Activity Leader

We are looking for fun, outgoing and enthusiastic people to join our team of activity leaders in the Summer of 2023.


We will help you develop your skills and give you the opportunity to interact and engage with students from all over the world. Being an activity leader is more than just leading activities. You will be vital in making students feel safe at all times and providing them with the opportunity to make friends from all over the world.


We will help you to develop your skills using our Steps to Success and Professional Pathway that are new for 2023.



Please read the person specification and job description below before applying.


To apply please click on the link below for the centre you wish to work at. If you are interested in more than one centre please apply for your preferred destination and we will discuss other centres with you during your interview if you are successful.

Ashford School

Canterbury City

Canterbury Adults

Kent College



      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 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.



Essential Requirements


· Able to plan and organise activities such as sports, drama, dance, arts and crafts and others.

· Aged 18+ and fluent in English.

· Eligible to live and work in the UK (we cannot assist in any way with work permits or visas)

· Knowledge of the location for which you are applying


Desirable Requirements


· 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 centre.




Activity Leader Residential 

 18+ Year Old - £500.16 per week for 48 hours + Food + Accommodation


The total pay above includes a £63.70 per week deduction to contribute towards the catering and acommodation costs.



Activity Leader Non-residential 

18+ Year Old - £395.96 per week for 38 hours




Junior Activity Leader 

16 to 17 Years Old - 36 hours per week x £6.00 = £216.00 per week


Professional Pathway Bonus Payments

Please see Professional Pathway for more information


      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.



· 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.


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 Safeguarding Policy. These will be made available to you once employment has been confirmed.

· Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.




      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 of the UK, please note that Concorde International is unable to assist in any way with work permits or visas. 


      Safer Recruitment

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. 


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