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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 | Fencing Instructor

Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure: the health, safety and welfare of the children in your care, to safeguard them and protect them from harm. Once these fundamentals are ensured, you should aim to give each of them such an amazing experience they can’t wait to come back!

Responsibilities: Fencing is one of our specialist activities and for many children this will be their first time ever trying it. You will have excited but nervous children in your group, so you will need to be a confident leader to manage and encourage the children to take part. You will spend most of your day leading these sessions, demonstrating to the children the basics of Fencing and developing their skills and confidence, whilst maintaining safety at every point.

Duties include: 
• Setting up and maintaining your Fencing room/area so that it is suitable and inviting for the children
• Following policies and procedures to create a safe and fun environment 
• Plan and deliver exciting and safe sessions, that are age relevant
• Providing safety instructions and demonstrations of equipment, ensuring these are adhered to 
• Get to know the children in your group and make their session engaging 
• Accurate completion of paperwork relating to Fencing sessions on a daily and weekly basis
• Checking the Fencing equipment efficiently and regularly

Requirements – You will:
• Need to undertake our FREE Fencing course by the British Fencing Association, which is nationally recognised. This will need to be completed prior to your employment start date.
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• provide satisfactory references 
• Be: enthusiastic, caring and organised 
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas.
• Attend an Assessment Day if you’re new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view 2019 Assessment Day dates here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops.
• Complete relevant online training modules annually.
• Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens).
• Assist at pack up at the end of camp if required

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years (4 ½ - 6 years use foam fencing sets)
Hours: 08:30 – 17:00
Salary: £310.00 - £450.00 per week (dependent on age, qualifications and experience)

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Fencing Instructor, 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. Your day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities.

 

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