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Staff Testimonial

I started working at the beginning of summer 2016 as a Senior Sports Instructor at Harlow camp. What I enjoyed most at camp was, the range of different activities was so broad it made making the experience as enjoyable and varied as possible. Working with barracudas has helped me to improve my leadership skills through a hands-on experience. Also this has helped me to gather skills and ideas on how to differentiate any game to get maximum enjoyment for the children. I would definitely recommend Barracudas to anyone, as there really is no job like it. Every day was different and you get paid to have fun with the children at camp! All the staff were fantastic and the facilities are amazing! I can't wait to go back!


James James 2nd November 2016

Roles | Roaming Staff

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: As a Roaming Staff Member, you will be based at a camp throughout the season, however you will be working at several other camp locations within a cluster. We may require an additional member of staff at a camp due to sickness or an increased number of bookings. You will be required to travel to that camp and work within a general staff role to support the team. The role involves last minute changes, you will need to be flexible and adaptable. 

Duties include: 
•  Carry photo ID everyday
• Check for correspondence from central Office each morning before leaving for work
• Ensure children are having a fun, exciting and safe time on camp
• Follow policies and procedures to make sure 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 care throughout the day including breaks and lunch times
• You will be required to travel to camps within approximately 40 minutes of your base camp. These camps will be agreed with central office in writing before starting work

Requirements – You will:
• Have experience or qualifications working within a childcare setting
• Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
• Be eligible to work in the UK
• Provide satisfactory references 
• Have a full valid UK driving license and access to a vehicle
• Be flexible and adaptable to different situations and new people   
• Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Barracudas. 
• Attend an Assessment Day if you’re new to Barracudas. These take place over the weekends at various locations. You can view the 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 the 7 day period before your camp opens).
• Assist with pack up at the end of camp

Age of children: 4½ -14 years
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30

NB: The above is an example of what may be involved in your duties as a Roaming staff member, 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.