Residential Activity Leader
British Study Centres
Manchester Manchester
4d ago

Position : Residential Activity Leader

Reporting to : Centre Manager

Team Management : None

Last review of job description : January 2020

Suitable for remote working? No

Suitable for Core Hours? No

Contract type : Fixed term end of June to late August

The nature of the role will require the candidate to work unsociable hours (weekends / evenings / bank holidays); they will work 6 days, and an average of 48 hours per week.

At A Glance

British Study Centres Young Learners provides English language activity courses to an international market. We have 8 permanent schools, and summer pop-up centres located across the UK.

We need passionate and enthusiastic individuals to help us drive our strategy forward and make our business a continued success.

This is an exciting role where daily duties are based at the City Football Academy CFA is a £200 million complex which is home to the men’s first team, women’s team and all youth teams.

The delivery of the course also takes place at Connell College, a sixth form centre of excellence which is next to the CFA, and Salford University ranked one of the world’s most international universities.

This summer, we are running 3 exciting programmes for boys and girls CFL (City Football Language) Football training plus football-themed English sessions, CFP (City Football Performance) Football training and performance insights and CFD (City Football Development) Football training and workshops.

The successful candidate will work across all courses to support the players, coaches and teachers accordingly.

We’re looking for Residential Activity Leaders to join our successful team. We need energetic and enthusiastic people with a passion for football and working with young learners.

  • Leaders will be responsible for helping to organise, plan and supervise all elements of our player’s activity programme, including off-site excursions, and on-site activities;
  • bringing all programmes together in an exciting and yet safe environment.

    General Duties

  • Work as part of the activity team, led by the Activity Coordinator / Centre Manager
  • Provide the best possible learning experience, through excellent customer service
  • Work with the wider centre operations and academic team to support the smooth running of the centre, ensuring players enjoy their stay
  • Ensure safeguarding policies are adhered to
  • Remain vigilant, and ensure that players and colleagues’ safety is a priority at all times
  • Maintain player behaviour
  • Deal with facility providers and venues, e.g. City Football Schools staff / Connell College staff / Salford University staff, in a professional manner
  • Assist in the preparation of day, evening and weekend activities and excursions
  • Lead and supervise a variety of evening and weekend excursions and activities; making them interesting and educational, and ensuring all safeguarding and welfare requirements are fulfilled
  • Promote activities and encourage player participation in all elements of the courses
  • Cash handling, including making payments to venues and suppliers
  • Attend and participate in regular team meetings
  • Attend the airport to meet arriving players and see off departing players
  • Guide arrival / departure coaches from / to the airport and provide relevant information
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required
  • Pastoral Duties

    In return for pastoral duties we will provide residential full board accommodation on campus as part of the package.

  • Ensure players are in bed at night, and up in the mornings by the designated times
  • Respond to emergencies at any time, and notify the relevant people
  • Centre patrol to ensure students are settled in their rooms / dorms
  • Supervise break and meal times
  • Checks of the bedrooms and common areas
  • Assist with the washing of the players’ football kit
  • What We Are Looking For


  • Must hold an up to date DBS check
  • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Put the players at the heart of everything they do, have a passion for delivering great service, and understand how much our courses mean to students
  • Flexible and adaptable to a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • Have a passion for football and a sound knowledge of the rules and terminology related to the game
  • Ability to adapt approach and be creative and imaginative in meeting players’ needs
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to create and sustain working relationships with children and young adults
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • A team player who encourages and supports their colleagues
  • An interest in sport and / or artistic activities
  • Be reliable and responsible
  • Capable of acting on own initiative
  • Desirable

  • Previous experience working with children and / or teenagers
  • Previous experience at summer camps
  • Current first aid certificate
  • An appropriate qualification (e.g. Playwork, Childcare or Sports Leadership)
  • In return for pastoral duties we will provide residential accommodation on campus, including half-board or full-board when on duty as part of the package.

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