Beach Club Boat Mechanic - Greece

Neilson Active Holidays
Work in Greece!
Up to £700 PCM (Net) based on experience + Accommodation*, flights, food + great overall package
Closing date
27 May 2021

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Shore-based Engineer/Mechanic - Greece

Job Title: Beach Club Boat Mechanic

Location:  Greece

Department: Neilson Summer

Dates: April – November

Reports to: Waterski & Activities Manager

Salary: Up to £700 PCM (Net) based on experience + Accommodation*, flights, food + great overall package

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job; it’s a lifestyle! It’s all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You’ll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there’s always plenty of time to play! 

Spend a summer in the Croatian sunshine looking after our fleet of watercraft. With the back-up of our waterfront team, the Neilson boat mechanic will take ownership of the maintenance/servicing plans and upkeep of our fleet.

Not only will you be able to diagnose and repair a variety of issues, but also interact well with all guests and other team members. You’ll need to be motivated by a challenge and ready deal with any problems that arise.

If you are an experienced motor vehicle mechanic, that’s great! If you have never worked on a boat? No problem! Over the years, some of our best Neilson engineers have come from an agricultural & car mechanic background.

If you are confident with petrol engines, 12-volt electrics and you would like to combine this with a passion for people and helping to create an amazing holiday experience for our guests, then life as a Neilson Boat mechanic may be for you!

We’ll cover your travel, accommodation & food in the package/ We’ll also provide exciting opportunities to work with us all year round! If this sounds good to you, then bring your mechanical knowledge and skills to the Neilson Team.

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our fantastic team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • You’ll tend to a working fleet of four Waterski & Wakeboard boats along with nine outboard Safety craft Power Boats
  • Responsible for the general maintenance and servicing of the fleet
  • These are the main accountabilities however these may vary according to your resort.
  • Fault finding and major repairs
  • Co-ordinating orders, and stock management
  • Co-ordinate fuel management for resort operation by liaising with Waterski Manager & Activities Manager 
  • No problem is too big or too small – you will thrive in an environment that brings a sense of adventure and satisfaction from dealing with a variety of mechanical and electrical faults
  • You are expected to be flexible with your time and work the hours required to ensure that our boats are fully functional whenever possible
  • You will take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and equipment ensuring that we meet our brochure specifications and guest expectations
  • You are happy working as part of a team pro-actively providing help to all guests using our boats each day
  • You may sometimes need to move between different resorts according to operational needs and requirements
  • We would require that you are flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties within reason as requested by your manager

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Engineering experience – mechanical and electrical
  • NVQ Level 3 motor vehicle mechanic or equivalent
  • First Aid certificate that is valid for the duration of your contract – This should be a minimum 6-hour practical course providing a certificate that is valid in the workplace
  • Full clean driving License
  • Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent
  • Knowledge of 12V electric systems would be beneficial
  • Previous customer service experience
  • Desirable – Boat licence RYA Powerboat level 2 / BWSW Ski Boat Driver or equivalent

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic
  • Able to communicate well with guests and staff of all ages
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Organised
  • Clean and tidy appearance


If you've got the passion, we've got the opportunity!

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

Who Are Neilson Active Holidays?

We are proud to be one of the leading active holiday specialists and have been delivering awesome holidays for over 40 years.

Year after year our guest’s love to return to our resorts to experience the expertise of our resort teams, whether it’s for a top-notch sailing lesson from our qualified RYA instructors, a delicious cocktail freshly served by our experienced bar team or to hit the slopes with one of our Neilson Mountain Experts.

Bring your passion to our team!

You'll need to be a strong, natural communicator who is able to build rapport with ease and interact confidently with both our guests and other staff members alike.

Neilson Active Holidays is bursting at the seams with opportunities to fine tune your talents and the experiences that you will take away from working anywhere within our programme will stand you in great stead for the future.

In addition to all of this, you'll be able to master some amazing activity sports along the way!

Who are we looking for?

  • Those with a great sense of humour!
  • Likeable, charismatic, individuals with bags of character and contagious enthusiasm!
  • Those who can demonstrate the desire to get involved, enhance their skills and share their expertise!
  • Genuine personalities, those that are kind, friendly and helpful in their nature!
  • People who can bring a bit of individual magic to our award-winning team!
  • Grafters that are not scared of hard work, they strive to be the best and can have lots of fun whilst they do it!
  • Those with a great work ethic and the right attitude!
  • Problem solvers that are responsible, punctual and have the ability to use their common sense!
  • Well mannered and positive in their outlook on life!

Training, Development And Career Progression

We want to develop our staff, provide opportunities to learn new skills and give you the chance to follow in the footsteps of many senior Neilson managers who have worked through the ranks with great success.

We have former chalet hosts are now in charge of the largest hotels in our programme and former windsurfing instructors who are now the operational/commercial masterminds behind the development of our biggest products.

If you are happy to put in the hard work and thrive under pressure, we can offer you a challenging and very rewarding career.

The Neilson team are the backbone of the business and we want to be a great company to work for. We listen to what our team have to say and constantly strive to make everything the best it can be. We will ensure that you're properly trained in all aspects of your role in order to meet the expectations of our guests and satisfy all legal requirements.

The Recruitment Process

Working for Neilson is more than a job, it's a lifestyle. It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love and we are always looking for the best people to join our team.

If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to hear from you, so kick-start your adventure and complete an online application today.

Give yourself the best chance and be sure to complete every section thoroughly so that we can get a feel for who you are and what you are all about.

If your application passes the initial criteria, you will be placed on a list of potential candidates, however, this does not guarantee an interview at this stage.

The team will then take a closer look at the information you have provided to see if you could be a good fit for the business and for the role to which you have applied.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are unable to apply for a specific position through our online application form then this role is not currently available!

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