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- 1048 days ago
Would you like to enjoy your work this summer in one of the most rewarding, fun and inspiring jobs available?
Do you consider yourself outgoing, confident, friendly and organised?
International Quest operates centres throughout the UK and Ireland and our Activity Leaders are a key part of our success. You will be working as part of the activity team, lead by the activities manager, organising recreational and sports activities and accompanying students on excursions.
Our Activity Leaders work hard, but always find it very rewarding and come back year after year. It gives you the opportunity to further your experience and skills which will no doubt benefit you in your future careers.
Duties will include:
Arriving before the first student arrivals to help with the preparation, planning and presentation of the programme
Working as part of a team with the Activity Manager and other activity staff to help prepare a wide range of afternoon and evening activities, which may include sports, arts and crafts, music, drama, quizzes, themed discos, karaoke, talent shows and off-campus visits and excursions.
Helping set up, supervising and participating fully in these planned activities
Assisting with arrivals and departures of the students
Accompanying students on full-day and half-day excursions and acting as a tour guide
Helping supervise students during meals, lesson breaks and when in the halls of residence
Being willing to help and assist in the event of emergency
Being enthusiastic, and committed to the welfare and security of students and group leaders at all times
Pro-actively encouraging and motivating the students, ensuring everyone is participating and most importantly having fun!
Working 6 days a week including weekends, with one day off during the week
Reporting to the Activity Manager and cooperating with the Centre Director, any senior activity staff and International Quest head office staff
Essential (Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements):
Over 18 years of age
Native level English speaker
Based in the UK as you will be expected to attend an assessment day
Ability, confidence, enthusiasm and energy to lead 11-17 year olds
Approachable, friendly and ability to build a rapport with young people
Strong leadership, communication and organisational skills
Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
Flexible, creative and adaptable
First aid qualification
Sports coaching qualifications
Experience in leading/training a sports, leisure or similar team
Previous experience as an Activity Leader in a residential role
Experience of working with children/teenagers in a similar environment
-£200 - £240 per week including full board accommodation.
-Contracts Start in June and last from 2 up to 7 weeks.
International Quest is one of the largest providers of English language tuition to 11-17 year olds. Our junior summer courses have been specially designed to cater for the needs of students who travel to the UK and Ireland to learn and improve their general English language skills.
All students who take part in one of our courses receive 17.5 hours of English language tuition each week together with an activity and excursion programme. On campus, students enjoy a range of sports, activities and other entertainment such as themed discos, talent shows, blind date and quiz competitions. Our excursion programme consists of a variety of full-day and half-day trips which allow students to visit sites and areas of local or national cultural interest within reach of their centre. This combination helps to create a memorable programme of recreational activities and provide valuable additional opportunities for students to practise their English with new friends from around the world.
International Quest currently has positions available in the following locations:
London University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield
Portsmouth University of Portsmouth
Oxford Oxford Brookes University
Newport University of Wales
Birmingham Aston University
Telford University of Wolverhampton
Swansea Swansea University
Stoke-on-Trent University of Staffordshire
Edinburgh Queen Margaret University
Dublin Dublin City University
Dublin Griffith College
Athlone Athlone Institute of Technology
Please complete our online application at: http://www.internationalquest.co.uk/summer-jobs