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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!

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Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

Roles | Multi Activity Instructor

 

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 Multi Activity Instructor, you will be leading archery and motorsports activities to children on camp. You will be expected to lead fun and engaging sessions, whilst ensuring that safety is paramount at all times. You will also lead the Motor Mania skills builder course where you will put children’s driving skills to the test and help them to learn about road safety, signals and basic mechanics. 
 
Duties include: 
• Setting up and maintaining your Multi Activity area, making sure that is suitable and inviting for the children
• Follow policies and procedures to ensure the children in your care have fun in a safe environment
• Plan and deliver exciting and safe sessions that are age relevant
• Provide safety instructions and demonstrations of equipment and ensure these are adhered to
• Get to know the children in your group and make their session engaging
• Manage and complete the correct paperwork for Multi Activity
• Checking the Multi Activity equipment efficiently and regularly
• Lead the Motor Mania skills builder course

Requirements:
• To be able to fulfil this role it is compulsory to undertake our FREE Multi Activity course 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 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 a 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children:  4½ years – 14 years 
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 Multi Activity 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 responsibilities.


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