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WE ARE LOOKING FOR SEASONAL STAFF INCLUDING ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS, EARLY YEARS, INSTRUCTORS, MANAGERS AND SPORTS COACHES. 

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR SPORTS COACHES ON A PART-TIME BASES WITHIN 30 MINUTES DRIVE OF MILTON KEYNES. 

PERKS OF THE JOB

  • Seasonal work (16 weeks per year)

  • we write personalised CVs to ensure your efforts are recocognised 

  • Work close to home

  • Full training provided every season

  • Fun and dynamic childcare environment

  • Meet and make friends for life

  • Career development (road to Camp Manager)

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

We are looking for several new Assistant instructors to join our fun and friendly team for the new season ahead. The role of Assistant Activity Instructor is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp is maintained at all times, and to deliver outstanding, structured and fun sessions. Many of our Assistant Instructors gain the confidence and skills to to progress to an Instructor role in future seasons. 

     YOUR ROLES:

  • Supporting the Instructors and camp manager in delivery of activities. 

  • Taking the lead in small group sports or arts and craft activities. 

  • Ensuring that the children are engaged and joining in with the activities. 

  • Looking after the welfare of the children as a whole. 

  • Supporting our most vulnerable children, including those with Specific Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

  • Taking on roles given by the Site Manger within reason and within your capabilities. 

    REQUIREMENTS 

  • Be able to work in the UK;

  • Be at least 17 years old on the date your contract begins;

  • Offer credible academic and professional references.

  • Possess good communication skills, enthusiasm, compassion, organisation, and the ability to take initiative.

  • Possess the flexibility to handle unforeseen difficulties in a childcare environment.

  • Have or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check through APF or use an enhanced DBS that is already on the Update Service.

MULTI-ACTIVITY INSTRUCTOR

 

​The role of Activity Instructor is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp is maintained at all times, and to deliver outstanding, structured and fun sessions. This includes various sports and Arts and Craft activities, in addition to leading our EXTREME ACTIVITIES (inflatables, Archery Tag, Archery, Splat Ball, Sumo Wrestling and Electric Go-Karts) where you will be given specific training to lead these activities. 

    YOUR ROLES:

 

  • Ensure that the activities are set-up, appropriate and welcoming for children. 

  • Adhere to rules and regulations to ensure that the children in your care will enjoy themselves in a secure setting.

  • Plan and conduct engaging, age-appropriate activities that are safe and compliant with the APF training and lesson plans that you have received.

  • Give safety instructions and equipment demonstrations, and make sure these are followed by every child. 

  • Make sure the children in your care are actively supervised and attended to throughout the day, including during breaks and lunch.

  • Accurately complete all paperwork associated with the daily and weekly Multi Activity sessions. This includes registers. 

  • Encourage children to participate in activities as much as possible. 

REQUIREMENTS

Ideally, you will be qualified or have experience in working with children in sport, art, childcare or teaching, with significant experience of working with children (Although this is not essential).

This role would suit university students looking for extra work, parents or those interested in working with children.

  • Experience in working with children 

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date your contract begins

  • Excellent communicator, with confident face to face customer service skills.

  • Good working knowledge of camp activities

  • Good decision maker, able to quickly assess and make informed judgments

  • Pro-active and conscientious, able to adapt to situations when required

  • Have or be pursuing an appropriate childcare certification

  • Be able to work in the UK

  • Offer credible academic and professional references

  • Possess good communication skills, enthusiasm, compassion, organisation, and the ability to take initiative

  • Possess the flexibility to handle unforeseen difficulties in a childcare environment.

  • Approved enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service.

  • Complete yearly online safeguarding training and optional SEND training 

  • Attend the online 2-hour Induction Training prior to the start of your first working season (this will probably happen within seven days leading up to the opening of your camp).

SPORTS COACH

​The role of a Sports Coach is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp is maintained at all times, and to deliver outstanding, structured and fun sessions.

As a sports coach, you will guide individuals/groups through instruction and training to improve their skills in Football. Rugby, Basketball, Hockey, Badminton, Tennis, skills and knowledge. This is in addition to leading our EXTREME ACTIVITIES (inflatables, Archery Tag, Archery, Splat Ball, Sumo Wrestling and Electric Go-Karts) where you will be given specific training to lead. It is imperative that that your ensure that all children have LOTS OF FUN in addition to learning new skills in each sport. 

 

You will analyse the performance and provide direction in how to improve their technique to children following set program guidelines and relevant lesson plans (advanced coaches can follow their own lesson plans). 


You will communicate effectively and professionally to senior leaders and management on a daily basis and build a strong ethos with your collegues. 

Duties of a Sports Coach 

  • Make sure your activities are set-up, appropriate and welcoming for children. 

  • Adhere to rules and regulations to guarantee that the children in your care will enjoy themselves in a secure setting.

  • Coach differentiated skills for children to learn and implement them into game situations 

  • Create and conduct engaging, age-appropriate programmes that are safe and compliant with the APF training that you have received.

  • Give safety instructions and equipment demonstrations, and make sure these are followed 

  • Make sure the children in your care are actively supervised and attended to throughout the day, especially during breaks and lunch.

  • Accurately complete the paperwork associated with the daily and weekly Multi Activity sessions. This includes registers. 

  • Encourage children to participate as much as possible. 

REQUIREMENTS 

  • Have or working towards a relevant sports coaching qualification or be a certified teacher 

  • Have experience in coaching a sport or multiple sports to children 

  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of contract start

  • Be qualified to work in the United Kingdom

  • Offer credible academic and professional references.

  • Possess good communication skills, enthusiasm, compassion, organisation, and the ability to take initiative.

  • Approved enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service.

  • Complete yearly online safeguarding training and optional SEND training 

  • Attend the online 2-hour Induction Training prior to the start of your first working season (this will probably happen within seven days leading up to the opening of your camp).

 

CAMP MANAGER

The Camp Manager is in charge of overseeing the effective operation of our daycare programmes and making sure the childrens' safety and well-being are always upheld. It will be your duty to oversee, encourage, and assist your staff team in order to provide enjoyable and engaging activities that encourage involvement, organisation, nurturing, and growth. By communicating with parents, staff, and head office, you will guarantee the effective implementation of all rules and procedures. Staff members will lead sessions and contribute to the excellent social, emotional, and physical care provided.

 

The position of the Camp Manager is a busy but hugely rewarding and varied role, where the experience of parents and children rests on your shoulders.

DUTIES OF A CAMP MANAGER

 

  • Keep paperwork up to date and high-risk tasks in compliance with APF Activity Codes of Practice. This includes responding immediately to  any areas for development outlined during monitoring visits. 

  • Sign children in and out using our clear guidelines 

  • Ensure that all children are supervised at all times by staff 

  • Ensure that the site and spaces used are clean and tidy at all times 

  • Implement Health and Safety and safeguarding policies to guarantee a secure atmosphere

  • Provide daily/weekly updates and keep in touch with Central Office and Area Managers.

  • Monitor staff to ensure that they are providing safe and enjoyable activities for children in their group 

  • Complete everyday duties to guarantee camp operates effectively, such as site inspections, staff team management, equipment inspections, financial documentation, stock control, and parent communication

  • Plan staff meetings to guarantee that the team communicates and works well with each other 

  • Role model outstanding instruction of children (you may also have your own group of children) 

  • Organising the camp's final pack down 

REQUIREMENTS 

  •  Educated to degree level or equivalent, or have significant managerial experience within the camp or childcare industry.

  • Ideally qualified in sport, art, childcare or teaching, with significant experience of working with children. 

  • Natural leader with management experience, ideally within teaching/coaching sector.

  •  Excellent communicator, with confident face to face customer service skills. 

  • Good working knowledge of camp activities. 

  • Good decision maker, able to quickly assess and make informed judgments.

  • Pro-active and conscientious, able to adapt to situations when required.

  • Attend the on-line Senior Training Day (2 hours); for more information, refer to the contract letter.

  • Enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service to already have an enhanced DBS.

  • Offer credible references

  • Approved enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service.

  • Complete yearly online safeguarding training and optional SEND training 

  • Attend the online 2-hour Induction Training prior to the start of your first working season (this will probably happen within seven days leading up to the opening of your camp).

  • Be willing to attend a site set-up (half day) in the lead up to camp opening so that your are familiar with the site and key procedures. 

Early Years Practitioner (EYP)

​The role of EYP is to ensure the welfare and safety of the children on camp is maintained at all times, and to deliver outstanding, structured and fun sessions. With support and direction from the Site Manager, you will have a pastoral role, being a key contact for the 4 and 5 year olds on camp, taking a lead in maintaining their welfare and providing high-quality care

 

Ideally, you will be qualified in Early Years, with significant experience of working with children. You will be an excellent communicator, with confident face to face customer service skills. You will possess good working knowledge of camp activities, be a good decision maker and be able to quickly assess and make informed judgments. You will be pro-active and conscientious, able to adapt to situations when required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Have or be pursuing an appropriate childcare certification

  • Be familiar with and knowledgeable about the Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Be able to work in the UK

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date your contract begins

  • Offer credible academic and professional references.

  • Possess good communication skills, enthusiasm, compassion, organisation, and the ability to take initiative.

  • Possess the flexibility to handle unforeseen difficulties in a childcare environment. 

  • Offer credible references

  • Approved enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service.

  • Complete yearly online safeguarding training and optional SEND training 

  • Attend the online 2-hour Induction training prior to the start of your first working season (this will probably happen within seven days leading up to the opening of your camp).

EARLY YEARS MANAGER

The Ealry Years Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of our multi-activity holiday childcare programmes, whilst ensuring the welfare and safety of the children on Camp is maintained at all times. For smaller camps, this will involve managing a particular site and for larger camps this will be managing the Early Years area/room and directly supporting the EYPs. 

 

You will be responsible for managing, motivating and supporting your staff team in order to create fun and exciting holiday camps which promote participation, structure, care and development. You will ensure successful execution of all policies and procedures, liaising with parents, site representatives and Head Office. As well as leading sessions, staff will contribute to the high standard of physical, emotional, and social care offered.

You will have a pastoral role, being the key contact for the 4 and 5 year olds (and on occasions 6-7 year olds) on camp, taking a lead in maintaining their welfare and providing high-quality care. You will be an excellent communicator, with confident face to face customer service skills. 

DUTIES 

  •  In charge of making sure the Early Years Foundation Stage is put into practice

  • Above all, ensure that all children are having fun and are kept safe 

  • The camp's primary OFSTED Inspector contact

  • Finish all Early Years child management responsibilities, including staff supervision, parent correspondence, and administrative work.

  • Manage the day-to-day duties such financial records, equipment inspections, and site visits.

  • .Communicate with Head office, regional manager on a regular basis. 

  • Conduct observations with Early Years personnel to observe social interactions and get to know the kids.

  • Keep paperwork up to date and high-risk tasks in compliance with APF Activity Codes of Practice. This includes responding immediately to  any areas for development outlined during monitoring visits. 

  • Sign children in and out using our clear guidelines 

  • Ensure that all children are supervised at all times by staff 

  • Ensure that the site and spaces used are clean and tidy at all times 

  • Implement Health and Safety and safeguarding policies to guarantee a secure atmosphere

  • Monitor staff to ensure that they are providing safe and enjoyable activities for children in their group 

  • Complete everyday duties to guarantee camp operates effectively, such as site inspections, staff team management, equipment inspections, financial documentation, stock control, and parent communication

  • Plan staff meetings to guarantee that the team communicates and works well with each other 

  • Role model outstanding instruction of children (you may also have your own group of children) 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Training Day; for more information, refer to the contract letter.Attend the required Senior

  • Have early childhood education qualifications (BA Primary Education, CACHE L3, Primary PGCE, Primary qualified).

  • Possess experience in the early years

  • Be able to get employment in the UK

  • Enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service to already have an enhanced DBS.

  • Offer credible references

  • Be available for the day of induction training and for at least one day of setup to set up the basic rooms for the early years (these will take place seven days before camp opens).

  • Completing pertinent yearly online training

  • Approved enhanced DBS check, or use the Update Service.

  • Complete yearly online safeguarding training and optional SEND training 

  • Attend the online 2-hour Induction Training prior to the start of your first working season (this will probably happen within seven days leading up to the opening of your camp).

  • Be willing to attend a site set-up (half day) in the lead up to camp opening so that your are familiar with the site and key procedures. 

  • Organising camp's final pack-up

PART-TIME STAFF 

Sports Coach (Part-Time)

What we are looking for..

 

..an enthusiastic individual with a passion for sports to join our team of Sports Coaches. You must be:​

  • MUST LIVE WITHIN 30 MINUTES DRIVE OF MILTON KEYNES 

  • Enthusiastic and energetic

  • A team player

  • A good timekeeper

  • Adaptable and flexible in a busy working environment

  • knowdeable in safeguarding and will to uptake relevant training

  • Highly motivated and responsible individuals

  • Willing to take up relevant CPD opportunities to develop your coaching

The successful candidate will be required to motivate students and create lesson plans based on the students' interests and experience level. We offer many sports within the fields of Striking & fielding, Invasion Games, Athletics, Gymnastics, Net and Wall and Health and Fitness. To capture the interests of all children, we also offer no-traditional sports such as Archery.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with children to teach the rules of various sports and the techniques to play them.

  • Plan and implement practice schedules for each sport that takes into account the level of play for participants.

  • Work with players to increase their level of play.

  • Train athletes in the rules, technique, and strategy of each sport.

  • Be able to evaluate players' performances and make recommendations to improve their skills.

 

You must also:

  • Have the right to work in the UK

  • Hold or be willing to obtain a valid DBS

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Hold a driving licence or have access to commuting. 

 

Job Types: Part-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months
Part-time hours: 20 per week

 

Schedule:

  • Holidays

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: On the road

Please send your cv to:

kjames@apfactivitycamps.com

stating clearly in the heading, the role you are applying for.

Alternatively, call us on 07555 748776 for more information!

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