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Celtic English Academy

SOCIAL ACTIVITY LEADER

Celtic English Academy, established in 2004, is a friendly and welcoming British Council accredited English
language school in the centre of Cardiff. We take pride in our small class sizes, great teachers and
wonderful support staff. For the past 14 years we have been offering a range of classes to both adults
and younger learners. Due to the success of our 2018 inaugural summer school in North Wales, we are
excited to build on the programme for summer 2019, which will be hosted by Bangor University.

In 2016, Wales was named the Best UK Youth Travel Destination (British Youth Travel Awards) and North
Wales specifically was rated as one of the Top 10 Places in the World to Visit (Lonely Planet, 2017). Being
easy to reach from Manchester and Liverpool airports, Colwyn Bay is a great location for young learners to
experience a language learning adventure.

The aim of Junior Summer Programme is to provide students aged 11-17 with English language lessons
every morning and with afternoon activities which can include sports such as:
 Football
 Badminton
 Tennis
 Swimming
… and much, much more!

In addition, our younger learners will have the opportunity to take part in some exciting half-day and full-
day excursions, which will include:
 Surf Snowdonia
 Zip World
 Bounce Below
 Lots of other exciting and informative visits to regional towns, cities and places of interest

For individual and group students we have the following special options for drama, golf and intercultural
learning to enhance their experience. These will take place during the afternoons.
In order to apply, we require all of the following documents:

 Completed application form


 E-mail all documents in word format to: jobs@celticenglish.co.uk with the subject of the email
being your full name and the position you are applying for
 E-mail communication is preferred. If this is difficult, please post documentation to:
Cara Douglas-Jones
Celtic English Academy
18 Park Grove
Cardiff CF10 3BN
Telephone: 029 20 344 805

Applications will be acknowledged and then evaluated against the selection criteria. The appointment
will be made subject to a Self-Disclosure and an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
CELTIC ENGLISH ACADEMY
About your Application

Thank you for your interest in this post. We currently have a rolling recruitment for this position so there
is no firm deadline for applications.

All sections must be completed, including the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should
be your current employer (if applicable) and a full education and employment history.

All applicants will be asked the reason for leaving previous roles if this is not explained on the application
form. Applicants will be asked to confirm that they have not been disqualified from working with
children. Any gaps in employment will be explored at interview.

Please submit your application by email, but if this is not possible, please submit on single-sided sheets of
A4 paper held together with a single paper clip (no staples) since multiple copies will be made.

All applicants who are offered employment and do not hold an enhanced DBS check from the Disclosure
and Barring Service will be subject to one before the appointment is confirmed. This will include details
of cautions, reprimands or final warnings, as well as convictions. The cost of application will be met by
the school.

All posts in the academy are offered subject to the receipt by the academy of two satisfactory references,
verification of qualifications cited by candidate and proof of right to work in the UK. As these checks can
take some time to complete, candidates are advised to disclose any possible impediment to appointment
at the time of interview, as failure to do so could result in an appointment not being confirmed, or being
rescinded. All appointments in the academy are offered subject to the completion of a satisfactory
probation period.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff
and volunteers to share this commitment.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to receiving your application.
Social Activity Leader
Required for 5 weeks with set dates to be confirmed
Programme dates between 10th July to 14th August
Training period 8th and 9th July compulsory
Wrap up day 15th July
Wage: You will be paid a weekly rate (Wednesday to Wednesday) which includes all accommodation and
meals as follows:

18-20 years: £260.80


21-24 years: £339.85
25 years and above: £365.86

Hours: 51 hours a week, 6 days a week between 7am and midnight. On call from midnight until 7am when
a designated ‘Night Leader’.

Offer of the Post


The offer of a post will be made subject to satisfactory written references and enhanced DBS check.

Further information about Celtic English Academy can be found on the academy’s website:
www.celticenglish.co.uk.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOCIAL ACTIVITY LEADER

The person appointed to the role of Social Activity Leader will be line-managed by the Senior Activity
Leader.

Job Purpose
The main role of the Social Activity Leader is to engage with the students and, in turn, make sure that the
students 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 safe,
happy, involved and having fun.

The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Attending a compulsory two-day training


 Meeting groups and students at the local arrival airports (Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham)
 Greeting students as they arrive at the residence, giving them a tour, helping them with luggage,
making them feel welcome and inducting them into the accommodation
 Supervising all meal times and free time in the residence
 Preparing, leading and actively participating in sports activities (e.g. swimming, football,
basketball, hockey etc.)
 Preparing leading and actively participating in evening activities (e.g. games night, welcome party,
disco, arts and crafts etc.)
 Preparing for and leading half-day excursions to local attractions such as Conwy Castle, Zip World,
Surf Snowdonia, Bounce Below etc.)
 Preparing for and leading full-day excursions to other places in North Wales and England (e.g. day
trips to Liverpool, Snowdonia N.P., Manchester)
 Undertaking pastoral care duties which support our international students including being aware
of what constitutes a problem and reporting it if required (e.g. students dealing with
homesickness, having trouble communicating, etc.)
 Providing first aid and accompanying ill or injured students to the local surgery, hospital or
pharmacy
 Assisting with fire drills, and acting as Fire Wardens in the event of fire
 Being on call during the night when a designated ‘Night Leader’
 Responding to disciplinary issues with students
 Chaperoning groups to and from local airports
 Effectively liaising between other members of staff including teachers, group leaders, the Senior
Activity Leader and the Centre Manager.
 Engaging students in conversation to encourage them to practise their English outside of the
classroom
 Being aware of accident and emergency procedures, safeguarding procedures and reading the
staff handbook
Person Specification
Post: Social Activity Leader
Department: Operations
Responsible to: Centre Manager
Responsible for: All students
Hours: Full time (6 days a week)
Duration: 5 weeks

Criteria Essential or Desirable

1 Education, Training and Qualifications

1.1 GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above Essential

1.2 Willingness to achieve Safeguarding Level 1 Essential

1.3 Willingness to work towards First Aid Essential

1.4 Sports, arts, music, drama qualifications Desirable

1.5 Any education, training or qualifications relating to young people Desirable

1.6 Driving License Desirable

1.7 Safeguarding Level 1 or above Desirable

1.8 First Aid qualified or any similar relevant qualifications Desirable

2 Knowledge

2.1 An understanding of the needs of young learners Desirable

An understanding of the issues facing young learners living away


2.2 Desirable
from home

2.3 A second language Desirable

3 Experience

3.1 Experience in working with children or teenagers (11-17 years) Essential

3.2 Experience or strong interest in working with international students Desirable

Experience of working in a summer school or summer camp


3.3 Desirable
environment
4 Skills and Abilities

4.1 Effective communication and interpersonal skills Essential

4.2 Excellent organisational and time-keeping skills Essential

4.3 Ability to work as part of a team and act as a leader Essential

4.4 Self-motivated, reliable and able to use initiative Essential

4.5 Adaptable to change with effective problem-solving skills Essential

4.6 Ability to work well under pressure Essential

4.7 Sports, arts, music, drama or other recreational skills Desirable

5 Attitude/Approach

5.1 Friendly, positive, outgoing and open Essential

5.2 Focused on the job when on duty Essential

5.3 Appropriately caring and approachable Essential

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT


ACADEMIC, OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSTS

Version: June 2017

POSITION APPLIED FOR:

1 PERSONAL DETAILS

Surname: First Names:

Title: MR/MRS/MISS/MS/DR Preferred name:

Any former names:

Home address: Address for correspondence (if different):

Post code: Post Code:

Tel no: (day) Email:

(eve) National Insurance no:

(mob) Teacher registration number, if applicable:

Are you legally entitled to work in the UK? YES/NO

If you are not a UK, EEA or Swiss national, please give


details of your permission to work, specifying the type
and length of visa or permit.
2 EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS (to include details of QTS where appropriate)

School/College/University Dates Qualifications obtained / Examinations Date


attended passed / Awarding Body

Membership of professional institutions and other training/knowledge relevant to this post

Continue on separate sheet if required


3 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Present or most recent employer:

Address:

Job Title: From: To:

Brief description of responsibilities:

Reason for leaving/wishing to leave:

Notice required (or when you could join us): Current salary:
Provide a full employment history in chronological order Dates Position held Reason for
(most recent first) to include: periods of work in the UK and brief leaving
and abroad; education/training; voluntary work; travel; description of
career breaks; and any periods not in employment or duties
education.

Continue on separate sheet if required


4 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Do you have a current clean driving licence (applicable only if duties involve driving) YES/NO

Hobbies, interests and anything further you wish to tell us


5 PERSONAL STATEMENT

Please state why you believe your qualifications, experience and personal qualities fulfil the requirements of
this post, and any other information to demonstrate your suitability for the post.

Please note that it is important to address each of the numbered criteria set out in the Person Specification as
your responses will be rated and the combined score used in the shortlisting process.
6 REFERENCES

Please give the names of two people who can comment on your suitability for this post. One should be your
current or last employer, or if you have not been employed, your school principal, teacher or college tutor.
References will not be accepted from relatives or those writing solely in the capacity of friends.

Name: Name:

Address: Address:

Tel no: Tel no:

Email: Email:

Relationship: Relationship:

It is our practice to take up references before interview unless requested not to do so. If you do not wish us to
contact a referee at this stage, please mark the alongside the name with a cross.

7 SIGNATURE

I confirm that the above information is true and accurate.

Signed: Date: