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Staff Testimonial

I started working at Barracudas in the summer of 2016 as a Group Coordinator in Cobham. I had an absolutely amazing time, it helped me learn how to coordinate with lots of children and how to run fun, exciting sessions. This experience has contributed greatly to my teaching knowledge and has helped my confidence in and out of the classroom grow enormously. The managers were extremely helpful and informative, without being intimidating or condescending. They made the whole experience a lot easier for the new staff and ensured we all had a great time. Thanks for a great summer, Barracudas!


Georgia Georgia 22nd November 2016

Roles | Fencing Instructor


Whatever your role at any Barracudas camp, your primary responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of 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
• Manage and complete the correct paperwork for Fencing
• Checking the Fencing equipment efficiently and regularly

• To be able to fulfil this role it is compulsory to undertake our FREE Fencing course by the British Fencing Association which is nationally recognised. This will need to be prior to your employment start date
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• You are enthusiastic, caring and organised
• All staff must obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas
• If new to Barracudas you will have to attend an Assessment Day. These take place over the weekend at various locations. You can view 2018 Assessment Day dates here here. This day will contain a mixture of practical and theory based workshops
• All staff need to attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within a 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 4½ years – 14 years (4 ½ - 6 years use foam fencing sets)
Salary: £290 - £375 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience)
Hours: 8.30am – 5pm 

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 responsibilitiesYour day may be similar to this but not identical and will include a range of other tasks and responsibilities



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