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Staff Testimonial

Best Holiday Job! Last year I worked as an MA in Norwich, this year SSI in Wokingham. The atmosphere at Barracudas is something I've never experienced before in a work place, it provide an amazing working environment. I've never been so willing to "get up and go to work"- my days would go so quickly, and I'd enjoy it all. Both teams I've been apart of have been brilliant, everyone is lovely, fun loving and enthusiastic. I'm currently studying medicine at university and this may seem like an odd choice of holiday work- but absolutely not! I've learnt so much in such a short amount of time: 1. How to communicate with children better, how to explain things clearly so they understand first time. 2. How to liaise with parents both face to face and over the phone 3. Understanding how best to tackle "sticky situations" 4. How best to manage people 5. Learning behaviour management skills ^these are just a few examples of skills I've gained this Easter.. The list would go on and on.. I think working in 2 different camps has benefited me enormously as I've been able to see different ways of doing things/ tackling things. For example "Explore "n" Play" session- witnessing 2 different styles has only given me more ideas for the future. Honestly, this job is perfect for anyone who has an interest in working with children: social work/teaching/physio/OT but is also indescribably valuable to anyone working with people- learning how to run structured sessions whilst having to constantly behaviour manage and be aware of H&S legislation, will benefit almost anyone! A more senior role is perfect for those wanting to improve and demonstrate managerial skills (which employers love!!) I'd also like to mention, your work with the children is not in vain at all- parents were so appreciative of our work! On our last day of camp parents were so grateful for the care we'd shown their children and how much fun their children had had. I've had numerous part-time/holiday jobs and this tops them all!

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Bethany Bethany 9th April 2016
Wokingham

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 will: 
• Be 21 or over and have held a driving licence for a minimum of 4 years
• Be motivated, and forward thinking within the role.
• Undertake our online training
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas 
• Be confident driving long distances 

Hours: 30 – 40 hours per week, between 7:00 – 19:00 (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.