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Senior Activity Leader Summer Centres

Posted on 2024-01-02


United Kingdom
Job Description

Twin Group is an award-winning provider of education, travel, work experience, accommodation, and employment services.  We offer a diverse number of life-enhancing services to our clients and every member of our team is essential in achieving this.

The Senior Activity Leader role is an and exciting position at one of our fast-paced Twin Summer Centres across the UK and Ireland. You will assist the Activity Manager in overseeing the implementation of the Activity and Excursion Programme, running from breakfast to lights out, for international students under the age of 18*. You will perform as an experienced Activity Leader running an engaging Activity and Welfare programme while taking on the Activity Manager role in their absence. You will be fully trained and supported by our experienced Summer Centres Head Office Team, reporting to the Activity Manager on site, supporting a team of enthusiastic Activity Leaders in the day-to-day operation. The role of Senior Activity Leader is the perfect opportunity to gain some team leading experience within an international setting. You will use your initiative, creativity, and organisational skills to deliver a stimulating, action-packed programme to our customers from all over the world.

2024 Centres:

Canterbury, St Edmund's School,
Dublin, Kings Hospital School, Ireland,
Edinburgh, Loretto School, Scotland,
Gloucester, University of Gloucester, Oxtalls,
London Docklands, University of East London,
London Kingston, Kingston University,
Wellington College, Crowthorne.

Contract:  Temporary  
Hours: Various 

*Some centres may include international high school students who turn 18 before their arrival at the summer centre, there will be appropriate provision and safeguarding measures in place to accommodate them on which you will be fully trained. 


Safeguard and promote the well-being of all students on site.
Supervise and participate actively in all activities, walking tours and excursions. 
Live on-site for the duration of the contract on a 6-day-per-week rotation; Full Board and Accommodation is provided. 
Attend a paid two-day face-to-face training event prior to the start of the summer (dates TBC).  
Assist the Activity Manager in overseeing the implementation of the Activity Programme maintaining high levels of quality in the delivery thereof. 
Actively promote the Activity Programme maintaining and ensuring the inclusion and participation of all students. 
Support and guide all Activity Leaders, ensuring activities and excursions are delivered on time and in a highly exciting and engaging manner. 
Taking charge of activity equipment in the office, ensuring there is sufficient stock.  
Preparing the activity venue along with the activity leaders prior to each activity. Ensuring Activity leaders have registers and are fully aware of the risk assessments prior to each activity 
Learning all activities and excursion plans ahead of the programme in order to act as the main leader for all activities. 
Assisting in running of excursion/ walking tour, activity and staff meetings, and keeping meeting minutes. 
Implementing client feedback in line with company-approved policies and procedures.  
Promote the use of English amongst students at all times. 
Actively ensure all students and staff are wearing lanyards at all times.
Maintain and promote positive student behaviour.
Comply with health and safety at all times.
Carry out any other reasonable tasks as required by the company.
Education /Qualification
GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at Grade C or above.

Desirable, but not essential skills and experience:

First Aid Certificate completed within the last three years. 
Experience of working with under 18s. 
Experience of managing a team. 
Customer service experience. 
Educated to degree level or currently working towards a degree. 

Additional Information:

Senior Activity Leaders are paid £680 - £801 per week in the UK, and €760 - €889 in Ireland depending on the size of the centre and previous experience, plus accrued holiday pay of 12.07% in the UK and 8% in Ireland. Each week includes 1 day off.  

You will be:

Eligible to work in the UK and/or Ireland.
Aged 18 or over.
Be committed to safeguarding and the promotion of student welfare.
Native or C1 level of English.
Excellent organisational skills.
Ability to lead and motivate a team.
Flexible and able to manage priorities.
Excellent communication & interpersonal skills.

Please Note: 
The successful candidate must be able to work in the UK or Ireland. 

Twin is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Successful applicants will be required to undertake a standard or an enhanced disclosure via the DBS, depending on the role itself in the UK and Garda Vetting in Ireland.

If you have resided outside of the UK within the last 5 years, you will be required to provide an overseas police record.

All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily.
Proof of identity and qualifications will be required.
Successful candidates will be required to complete a one-hour online safeguarding training before commencing employment.

We are dedicated to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.

Disability Confident Employer 
Disabled applicants should indicate in the Equality of Opportunity section of the application form if they wish their application to be given consideration under the Disability Confident scheme.  

If you are invited to interview, please advise the recruitment administrator what adjustment you would require at the interview in as much detail as possible to enable arrangements to be put into place.  

We ask all applicants if they want to be considered under this scheme.  By opting in to this scheme, you are disclosing that you have a disability solely for the purpose of the interview guarantee and we will not assume nor infer that you wish to disclose or record your disability in any other way – including any reasonable adjustments you may need if you are employed. 

Safeguarding, Welfare and Prevent 
Twin Group is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, the prevention of radicalisation, and promoting the welfare of all our customers, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Twin Group has as a Safeguarding Policy which all staff must read and comply with. Successful applicants who will work directly with children and/ or vulnerable adults will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS/ Garda Vetting and complete mandatory training. 

Equality & Diversity 
We are dedicated to ensuring that all job applicants and members of staff are treated equally, without discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, or age.
Twin Training has an Equality and Diversity Policy, and it is the responsibility of all staff to comply with this.

The post holder must maintain the confidentiality of information about customers, staff, and other Twin Training stakeholders. Some work is of a confidential nature and information gained must not be communicated to other persons except in the recognised course of duty. The post holder must always meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act (UK) and Data Protection Legislation (Ireland) (GDPR).

Health & Safety
Employees must comply with the provisions of the ‘The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (UK) and the Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005(Ireland) and must take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst at work. Employees are also required to co-operate with their employer to enable them to perform or comply with any statutory provisions. The organisations efforts to promote a safe and healthy working environment can only succeed with the full cooperation of its employees.

This job description is intended to provide a broad outline of the main duties and responsibilities only. The post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role in conjunction with their line manager. The post holder may be asked to carry out any other reasonable and lawful duty or instruction. 

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