Leader of Summer Camp Groups - Cobham, Surrey United Kingdom Salary: £412.00 – £559.17

Leader of Summer Camp Groups - Cobham, Surrey United Kingdom Salary: £412.00 – £559.17

Job Description:

 Group Leader - Summer Camp - Cobham, Surrey

Hours of Work: 08:30 – 17:30

Salary: £412.00 – £559.17 per week, dependent on age, internal/external experience, and qualifications (February Half Term Contracts to be issued on 2023 wage level. 2024 wage level effective from 1st April.)

Reportable to: Camp Senior Team, Area Manager, and Central Office.

Barracudas is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Group Leader Duties:

  • Assist with the setup and maintenance of a suitable base room area that is inviting for the children while ensuring it is kept tidy and all equipment is packed away.
  • Follow policies and procedures to ensure the children in your care have fun in a safe environment.
  • Follow the prepared activity timetable each day to ensure the delivery of a variety of activity sessions.
  • Collaborate with the wider staff team to deliver sessions.
  • Ensure the needs of the children in your care are met with active supervision and attention throughout the day.
  • Plan and deliver a variety of activities with structure and enthusiasm that are age-appropriate.
  • Encourage maximum participation of the children in the group.
  • Get to know the children in your group as individuals and incorporate their interests into their camp experience.
  • Take responsibility for general welfare and safeguarding.
  • Ensure the safe use and storage of equipment provided for your sessions.


  • Experience or qualifications working with children.
  • Aged 18 or over by the start date of your contract.
  • Eligible to work in the UK.
  • Satisfactory professional/academic references.
  • Enthusiastic, caring, and organised with excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to effectively deal with challenges within the childcare setting.
  • Enhanced DBS check through Barracudas or existing enhanced DBS on the Update Service.
  • Attend Virtual Assessment Event (for new staff).
  • Complete Online Training annually.
  • Attend Induction Training Day before the first working season.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety obligations.
  • Organise and deliver appropriate activities for the children.
  • Encourage children to participate in activities and adhere to camp guidelines.
  • Act as a positive role model, promoting a healthy lifestyle and good hygiene.
  • Report any concerns regarding Child Protection.
  • Make reasonable adjustments to accommodate children with additional needs.
  • Deliver Skills Builder sessions (pending staff availability).
  • Support swimming sessions if required.

Note: The above list is not exhaustive, and you may be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your role within the organization and business objectives.

Barracudas is committed to equal opportunities in employment, and this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Ministry of Justice website for guidance on disclosing certain convictions and cautions.

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