting deer rut throughout October. 

Foraging at the Secret Campsite

Your days schedule

Bask in this change of scenery, an upturn in creativity and …

…rather than the frenetic commute you can lie in bed a little longer, listening to the dawn chorus. Pop on the boots and explore the neighbouring woods, before coffee and breakfast and the 90 second walk to your new desk. 

After lunch at your tent and a peaceful afternoon of toil, why not finish the day with a walk along the seafront at Seaford, or a quiet campfire. Then drift off, under the stars, to the sounds of owls in their neighbouring woods.

Campfires at the Secret Campsite


You can always choose to stay in one of our Secret Shelters, choose from the Okra, the Gridshell or sleep up high in the Tree Tent. 

The Okra, at the Secret Campsite

The small print

The Secret Office is only available on weekdays, outside the school holidays. It cost £21 per desk per day. It’s open to all over 18 years. This is a quiet, peaceful office and not suited for those who need to make lots of phone calls. 

How to bagsy a desk

Call Tim on 01273 401100 and request a window seat or aisle!