Why work for Koala Klubs?
High quality, enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Earn money and gain valuable experience doing something you love. Have fun contributing to our mission of getting children active in a caring, friendly, fun and safe environment!
To find out how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Ilkeston (Rutland Sports Park)/ Brackley (Brackley Leisure Centre)/ Cheadle (South Moorlands Leisure Centre) / Towcester (Towcester Centre for Leisure)/ Colwick/ Rufford Park/ Leek (Brough Park Leisure Centre)
Hours of work: 08:00-18:00
Salary per week dependent on age, qualifications and experience. (2021 Salary comes into effect from 1st April)
Koala Klubs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.
Activity Leader contracts are based on a minimum of 4 days per week. There may be a requirement for you to work the full 5 days (Monday-Friday) which you will be notified of and payroll information updated.
If, for any reason you need a particular day off, this needs to be authorised ahead of the camp, as we can't guarantee your Activity Leader day off will fall on this day.
Some camps do experience a number of last minute bookings. Therefore, the Activity Leader may need to work a 5-day week. If this is an issue, please speak to your camp manager ahead of camp.
1. Assist and maintain a base room that is suitable and inviting for children
2. Follow policies and procedures to ensure children in your care have fun in a safe environment
3. ensure that the needs of the children in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day, including breaks and lunchtimes
4. Work with the other Leaders to deliver sessions
5. Get to know the children as individuals. Find out their likes and dislikes and incorporate these into their day on camp
6. Plan and deliver a wide variety of exciting, safe and engaging activities that are age appropriate to timetabled group
7. Take responsibilities for general welfare and safeguarding
8. Deliver up to 12 specific activities assigned to you and have full understanding (using resources supplied/ available) of the sessions prior to starting on camp.
9. Maintain a tidy site/ base rooms and ensure all equipment packed away
REQUIREMENTS: YOU WILL
1. Have experience or qualifications working within a childcare setting
2. Be aged 18 or over by the time you start
3. Be eligible to work in the UK
4. Provide satisfactory references
5. Be enthusiastic, caring and organised
6. Be able to adapt to effectively deal with unpredictable challenges within the childcare industry
Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Koala Klubs or have an existing enhanced DBS on the Update Service
7. Attend a virtual training event if you're new to Koala Klubs, which may take place on an evening/ weekend
8. Complete relevant training online, annually
9. Attend an Induction Training Day (this will most likely take place within the 7 day period before your camp opens)
10. Assist with pack up at the end of camp
1. Ensure that the company fulfils if its Health and Safety obligations by carefully following instructions and showing a proactive and diligent approach to all safety issues
2. Any activities that you organise or deliver must be appropriate for the children in your care within the scope of your qualifications
3. Ensure the children under your supervision behave in a safe manner. Always know the children's whereabouts, respect them as individuals and communicate with them daily about codes of behaviour
4. Carefully follow all camp systems, including registration and collection procedures, health and safety systems and all guidelines on good practice in child welfare whilst supporting your colleagues to do the same
5. Fulfil a specific additional duty that will be allocated to you during your time at camp and assist the team with other additional duties
6 Be a positive role model to the children in your care, promote a healthy lifestyle, good hygiene precautions and generally consider their welfare at all times
7. Report any concerns regarding Child Protection to your Senior Team or Designated Persons at the Central Office
8. Make reasonable adjustments to accommodate and understand the requirements of children in your group who may have additional needs (including dietary requirements) or a medical condition
9. Look after children's welfare and happiness
10. Ensure the safe use of equipment provided for your sessions
11. Pending staff availability, you may be required to deliver Skills Builder sessions
12. All staff may be required to support a swimming session. You'll need to bring swimwear and a spare t.shirt
13. In line with current guidance, all roles will have to comply with COVID-19 policies and procedures. These duties may included the cleaning of indoor activity specific areas and the cleaning of resources and equipment. Further communication will be sent.
Koala Klubs are committed to equal opportunities in employment and this post does require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
Location: Cheadle (South Moorlands Leisure Centre)/ Rufford Park/ Glossop (Leisure Centre)/ Buxton (Leisure Centre) Cheadle + Leek (someone who would be able to do either centre)
Hours of work: Working hours will be between 08:00 and 18:00. Total hours worked will not exceed
47.5 hours per week
£546.25 salary per week, dependent on age, qualifications and experience)
Reportable to: CEO / COO
Koala Klubs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment
1. Enforce Health and Safety regulations and ensure the camp is a safe environment for all
2. Named deputy Designated Person on camp
3. Perform daily tasks to ensure camp runs effectively. Daily tasks include site tours, equipment checks, financial records, stock control, communicating with parents and managing your team. Tasks may be delegated to different members of your team but you must ensure that they’re completed
4. Provide support and guidance for your team. You must communicate effectively with your team to ensure that camp runs smoothly and organise staff meetings regularly
5. Lead onsite Induction Training Day for staff ahead of camp
6. Communicate with Central Office to provide them with necessary information
7. Assess and review staff performance. Staff will be assessed at the end of their employment
8. Liaise with parents and guardians and build relationships
9. Oversee preparation days
10. Ensure high risk activities and paperwork are being completed in accordance with Koala Klubs Activity Codes of Practice
11. Maintain a tidy site/baserooms and ensure all equipment is packed away
1. Attend compulsory Senior Training Day – see contract letter for further details
2. Have experience working on a camp/childcare setting or leading a team (ideally within a school or similar)
3. Be eligible to work in the UK
4. Obtain an enhanced DBS check through Koala Klubs or have an existing enhanced DBS on the Update Service
5. Provide satisfactory references
6. Be available for Induction Training Day and at least 1 Set Up Day (these will be within the 7 days prior to camp opening)
7. Complete relevant Online Training annually
8. Coordinate pack up and Tidy up at the end of camp
1. Ensure that the company fulfils all of its Health and Safety obligations by carefully following and enforcing procedures and safe systems as detailed in manuals and training
2. Demonstrate a proactive and diligent approach to all safety issues and maintain ultimate responsibility for all Health and Safety on camp
3. Prepare and lead the on-site Induction Training Day as outlined in relevant manuals with assistance from your Senior Team
4. As part of the Senior Team, complete a staff evaluation for each staff member at the end of their contract
5. Report any concerns regarding Child Protection to the Designated Person at Central Office
6. Ensure that staff are aware of any children on camp who may have additional needs (including dietary needs) or a medical condition. Assist them in making reasonable adjustments to accommodate or understand children’s requirements
7. Ensure necessary medication is administered correctly according to EI forms and appropriate documentation completed
8. All staff may be required to support a swimming session. You’ll need to bring swimwear daily
9. Ensure that Koala Klubs is promoted positively and you and staff are following the Koala Klubs mission.
1. Monitoring that systems outlined as part of Koala Klubs System of Controls are being followed throughout the day
2. Ordering more stock of cleaning products and PPE with Equipment Team in a timely manner
3. Liaise with school staff regarding camp staff cleaning and school staff cleaning duties
4. Communicating with any parent or authorised visitor of the cleaning protocols
5. General tidiness of the camp’s office
6. Twice daily cleaning of high touch points in and around the camp office
7. Ensure full understanding of the Koala Klubs protocols as detailed within the COVID-19 System of Controls for camp
8. Maintain and monitor the systems set are always being adhered to by all staff
9. Nominate and agree the camp COVID officer within the Senior Team and deputy within the general staff. Communicate this on camp and with the Central Office
10. Assign and communicate Bubble Leader and Bubble support roles to those contracted as ‘Group Staff’
11. Ensure the camps general tidiness and cleanliness is to a high standard and the high footfall touch points are being cleaned frequently
12. Agree an appropriate room to be set up as the quarantine room during camp
13. Appropriate disposal of PPE and disposable resources used when supporting a child showing COVID-19 symptoms in quarantine room
*COVID-19 responsibilities specified above apply for February half term, Easter and May half term camps. Summer responsibilities will be outlined and communicated to staff in line with the most up to date government guidance. For more information on this please contact a Central Office COVID officer.
Koala Klubs is committed to equal opportunities in employment and this post does require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.