The Activity Programme is a large and very important part of the summer; activities and excursions
involve high levels of vigilance and supervision. Activity Managers will have all experienced the challenges of taking children on excursions, organising activities and leading a team of
Activity Leaders and Teachers. Activity Managers report to the Centre Manager, who supervise and assist Activity Managers in their role.
The role includes ensuring that summer school Activity Leaders and Teachers 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 learning experience through effective and enjoyable lessons and activities conducted in a professional yet
• Management skills for organising a team of Activity
Leaders and Teachers
• Previous summer school or similar
• Eligible to live and work in the UK (we cannot assist in
any way with work permits or visas)
• Knowledge of the summer school location at which you are
applying to work
• Experience of student welfare / boarding school
• Must be able to create, plan, organise and manage
social/sports activities effectively
• Native or near-native competency in
• Able to work with computers
• Competent sports / games person with knowledge of the
rules and organisation of one or more sports / games
• Able to speak a second language
• Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving
• Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
Managerial and Administrative duties
• You will report to the Centre Manager, who will supervise
and assist you in your role. You may also be required to assist the Academic Manager.
• You will need to read and familiarise yourself with the
Activity Manager’s Handbook before the start of the summer programme and adhere to Concorde International operational procedures.
• You will read, understand and adhere to Concorde
International’s Child Protection Policy. You must report any incidents, however small, to the Centre Manager as soon as possible. You should inform all staff of their responsibilities while working
• You will attend an induction with the Director of Vacation
Courses at Head Office in Canterbury before the centre opens and you will induct your team when they arrive at the centre.
• You and the Centre Manager and Academic Manager will be
required to hold and keep minutes of at least three staff meetings each week (preferably daily) to discuss the following administrative matters:
• Rotas for duties and activities
• Staff supervision
• Student performance and welfare
• Student arrivals and departures
• Any other matter that supports the smooth running of the
centre and the academic programme
• You will ensure that all activities and excursions are
publicised in advance and well organised. You should also encourage active participation by students and staff in the activity programme, ensuring that all students enjoy themselves while in a safe
environment. You will liaise with the Centre Manager daily in order to organise activities and excursions. You will take part in the activities yourself
• You will check bookings for all coaches, attractions and
sports activities, and for excursions you will ensure that cash, vouchers, tickets, cheques, maps, guides, coach lists and excursion protocol sheets are organised as required. If you are missing any
information you should liaise with the Centre Manager in the first instance or Head Office in case of emergency. When travelling with students on coaches, you will ensure that Teachers and Activity
Leaders are aware of appropriate procedures and behaviour for the journey.
• You need to understand the job descriptions of Activity
Leaders and Teachers in order to maintain high professional standards and ensure fairness at all times.
• You will help the Centre Manager make sure that Teachers
and Activity Leaders fulfil their contractual duties and complete their contracted number of hours/units each week.
• You will allocate tasks to Activity Leaders and make sure
they are fulfilling their contractual obligations in the centre at all times.
• You will be required to supervise activities and should be
prepared to work unsociable hours as required—for example, when students need to be taken to or from the airport, or on disco night.
• At the end of the summer you will submit a report covering
the success or failure of any particular activity and suggesting an alternative where appropriate.
• You will be required to observe Activity Leaders both
individually and in teams and provide feedback on their performance. Each Activity Leader will be observed at least once and records of this will be returned to Head Office with their final staff
• You will arrive at your centre punctually, at times agreed
with the Centre Manager and Academic Manager. You will dress suitably for your status in accordance with Concorde International’s professional image. You will behave appropriately at all times when
on site, setting an example of sobriety, and treating all students fairly, with due attention to propriety.
• Summer centres are very busy places and there may be
duties to perform in addition to those detailed here. Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position. As this is a managerial position, you will be required to sign a
waiver that confirms you are willing to work more than 48 hours per week if required to do so.
• In a residential centre, you are expected to undertake
residential duties such as helping to get students up in the morning, seeing that they are in bed in the evening, ensuring that rooms are tidy and organised, and monitoring laundry
• For sports activities, you will ensure that the correct
equipment is used, keeping a record of all items issued and checking that they are returned.
• It is a fundamental principle of Concorde International
that staff and students work best in a relaxed, friendly and participatory environment both inside and outside the classroom, and you will help maintain such an atmosphere. Your role is a managerial
one, and there may be times when you have to take decisions that are unpopular with Teachers and Activity Leaders.
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 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 minimum 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.
Data Protection Consent Form
In order to process your application we need your consent to process the data you
have given us. Please complete the Staff GDPR Form giving us your consent.
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