Locations: Downside School, Bath; Cheltenham College, Cheltenham; Farringtons School, Chislehurst; South Bank University, London
Reports to: Activities Manager and ultimately Centre Manager
The main role of the Activity Leader is to organise, supervise and lead the social, sport and excursion programme for international students. All activity leaders are expected to do some meal and bedtime duties as scheduled.
Activity Leaders work a 6-day week on a rotation basis normally covering 2 of the 3 sessions per day (a session being a morning, afternoon or evening). Activity staff work up to 44 hours per week on average consisting of activities, excursions, meal and bedtime duties as well as staff meetings and airport coverage.
Duties and Responsibilities
- To lead and supervise of a wide range of sporting, social and interest-based activities
- To lead and supervise off-site excursions
- Regular assistance with control of discipline, observance of time-keeping, etc. both at night-time and meal-times
- To assist with meeting and greeting/ checking in students on arrival and helping with departure transfers
- General administration assistance
- To promote activities to students and prepare activities as directed
- Constant vigilance regarding student well-being, homesickness, isolation, bullying, etc.
- To ensure the Kings policy on child safeguarding and student welfare is followed
- Attendance at regular staff meetings
- Any other duties as directed by line manager
Kings is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will need to undergo a background check.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate:
- University degree completed or in progress
- Interest and ability in a range of sports, drama, music, arts and crafts
- Previous experience of working with children/ teenagers
- Energy, enthusiasm, and empathy and patience with teenagers
- Ability to lead a group of students on and off campus
- Flexibility and adaptability in regards to working hours and duties
- Can-do attitude
Desirable attributes include:
- Previous junior summer camp/ centre experience
- Recognized sports/ coaching qualification
- Teaching/ coaching experience, preferably with young learners
- Valid clean driving licence
- Current First Aid certificate
Basic Pay per week
Age 18–20: £260
Age 21–24: £325
Age 25+: £345
Holiday Pay: 12.07% of your gross pay will be added to final pay
Food and Accommodation: Accommodation and 3 meals per day are provided for all residential staff
Bonus: A loyalty bonus of £20 per week is paid to all activity staff returning to an activity leader role, and is added to final pay.
Staff at Kings are paid fortnightly (a week in hand).
Kings Summer is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.