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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

Roles | Assistant Manager

Responsibilities: Assistant Managers aid the rest of the senior team with general duties on camp. The Assistant Manager’s duties will include a variety of tasks. Observing and supporting staff in sessions, assisting your senior team with their tasks, and helping out in other managerial areas when needed. This role is only available on larger camps with 9+ groups for 3 or more weeks.

Duties include:
• Assist the Camp Manager with daily tasks e.g. site tours, staff management, equipment checks, financial records and communicating with parents and staff
• Ensure Health & Safety regulations are being adhered to
• Assist the Early Years Manager and Senior Sports Instructor when required
• Assist with onsite induction training for general staff ahead of camp
• Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
• Act as an additional management figure to ensure the needs of staff, parents and children are being met
• Liaise with parents and guardians
• Support staff in their sessions  
• Oversee the Camp Administrator and delegate tasks suitable to their skill set
• Ensure swimming sessions and paperwork are being completed in accordance with Barracudas codes of practice

Requirements - You will:
• Attend compulsory Senior Training Day 
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas 
• Provide satisfactory references
• Have previous experience on camp/in a school setting
• Attend an Induction Training Day and at least 1 set up day (these will be in the 7 day period prior to camp opening)
• Complete relevant online training modules annually 
• Coordinate pack up at the end of camp 

Age of children: 
4½ -14 years
08:30 – 18:00
Salary: £420.00 - £500.00 per week (dependent on age, qualifications and experience)

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as an Assistant Manager, 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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