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I worked at Barracudas in Bedford for 1 week at Easter as the Dance and Drama instructor and 4 weeks in the summer as a Lifeguard in 2016. Everyday is different at Barracudas, there are lots of great and fun activities for the children which are also fun for the staff to instruct and get involved in too. The staff are all very friendly and by the end of camp you are all great friends. The management team are all very helpful and guide you well when needed. Working for Barracudas has given me the extra experience I have needed to pursue my goal of becoming a teacher and has given me great confidence towards my current teacher training. I have also learned different sports and skills that I can use in the future. Barracudas is an incredible company to work for and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to pursue a career working with children.


Nicola Nicola 2nd November 2016

Roles | Area Manager

Area Managers are responsible for overseeing a number of activity camps within a geographical area. The role includes managing, auditing and supporting senior and general staff on camp throughout the season. Audits carried out by the Area Manager are extremely important, as they ensure that procedures are followed, also providing the opportunity to report on the great work the camp staff are doing. You will be a main point of contact for the camps within your area, supporting them both in person and over the telephone.

Salary: £450 - £550 per week (dependant on qualifications and experience).

Requirements: Previous experience on camp within a management role. You would need to attend the Area Managers training day.

A day at Barracudas for an Area Manager:

Your previous knowledge of camp management will help you in this role to guide and advise others in their role.

Your day may start by going to observe registration on camp, giving feedback and making suggestions for improvement if needed, as this is where parents form their first judgement of the camp and staff. You may stay at camp to observe the first activity session, or you may head to another location within your area as OFSTED have arrived and the senior team need some support on the inspection. 

No two days will be the same in this role. You will be visiting different camps, meeting different staff and will be passing your knowledge onto others through audits and suggestions, ensuring that camps are the best they can be and that we are providing an outstanding service for parents, children and staff. 


The above is an example of what may be involved in your day as an Area Manager, and is designed to give you an insight into what the role entails. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.