Summer Activity Leaders

Bayswater Summer · London, Greater London
Department Bayswater Summer
Employment Type Fixed Term Summer Programme – June to August 2022
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £350 - £400

About Bayswater Education


Bayswater Education was established in 2017 by a team of experienced professionals in the international education industry. The business is for profit but has a social mission at its core. The commitment to operate on a one for one basis is enshrined in our business. 

For every week of tuition that a student studies with us, we will give a week of education to underprivileged people from where our students are recruited. We set out to create a global network of  Colleges, focusing initially on teaching English to International students. 

By the end of 2021 the group consisted of a portfolio of year-round locations (in the UK, France, South Africa, and Canada), English and Vocational courses, and a large summer school business operating under the following brands:

  • Bayswater College
  • Eurocentres
  • Bayswater Summer

We want to inspire and educate the next generation.

Our Bayswater Summer operation is back for 2022 and we are looking for experienced and enthusiastic summer staff to deliver successful experiences for our clients.


Position Summary

The activity leader takes groups of students on cultural and educational visits and is expected to provide information at points of interest in accessible language for the students, give students tasks and learning opportunities on excursions, ensure the welfare and safety of the group and provide a fun, engaging and exciting experience for our students visiting the UK. In the evenings of our residential centres we also offer evening activities led by our activity leaders. We aim to have a mix of fun and educational activities and these can include discos, quiz nights, talent shows and sports among many other things.


Key duties & responsibilities 

The Activity Leader role at Bayswater Summer has core responsibility for:

  • Leading groups of students aged 10+ on activities and trips
  • Collecting groups on arrival at airports
  • Delivering relevant and interesting information on tours, trips, and activities
  • Ensuring safety and welfare of students whilst on trips and activities

 

Responsibilities & Tasks  

  • Familiarising yourself with the campus, attractions, and amenities around the town.
  • Liaising with the team of Bayswater Summer staff at the centre, and developing a friendly and co-operative atmosphere.
  • Assisting with student arrivals, conducting a tour of the campus, and helping with student departures as required by the Centre Manager.
  • Cooperating with teachers for themed nights and any required activity organized by the school.
  • Cooperating with group leaders who are accompanying students on activities and excursions.
  • Supervising, leading, and participating fully in afternoon and evening activities, as led by the Activity Manager.
  • Organising and participating fully in daytime activities and excursions.
  • Ensuring you have all the necessary information to lead excursions and give informative talks both on the coach and when walking around.
  • Counting all students on and off coaches, in and out of attractions and reporting any problems immediately to the Activity Manager.
  • Sufficiently preparing and researching excursions and activities in order to deliver the most informative and organised product to students and group leaders.
  • Ensuring that the company’s health and safety guidelines are followed, both on campus and when students are on off-site excursions.
  • Helping to prepare and update the Bayswater Summer notice boards and signs around the centre to ensure students and leaders are kept informed and that Bayswater Summer is a visible presence on the campus.
  • Assisting with meal and curfew duties as and when instructed. This will sometimes involve late night work.
  • Assisting the centre office staff with any administrative tasks.
  • Non-residential Activity Leaders should be within easy travelling distance of the centre. Bayswater Summer does not reimburse staff for travel expenses.
  • To have read and be fully conversed in the ‘Guide to Activities’ booklet to ensure a minimum standard of quality for all on-campus activities.
  • Wearing the Bayswater Summer uniform provided as directed by the Centre Manager.
  • To act in a seemly and professional manner with all Bayswater Summer agents, clients, and staff and not to engage in any activity which may bring Bayswater Summer into disrepute.
  • To read and be fully conversant with the staff handbook.
  • You will be pre-allocated a specific number of rooms for which you are responsible for throughout the summer.

 

 Skills and Attributes

  • Confident public speaker
  • Able to dynamically risk assess scenarios and areas

 Personal Attributes

  • Resilient with a flexible, ‘can-do’ approach to work
  • A team player and able to build rapport and engage with a diverse range of people
  • Customer-focused
  • Committed to equality and diversity
  • Confident and outgoing
  • Ability to work in a high-pressured environment.


Legal Requirements

  • Eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • Enhanced DBS Disclosure

 

In return for pastoral duties, we will provide residential full board accommodation on campus as part of the package. 


Bayswater is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy you will be asked to explain any gaps in your work and education history. You will also be required to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure check and provide the contact details of at least 2 referees, who will be asked specifically if they have any concerns about your suitability to work with people under 18. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.


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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    Bayswater Summer
  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term Summer Programme – June to August 2022
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    £350 - £400