Helpful hints, do’s and don’ts, tips and tricks: this page is filled with advice for applying with us. We receive several applications each year so you really need to make yours stand out. We want to know who you are, what drives you and where you see yourself in the future.
Take a good look through before submitting your application, it could make all the difference!
Read about us! Our jobs website is packed with information so take the time to read through each section and decide what position you would like to apply for. Make sure you do your research and understand what The Peligoni Club is all about before getting in touch.
This varies depending on what position you are applying for. Please visit our jobs page to see our available positions and job descriptions where you will find further information.
Please note that in all cases, you must be able to provide scanned copies of your qualifications and they must be up to date. These may be shared with a third party for verification purposes.
Unfortunately we unable to proceed with applications from those without the necessary qualifications.
Just by being yourself! If you are enthusiastic, answer all of our questions and know why you want to work with us then we should be able to get a good sense of who you are and what you can bring to our team.
Read the job descriptions carefully and make sure you have the relevant skills and qualifications required BEFORE you apply. We cannot offer positions to those who do not currently hold the required qualifications.
If you have any questions or queries and need to get in touch, make sure YOU are the one to contact us. This leads us onto…
First impressions really do matter. And that includes correspondence before we actually meet. Make sure you double check your emails before you send them, have charged your phone before a telephone interview, and are always on time. These are easy mistakes to make and we often see them. We are looking for people who pay attention to the details, so make sure you are not caught off guard.
Know what you are applying for. With such high competition we are looking for people who know what they want. If in doubt, consider which position you have the most experience in.
You do not have to attach a photo to your application but it’s a nice touch. If you decide to add one please think about what photo represents who you are. For example, a photo of you at 3am on a night out probably doesn’t showcase you at your best, nor does a Snapchat filter. By all means, we don’t expect a passport photograph; the idea is to show a bit of your personality, but remember that you are applying for a job.
We appreciate people who make an effort. We take the time to read and reply to every single one of our applicants and we expect the same from you. Make sure you have read and understood the requirements for the position you are applying for and take the time to answer ALL questions on the application form.
We recommend you apply for the position you believe would suit you best. There will be an option to let us know if you are interested in any other positions on the application form.
Following the UK’s departure from the EU, UK workers no longer have the automatic right to work in Greece and as such we are unable to offer employment across all positions to UK only passport holders.
There are a small number of roles for which we will accept UK only passport holders and these applicants, if successful, will need to obtain a visa, with our help. These roles include those in watersports, childcare, tennis and spa.
We continue to welcome applications from EU passport holders, including those with dual nationality.
Some positions are open to UK passport holders and successful applicants will need to apply for a visa. We have some work to do with each application and you will be required to:
- Attend an in-person medical examination in London, Manchester or Edinburgh, which will involve a blood test and a chest x-ray
- Complete an ACRO criminal record check or Enhanced DBS Check
- Ensure you have a valid EHIC or GHIC card
- Attend an in-person interview at the Global Visa Centre in London, Manchester or Edinburgh
Please also note that there are some costs involved, which will be discussed during your interview, that you will be expected to cover. Only on completion of your contract will these be reimbursed to you.
At present we are only able to support visa applications for a limited number of roles and it is not possible to apply for your own visa without a local sponsor.
Australian Citizens, aged 18-31, may be eligible for a working holiday visa under the Youth Mobility Scheme. More information can be found on the Greece in Australia website here.
Canadian Citizens, aged 18-35 may also be eligible under the same scheme. More information can be found on the Greece in Canada website here.
If you have an EU passport holder and are a UK resident, with a UK National Insurance Number, no further documentation is required.
If you have an EU passport holder and are an Irish citizen, with a PRSI Number and have been working in Ireland recently, no further documentation is required.
If you are an EU passport holder, residing outside of the UK and Ireland then we will need a certified copy of your birth certificate in order to register you for employment in Greece. This does not need to be produced until after an offer has been accepted. If your birth certificate was issued in a country outside of the EU then you will need to provide us with an apostilled copy of this.
In all cases you will be asked to provide us with evidence of eligibility to work in the EU (and UK where necessary) during the application process.
For positions where you may be working directly and unsupervised with young people we require evidence of a criminal record check issued within the last two years. Each country is slightly different and you will need to do your own research, for UK and Irish nationals we are able to assist, however you will be expected to cover the cost.
Greek citizens can apply for a criminal record certificate through the government website here.
It’s not necessary to speak Greek while working in the club as the majority of our guests are British. Therefore, a good standard of English is required.
We do have some local staff and work with local suppliers so a few words in Greek will always be appreciated in the local area.
You will initially receive an automated email reply to confirm that your application has been submitted. If this is not in your inbox, please check your junk mail folder.
Firstly we will take the time to review your application. Within 5 working days, we will be in touch, by email, to let you know whether or not we would like to move forward to the next stage of the application process, which will be either a telephone interview or you will be invited to complete a video questionnaire.
We will review your responses and further assess your suitability for the position you have applied for. If successful, you will be invited to a more formal face-to-face interview.
Where practical, we will invite you to meet us in person at one of our offices, either in the Cotswolds or London, UK. Otherwise, the interview will be conducted by video call.
We have a smart-casual dress code for all of our interviews.
This can vary depending on when you apply, how close to the season we are and how long it takes to get feedback from references but we will try and let you know either way as soon as possible – usually within a week to 10 days. If it is going to be longer, for whatever reason, we will keep you informed.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
We will arrange your return travel to Zakynthos, from a major European city. We will always endeavour to fly you from the most convenient airport, however we will only book the most cost-effective options and you will have to make your own arrangements to reach the specified departure airport. If you are travelling from further afield, you will need to make your own arrangements for which you will receive a financial contribution.
Transport will be provided from the airport to the Club.
We have chosen you because of your skills and experience but there is still a lot to learn about how we do things at The Peligoni Club.
Prior to your arrival, you will receive lots of information and training material so that you can hit the ground running. You will also be sent a link to our online induction which MUST be completed before you can start working with us.
At the club, we run a comprehensive training programme to bring you fully up to speed and prepare you for the summer ahead.
Our season runs from mid-May through to the beginning of November, with July and August being our peak period. If you’re coming to us for the whole season you will fly out to Greece early-May for training and to get the club ready for our first guests arriving on 18th May. The club is open for 24 busy weeks with the last weeks being the UK October Half Term holidays.
After our last guests leave, it takes a few days to clean up and close down before you’ll be flying home with new friends and great memories and stories from what we hope was a fantastic season.
If you can’t join us for our May start date, then certain areas of the club have an additional small group of reinforcements arriving at the end of June, who will stay with us for the busiest nine weeks of the season. You will need to be able to commit to at least this period of time. Please note that peak season roles are limited and only available in a handful of positions – you can see if this is an option on each individual job page.
We employ around 150 staff during peak season, so plenty of like-minded people to make friendships with that will last a lifetime.
Yes! We accept applications from couples and although we have a limited number of rooms, if you are both successful you can usually share a private room with your partner during your employment, however this is not guaranteed as we have limited accommodation. You MUST apply separately, and remember that we will review your applications individually as well. Please be mindful that there is a chance only one of you will be offered a position with us.
DURING THE SEASON
Yes there is and we invest a lot in it! What you will be required to wear depends on what position you have been employed for. For most, uniform is provided but you may be expected to provide some of your own. We will let you know what you need to bring with you.
Uniform is only to be worn during working hours. If you are off-duty but in the club, we ask that you dress smartly.
Working hours vary depending on what position you are in. Typically, you will be expected to work between seven and nine hours a day with a combination of early starts, late finishes and split shifts, six days a week.
Please bear in mind we are in the service industry and as such you will be required to work longer hours from time to time to ensure we can always give our guests the best.
You can request holiday, however this cannot always be guaranteed. We are of course sympathetic in an emergency and will treat such cases on an individual basis.
- Competitive salary
- Return travel from the UK and within the EU, or a contribution if coming from further a field
- Live out accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner on a daily basis
- Access to bikes, gym equipment and fitness classes
- Access to watersports facilities available at the club, including tuition
- Access to weekly club events and The House Party
- Discounts on food, beverage, motorised watersports and massage and beauty treatments at the club
- Discretionary discount on food and beverage for direct family members with club memberships