The Paul Acheson Summer Sports Weeks Programmes are now inviting applications from teachers and students for the summer of 2021. We are the longest-running activity camp in N Ireland; having been established in 1993 we are now in our twenty-ninth year, and the success of our programmes relies heavily on the expertise and commitment of the staff involved.
We attempt to create a happy and caring environment for the children who attend each centre and the staff employed over the last twenty-eight years have been outstanding.
We are looking for staff who can provide the following –
- Great teamwork skills
- Relevant qualifications are desirable
- Passionate, energetic and motivated
- Experience of working with children and young people
The safety of the children is our foremost priority and close supervision is essential at all times. Children must be escorted as a group to and from the area where their activity is to take place. Further details about safety, supervision and accident procedures are outlined in our Child Care Policy and Staff Manual which will be sent to successful applicants.
VENUE – 2021 Dates (you do not have to be available for every week)
Campbell College, Belfast
July 1-2 (Thurs-Fri)
July 5 (5 days)
July 13-16 (Tues-Fri)
Weeks beginning July 19, 26, August 2, 9
1. Sport – 7-15 years old
There are 14 sports outlined on the website and staff will be expected to have a working knowledge of at least four. Each session will feature coaching and instruction at the start, with plenty of time available for fun and practice. Staff must also be capable of organising a range of indoor sporting activities in case of rain.
2. Art and Crafts and Drama – 7-15 years old
A qualified and experienced person is required for each course and the successful applicant will be expected to provide a stimulating and creative programme on a daily basis.
3. Superkids – age 5-6 Super 4s – age 4
These children will operate in smaller groups, each supervised by a qualified teacher, with assistants – the ratio is 1:8 for Superkids and 1:6 for the Super 4s. Applicants must have a genuine interest in children and show an aptitude for working with them. Staff will be required to have some expertise and experience in organising an outdoor sports programme, plus art and crafts and many other activities as listed on the website. Each leader MUST create and display a weekly programme for parents. A willingness from all applicants to go into the pool to help with swimming lessons is desirable.
Preference will be given to applicants who are qualified teachers or student teachers, or who hold a coaching qualification in one of the sports listed.
Applicants who will be given responsibility for the coaching and supervision of any group (ratio 1:20) must be 18 years of age by 30 June 2021. Superkids’ Assistants must also be 18 years old.
Applications are invited from 15 year olds who have attended our programmes to act as helpers. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a range of tasks including lunchtime supervision, assisting with the barbecue and tuck-shop, collecting litter, cleaning, and helping coaches in some circumstances.
All staff will be expected to visit Campbell College for a briefing to help them prepare for their summer work, and to familiarise themselves with the locations we use. This will hopefully take place in late June on dates which can be agreed with the successful applicants.
The amount payable to each successful applicant will depend on the age, experience and qualifications of the applicant and will be outlined before a contract of employment is sent. The applicant can then decide if he/she wishes to accept the offer of employment.
POLICE AND HEALTH CHECK
Staff who receive contracts will need to complete forms for Police and Health checks. These must be submitted to the relevant authority at least six weeks before employment begins, so please bear this in mind when deciding which dates you choose for potential employment.
If you have any queries about the application process, please contact me on my office number – 028 9754 1752 or my mobile 07767 271144, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org