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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 | Equipment Driver

Responsibilities: This role is for anybody that loves to be on the go, and is confident driving to different locations each day. You will be required to collect and drop off our specialist equipment such as the Rodeo Bull, Bungee Run, Sweeper and a number of different types of Assault Courses. 

Duties: 
• Driving to camps delivering our roaming equipment
• Loading and unloading the vehicles in accordance with manual handling
• Assisting with the set-up of the kit on arrival
• Regularly checking your vehicle for any damage and completing the correct vehicle paperwork 
• Liaising with Central Office about the Equipment Driver schedule

 Requirements: 
• You must be 21 or over and have held a driving licence for a minimum of 4 years
• It’s important that the Equipment Driver is motivated, and forward thinking within the role
• You must undertake our online training
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• Must be confident driving long distances 

Salary: £11/hour
Hours: Minimum of 30 hours per week between 7.00am – 7.00pm (this may vary and will be discussed at point of contract) 

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as an Equipment Driver, 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.