General & Admin Assistants at Greek Retreat
Spend the summer as part of a fantastic community on a beautiful Greek island whilst working as a general assistant or admin assistant for one of Europe’s leading providers of holistic course based holidays for solo travellers.
About the position:
- Company: Skyros
- Function: General or Admin Assistant
- Location: Greece
- Language: English
- Minimum commitment: Summer Season 2021
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Food: Yes, full board
- Accommodation: Yes, shared accommodation provided
Skyros Holidays is Europe’s leading provider of holistic course based holidays for solo travellers. The holidays, based in Greece, are community based; relaxed, informal and friendly. Guests join us for a one or two week session to meet like-minded people and take part in courses run by world class facilitators. An example of the courses taking place throughout the season are yoga, personal development, writing, comedy, music, windsurfing, kayaking and dance, to name but a few.
We are very fortunate to be based by the edge of a pine forest overlooking a bay, perfect for swimming or admiring the sunset. Guests and staff stay in bamboo eco huts and share the same facilities as the guests as part of the community living aspect of the holidays. This really suits nature lovers that don’t mind a digital detox.
To create this community based holiday we need a team that really believe in the ethos of Skyros and understand what we are trying to achieve, namely a sense of community, development of the true self and pride and commitment in everything they do. We are look for go getting, hard-working work scholars that will assist in housekeeping, bar and the kitchen and be enthusiastic to join and create a temporary community. Many of our guests return year after year, as do some of our team which is what we strive to achieve as we believe this is more than a holiday, or a summer position.
The work is often physically demanding, sometimes working long hours in the Greek sunshine so stamina and the physical ability to do this is crucial. You would be required to work 6 days a week for approx 7 hours per day, although more may be required on days when guests leave and arrive. Being adaptable and able to be ‘hands on’ as required to support the team are key. In exchange for this, you will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of courses led by world class facilitators, be part of a fantastic community on a beautiful Greek island and receive a modest stipend along with full board and shared accommodation in an eco-hut. Internet access and mobile phone reception are available but limited due to the remote nature of the location.
We have a further opportunity to be part of the Admin Team, assisting the centre manager in the office. This could involve taking responsibility for running the small bar, organising guest excursions, taking on duty manager responsibilities and being available to answer guest’s questions throughout the day. This position requires strong organisational skills and experience in an office or bar supervisory position. The hours for this position are often longer so attending courses is not part of the package however you will still be a fully integrated member of the community and received an enhanced stipend.
Please check out our website, Skyros.com, before applying and send us your CV, photo and cover letter explaining why you would like to join us. We look forward to hearing from you!