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Children's Activity Instructors

Children's Activity Instructors

Posted 9 April by GLL Featured Ended

Better Children's Centres are looking for Children's Activity Instructors based at Faringdon Leisure Centre in Faringdon, Oxfordshire. We believe that children should be active, stimulated and sociable. That is why at GLL, we run Holiday Play Schemes at our Better Leisure Centres throughout the UK. The schemes run during school holidays and provide a safe, yet fun haven for children from 5+ years old. As well as being enjoyable for the children, they are very convenient for working parents too. We are looking to add to our team of Childrens Activity Instructors to help keep the scheme successful and be able to provide more children with the opportunity to attend.

Working as part of a team, you will create a structured, safe and fun environment using the facilities around you. You will be confident in leading children through a mix of arts and crafts and sporting activities that can include, dependent on availability anything from football, basketball, swimming, where possible, trampolining and even bouncy castles. You will encourage an environment of respect and friendship amongst the children, especially as they can be from very diverse backgrounds. We also host childrens birthday parties which you will play a key role in assisting with.

You will probably be from a childcare, sports or arts background and have experience of working with children of 5 plus years old. You should have a minimum Level 2 in Childcare or Play Work or a Level 2 coaching qualification and be able to respond to both group and individual needs. It will be beneficial to have knowledge of Ofsted and Health and Safety legislation as well as the qualities that parents and guardians expect from a childcare provision. It goes without saying that you will be friendly and approachable as well as being imaginative, creative and a positive role model to the children that you supervise.

In return, we offer a range of benefits that you would expect from the UKs largest leisure provider:

  • Pension schemes
  • Discounted membership at our leisure centres
  • Career pathways
  • Ongoing training and development to help you to be the best

If you have what it takes to keep children active and happy at our Holiday Play Schemes, apply now.

Closing date: 25th April 2018

All pay rates are subject to skills, experience, qualifications, age and location.

About Us
Better Children’s Centres are run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

GLL is an equal opportunities employer.

Required skills

  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Communication Skills
  • Leisure Centres
  • Holiday Play Scheme

Reference: 34859461

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