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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 | Senior Sports 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: Senior Sports Instructors are responsible for supporting staff with their activity sessions on camp, creating the activity timetable, developing staff sporting knowledge and overseeing the Early and Late Club sessions.

Duties include:
• Coordinate the Early and Late Club sessions - SSI hours start at 7.30am to enable them to set up for the Early Club and pre-register children, so that parents are able to leave on time for work. Depending on the size of your camp you may also have an Early Club Assistant to help. You are also responsible for staffing and timetabling activities for these clubs
• Organise a varied timetable that is age appropriate and makes good use of all equipment provided
• Provide cover when required if a staff member is not present or needs assistance
• Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
• Be in 4 out of 6 sessions a day supporting and guiding staff
• Use your sporting knowledge to enhance activities and ensure they are safe for both children and staff
• Oversee paperwork with Specialist Instructors (e.g. Fencers & Multi Activity Instructors)
• Answer any questions parents/guardians might have at registration and collection
• Timetable Skills Builders courses and ensure the content is being followed correctly (click here to learn about our Skills Builders courses)

Requirements:
• Attend Senior Training Day – date/location TBC
• Sporting experience
• Coaching experience (ideally with children)
• 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)

Age of children: 4½ -14 years
Salary: £420 - £450 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 7.30am - 5pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Senior Sports 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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