Activity Leader

Oxford Active runs Multi-Activity Holiday Camps based at private schools in Oxfordshire, and surrounding counties, which can have anything between 40 and 120 children aged 4-14 years attending each day. They are open Mondays to Fridays in most school holidays from 8.15am to 6.00pm.

We need reliable and enthusiastic staff, who have experience of working with children, to join our teams of activity leaders to run fun activities, and keep children safe in a stimulating and caring environment.
Please note these posts are not residential, so you should live locally.


Duties will include

  • Working as part of a team to provide safe, creative, appropriate play opportunities for children aged 3 – 14 years
  • Running a range of activities including fun sports and games, arts and crafts, drama and dance, cooking, and supervising off-site trips such as ice-skating, the cinema and bowling
  • Adapting activities for different age groups – you will have the opportunity to work with children as young as three, and up to 14 years old.
  • Ensuring that children are kept safe at all times by following the camp’s policies and procedures relating to safeguarding, risk assessment and other health and safety issues
  • Being responsible for keeping premises clean and tidy, and ensure the safe-keeping of play and sports equipment

You need to be:

    • Experience of working with children in a play or sports environment
    • Ability to communicate at all levels, particularly with children
    • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude to work, with a strong sense of responsibility
    • Ability to work on own initiative but also as part of a team
    • An appropriate qualification (eg Playwork, Childcare or Sports Leadership) at Level 2 is desirable but not essential
    • Prepared to attend regular in-house training as well as First Aid, Safeguarding and other relevant courses as necessary.
    • All staff have to pass strict safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure

  • You do not need to commit to work every school holiday – our staff typically work 4 – 8 weeks per year
  • We do prefer staff to work full weeks wherever possible
  • Work is available in school holidays only, but in Oxford this can be combined with working at one of our term time After School Clubs
  • Pay is from £76.00 – £79.00 per day, inclusive of holiday pay
  • Hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm with break for lunch
  • You need to be at least 17 years old
  • Training will be provided in safeguarding, food hygiene and first aid and you can put yourself forward to learn other specialist activities, like fencing and kayaking