A well-organised and well-implemented activity programme is crucial to the success of a summer school and proactive, enthusiastic, motivated Activity Leaders are integral to the high standards of service St Andrew’s College Language schools provide to their clients. If appointed you will be expected to plan, organise and promote activities and excursions, as well as encouraging and motivating students to participate so that they get the full benefit from their stay.
An outlined activity programme is prepared and coordinated by the Activity and Excursion Manager(s). Activity Leaders are responsible for promoting, organising and running all activities and events, both on and off campus, under the guidance of the Activity and Excursion Manager(s). They may also need to supervise other staff when leading activities and excursions, encouraging them to take a full and active part.
Activity Leaders work a six-day week and receive one full day off per week. Duties include, but are not exclusive to, the following: planning and leading activities and excursions, welfare and supervision duties, transfer duties. The time allocated to each of these tasks will be at the discretion of the management team at the centre. You must be flexible and willing to undertake any task as directed.
The Activity Manager will allocate your working times and tasks. Paid hours are direct contact hours with students which may be spread out throughout the day.
Non-residential staff receive meals when allocated meal supervision duties.
In accordance with British Council accreditation criterion S4, you must provide a Disclosure (PVG in Scotland/'Enhanced' DBS in England) and that this must be dated within three months from the start date of employment in 2022. If you have been working abroad for more than 3 months, you must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. Whichever one you choose to supply, it must be specific to your suitability to work with under 18s. Disclosure checks made through St. Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee (£18 to £59) and will be deducted from your salary. The Company reserve the right to deduct the cost of these checks as soon as the process has started and regardless of the completion of the process. Any employees appointed after 31st of May will be required to complete a DBS check due to time constraints.
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 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 (£10.42*/hour) and may be asked to start work after this induction. This payment will be made on completion of agreed contract and on return of all company resources and property. Both the induction and the work afterwards are paid. Attendance at the induction is an essential part of the employment.
- You may be required to work in excess of 48 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will be required.
- All staff accrue pro rata paid holiday during their period of employment.
- Holiday pay in lieu of untaken holiday is paid at 12.07% of gross basic pay.
- Company t-shirts, lanyards and ID badges are provided and must be worn at all times whilst on duty. Salaries are paid in arrears into a UK bank account on the last Friday of every month.
- Staff do not receive any overtime payment unless this is expressly agreed with the Managing Director.
- All staff must be employees of St Andrew’s College Language Schools.
Reports to: Activity/Excursion Manager
* - Over 18 hourly rate