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With space for only 98 guests, Hillcrest may be one of the smallest of our centres but it has a huge amount to offer! Just 4 miles from the market town of Ross-on-Wye and overlooking the River Wye, this converted salmon fishing lodge is perfect for outdoorsy types wanting an adventure whilst working with younger children and delivering a range of activities.

With a small team of staff you will get to know everyone else that you are living with and they will soon become your surrogate family, making Hillcrest more of a home then an activity centre.

First built in the 1830’s

Great for: Taking up new hobbies and joining clubs, wonderful community feel within the staff team, ideal rural surroundings by the River Wye with watersports on the river and lakes, Excellent 1:1 development opportunities and wonderful cycling / walking and climbing in the area.

Season: February – October

Number of guests: 98 (7-13 year olds, School groups)

Number of staff: 130

Accommodation style: All staff are accommodated in twin and triple rooms in a purpose built chalet, adjacent to the centre.


As part of The Working Holiday Club™ pre-departure job offer program, we are able to offer the following positions:

  • Activity Instructors
  • Chef of all levels
  • Housekeeping Assistant
  • Retail Assistant & Bar

Other jobs at our resorts are usually offered to long term committed employees, such as…

  • Activity Instructor/Group Leader
  • AIGL Team Leader
  • Catering Assistant
  • Catering Manager
  • Catering Team Leader
  • Centre Operations Manager
  • Centre Support Assistant
  • Chef
  • Chief Instructor
  • Chief Instructor (Study)
  • EFL Course Director
  • EFL Tutor
  • Field Studies Instructor
  • Finance Manager
  • General Manager
  • Grounds Technician
  • Guest Care Manager
  • Head Chef
  • Housekeeping Assistant
  • Housekeeping Manager
  • Housekeeping Team Leader
  • HR Supervisor
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Non Residential Housekeeping Assistant
  • Paddlesports Instructor
  • Programme Coordinator
  • Receptionist
  • Stores Assistant
  • Team Leader (Study)



When you are offered a position to work in one of our Adventure Resorts, you will be offered on-site shared accommodation, free of charge! Yes, that’s right… you don’t pay rent! What a great way to start your working holiday!

Living and working on site certainly has its perks. For starters, there’s no need to get up too early as the commute to work is usually in the region of 30 seconds to five minutes. However, the actual benefits of living on the site go far beyond this. They’re a real community spirit and a fantastic sense of camaraderie amongst the staff team. Living onsite gives you the opportunity to socialise with your work colleagues and enjoy the centre’s facilities.

  • Staff Accommodation cost: £243.59 per month ( Just £8.01 a night)
  • Type of room: Depending on the time of year that you arrive, your accommodation may be indoors, such as a shared house, wooden cabin or chalet, or could be a shared large frame tent during the hot summer months.
  • Extras provided free of charge: Bedding, TV and a small kitchenette for tea and toast

The Working Holiday Club