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 sports, 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 Leader jobs available: 'Non Residential' and 'Residential' in our summer centres.
Please see Summer Centres 2023 for more information on our summer school locations.
· Able to plan and organise activities such as sports, drama, dance, arts and crafts and
· Aged 18+ and fluent in English.
· Eligible to live and work in the UK (we cannot assist in any way with work permits or
· 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 UK recognised first aid certificate
· RLSS lifesaving certificate
· Qualified to coach/instruct sports, drama or dance
· Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
Junior Activity Leaders
If you are aged 16 or 17 and live local to the summer centres you
are welcome to apply for a Junior Activity Leader position. We do not have any residential positions for this role.
Senior Activity Leaders
If you have previously worked for Concorde International or another
summer school and have demonstrated the necessary leadership skills we require for this role we may suggest that you apply for a Senior Activity Leader position. Spaces are limited to one per summer
Activity Leader Residential
18+ Year Old - £416.80 per week for 40 hours
+ Food + Accommodation
The total pay above includes a £60.90 per week deduction to contribute towards the
catering and acommodation costs.
You will also receive 12.1% Holiday Pay on top of your wages.
Activity Leader Non-residential
18+ Year Old - £364.70 per week for 35 hours
You will also recieve 12.1% Holiday Pay on top of your
Junior Activity Leader
16 to 17 Years Old - 36 hours per week x £6.00 = £216.00 per week + 12.1% Holiday Pay
Professional Pathway Bonus Payments
Please see Professional Pathway for more information
· 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.
· 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 administration.
· 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.
· 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 for 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 throughout 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)
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.
· 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 Safeguarding Policy. These will be made available to you once employment has been confirmed.
· Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.
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 of the UK, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas.
As part of our Safer Recruitment policy all applicants need to
provide a full employment history (explaining any gaps) and a minimum of two referees whom we will contact directly. Each applicant will also undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
check which will identify any recent and historic criminal records, police cautions (even if deemed as 'spent') and this will be taken in to consideration for our final decision on suitability for
recruitment. We will process your DBS through our external providers, Civil and Corporate.