Activity Leader (AL)

We are looking for enthusiastic and fun-natured people to help run our activity and excursion programme. In your role, you will work in a team and lead our on-site activity and sport programme, as well as accompany students on local visits and excursions to places of interest. You must be highly motivated and be enthusiastic to engage with our students and help make their experience with us a great one!

The Activity Leader (AL) is responsible for the smooth and successful delivery of the activities programme co-ordinated by the Activity Co-ordinator (ACO). The role of the AL is pivotal to the promotion and delivery of the activity programme, ensuring students are will motivated and all activities are run to a high standard.

All Activity Leaders must have read and understood the MLI policies and procedures and be fully conversant with our policies for the welfare and protection of children. At all times whilst on duty, you are responsible for the care, welfare and safety of students whilst ensuring they are following school rules.

Main Responsibilities: Activities and Excursions

Prepare for all your activity and excursion sessions thoroughly. Preparation time can be considerable if you are to ensure the success of the timetabled session.

This involves:

  • Having all equipment and decorations, if appropriate, set up before students arrive.
  • Deliver a fun, stimulating and safe activity/excursion programme for our students.
  • Reading and understanding relevant risk assessments prior to excursions and activities.
  • Having considered all potential hazards concerning Health & Safety according to MLI guidelines, make necessary provisions to avoid accidents.
  • Knowing necessary instructions/directions before session start time.
  • Ensure you have a list of students that are present in your session and maintain accurate registers of their attendance.
  • Encourage the involvement of students in activities and event, leading by example.
  • Actively take part in sports and other activity sessions with students.
  • Look after the materials, equipment and ensure they are returned at the end of each activity.
  • Make and uphold professional, appropriate relationships with fellow staff members, students, and group leaders.
  • Research excursion locations prior to taking student. Ensure you have any learning materials, or entrance vouchers etc, you may need.
  • Escort groups on excursions and ensure the safety and welfare of the students, as well as providing them with information to help them get the maximum benefit from their stay.
  • Complete feedback form on each session for the Activity Co-ordinator.
  • Supervise and interact with students and Group leaders during meal times.

Welfare and Safeguarding

  • Adhere to all MLI Safeguarding Policies.
  • All members of the residential team have student welfare duties on a rota basis to assist in the programme of student supervision. This involves leading and supporting members of staff and ensuring that welfare duties are carried out in line with company policy.
  • Supervision will include mealtimes, free-time both on and off campus and night time duties on a rota basis.
  • At all times whilst on duty, staff are responsible for the care, welfare and safety of students whilst ensuring they follow the rules.
  • Complete safeguarding Level 1 basic awareness training online
  • Liaise with the Centre Manger to confirm the rota for supervision and pastoral care.

Other Duties

  • Assist with airport transfers and student arrivals and departures.
  • Assist with centre administration as directed.
  • Assist in closing the centre and returning equipment.
  • Additional duties as required.
18 years of age and over, and has the right to work and live in the UK. Previous experience working with children/teenagers
Ability to motivate, inspire and enjoys working with large groups of children/teenagers Competent sports person with excellent knowledge of rules and organisation of sports/games
Excellent communication skills and excellent level of fluency in English Occupational First Aid Qualification
Enthusiasm and to be a team player Previous EFL summer school experience
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment Experience and interest in related subjects e.g. sports, drama, arts and crafts etc.
Excellent organisation skills Lifeguard/Coaching Qualification
Responsible with the welfare of others Experience visiting and guiding in large cities
Ability to work in a high-pressure environment  

MLI International Schools is fully committed to the safety of the children who take part in our programmes. All contracted staff are asked to complete DBS, PVG or Guarda Vetting check and all applicants are required to provide two references. Reference requests will ask specifically whether there is any reason that you should not be engaged in situations where you have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18. You will need to explain any gaps in your CV. Evidence of eligibility to work in the UK must be provided at interview stage. The cost of the DBS/PVG/Guarda Vetting will be split between MLI and yourself.

This role meets the requirements in respect of exempted questions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Serviced check before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details of cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

To apply for this position please complete the form here.