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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!

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Niamh Niamh 14th September 2017
Hemel Hempstead

Roles | Camp Administrator

Responsibilities: Camp Administrators are responsible for overseeing all paperwork and admin tasks completed on camp, and assisting the senior team with their administrative duties. You will be required to talk to parents over the phone and face to face and throughout the day you will be required to complete a variety of admin based tasks. This role is only available at camps with 7+ groups.

Duties include:
• Processing on camp bookings
• Liaising with parents and guardians
• Completing staff attendance
• Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
• Allocating Group Assistant days off with guidance from your recruitment contact
• Ensure swimming sessions and paperwork are being completed in accordance with Barracudas codes of practice
• Ensure forms on camp relating to both staff and children are being completed correctly and efficiently
• Oversee children’s Essential Information forms ensuring that every child on camp has one
• Ensure the BX+ course is being completed and assist the BX+ Coordinator when needed
• Monitor petty cash and financial records at camp
• Ensure Group Coordinators receive important information for children in their group such as any allergies or medical conditions
• Act as an additional management figure to ensure the needs of staff, parents and children are being met 

Requirements - You will:
• Attend Senior Training Day 
• Be highly organised
• Have experience using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Google Drive
• Have the ability to develop IT skills in new areas such as our in house booking system
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• 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)
• Hold a Paediatric First Aid qualification (Barracudas offer nationally recognised PFA training courses free of charge) 
• Complete relevant online training modules annually
• Coordinate pack up at the end of camp

Salary: TBC per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Camp Administrator, 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.