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Staff Testimonial

I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp. What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible. Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children. I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp! All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!


James James 2nd November 2016

Roles | Camp Manager


Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: Camp Managers have overall responsibility for their camp, overseeing children, staff, facilities and equipment. As a Camp Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the safety of the children and staff, helping to create such an amazing experience the children and the staff can’t wait to come back!

Duties include:
• Enforce health and safety regulations and ensure the camp is a safe environment
• Named deputy Designated Person on camp (dealing with child protection/safeguarding issues)
• Perform daily tasks to ensure camp runs effectively. Daily tasks include site tours, equipment checks, financial records, stock control, communicate with parents and manage your team. Tasks may be delegated to different members of your team, but you must ensure that they are completed
• Provide support and guidance for your team - you must communicate effectively with your team to ensure that camp runs smoothly and organise staff meetings regularly
• Lead onsite induction training for staff ahead of camp
• Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
• Assess and review staff performance. Staff will be assessed at the end of their first week working and at the end of the season
• Liaise with parents and guardians
• Point of contact for school liaison
• Oversee the set up weekend

• Attend Senior Training Day – date/location TBC
• Experience working on a camp or leading a team (e.g. Head of Year/Department at a school)
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• You will provide satisfactory references
• Be available for Induction Training Day and at least 1 set up day (these will be in the 7 day period prior to camp opening)

Salary: £475 - £600 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8am - 6pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Camp Manager and is listed 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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