2019 Activity Leader - UK

Activity leader wanted by Embassy Summer First work day: ASAP
Native-level speakers
0 years (beginners, too)
No degrees expected
As an Embassy Summer Activity Leader, you will be at the forefront of developing students' Life Skills by providing instruction, guiding and coaching. Together with your centre team, you will be responsible for maximising both student and Group Leader satisfaction.

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Activity leader

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Work as employee

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Language school

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It is our shared goal to ensure that every student leaves our Embassy Summer centres with the following:

Confidence in communicating in English
A love for the English language and culture
A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment
Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursions that support character development
Accessed a global community of peers and make friends for life

Working week:

6 days out of 7 (1 day off per week)
44 hours per week (including preparation time)

Activity Leader duties include:

To lead, supervise, motivate and engage students on activities and trips
To enthusiastically promote the Activity Programme
To ensure adequate preparation and set up for on/ offsite activities
To prepare, plan and lead students on excursions
To maintain levels of discipline, safety and welfare
To assist in day to day general duties as instructed by senior management
To work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children and young people
To carry out residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision as requested by the Centre Manager
To complete 'prep time' in accordance with the requirements outlined by line managers to benefit the delivery of the activity and excursion programme
To help manage and maintain activity stock, which will include lifting and carrying of equipment
To assist and engage students with activities and excursions through the use of the Embassy Summer app

In accordance with our Company Code of Conduct, and any local policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters, you will need to demonstrate:

The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and demonstrate boundaries with children and young people
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours
A positive attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline
A high level of attention to detail

London, UK

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native-level speakers

  2. Experience

    0 years (beginners, too)

    (Experience or interest in working with young people (Essential). Experience of working in a summer school environment (Desirable))

  3. Qualification

    No degrees expected

    (Educated to A-Level or equivalent (Essential). Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable). Specialism in sports coaching, drama and dance (Desirable).)

  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Excellent organisational and planning skills
  6. Ability to deal with complexity and resolve problems and issues
  7. Ability to motivate and engage students
  8. Ability to work under pressure
  9. Demonstrate initiative

What we offer

  1. Pre-arrival online training
  2. A practical training day in London
  3. Role specific manuals
  4. Centre induction on arrival
  5. Observations
  6. CPD opportunities
  7. Opportunities to shadow managers and career progression
  8. From £303.26 per week (inclusive of holiday pay)
  9. £44.80 deduction per week for residential accommodation (if required)
  10. We will pay for your DBS application
  11. We will reimburse you the cost of your DBS update fee (£13)

London, United Kingdom

Job location

Embassy Summer

About the employer

We deliver rewarding English language programmes for young learners during the summer, providing a truly life-changing experience in the UK or North America.

Embassy Summer courses are designed to ensure young language students make the most out of their summer when it comes to learning English, personal development and meeting new international friends. We offer English language classes for all levels of learner, from beginner to advanced, and great quality accommodation in both college and boarding school residences, as well as homestay options with local families.

Our social programme is built to support the development of essential Life Skills and give students the chance to explore local places of interest and some of the most iconic and historic sights!

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