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!

Read more...

Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

Roles | Camp Manager

The Camp Manager has the overall responsibility for and management of the whole camp, making sure it is safe for both children and staff, providing a high level of care for the children at camp. It’s very important that the Camp Manager is very motivated, so the team can lead by example. As a Camp Manager you will be responsible for supporting your team and ensuring they understand the camps policies and procedures, helping them to create a fun and exciting season, so not only the children want to return, the staff do too.  

You will also be the deputy nominated designated person on camp for all safeguarding matters, liaising with Central Office designated persons and other authorities to ensure all children and staff are kept safe.

Salary: £440 - £550 per week (dependant on qualifications and experience). 

Requirements: Experience of working with children and knowledge of managing a team whilst co-ordinating projects. You would need to attend senior staff training days.

A day at Barracudas for a Camp Manager:

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, and it may be that you are in this area, welcoming children to camp and speaking with parents. 

During your day, you may be carrying out staff evaluations with other members of your senior team, speaking to the school site team, leading a staff meeting to communicate with your staff and dealing with any behaviour issues.

You will not be in sessions with the groups, but it is expected that you will be out and about at camp, a face of authority for staff and children and a representative of Barracudas for school staff. No two days will be the same as a Camp Manager, and you will have your Area Manager for support and guidance.

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

 

Apply for this role now!