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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!


Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

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Lifeguarding Roles 2018

A large number of our camps are lucky enough to have swimming pools on site. This means loads of children get to enjoy swimming at least twice a week. All this fun and splashing would not be possible without all the wonderful lifeguards that work with us over the summer season.

With 40 camps this year we need more lifeguards than ever! We offer Monday - Friday seasonal work, so your evenings and weekends are free! We also offer great rates of pay starting from £300 per week! You would also be able to come along to one of our pool training courses, which contribute towards your NPLQ personal development. 

When recruiting lifeguards, not only do we ensure you have the correct qualifications and experience, we also look for the added FUN you’re going to bring to camp! Around the pool, you must be responsible yet approachable, but if and when you need to work with the children outside of the pool area, we need a member of staff who is FUN and energetic around camp. 

Camps across Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Sussex, Bedfordshire and London are all recruiting Lifeguards with a relevant valid NPLQ issued through RLSS, STA or HABC.

If you’re interested, or know someone who might be, make sure you fill in the application form soon! 

Any queries, please contact us on 01480 497533, or email


If you recommend a Lifeguard to Barracudas, and they successfully recieve their contract we will give you £50 once they have completed their season with us. To recommend a Lifegaurd email with further details.