Activity Leader Person Specification


The main role of an Activity Leader is to engage with the students and make sure that the students, in turn, engage with all aspects of the programme—classes, activities and excursions. This means communicating, interacting, and generally being alongside the students and making sure they are happy, involved and having fun. We aim to provide an excellent cultural and learning experience through effective and enjoyable courses conducted in a professional yet personalised environment.

It is preferable for applicants to have experience with sport, drama and dance, and to have previous summer school experience. As the role involves taking groups of students on excursions and local visits, knowledge of the location for which you are applying would be an advantage.

Job Title

There are two types of Activity Leader jobs available: non-residential and residential.

  1. Activity Leader (non-residential) £252.00 per week for: 12 units of activities and excursions
  2. Activity Leader (residential) £252.00 per week for: 12 units of activities and excursions plus 3 units of residential duties

Reports to: Centre Director                Location: Kent, London and Worcester

Essential Requirements:

  • Able to organise activities such as sports, drama, dance, arts & crafts, talent shows
  • Aged 18+ and fluent in English
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK (we cannot assist in any way with work permits or visas)

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working with children or teenagers
  • Knowledge of the location you are applying to work in
  • Energetic and physically fit
  • Flexible and able to work in a team
  • Able to speak a second language
  • Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving certificate
  • Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)


  1. Welcoming new students to the centre.
  2. Setting up / packing up the centre and displaying / removing signs.
  3. Supervising during breaks and lunchtimes.
  4. Preparing afternoon activities and workshops.
  5. Assisting with fire drills.
  6. Providing welfare for ‘individual’ students (those who come without a Group Leader) and reporting potentially harmful situations.


  1. Assisting the Centre Director, Academic Director and Activity Managers with general administrative tasks.
  2. Designing and displaying posters and programme information.
  3. Preparing Welcome Packs, Excursion Packs and student ID badges.
  4. Photocopying and general office admin.
  5. Checking students are in their classes.
  6. Preparing activity plans for each activity, and being familiar with all the risk assessments.

Sports and other activities

  1. Preparing sports activities and events.
  2. Organising teams/groups and leading sports activities and events.
  3. Ensuring sports, audio and other equipment is maintained, returned and stored correctly.
  4. Encouraging fair play and ensuring all students have a turn.
  5. Monitoring the students at all times.


  1. Counting students on and off coaches.
  2. Leading a walking tour (notes and maps provided) of towns/cities visited.
  3. Monitoring and being responsible for a group of around 15 students throughout the excursion.
  4. Ensuring you know the safety procedures and potential risks involved on each excursion (for example lost or sick students).

Residential Centres

  1. Assisting younger students with heavy luggage on arrival and departure days.
  2. Waking the students up in the mornings and assisting with lights out in the evenings.
  3. Assisting students with laundry.
  4. Encouraging students to keep their rooms and common areas tidy and ensuring emergency exits are kept free from obstruction.
  5. Ensuring students are prepared for departures and all luggage is collected (some unsociable hours).
  6. Distributing packed lunches for excursions.

summer schoolsSummer centres are very busy places and there may be duties to perform in addition to those detailed above. Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.

General Info

  1. You will familiarise yourself with, understand, and adhere to Concorde International’s Under 18’s Policy and Child Protection Policy. These will be made available to you once employment has been confirmed.
  2. You will perform your duties in a professional manner and dress appropriately for your position. You will also maintain a high standard of behaviour, setting an example of sobriety, and treating all students fairly, with due attention to propriety.
  3. Summer centres are very busy places and there may be duties to perform in addition to those detailed above. Flexibility and common sense are fundamental attributes for this position.


  1. Activity Leaders are paid £252 per week for an average of 36 hours (12 ‘units’) in non-residential centres.
  2. Residential Activity Leaders will work an average of 45 hours per week (15 ‘units’), including residential duties, in return for £252 plus accommodation and food.
  3. Returning staff may receive an additional payment as agreed by the Director of Vacation Courses. Payment will be made weekly into your bank account

Download the Activity Leader Specification as a PDF

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