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Super Camps Ltd

Venues in Northamptonshire

£275 - £350 per week

During School Holidays - Half Terms, Easter, Summer and Christmas

During School Holidays


Are you interested in gaining experience within the UK’s number one company for childcare during the school holidays? Are you a qualified lifeguard with experience on poolside? Do you have what it takes to deliver an exciting programme of more than 40 sports and arts & crafts activities to children of all ages?

If you would like an exciting challenge within a fun and rewarding environment we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

Reporting to the Camp Manager, the Specialist Instructor (Lifeguard) will have specific skills and qualifications as a Lifeguard (NPLQ or NaRS) and will be responsible for continually maintaining safety in and around the pool. When not on poolside they will be required to deliver a range of sports and arts & crafts activities to children of a variety of ages, backgrounds and abilities whilst catering for their individual needs.

Duties Include:

  • Risk assess and manage poolside safety before, after and during all swim sessions
  • Adhere to policies and procedures to ensure the children in your care have a fun & stimulating time in a safe environment
  • Plan and deliver a variety of activities with structure and enthusiasm whilst encouraging the maximum participation of the children
  • Ensure that the pastoral needs of the children in your care are well-catered through active supervision and care throughout the day including breaks and lunch times
  • Manage the exchange of relevant information regarding the children to their parents
  • Demonstrate continuous respect for the host venue and Super Camps resources through adhoc duties such as cleaning and kit maintenance

Days: Monday – Friday during school holidays (part seasons considered).

Hours: 8am – 5.30pm / 8.30am – 6pm dependent on shift with a half hour unpaid lunch break

Selection & Appointment Process: Short listed candidates will be invited to a telephone interview and if selected will be required to complete the Super Camps pre-camp training programme. All appointments are subject to satisfactory training attendance, references and DBS Status.


It is essential that candidates:

  • Are over the age of 18 and have the right to work in the UK
  • Hold a valid and in date lifeguard qualification (NPLQ or NaRS only) with experience in specialist area
  • Are highly motivated and responsible individuals who are able to demonstrate a mature and professional attitude to their employment
  • Have relevant experience working within the childcare industry and are capable of leading a group of children
  • Are highly organised with superb communication skills and an enthusiastic approach to the role
  • Have experience and interest in sports and arts & crafts activities
  • Are able to flexibly adapt to effectively deal with sometimes unpredictable challenges within the childcare industry

It is highly desirable that candidates:

  • Are qualified or studying towards a relevant teaching, childcare or sports coaching qualification
  • Hold a 12 hour paediatric first aid qualification
  • Hold a previous DBS check which is registered on the DBS Update Service
  • Have knowledge and previous training in safeguarding and child protection
  • Have experience working within a camp environment or similar

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