Activity Leader                                              

Person Specification




The main role of an Activity Leader is to engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme—classes, activities and excursions. This means communicating, interacting, and generally being alongside the students and making sure they are happy, involved and having fun.


We aim to provide an excellent cultural and learning experience through effective and enjoyable courses conducted in a professional yet personalised environment. 


It is preferable for applicants to have experience with sport, drama and dance, arts and crafts and to have previous summer school experience. As the role involves taking groups of students on excursions and local visits, knowledge of the location for which you are applying would be an advantage.

There are two types of Activity Leaders jobs available, non-residential and residential, in Ascot, Bath and different locations within Kent.




 • Able to plan and organise activities such as sports, drama, dance, arts and crafts

 • Aged 18+ and fluent in English

 • Eligible to live and work in the UK

 • Knowledge of the location for which you are applying




 • Previous experience of working with children or teenagers

 • Previous experience of working in a summer school

  Flexible and able to work in a team

 • Able to speak a second language

 • Current first aid certificate (£10 weekly pay increment)

 • RLSS lifesaving certificate (£10 weekly pay increment)

 • Qualified to coach/instruct sports, drama or dance (£10 weekly pay increment)

 • Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)

Job Description

General duties


Welcoming new students to the centre.

Setting up / packing up the centre and displaying / removing signs.

Supervising during breaks and lunchtimes and quiet time.

Preparing afternoon activities and workshops.

Assisting with fire drills.

Providing welfare for students who come without a Group Leader (’individual’ students) and reporting potentially harmful situations.




Preparing activity plans for each activity to ensure all students are safe and participating fully in order to benefit from the experience.

Organising teams/groups and actively participating in activities and events.

Ensuring sports, audio and other equipment is maintained, returned and stored correctly as well as purchasing resources.

Encouraging fair play and ensuring all students have a turn.

Monitoring the students at all times.




Be early to meet your assigned group.

Counting students on and off coaches and throughout excursions.

Brief the students and Group Leaders about the itinerary of the excursion including reading the script, introducing the excursion task and checking the answers on the way home.

Leading and monitoring the walking tour (notes and maps provided) of towns/cities visited.

Monitoring and being responsible for a group of around 15 students thoughout the excursion.

Ensuring you know the safety procedures and potential risks involved on each excursion (for example how to deal with lost or sick students).




Assisting the Centre Manager, Academic Manager and Activity Managers with general administrative tasks.

Designing and displaying posters and programme information.

Preparing Welcome Packs, Excursion Packs and student ID badges.

Photocopying and general office admin.

Checking students are in their classes.

Preparing activity plans for each activity, and being familiar with all the risk assessments.

Ensuring all areas are clean and tidy so Health and Safety criteria is met.

Duties at Residential Centres


Assisting on arrival and departure days.

Waking the students up in the mornings and assisting with lights out in the evenings.

Assisting students with laundry.

Encouraging students to keep their rooms and common areas tidy and ensuring emergency exits are kept free from obstruction.

Ensuring students are prepared for departures and all luggage is collected (some unsociable hours).

Distributing packed lunches for excursions.

Ensuring students are safe and monitored at all times.

Maintaining Standards


You will perform your duties in a professional manner and dress appropriately for your position.

You will behave appropriately as an example to younger people.

You will familiarise yourself with, understand, and adhere to Concorde International’s Child Protection Policy. These will be made available to you once employment has been confirmed.

Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.


There are two types of Activity Leader jobs available: non-residential and residential. 2018 rates are listed below for illustrative purposes. 2019 rates to be confirmed.


Activity Leader (non-residential)

£297 per week + holiday pay for:
12 units of activities, administration, supervision, welfare duties and excursions


Activity Leader (residential)
£297 per week + holiday pay + full accommodation and meals for:
12 units of activities, administration, supervision, welfare duties and excursions
+ 5.5 hours of additional duties


Allocation of hours
Activities are assigned according to a number of units or hours. One unit is equivalent to three hours.

Activity /Admin Session = 1 unit

Half-day Excursion = 2 units

Full-day Excursion = 3 units
Welfare / Supervision = allocated by the number of hours

Welfare / Supervision = allocated by the number of hours





Equal Opportunities

Concorde International is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties between employees employed at any level with comparable job descriptions.

If you are applying from outside Europe, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.



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