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Staff Testimonial

I have worked at barracudas for five years now and have moved up roles from being a lifeguard to group coordinator to early years manager. Barracudas is just good fun, you get to work with great, like-minded people and help children have an exciting day. Also, I do like that there's opportunities to grow in the roles on camp. I started when I was 18 and I had developed my skills and this has been recognised by management, giving me the opportunity to progress. Working at barracudas has given me great experience and helped me so much while I was training to be a primary school teacher and once I had qualified. You learn so much from other staff across camp, that you become an expert in creating exciting and fun activities. At times I have been inspired. I would recommend barracudas to anyone with/wanting experience with children and who is willing to work hard. The people that work the hardest get the most out of the experience. It genuinely is a fun job and you meet really good friends.

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Chloe Chloe 2nd November 2016
Cambridge

Roles | Group Co-Ordinator

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: As a Group Co-Ordinator you will be an energetic, enthusiastic individual and have experience of working with children. Group Co-ordinators are dedicated to their groups. Once the season has started, we try to keep you with the same age group to create a sense of familiarity for children who return to camp week by week.

Duties include:
• Look after children’s welfare and their happiness
• Ensure children are having a fun, exciting and safe time on camp
• Advise your Group Assistant
• Create and maintain a base room area that is suitable and inviting for the children
• Follow policies and procedures to make sure the children in your care will have fun in a safe environment
• Follow the prepared activity timetable each day to make sure we deliver the amazing variety of activity sessions we promise
• Ensure that the needs of the children in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day including breaks and lunch times
• Be the key worker for parents and manage the exchange of relevant information regarding their children
• Get to know the children in your group as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and incorporate these into their day at camp
• Ensure the safe use of equipment provided for your sessions

Requirements:
• You have experience or qualifications working within a childcare setting
• 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 with excellent communication skills and able to apply your initiative
• You are experienced and interested in sports
• You are able to adapt to effectively deal with unpredictable challenges within the childcare setting
• 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 weekends at various locations. You can view the 2018 Assessment Day dates 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 the 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 6 - 11 years
Salary: £281 - £385 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Group Co-ordinator 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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