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Camp Manager (Base Camps)

Base Camps

Venue in Essex

£450 - £500 per week




The role of the Camp Manager is to manage and support all staff, resources and processes to ensure the smooth running of a Base Camps Camp and all of its programmes. This role is paramount to the success of the camps. 

-Manage, direct and support staff to ensure they adhere to processes and procedures whilst the children in the care of Base Camps continually have a fun, stimulating and safe time

-Ensure that a high quality programme is planned and delivered with structure and enthusiasm by staff at all times
-Liaise with parents in person and by phone with regard to the children's needs and feedback on any issues which arise

-Continually show respect for your Host school by managing your staff team and ensuring cleanliness and safety at all times

-Liaise with Head Office and Host School representatives with updates and queries
-Prepare and lead your Camp Specific Training day (prior training offered) ensuring your venue, equipment and staff are ready for the first day of camp

-Manage daily administration including sign in/out  of children, grouping of children, timetabling and allocation of staff to timetabled activities plus other adhoc duties as required
-Manage and support new starters (staff)

-Effectively deal with the often unpredictable challenges within the childcare industry
-When child numbers are low you will be expected to lead your own group during the day to keep staff costs down  
Pay: £450 - £500 per week depending on qualifications and experience  
Hours: 8am – 6pm (Monday – Friday with a half hour unpaid lunch break)
Temporary Contract: School holidays. Part seasons considered  
On appointment all staff will be expected to complete a CRB disclosure and supply us with references  


Ideally educated to degree level with experience, skills and attributes as follows:

-Previous management experience within a childcare/teaching/coaching environment

-Previous experience working in a camp environment or similar

-Good knowledge and understanding of sports/arts & crafts

-Organised with excellent face-to-face and telephone communication skills

-Confident and enthusiastic with the ability to lead and motivate a team

-Pro-active and flexible

-Candidates will ideally hold a 12hr Paediatric First Aid qualification
Appointment Process:
Selected camp Managers will be required to attend an interview. If selected they will also be required to compete the following training:

Online Training and Test
Unpaid Camp Manager Training and Assessment Weekend located in Oxfordshire – accommodation (if necessary) and food supplied
Camp Specific Training Day located at school at which you will be working. All staff attending a Camp specific Training Day will receive a bonus to be paid upon completion on contract.

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