Staff Testimonial

I worked at Barracudas in Bedford for 1 week at Easter as the Dance and Drama instructor and 4 weeks in the summer as a Lifeguard in 2016. Everyday is different at Barracudas, there are lots of great and fun activities for the children which are also fun for the staff to instruct and get involved in too. The staff are all very friendly and by the end of camp you are all great friends. The management team are all very helpful and guide you well when needed. Working for Barracudas has given me the extra experience I have needed to pursue my goal of becoming a teacher and has given me great confidence towards my current teacher training. I have also learned different sports and skills that I can use in the future. Barracudas is an incredible company to work for and I would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to pursue a career working with children.


Nicola Nicola 2nd November 2016

Roles | Senior Sports Instructor

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)

• 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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