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Activity Instructor

Salary: £312.45 to £474.30 per week, depending on hours and experience
Location: Abingdon
Company: Ultimate Activity Camps
Contract type: Contract
Hours: Part time
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Title: Activity Instructor

Reporting to: Camp Manager

Summary of Position:

Ultimate Activity Camps is a leading provider of holiday childcare in the UK. Our trusted holiday camps operate at venues across the country offering outstanding childcare & activity provision to children whilst providing peace of mind to parents.

The role of an Activity Instructor is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp and to deliver outstanding, structured activities.

Using supporting resources, you will be expected to deliver a mixture of sports, arts and crafts activities and games to children aged between 6 and 14 years, with emphasis on participation, structure, care and development. You will have a pastoral role through being a group leader and key contact for a group of children on camp, taking a lead in maintaining their welfare and providing high quality care. As well as leading sessions, staff will contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional and social care offered by Ultimate Activity Camps.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and deliver activities for children aged 6-14, focusing on participation, development, and enjoyment.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures on camp are adhered to by yourself and the children in your care, including all health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
  • Continuously promote the welfare of the children in your care.
  • Take a pastoral role as a group leader, welcoming new children into your group and liaising with the Camp Manager and/or parents as necessary.
  • Supervision of children outside of activity times.
  • Help to set up the Ultimate Activity Camp by attending a Camp Induction Day.
  • At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Ultimate Activity Camps.
  • Live up to the Ultimate Activity Camp promise of ‘Inspiring Children Every Day’ throughout your employment.
  • Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of the season, acting as an ambassador for Ultimate Activity Camps and behaving as a suitable role model for children.
  • Other ad-hoc duties (cleaning, equipment maintenance/ordering etc).

Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of working with children and delivering activities.
  • Able to tailor delivery and structure of a session according to age and ability.
  • An enthusiastic, energetic individual, passionate about working with, and developing children through play and activity.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • A flexible team player, able to adapt to dynamic situations and challenges on camp.

Someone looking for a challenging but hugely rewarding and fun job in the holidays, looking to further their career in the childcare and coaching industry.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Qualified in or working towards a relevant sport, art, performing arts, teaching or childcare qualification.
  • Hold a Paediatric First Aid (12 hour or 6 hour) or First Aid at Work qualification.

Further Info:

  • Contract: Seasonal work available in school holidays (Easter, Summer and half terms).
  • Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm weekdays. Full time or part time roles available and additional hours available for staff that hold a paediatric first aid qualification.
  • Pay: £312.45 to £474.30 per week, depending on hours and experience. This consists of a base pay of £278.80 to £423.25 per week, plus an additional £37.60 to £51.10 holiday pay.
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