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The Embassy Summer Experience

It is our shared goal to ensure that every student leaves our Embassy Summer centres with: 



 • Confidence in communicating in English

 • A love for the English language and culture
 
 • A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment

 • Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursions, that support character development

 • Accessed a global community of peers, and made friends for life.

Embassy Summer offers award-winning English Language summer camps for young learners aged 8-17 and young adults aged 18-25. We have summer school centres across the UK, delivering rewarding English language programmes for young learners and providing a truly life-changing experience.
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Embassy Summer is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Salary (accommodation available)
Job description:
Embassy Summer Mission

It is our shared goal to ensure that every student leaves our Embassy Summer centres with the following:

Confidence in communicating in English
• A love for the English language and culture
• A feeling of having studied in a safe, secure and tolerant environment
• Engaged in enjoyable activities and excursions that support character development
• Accessed a global community of peers and make friends for life

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE ACTIVITY LEADER / LIFEGUARD?

Activity Leaders are at the forefront of the student experience by delivering high class activities and excursions, ensuring excellence in delivery and student welfare.

Key Responsibilities (Lifeguard):

Up to 3.3 meters

• Supervising swimmers
• Spotting hazards and preventing accidents
• Giving advice on water safety
• Controlling unruly behaviour
• Water rescue
• First aid including CPR

Key Responsibilities (Activity Leader):

• To follow rules and procedures as outlined by host institution/facility
• Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact. 
• Ensure the activities and excursions operates to the highest standards of relevant Health & Safety and safeguarding practices
• Manage and instruct during onsite activities sessions
• Manage and lead offsite excursions which enable the development of students’ Life Skills
• Maximise student satisfaction by ensuring their experience meets or exceeds their expectations.

Specific duties include

• To lead, supervise, motivate & engage students on activities and trips
• To enthusiastically promote the Activity Programme
• To ensure adequate preparation & set up for on/offsite activities
• To prepare, plan & lead students on excursions
• To maintain levels of student discipline, safety and welfare
• To assist in day to day general duties as instructed by senior management
• To work in a way that promotes the safety and well-being of children and young people
• To carry out residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision as requested by the Centre Manager
• To help manage and maintain activity stock, which will include lifting of equipment

Working week:

• 6 days* out of 7 (1 day off per week)
*Maximum weekly hours will be detailed in the Offer Letters

Remuneration:

• We offer competitive weekly pay from £303.26 - £404.84 and will discuss this with you at the time of your interview. Full board residential accommodation is available at all of our centres.

Disclosure and Barring Service:

• We will reimburse you the cost of the DBS update fee (£13)
• If you have not signed up to the DBS update service, our Safer Recruitment Officer will discuss this with you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Embassy Summer team.
Embassy Summer is recruiting with Leisure Opportunities
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Competitive Salary and Benefits
Job location: London, UK
Job description:
Job Purpose:

Study Group prepares students for life in a global society and success in a global economy. We educate students from every corner of the globe enabling them to realise their potential through a transformational learning experience.

Embassy Summer contributes to this mission by developing Life Skills and providing adventures for young learners and young adults.

The Activity Manager is responsible for the organisation and delivery of a first class excursion programme for Embassy Summer students, which includes inspiring; training and managing Activity Leaders to achieve this goal.

Key Responsibilities:

• Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
• Manage, lead, and inspire the activity team to deliver the excursion programme with an exemplary level of dedication to students’ development and welfare.
• Maximise student and group leader satisfaction by ensuring their excursion and onsite activity experiences meets or exceeds their expectations.
• To ensure the excursions operate to the highest standards of relevant Health & Safety, safeguarding and HR practices.
• Ensure the excursion & activity programme runs within the pre-determined budgets & take responsibility for the timely and accurate submission of all administration.
• To effectively manage and oversee the contribution and performance of the other members of the Activity Management team.

Specific duties include:

• To hold regular meetings with Group Leaders and to assist in the Group Leader induction process
• To make all attraction and coach bookings in centre within the budgets and specifications of the pre prepared standard and specific programmes
• Liaise with the Welfare Officer to promote Optional Excursions to Individual students
• To induct and train activity staff to in best practices that facilitates the high quality delivery of all excursions, extending to their ongoing training, pre- trip briefings, performance observations and appraisals
• Preparing and updating programmes as changes are requested to record excursions and subsequent changes, ensuring these are made available to Head Office.
• To effectively manage optional trip costing, sales and advertising
• To assist in the completion of weekly and daily working rotas for activity staff
• To take part in and/or lead a variety of meetings with management, staff, host college and vendor personnel
• To ensure high levels of student safety and welfare are maintained in line with Statutory, Accreditation and Company guidance
• To assist with student arrival and departures at centre as needed and requested by the Centre Manager
• To meet with the Director of Studies to decide the centre zig zag split fits with the particulars required of the excursion programme, facilitates the centre’s nationality mix and ensuring the academic & activity programmes are integrated
• To diligently prepare excursion packs
• To brief, outline and monitor the elements of the programme where Activity Leaders must be actively encouraging engagement with the activities and excursions through the Embassy Summer app.
• In the absence of an Onsite Social Manager, to manage and oversee aspects of the onsite activity programme
• To work with the Welfare Officer to ensure Risk Assessments are comprehensive and control measures are being implemented by frontline staff on excursions
• To support other managers and carry out other operational duties as assigned or requested by the Centre Manager including carrying out 24hr emergency duty (on a rota basis).
• To carry out residential supervision duties, including meal and bedtime supervision as requested by the Centre Manager
• Demonstrate safe and healthy working practices at all times and manage the workplace so that it is a safe and healthy environment for staff and students, working in partnership where necessary with any host premises to achieve this

Organisational Compliance:

The job holder will be expected to operate in accordance with the Study Group Code of Conduct, and any local policies and operating procedures relating to academic, welfare and safeguarding matters.

Employees are required to cooperate fully with all arrangements in place related to Health and Safety which include implementation and compliance with control measures resultant from risk assessments and engagement with, and completion of, any relevant Health and Safety training.

Qualifications Required:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent/or working towards (Desirable)
• Valid First Aid Certificate (Desirable)

Knowledge/Skills Required:

• A high degree of IT competency- Outlook & MS Office (specifically Excel) (Essential)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (Essential)
• Excellent organisational and planning skills (Essential)
• Ability to deal with complexity and resolve complex problems and issues (Essential)
• Ability to work under pressure, multitask, prioritise tasks and meet tight deadlines (Essential)
• Knowledge of Central London (Essential)

Personal Attributes:

• Demonstrates the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
• Demonstrates emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.
• Demonstrates a positive attitude to the use of authority and maintaining discipline.
• Demonstrates an exceptional level of attention to detail
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