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I have worked as a lifeguard at a pool for 5 years before deciding to work as a lifeguard for Barracudas and I do not regret my decision. I have loved my new job, I get up every morning looking forward to the day. There's always something to do, it's fun for you as well as the kids, I've loved it and can't wait to go back. Thank you!


Rebecca Rebecca 2nd April 2016

Roles | Senior Sports Instructor

The Senior Sports Instructor is responsible for planning and preparing the activity timetable every day, ensuring variety on camp. The role also involves developing staff knowledge in sports, assisting on sessions and teaching new skills and techniques to staff.  We would need our Senior Sports Instructor to have experience of working with children in a sports environment, education or activity setting and have a strong passion for sports.

Salary: £340 - £380 per week (dependant on qualifications and experience). 

Requirements: Hold three or more National Governing Body coaching awards in different sports or be on/completed sports-related course. You would also have to attend senior staff training days.

A day at Barracudas for a Senior Sports Instructor:

Your day will start at 7.30am organising and leading the Early Club. This will involve overseeing the timetabling of age appropriate Early and Late club activities for the week ahead, setting up activity areas, registering children and ensuring there are sufficent numbers of staff. You will be overseeing an Early Club assistant who will work alongside you.

Following this you will proceed with a site tour with the rest of the senior team to ensure that all areas of the camp are safe and ready for the children and the fun packed day ahead. You will be responsible for putting the activity timetable together and sending this over to the central office.

Every day, you will need to be in 4 of the 6 sessions with groups, ensuring that the timetabled activities are being delivered correctly and in a fun exciting way, while monitoring the staff within these groups. You will be passing your sport knowledge onto staff and children, so that they are engaged and enjoying the session. 

During the day you may be speaking to people from the office on the camp phone about a booking, assisting the Camp Manager with staff evaluations, and preparing the timetable ready for the following day.

At the end of the day, you may be back at the collection point, seeing children off and there for parents to speak to if needed. One last check of camp to make sure everything is secure, and you are ready for the next fun packed day tomorrow. 


The above is an example of what may be involved in your day as a Senior Sports Instructor, 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.