Staff Testimonial

Best Holiday Job! Last year I worked as an MA in Norwich, this year SSI in Wokingham. The atmosphere at Barracudas is something I've never experienced before in a work place, it provide an amazing working environment. I've never been so willing to "get up and go to work"- my days would go so quickly, and I'd enjoy it all. Both teams I've been apart of have been brilliant, everyone is lovely, fun loving and enthusiastic. I'm currently studying medicine at university and this may seem like an odd choice of holiday work- but absolutely not! I've learnt so much in such a short amount of time: 1. How to communicate with children better, how to explain things clearly so they understand first time. 2. How to liaise with parents both face to face and over the phone 3. Understanding how best to tackle "sticky situations" 4. How best to manage people 5. Learning behaviour management skills ^these are just a few examples of skills I've gained this Easter.. The list would go on and on.. I think working in 2 different camps has benefited me enormously as I've been able to see different ways of doing things/ tackling things. For example "Explore "n" Play" session- witnessing 2 different styles has only given me more ideas for the future. Honestly, this job is perfect for anyone who has an interest in working with children: social work/teaching/physio/OT but is also indescribably valuable to anyone working with people- learning how to run structured sessions whilst having to constantly behaviour manage and be aware of H&S legislation, will benefit almost anyone! A more senior role is perfect for those wanting to improve and demonstrate managerial skills (which employers love!!) I'd also like to mention, your work with the children is not in vain at all- parents were so appreciative of our work! On our last day of camp parents were so grateful for the care we'd shown their children and how much fun their children had had. I've had numerous part-time/holiday jobs and this tops them all!

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Bethany Bethany 9th April 2016
Wokingham

Roles | Fencing Instructor

Responsibilities: Fencing is one of our specialist activities and for many children this will be their first time ever trying it. You will have excited but nervous children in your group, so you will need to be a confident leader to manage and encourage the children to take part. You will spend most of your day leading these sessions teaching the children the basics of Fencing and developing their skills and confidence whilst maintaining safety at every point.

Duties include: 
• Setting up and maintaining your Fencing room/area so that it is suitable and inviting for the children
• Following policies and procedures to create a safe and fun environment
• Plan and deliver exciting and safe sessions that are age relevant
• Providing safety instructions and demonstrations of equipment, ensuring these are adhered to
• Get to know the children in your group and make their session engaging
• Manage and complete the correct paperwork for Fencing
• Checking the Fencing equipment efficiently and regularly

Requirements:
• To be able to fulfil this role it is compulsory to undertake our FREE Fencing course by the British Fencing Association which is nationally recognised. This will need to be prior to your employment start date
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• You are enthusiastic, caring and organised
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• If new to Barracudas you will have to attend an Assessment Day. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view 2018 Assessment Day dates here here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops
• All staff need to attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years (4 ½ - 6 years use foam fencing sets)
Salary: £290 - £375 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am – 5pm 

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Fencing Instructor, 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 responsibilitiesYour day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities

 

 

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