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Staff Testimonial

Really great atmosphere for kids and staff, loved meeting new people.


Elizabeth Elizabeth 5th December 2017

Roles | Group Co-Ordinator 11+


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: When children reach 11 years and (for most) are at a senior school, their needs at camp change. Staff working with this age group need to meet their particular requirements. This age group is too young to stay at home, but also have a greater sense of independence. The Group Co-Ordinator will have skill and experience with this age group.

Duties include:
• Look after children’s welfare and their happiness
• Ensure children are having a fun, exciting and safe time on camp
• Advise your Group Assistant 
• Set up and maintain a suitable base room area that is inviting for the children
• Follow policies and procedures to ensure the children in your care will have fun in a safe environment
• Ensure that the needs of the children in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day including breaks and lunch times
• Manage the exchange of relevant information regarding the children to their parents
• Get to know the children in your group as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and incorporate these into their day at camp
• Ensure the safe use of equipment provided for your sessions

• You have experience or qualifications working with this age range/group in a childcare setting
• You are experienced and interested in sports
• You are able to adapt to effectively deal with unpredictable challenges within the childcare setting
• Aged 18 or over by the time you start
• You will be eligible to work in the UK
• You will provide satisfactory references
• 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 weekends at various locations. You can view the 2018 Assessment Day dates 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 the 7 day period before your camp opens)

Age of children: 11 - 14 years
Salary: £281 - £385 per week (dependant on age, qualifications and experience).
Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Group Co-ordinator 11+ and is designed 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.