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We’re recruiting a new warden for 2024

camping at the secret campsite sussex

It's a busy, outdoor job

We’re looking for a new warden to welcome and look after guests during the 2024 season. Initially, it’s a 2-3 day a week job during term time with scope for more days during the school holidays. For the right person, it’s also a great opportunity to learn how to run a campsite including day to day management and liaising with suppliers.

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. A few years ago, we wrote a book about our approach to camping, The Escapees Handbook The campsite is set in 8 acres with 18 large and spacious pitches along with 3 unusual shelters for guests to stay in.

Our wildlife friendly approach has proved increasingly popular. The new warden will be a cheerful, reliable individual, with a can-do, welcoming personality and a sense of responsibility. Join our team for the 2024 season and perhaps beyond.

The new warden's job

  • Managing reception
  • Liaising with customers in person, by phone and email
  • Cleaning our sustainably designed and built facilities, including toilets, showers and washing up areas and our shelters.
  • Serving customers in our small cafe/shop
  • Occassional help with our new business and nature project


  • 7 hours / day from Friday to Sunday between late March-October
  • 2-3 extra days per week during school holidays
  • Extra week days will be available during term, time as required
  • Start late March 2024

What you will earn

  • The Real Living wage £12-£13.15 depending on age and experience

Our new warden will be

  • Friendly, helpful and positive
  • Organised and enjoy working with people 
  • Keen to be outside, with some light physical work
  • Practical and competent with technology
  • Presentable with a great phone manner

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

To apply to be our new warden, please send an email with your cv explaining why you would be a great person for this role and we look forward to hearing from you by 23rd February.

deer in the camping meadow at the secret campsite