Summer Camp - Activity Leader

Deadline: Wed 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Wed 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Edinburgh based or London based
  • OSCARS International
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 25
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

Non-residential activity leader available throughout June, July and August in our London and Edinburgh based centres

Details of Position

OSCARS operates up to eight international junior vacation centres. We are looking for activity leaders to lead activities in our London and Edinburgh based centres. The role is available as non-residential only
As a member of OSCARS Activity Crew, you will be expected to lead groups of teenagers from overseas on a variety of afternoon/evening and weekend activities that make for an exciting and rewarding cultural programme. The activities take the form of a variety of local excursions, sports activities, evening entertainment, arts, crafts and dance. You will also provide leadership on the full day excursions on a Saturday and Sunday. You will be expected prepare in advance for all activities and excursions following guidelines from the centre management. You will play a key part in ensuring the welfare of the students and in conjunction with the Social Programme Manager focus upon the safety aspects of all activities. You must attend induction at centre prior to starting your contract.
The following are the main tasks involved and may vary from centre to centre:
On-site Activities & Duties
You will plan, prepare and deliver a number of activities on-site which can include sports activities, arts & crafts, talent shows, team building, highland games, OSCARS themed discos, quiz nights and many more
You will provide pastoral care to all of OSCARS students. This may include supervising break/meal times, and at other times where care is needed.
Meet and greet new students to an OSCARS centre
Wave students goodbye at the end of their stay
Offering Group Leaders information on activities/excursions and responding to their requests as appropriate
Ensure risk assessments are carried or followed for all aspects of the on-site social programme
Off-site Activities & Excursions
Be responsible for taking a group of students on a pre-arranged excursion or tour by private coach/public transport
Ensure the Group Leaders and students are aware of the itinerary for the excursion and make them aware of timings, meeting points and departure points.
Ensure your own knowledge of the excursion, and make sure you have any guide and information packs with you for this
Interact with the students & Group Leaders whilst on the activity/excursion
Give appropriate support to enable students to put into practice their English
Meet groups of students at the airports
Respond to any emergencies should they occur
Attend meetings as required
Ensure student discipline and welfare at all times
Respond to any client/student queries appropriately
Person Specification
Essential Skills & Qualifications
Willingness to organise and partake in sporting activities/educational visits and evening entertainments
Be outgoing, organised and have large amounts of energy
Be able to work as part of a team and show leadership to groups of teenagers
Previous experience of working in a summer school environment
Working towards a qualification in sports, arts & crafts or youth work
Commitment to providing an excellent social programme for OSCARS clients.
Willingness to involve yourself fully within a summer school environment
Previous experience of promoting welfare and safeguarding children
A first aid qualification

Salary and Benefits

£300 per week

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