Fixed Term Contract – 17 June* to 18 August 2019
(*start date to be confirmed but we anticipate week commencing 17 June 2019)
Accommodation may be available if required
Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1460 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.
During the summer holidays Whitgift runs its own Summer School for international students, utilising all its fantastic facilities and modern boarding house. The Whitgift Summer School, with its innovative and exciting English language course and activities, both involving native speaking students, is designed to appeal to girls and boys aged 11-17 from all over the world.
We are seeking to appoint an Activity Manager who will be responsible for the planning, implementing and day to day running of a varied and inspiring co-curricular programme. This programme will include sports, activities, evening social events and excursions whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students is managed at all times. The Activity Manager will also be responsible for organising, managing and motivating a team of Senior Activity Leaders and Activity Leaders and will report directly to the Course Director.
Applicants will have a degree and previous management experience of running an Activity programme for children in a young learner, summer school or residential context, and have experience of planning and leading excursions. Teaching, Sports and coaching qualifications (or equivalent) and/or experience in Music, Performing and Creative Arts or outdoor education would be welcomed. The ability to motivate, lead, supervise and engage with staff and young learners is essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required, as is the ability to work calmly, effectively and positively, even whilst under pressure. Native/near native competence in spoken and written English is essential.
We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.
From the advert on the School’s vacancy page, further information about the role and the skills required is available by selecting the white 'Documents available' button at the top left of the advertisement. Click the green 'Apply' button on the top right for the online application form.
For any queries, please telephone the Summer School on Apply Now >>
The Summer School will run for six weeks, and, although applicants who have full availability throughout this period are prioritised, applications for shorter periods may be considered. Therefore, if you are unable to work for the entire 6 weeks, please state this clearly within the additional information section of the application form and provide reasons.
Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received, so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. The School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 21 April 2019.