Staff Testimonial

I have just completed my 4th summer working for Barracudas. I started in 2014 as a group assistant and have worked every Easter and summer since. I progressed into the Early Years Coordinator role and as of this year became an Early Years Manager. In this time I’ve worked at two different camps and have thoroughly enjoyed working at both. Working for Barracudas has been really convenient for me, as I started just before I began training to become a Primary School Teacher, which meant I was able to work somewhere for the holidays, not only that I enjoy, but could gain a wealth of experience from. I have worked with a range of people, many that work with children outside of Barracudas also, but all have the same passion and enjoyment working with children. I’ve made some friends for life from working at camp! Going to work every day and being able to have fun with kids and act like a big kid yourself sometimes is a fun way to earn some money over the holidays. I’ve always been supported from when I started, whether it be by red shirts, blue shirts or by the area team or head office now I’m a blue shirt myself; Barracudas has really enhanced my professional development, especially in finding different ways to adapt activities to different children, behaviour management, and leadership skills, all which I can use away from camp. I would recommend working at Barracudas to anyone, but especially to those who would like a career working with children, the experience is invaluable!


Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

Roles | Assistant Manager

Assistant Manager positions tend to appear on our larger camps where we have 8 groups or more. The Assistant Manager will work alongside the Camp Manager and fellow senior team, assisting in a variety of tasks either practical or admin based. You will be given key projects and tasks that you will be responsible for over the season. 

Salary: £390 - £450 per week (dependant on qualifications and experience). 

Requirements: You would need to attend senior staff training days.

A day at Barracudas for an Assistant Manager:

An Assistant Manager will be present on our larger camps that have 8 or more groups. You are there to assist the senior team with day to day tasks and the operating of the camp.

Your day will start with a site tour, making sure everything is ready and areas are safe for the fun packed day ahead. Early drop off will start at 8am, it may be that you are in this area, welcoming children to camp and speaking with parents. 

During your day you may be responsible for the camp mobiles, speaking to people in the office about bookings, or a parent who needs to add their child to the late club as they cannot make the standard collection time. You may be completing financial records, or you could be in sessions getting involved with the children and staff, having fun!

At the end of the day, you may be back at the collection point, seeing children off and there for parents to speak to if needed. One last check of camp to make sure everything is secure, and you are ready for the next fun packed day tomorrow. 

The above is an example of what may be involved in your day as an Assistant 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. 

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