Summer School Activity Manager

  • United Kingdom, York
  • New College Group
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 1
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

We are recruiting for professional, well-qualified, creative and enthusiastic staff to work with us on our successful, well-established summer school programme. New College Group Summer School is based at Queen Ethelburga’s College in York and will operate from 2nd July to 13th August 2017.
New College Group has 2 thriving schools based in Manchester and Liverpool City Centre. Our International Summer School has recently completed its fifth year and operates during the summer holidays for six weeks. The programme offers a wide range of academic, sporting and cultural opportunities for approximately 300 students, aged 11-17, from all over the world.
Students will enjoy 15 hours of English lessons per week and take part in a full activity programme in either the mornings or afternoons, as well as the evenings and weekends. The students will go on one full-day excursion and one half-day excursion each week.
To apply, please send a CV, with a cover letter stating the position you are applying for, to Colette Parkinson. Shortlisted candidates will be sent an application form to complete. Successful applicants will then undergo a Skype interview and/or be invited to a face-to-face interview at NCG in Manchester city centre.

Activity Manager
Start date - 28th June
We are looking for an Activity Manager who has endless enthusiasm and is passionate about creating an exciting programme for our students. You will have a good awareness of the operation of summer school and be willing to address situations when they arise.
The role includes;
-Seeking feedback from staff, students and International Group Leaders on the leisure programme, putting strategies in place to constantly improve the team’s delivery
-Creating and leading the activity programme
-Ensuring activities are set up and implemented to a high standard
-Briefing activity staff on all aspects of their responsibilities, including detailed briefings in advance of each activity, excursion or transfer
-Ensuring the activity team have the information and equipment they need in order to perform their roles well, including cultural information for excursions and important health and safety information (e.g. risk assessment conclusions)
-Organising excursions by making reservations, liaising with coach companies, organising students into groups
-Being involved in the training of new staff
-Carrying out activity observations
-Leading with both arrival and departure airport transfers, providing a positive first and last impression
-Undertaking any other duties to assist in the day-to-day running of the Summer School
-Act as the Safeguarding and Welfare Lead
Please Note
The cost of the DBS will be split between NCG and yourself, your contribution will be £27 and will be taken out of your first payment.
We can only consider applications for EU Nationals or people already in possession of a working visa/permit.


Activity Manager
• Previous Summer School experience is essential
• Energy, enthusiasm, flexibility and a 'can do' attitude are essential for this role
• Extensive knowledge of the North's tourist sites and British culture is necessary
• Computer literate
• First Aid certificate desirable
• Life Guard certificate desirable

Salary and Benefits

Activity Manager - £450 per week + holiday pay
Includes full board and lodgings

Company Details

New College Group
More Company Information
9 Portland Street
M1 3BE
United Kingdom
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Contact person:
Colette Parkinson, Operations Manager

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