Activity Leaders - Summer School

Deadline: Mon 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • Deadline: Mon 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, South Croydon
  • Whitgift Summer School
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 10
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

Whitgift is a leading independent school on the outskirts of London set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site. We are looking for a team of Activity Leaders who will lead groups of students and supervise multiple activities throughout the co-curricular programme. This programme will include sports, performing arts, creative activities, evening social events and excursions. The salary is £390 per week plus holiday pay.

Details of Position

The Whitgift Summer School, with its innovative and exciting English language course and activities, both involving native speaking students, is designed to appeal to girls and boys aged 11-17 from all over the world.
The summer school runs for 6 weeks from 8 July - 19 August 2018. New staff induction days and summer school set up take place on 5, 6 & 7 July 2018. Although applicants who have full availability throughout this period are prioritised, applications for shorter periods may be considered. Therefore, if you are unable to work for the entire 6 weeks, please state this clearly within the additional information section of the application form and provide reasons.
Activity Leaders will lead groups of students and help supervise multiple activities. The activities will cover sports, creative activities and performing arts. They will also be responsible for students on trips and evening social activities. Activity Leaders will be required to assist with student arrivals and departures, accompanying students to and from the airport.
* Prepare and lead activities, producing session plans for each activity
* Provide coaching to an appropriate level in any specialised field in which you are suitably qualified (be it sport, arts and craft, survival skills or performing arts)
* Read and understand the risk assessments for each activity/excursion you are involved in to ensure student safety at all times
* Accompany and supervise groups of students on excursions
* Facilitate assembly of students at pre-arranged points and times for each activity/excursion
* Orientate and help new students as required
* Engage and integrate the English Student Hosts and International students throughout the co-curricular programme
* Be aware of, monitor and manage students conduct and behaviour to promote a harmonious international community to ensure students enjoy and get the most out of each activity/excursion
* Undertake airport transfers warmly, positively and with flexibility following all timings accurately
* Plan and supervise an exciting and varied evening activity programme
* Plan activities for and assist with the British Garden Party on Sunday afternoons and the student induction and team building activities on Sunday evenings
* Complete attendance registers for each activity
* Attend all activity and excursion briefings and team meetings
* Write student weekly progress and end of course reports to a high standard and by the required deadline
* Actively manage, supervise and engage with students during mealtimes in order to ensure a calm and pleasant dining experience for all


* Passionate about one or more of the following: sport, drama, music, arts and crafts
* Ability to lead, supervise, engage and have fun with young learners
* Previous experience of teaching/coaching in an international summer school, activity camp or similar context
* Native/near native competence in spoken and written English
* Educated to degree level or currently studying for a degree/higher education qualification
* Sports and coaching qualifications (QTS in Sports or PE) or equivalent in Drama, Music and Performing Arts
* Experience in leading CCF, Duke of Edinburgh or similar survival skills related activities
* Experience in leading arts and craft activities
* CELTA Qualified or equivalent qualification in EFL
* HSE First Aid Certificate
* National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
* A good understanding of health & safety and safeguarding

Salary and Benefits

£390 per week (plus holiday pay)
All meals while on duty

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