The Ultimate Guide to Health & Wellness Careers

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The objective of the Tourism & Hospitality sector is to offer visitors and experience which is enjoyable, memorable and recommendable. Workers in the Health & Wellness sector strive to make this a reality, providing luxury and beauty care services with skill and confidence. Health & Wellness staff are employed across the sector, meaning that those qualified and experience candidates can enjoy a variety of employment opportunities. Whilst providing luxury Health & Wellness services, you will enter your role with impeccable customer service skills and previous experience working in a Health & Wellness environment. In many cases, related qualifications are essential.

Skills and Experience

  • Experience working within a previous Health & Wellness environment
  • Related qualifications and third level education where necessary
  • Commitment to the highest standards of customer service
  • Impeccable personal presentation and interpersonal skills
  • A passion for the Health & Wellness sector
  • Self-motivated and driven qualities
  • A can-do, problem-solving approach to work
  • Ability to speak a foreign language (desirable)
  • Experience in sales and upselling
  • Ability to work as part of a busy team

Health & Wellness represents one of the most rewarding elements of work within Ireland’s bustling Tourism & Hospitality sector. Luxury is placed at the heart of the industry, and your role will be central in creating an experience for guests that is safe, enjoyable, memorable and recommendable to others. You will bring a real passion for Health & Wellness to your role, as well as the ability to encourage and instill enthusiasm in others. Whilst in some cases training is provided, most specialised roles within this sector will require extensive experience and related qualifications. 

Entering a Health & Wellness role for the first time can be a daunting, yet rewarding experience. Understanding the variety of roles offered by this sector can help you to understand the many career options available.

Spa Therapist

As a Spa Therapist, you will be responsible for creating a visitor experience that is relaxing, enjoyable and recommendable to potential customers. You will hold relevant qualifications in spa therapy, as well as considerable experience working in a previous luxury spa or therapy role. Interpersonal skills are crucial, and an ability to speak a second language is highly desirable.

Top Spa Therapist Vacancies:

Spa Therapist
Eros Spa at the Yeats Country Hotel

Senior Spa Therapist
No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa

Activity Instructor

As an Activity Instructor, you must be enthusiastic about extreme sports and outdoor activities, as well as working and playing outdoors. You will be aged over 18, with Sports Instruction, Health & Safety and First Aid qualifications required as an essential. You will be a driven and charismatic individual who is willing to adapt their teaching techniques to suit a changing clientele. Previous instruction experience is highly desirable.

Top Activity Instructor Vacancies:

High Ropes Instructor
Carlingford Adventure Park

Multi-Activity Instructor
Carlingford Adventure Park

Holiday Stylist

Everyone likes to look and feel good on holiday, and as a Holiday Stylist, you will be responsible for ensuring that this is a reality for your guests and visitors. You will have a passion for fashion, sharing your knowledge with customers to help them find garments which are suited to them. You will bring to this role previous experience working in a stylist or retail environment. Strong customer service skills are essential.

Top Holiday Stylist Vacancies:

Holiday Stylist – Fully Flex
Kildare Village

Holiday Stylist
House of Fraser, Dundrum, Dublin, Ireland

Beauty Therapist

As a Beauty Therapist, you will be responsible for duties including threading, waxing and tinting, as well as pedicures, manicures and more. You will bring considerable experience working in a previous Beauty Therapist role, as well as relevant third level qualifications when required. A passion for health and beauty is essential, as are impeccable customer service skills and personal presentation.

Top Beauty Therapist Vacancies:

Beauty Therapist
The Park Skin Clinic

Beauty Therapist
Beauty Xpress

Lifeguard

As a Lifeguard, you will carry out leisure attendant duties on site, including lifeguarding and cleaning duties. Whilst you must succeed in working as part of a team, you will hold relevant and up-to-date lifeguarding qualifications. You will ensure the health and safety of visitors at all times whilst providing the highest possible levels of customer service.

Top Lifeguard Vacancies:

Lifeguard
The Gleneagle Hotel

Full Time Leisure Center Lifeguard
O’Donoghue Ring Hotels

Personal Trainer

As a Personal Trainer, you will bring considerable experience working in a previous lifestyle background, with relevant and up-to-date qualifications around personal training and fitness instruction. You will be a natural motivator, ensuring the smooth running, cleaning and maintenance of all gym spaces and exercise equipment. Strong communication skills and passion for the industry are essential.

Top Personal Trainer Vacancies:

Head Chef
Kelly’s Kitchen

Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
Dennehy’s Health and Fitness

Now that you have a full oversight of the roles available within Health & Wellness environment, you are ready to find the perfect role to start your career in the sector. To discover more vacancies in Irish tourism and hospitality, visit our jobs board

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