The Activity Manager is responsible for the promotion, organisation and running of daytime and evening activities and all relevant liaison with Group Leaders, as well as assisting the Welfare Coordinator with the welfare, safety and security of students in residential accommodation (including assisting in the arrival and departure of students and carrying out airport transfers). As a management role, this requires a high degree of flexibility and initiative.
The Activity Manager will work closely with and under the guidance of the Centre Manager. They will deputise for the Centre Manager on request, manage a team of Activity Leaders and undertake administrative tasks as necessary (detailed in, but not exclusive to, those listed in the Main Duties and Responsibilities section of this document). They must liaise with the Centre Manager and group leaders on a daily basis to ensure that all clients are fully briefed on the daily programme and can assist with any problems that may arise.
An outlined activity programme is prepared in consultation with the Centre Manager and implemented by the Activity Manager. The Activity Manager will be responsible for delegating tasks to Activity Leaders and will conduct daily and weekly meetings with the activity staff and Centre Manager to ensure all activity staff are aware of the week’s activities and their specific duties. This is also an opportunity to discuss any issues that activity staff may have whilst ensuring staff morale is high.
This post involves administrative and management duties, and therefore, strong administrative and prioritising skills are required. The Activity Manager will work a six-day week. All full-time staff receive one full day off per week.
To work with St Andrew's College Language Schools, the employee understands that he/she must provide a Disclosure (PVG to work in Scotland/'Enhanced' DBS to work in England) and that this must be dated within three months from the start date of employment in 2019 (or within a year of having worked with St Andrew's College Language Schools). If the employee has been working abroad for more than 3 months,he/she must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. Whichever one the employee chooses to supply, it must be specific to their suitability to work with under 18s.
Please bear in mind that the procedure to receiving a Disclosure check can take up to 18 weeks. In the event that my disclosure is still pending at the commencement of my employment, the employee agrees to comply with St Andrew’s College Language Schools, Safeguarding and Recruitment and Selection policies. The employee understands that all new Disclosure checks made through St Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee and will be deducted from my salary. This may range from £18 to £65 depending on the Disclosure I need.
The employee must also provide an email address and contact telephone number of 3 referees who can verify their suitability for the post and suitability to work with those aged under 18.
All activity staff undergo a paid induction (£7.50/hour) and may be asked to start work after this induction. Both the induction and the work afterwards are paid. Attendance at the induction is an essential part of the employment.
Reports to: Centre Manager
Management of the activities programme