Summer Camp Leader / Activities Leader (Residential or Non-Residential)

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Date Posted: 4th April 2024

An extraordinary opportunity to stay in one of the most famous and influential schools in the world. It’s going to be a very British summer school!

United Kingdom > London


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  • Degree Required
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  • Description



    KKCL has over 22 years of experience in providing international students with a unique English language study experience in the UK and abroad. Under the KKCL umbrella, we proudly present two distinct brands: KKCL English and KKCL Juniors, catering to the educational needs of both adults and young learners, aged 7 to 10 and 11 to 17.


    KKCL Juniors offer study experiences all year around at our flagship school located in a Grade II listed building in Harrow. In addition to our flagship school, our renowned Summer School programme takes place in one of the most famous and influential schools in the world Harrow School, with state-of-the-art facilities and safe & secure on-site residential accommodation.


    Many schools offer workshops and standard English lessons, but very few can offer the integrated experience that we do, through our unique project-based Go Create! English syllabus, taught by dynamic and inspirational teachers. These one-of-a-kind, dynamic and challenging classes are second to none, allowing our students to use their imagination and language skills to produce creative work in English that is uniquely theirs. Our programmes have been carefully designed to maintain a strong focus on English progression whilst at the same time appealing to young people’s sense of creativity and fun.


    We believe strongly in the value of the teacher, that’s why we select and develop teachers who have more than just qualifications. Our teachers combine a passion for education with skills and interests in a wide range of fields, from drama to art and music.


    Department: Activities

    Reports to: Activities Manager

    Centre: KKCL Harrow School

    Employment type: Temporary, fixed term

    Hours: 48 hours over 6 days per week

    Job start date: 04/07/2024

    Job end date: 11/08/2024



    Activity Leaders will support the House Master and Activity Manager in the delivery of the activities programme at the prestigious Harrow School boarding house this summer.  Planning and leading fun activities they will work as a team to ensure the students are safe and enjoying themselves during their unique summer school experience.


    The students will be aged 10-17, with up to 100 students per week. There will be evening activities running every evening and the Residential Activity Leaders will ensure these go off smoothly and are appealing to the different age ranges and nationalities in the programme. During our previous British Council inspection, strengths were noted in the areas of course design, teaching, care of under 18s, leisure opportunities, care of students and student administration and our Residential Activity Leaders play a key role in the pastoral and leisure opportunities side to summer school.



    1. To accompany groups on excursions and ensure the safety and welfare of the students, as well as providing them with information to help them get the maximum benefit from their visit

    2. To ensure the success of each timetabled activity session, it is essential to thoroughly prepare. This involves:

    • Comprehensive planning and promotion of the activity

    • Identifying and addressing all potential hazards related to Health & Safety according to established guidelines, and making necessary provisions to prevent accidents

    • Familiarising yourself with all necessary instructions and directions prior to the start of the session

    • Setting up all equipment and decorations, if applicable, before the arrival of students

    • Packing away all equipment and materials and tidying the activity space after the session

    1. To actively encourage students’ involvement in activities, leading by example

    2. To ensure that listed students are present at each session and to maintain accurate registers of their attendance

    3. To provide feedback on the programme to the Activity Manager

    4. If holding a specialist qualification that is eligible for an increment, to undertake duties pertaining to this

    5. To supervise student behaviour both on and off campus

    6. To carry out meal time and free-time supervision and, if residential, night duties on a rota basis with other residential staff. Other residential duties include morning roll calls, room checks and generally caring for the welfare of our students

    7. To assist with airport transfers and student arrivals and departures

    8. To assist with centre administration as directed

    9. To assist in opening and closing the centre

    10. Additional duties as required

  • Benefits
    SALARY AND BENEFITS Residential Activity Leader Gross salary per week Age 18 to 20: £530 (£473 + 12.07% holiday pay) Age 21+: £624 (£556.80+ £12.07% holiday pay) Non-residential Activity Leader Gross salary per hour Age 18 to 20: £11 per hour (£9.82+ 12.07% holiday pay) Age 21+: £13 per hour (£11.60+ £12.07% holiday pay) • Full board accommodation is provided (if residential) • We will pay for your DBS application • £12 per week supplement per week for First Aid Qualifications (if residential) • 1 day paid induction, paid pro rata • Free safeguarding training course • Work as a part of a strong and supportive team, gain invaluable experience working with international students alongside the highest standard provider in the industry, set within the prestigious surroundings of Harrow School • An inspiring and exciting job opportunity leading international students around some of the UK’s top attractions including Harry Potter Studio
  • Requirements
    SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL • Be 18 years old or older • Complete fluency in English • Keen interest in sport, culture, sightseeing • Interested in, and able to organise activities such as drama, arts & crafts, talent shows etc. • Enthusiastic, organised and a natural leader • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills • Able to motivate and encourage large groups of teenagers • Able to address large groups of young people • Able to sustain long periods of physical activity • Activity enjoy spending time with children/teenagers • Capable of using your own initiative • Responsible and flexible • Have the right to live and work in the country of employment • Attend training prior to starting work. DESIRABLE  Qualification in related subjects (e.g. arts, drama, sports, etc)  Coaching / art teaching qualifications  Experience in summer school / holiday camps or in similar structures  Experience of working with children or teenagers  Competent sports/games person with knowledge of the rules and organisation of one or more sports  First-aid certificate, qualification in child supervision, swimming certificate, etc. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.
  • Date Posted
    4th April 2024

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