Non-Residential Activity Leader

Activity leader wanted by British Study Centres First work day: 2020-06-01
Proficient speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
BA in any subject
We’re looking for Non-Residential Activity Leaders based in Brighton to join our successful team. We need energetic and enthusiastic people with a passion for working with young learners. Leaders will be responsible for helping to organise, plan and supervise all activities.

Job details


Activity leader

Work hours:


Student type:

6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years

Group size:


Contract term:


Contract type:

Work as employee

Institution type:

Language school

School authority:


Position: Non-Residential Activity Leader
Reporting to: Centre Manager
Team Management: None
Last review of job description: February 2020
Suitable for remote working? No
Suitable for Core Hours? No
Contract type: Fixed term end of June to August
Location: Brighton
The nature of the role will require the candidate to work unsociable hours at our BSC Brighton school (weekends/evenings/bank holidays); they will work 6 days, and an average of 48 hours per week.



Work with activities staff to design, organise and implement activity programme
Promote activities by preparing posters / noticeboards
Prepare and collect student sign-up sheets
Participate in all activities enthusiastically
Encourage all students to participate fully in the activity programme
Attend and participate in activity staff meetings 

Accompany and fully supervise students on excursions
Be familiar with excursion destination and itinerary
Ensure students have relevant excursion pack
Ensure safety of students at all times
Ensure students arrive punctually at collection points
Attend and participate in pre-excursion briefings 

Perform all duties punctually and professionally
Be aware of your duties as per the weekly timetable
Actively supervise lunchtimes
Be a role model for the students 

To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for and come into contact with
To adhere to the BSC Yong Learners safeguarding policy 

In addition to the above, all members of staff are required to: 
Work positively as part of a team
Demonstrate a positive attitude
Attend and participate in whole staff meetings
Act according to accepted professional standards at all times
Act in the welfare of the students at all times
Comply with centre and BSC rules and regulations
 ALs are required to attend a pre-course training day to meet staff from their own and other centres and to be briefed fully on all aspects of working at a BSC summer school.

Hove, UK

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Proficient speakers

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

    (Experience of working with children / teenagers.)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject

  4. Based in Brighton
  5. Ability to thrive in a residential setting
  6. Ability to work well in a team
  7. Excellent communication skills
  8. Flexibility, a willingness to work hard, and a sense of humour 
  9. Experience of working in a summer school setting - desirable
  10. Proven ability to organise group activities in areas including sports, art, music and drama - desirable
  11. Experience of working with non-native speakers - desirable
  12. Recognised qualifications in sports coaching, lifeguarding, dance instruction etc. - desirable
  13. Current valid First Aid certificate - desirable
  14. Child protection training  - desirable

What we offer

  1. Competitive salary depending on qualifications, experience and centre size. Pay scale available on request.
  2. All candidates must live within a commutable distance to our Brighton school.
  3. This post is offered on a residential basis. Working hours may be unsociable due to evening activities, night duty and the times of student arrivals and departures.
  4. BSC adopts a smart, casual dress policy. All members of staff are provided with one BSC t-shirt and one hoodie. BSC uniform is compulsory on excursion days, arrival/ departure days, and special events. BSC lanyards are to be worn at all times.
  5. There is at least one full day off per week.
  6. All references will be followed up and all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
  7. Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that they should not be employed in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.
  8. Appropriate Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) or police check is required prior to confirmation of appointment.
  9. Proof of identity and qualifications will be required. Only those with the right to work in the UK are eligible for any BSC position.

Hove, United Kingdom

Job location

British Study Centres

About the employer

Accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK, British Study Centres offers award winning English courses for adults and juniors in several exciting locations in the UK. Adults can choose to study all year round at its schools in Bournemouth, Brighton, London and Oxford. Junior vacation courses are offered in four exciting locations in the UK. BSC is one of the UK's most respected specialist English language Teacher Training centres.

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