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Activity Leader (Summer Role)

Activity Leader (Summer Role) PDF


To oversee safe and enjoyable programmes outside of the classroom for 12-17 year old international students.
Activity Leaders work closely with the Juniors Centre Manager, Operations Manager, Foreign Group Leaders, and other staff at LILA*. Alongside welfare and supervision responsibilities, they support students in: having an amazing, fun experience; socialising; getting involved with activities; developing their skills; and improving their English in secure environments.

Key Details

Job Title Activity Leader

Under 25's: £9.30 - £9.55 per hour

Over 25's: £9.90 - £10.15 per hour

This includes:

  • £20 bonus for each 40 hours worked on completion of contract
  • Statutory holiday pay
Date Range 22/06/2020 - 08/08/2020
Hours Approximately 35-40 hours per week
Times Mostly afternoons and evenings
Holidays Shift rota designed around availability e.g. days off on graduations/weddings

Appointment to the role will be subject to pre-appointment suitability checks.

How to apply

Please apply for this role by sending your CV with a covering note to Fergus Cook at fergus@lilalovetolearn.com.

Initial application deadline 18/02/2020
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 26/02/2020
Interview period 24/02/2020 - 11/03/2020

Applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview cannot all be contacted. However, all candidates may contact the school for feedback on their application.

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Fergus Cook at fergus@lilalovetolearn.com or on 0151 707 0909.

LILA* Mission

At LILA*, we aim to create an environment where the talents of the individual, student and staff alike, are maximised. We will do this by:

  • Ensuring a complete student experience
  • Offering a wide variety of courses and a flexible approach
  • Delivering great value for money
  • Maintaining a fresh, contemporary environment

Our mission is simple: LILA* - love to learn.

Key responsibilities for the role of Activity Leader

  • Deliver a range of fun sessions and trips: from creative workshops, walking tours, museum visits and quizzes; to water sports, graffiti and theatre workshops, drumming sessions, day trips to other UK destinations, and more.
  • Maintain safety standards, including implementing: the programme rules for under-18s across different premises and locations; industry safeguarding protocol; and health & safety and fire procedures.
  • Supervise groups outside of activity sessions, e.g. during meal times, free time and journeys, and occasional help to co-ordinate welcomes and departures.
  • Contribute to the night-shift rota, whose duties include: co-ordinating breakfast deliveries, supervising curfews, providing ad-hoc/welfare support, and being on call for any emergencies while occasionally sleeping over at the city-centre residence (all paid hours).
  • Perform any other duties as could otherwise be reasonably expected according to the needs of the company.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Enthusiasm, positivity and resilience.
  • Positive prior experience(s) working in some capacity with children (especially teenagers).
  • An excellent command of English (minimum C1).

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience(s) delivering activities or group sessions.
  • Safeguarding and/or first aid certification, and an active awareness of safety and risks.
  • Knowledge of effective pastoral care for teens: encouraging responsible behaviour and responding appropriately to any discipline or welfare concerns.
  • Good team-working skills and flexibility around shifts.
  • Good organisation skills and an ability to prioritise and multi-task.
  • An ability to build rapport with a range of stakeholders using friendly and professional communication, and where necessary staying calm and handling conflict or complaints in accordance with company training.
  • Sporting, music and creative talents.
  • Knowledge of the local and surrounding area, and of activity/trip locations.
  • Initiative and confidence to make positive contributions to the programme during preparations, the sessions themselves, and post-delivery.
  • Responsible conduct on- and off-duty to safeguard the company’s reputation.

NB: this job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and does not form part of your contractual terms.

Employment of ex-offenders

LILA* has an Employment of Ex-offenders Policy. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s).

Equal opportunities employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, age, disability, race, religious belief, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation or political opinion nor should they be disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are neither justified nor relevant to the job. Selection criteria and personnel procedures will be reviewed regularly to ensure that individuals are recruited, promoted and treated in all other ways purely on the basis of merit and ability to do the job for which they have applied.

Applicant privacy notice

LILA* must collect your personal information to meet its legal duties and operational needs. Your information will be retained for up to 1 year.

The information which you provide as part of your application will be processed in accordance with our obligations under General Data Protection Regulations 2018. In applying for this position, you are giving us consent to do so.
Please contact Victoria@lilalovetolearn.com for more information or refer to our Applicant Privacy Notice.