Website Oxford Active Ltd
£144 per day
9 hour shifts (8.00 – 18.00) during school holidays
Free on-site parking (site dependant)
Free childcare at one of our camps
Oxford Active Ltd has been running for over 20 years and we look for Outdoor Camp Managers that have 2 years’ experience working with children and ideally 1 year’s management experience as well as experience in outdoor education.
If you love working with children, have leadership qualities and experience as well as plenty of enthusiasm and a great knowledge of safeguarding and OFSTED, you could be leading our team of Outdoor Instructors! This is a rewarding role where you will be organising and overseeing the running of a whole range of activities and keeping children safe in a stimulating and caring environment.
Active Adventure Camps have been specifically designed for children aged 6 – 14 years old. The instructors pride themselves in being able to provide meaningful, creative, and engaging outdoor learning experiences, through a range of activities. You’ll also assist in the daily organisation and operation of the camp so that children are kept safe, learn new skills, and have fun.
Activities may include: Canoeing, kayaking, raft building, nature art projects, archery, shelter building, orienteering, survival skills, fire lighting, search and rescue training, wood carving, foraging, navigation training, minibeast hunts, assault courses, swimming, indoor rock climbing, camp fire cooking, and team building games. Some activities are dependent on the site facilities.
Your Key Duties
You will have the responsibility for overseeing, managing and running the whole holiday camp. This will include the set up and training day prior to the first day of camp starting. You’ll oversee a team of Outdoor Instructors and speak with parents and carers. Working together as a team you will provide a programme of creative and fun play opportunities for children aged 6 – 14 years.
You will also prepare and implement the daily staff rota, including lunch breaks, to ensure camp is staffed at all times with a safe ratio of adults to children, safety briefs are done before an activity and risks assessments are in place.
You’ll be ensuring that all staff are familiar with the daily routine (such as games) and are familiar with all relevant camp policies, procedures and risk assessments.
We are a team so work with staff on building effective, informative and strong relationships with children’s parents/carers. You may also be dealing directly with parents’/carers’ enquiries and requests as necessary. Lead your team to build effective and positive working relationships with the host school as well as their staff.
When conducting observations of staff running their activities, keep them motivated by providing constructive and positive feedback. You will also be responsible for conducting regular staff performance reviews and where necessary take disciplinary action.
It is vital you understand and adhere to Ofsted requirements to be registered on the Early Years register, and the Compulsory & Voluntary Childcare registers. Ensure that the correct records, risk assessments and other paperwork are in place to keep children safe.
You’ll administer first aid as appropriate and ensure accident and incident forms are completed where necessary.
- At least 1 years’ experience in outdoor activities.
- At least 2 years’ experience of working or volunteering with children in a play, educational and / or sports environment.
- Strong knowledge of OFSTED regulations and safeguarding children.
- Confident and able to communicate well at all levels – staff, parents and children.
- Ability to lead and inspire a team.
- Responsible, mature and able to use own initiative.
- Well-organised, comfortable with paperwork and confident with IT.
- First Aid qualified.
When working at Active Camps, you will benefit from a supportive head office and camp team, training opportunities, the chance to work other roles and career progression.
- Employee Assistance Programme with Spectrum Life
- Flexible Shifts
- Further training opportunities such as Paediatric First Aid
- Refer a friend incentives
- Free childcare for children aged 4-14 years at one of our sites
Active Camps is committed to safe practice in recruitment and selection that includes consideration of issues regarding child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All staff will be expected to complete a DBS check if they are not already on the DBS Update Service and supply us with references. At Active Camps we strongly believe in respect and equal treatment for all persons regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, marital status, civil partnership status, colour, nationality, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, or physical ability. We insist that this respect is applied in every aspect of our business and in how we conduct ourselves.
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