British Study Centres Young Learners (BSC YL) runs English summer
courses in the United Kingdom and Ireland for International students
aged 8-17. There are multiple positions available in various locations
during July and August. Activity Leader positions are residential at all
centres. There are non-residential Activity Leader positions available
at King’s College. For full details of our centres, please see our
Purpose of the role
The Activity Leader (AL) is responsible for planning, implementing
and delivering a high-quality social programme of activities and
excursions to Young Learner students studying with British Study Centres
Young Learners (BSC YL). AL’s are required to motivate and encourage
students to fully participate in the programme and to ensure the safety
of students remains paramount at all times.
Main Duties & Responsibilities
· Work with the team to design, organise and run the activity programme.
· Promote the activity programme using posters, noticeboards, sign-up sheets and in communicating with the students.
· Participate in all activities with enthusiasm.
· Encourage all students to participate in all activities.
· Make sure all students feel included in all activities.
· Attend and participate in all activity team meetings.
· Support the Activities Manager to create Activity Packs.
· Consult the Risk Assessments before each activity.
· Support the Activities Manager to develop materials for Social Programme.
· Accompany and fully supervise students in your care.
· Familiarize yourself with excursion material and the excursion
itinerary (these will be provided to you in the pre-excursion briefings
the evening before the excursion).
· Attend all pre-excursion briefings.
· Ensure students are wearing their lanyards containing their school ID and emergency contact information.
· Support the Activities Manger to create Excursion Packs.
· Consult the Risk Assessment before every excursion.
· Remain alert to ensure the students stay safe.
· Provide Welfare Leader duty cover as and when required.
· Be allocated a specific student group for the week (where necessary.)
· Actively supervise mealtimes on a rota basis.
· Collaborate with team members to ensure safety and security within accommodation.
· Be a role model for the students.
· Carry out duties associated with the transfer of students on arrival and departure days as required by the Centre Manager.
Child Protection & Safeguarding
- To promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young persons you are responsible for and come into contact with.
- To adhere to the BSC Young Leaners Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
- Ensure student ratios are maintained in accordance with site rules BSC Young Leaners Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
- Complete online Safeguarding for Young Learners (Level 1) before
arrival and complete an in-person refresher during on-site induction.
In addition to the above, all Activity Leaders are required to:
· Attend onsite induction to be hosted by Activities Manager.
- Work positively as part of a team.
- Demonstrate a positive attitude.
- Attend and participate in all centre team meetings.
- Act according to accepted professional standards at all times.
- Act in the welfare of the students at all times.
- Comply with centre and BSC YL rules and regulations.
- To carry out any duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Centre or Activities Manager.
If your interview is successful, you will be invited to attend one of
BSC YL’s ‘Assessment Days’ for Activity and Welfare Leaders in which
you will have a chance to meet other prospective candidates, ask
questions about what to expect and gain more insight into how the
· Native or near native English-speaking skills
· Experience of working with children/teenagers
· Ability to work well in a team
· Able to thrive in a residential setting (if applying for a residential location)
· Strong communication skills
· Flexibility and willing to work hard
· Right to work in the UK and/or Ireland
· Experience in working with summer/language schools
· Ability to organise and lead group activities (these include various sports, arts & crafts, performing arts, etc)
· Recognised qualifications in sports coaching, dancing instruction, etc
· Valid lifeguarding qualification
· Valid first aid certificate
· Previous child protection and/or safeguarding training
· Competitive weekly salary which is dependent on experience. Pay scale available on request.
· Accommodation (where applicable) and meals are provided.
· 42-45 hours per week. Some working hours may be unsociable due to
evening activities, night duties (if residential) and varying times of
· There is at least one full day off per week. (To be agreed with the CM at the centre.)
- Activity Leaders and Welfare Leaders are provided with two BSC YL t-shirts or polo shirts. Uniform is compulsory when on duty.
· All references will be followed up and any gaps in CVs will need to be explained.
· Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any
reason that they should not be employed in situations where they have
responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.
· Criminal background checks in the form of a DBS (Disclosure &
Barring Service) for UK residents, Garda Vetting for Irish residents,
and a police check from your country of residence (if not a UK or Irish
resident) will be requested.
Proof of identity and qualifications will be required. Only those
with the right to work in the UK and/or Ireland are eligible for any BSC