UK Jobs 23- Need Activity Leaders

Job Details

Job LocationGuildford
Job TypeFull Time
Publish Date8/19/2023
Salary15-20 pound per hour


Paid formal training
Accommodation and meals free if required
Meals provided whilst on duty
Resume instantly enriched by an industry leader company
Free First Aid and CPR Certifications if required

MLA is an industry leader in providing safe, educational, and cultural holidays to international English speaking students. With their innovative and exciting English language courses, sports, trips and activities, MLA programmes are designed to appeal to teenagers from all over the world.

We are seeking to appoint our teams of Activity Leaders to ensure the delivery of our programmes in our Summer School in Guildford for 2023 Summer.


  • Responsible for the activity and excursion programme for international students
  • Reports to Activity Manager / Centre Director
  • Non-residential/residential employment available from late June – mid August
  • 6 days per week (on a rota system, 44 hours per week)
  • 1 Day off per week

Activity Leaders organise and offer a wide range of activities during morning, afternoon, and evening activities. In a team coordinated by an Activity Manager, they ensure that students are followed through their entire experience with us, from the moment they arrive at the airport to the moment they depart.

They provide an environment which promotes students’ health, safety, and welfare.


  • Guildford


Activity Leader (Non Residential)

Holiday Pay (12.07%) is to be added to hourly pay
Single Bonus for returning Activity Leaders GBP 200

Activity Leader (Residential)

Holiday Pay (12.07%) is to be added to weekly pay
Accommodation and all meals provided free of charge
Single Bonus for returning Activity Leaders GBP 200


Activity Leaders must have a GCSE Diploma. They must represent MLA values and model those values to subordinates and colleagues.

Required skills include:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Excellent organisational and Interpersonal skills
  • Self-Motivation
  • Enjoy Sport, Leisure and Drama activities
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Other qualifications include:

  • Previous experience in working with kids and teenagers
  • A First Aid qualification or willingness to obtain
  • Lifeguard and or/ other coaching qualification
  • Experience of training for or working in the Sport, Leisure, Theatre or similar industry
  • Knowledge of the rules and organisation of one or more sports / games
  • An Interest and able to organise activities such as drama, arts & crafts, talent shows
  • Knowledge of the city of the Summer School and tourist attractions


MLA is committed to safe practices in recruitment and selection that includes consideration of issues to do with child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Successful applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check (PVG or Garda check in Scotland and Ireland respectively), have their references verified and checks completed in line with our Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment Policies.


As an Activity Leader you are responsible for entertaining, guiding, planning and leading the students through a variety of activities, which you will both lead and partake in. Duties include taking part and leading activities which take place on and off site. In addition, you will be responsible for residential supervision such as at meal times and pastoral duties. Summer centres are very busy places and there may be duties to perform in addition to those detailed below;


  • To ensure adequate preparation & set up for on/offsite activities and excursions
  • Lead, supervise, motivate & engage students on activities and excursions, through active participation yourself
  • Pro-actively encouraging the children to take part in planned activities both during the day and in the evenings
  • Preparing full activity plans for each activity and ensuring that you have read all the risk assessments. To assist in the organisation and preparation of a wide range of activities, including during the day, evenings, weekend excursions and pastoral duties
  • To participate in, supervise and lead all activities including sports, karaoke, disco nights, etc.


  • You must take reasonable responsibility for the students under your charge and act to always secure and never to endanger their physical and moral welfare
  • Checking all students are accounted for in the classrooms and during activities/excursions
  • To maintain proper levels of student discipline, safety and welfare
  • To carry out residential supervision duties, including meal and pastoral supervision and guardian duties
  • Welcoming new students to the centre
  • Airport assistance
  • Arrival/Departure procedures
  • To address any student or staff concerns raised to you and report them to the relevant persons involved
  • To be aware of safeguarding duties regarding under 18’s

Company Quality Performance

  • To ensure customer satisfaction in the leading of activities and trips at your centre
  • To enthusiastically promote the Activity Programme

Administration Duties

  • Preparing Welcome Packs, Excursion Packs and student ID badges
  • Designing and displaying posters and programme information. Photocopying and general office administration
  • To assist in day to day general duties as instructed by senior management
  • To complete post activity/excursion evaluation and observation forms


  • To develop and maintain open lines of communication with Group Leaders
  • To liaise with all other members of the MLA Team keeping all lines of communication open
  • To develop a strong rapport with all departments in MLA developing working and professional relationships

On an Excursion/During an Activity/At the Centre

  • To behave in a professional manner and demonstrate leadership skills
  • To adhere to Safeguarding and Welfare duties
  • To provide support to all students, Group Leaders and Staff at all times
  • Please refer to the Activity Leaders Manual for more detailed information of duties on an Excursion and During an Activity

Staff Training/Induction

  • To attend all required paid training and induction meetings and take an active part in discussion and feedback prior to start of employment
  • Review itineraries and become knowledgeable about attractions
  • Complete any required training sessions/courses both online and in person as directed
  • Provide all necessary paperwork prior to employment

Personal Development CDP

  • All staff are observed in the first week of employment & have appraisals and goal setting tasks
  • You need to be able to set yourself goals that you would like to work on during your time with MLA
  • Weekly training or feedback sessions

Health & Safety

  • To comply with all health and safety, first aid and welfare procedures as required by the Company
  • Being aware of relevant fire, health and safety issues in the classroom and around the centre and during excursions
  • Wear company issued PPE as required

Child Protection & Safeguarding

  • All staff share the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and must adhere to, and comply with MLA Safeguarding Policy
  • To provide safety and welfare assistance to students
  • To be vigilant for possible welfare problems of students


  • To actively support MLA in its mission to provide quality learning
  • To provide courses that will challenge the students (realise their potential) and work together to reach their academic targets and support them
  • To comply with management requests to follow the guidelines of external organisations such as British Council in a timely and accurate manner
  • To be dressed in a presentable professional way and always start on time and if this is not possible to inform your manager as early as possible
  • Develop a good rapport with the students and Group Leaders and avoid absences as much as possible
  • There is a specific list of what code of conduct we expect from all staff members in our Staff Handbook

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