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Activity Leader (Fixed Term Summer Contract)

POSTED ON 02 Apr 2024
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Alpadia Language Schools develops language skills through summer courses in English, French and German for juniors across Europe. Alpadia enjoys a premium reputation being part of the Kaplan International Languages group. All our schools are in exclusive locations and provide a fantastic setting for staff and students to thrive.

Established in 1996 and ever-growing, Alpadia’s mission is to encourage language development through immersion, broaden students’ horizons and inspire their futures. By joining Alpadia for Summer 2024, you will be a part of our growing, diverse, and vibrant team welcoming international students from around the world.

We also aim to provide a developing and enriching experience for our employees and to help you develop personally and professionally.

Join ALPADIA’s team to make summer 2024 an unbelievable experience! We are looking for highly motivated people, who have the ability to engage and inspire young students, and who are looking for an enriching and educational experience themselves. 

Your role:

  • Safeguard and promote the wellbeing of all students in our care
  • Prepare and lead afternoon and evening activities and/or Premium activities, giving thought to staging to ensure all students enjoy each activity
  • Prepare and lead excursion sessions, giving thought to cultural immersion and student safety
  • Review session plans and excursion material in advance of sessions along with corresponding risk assessments
  • Deliver the standard of quality that our students and stakeholders expect of Alpadia
  • Be friendly and approachable to develop positive relationships with students that help to enhance their overall experience
  • Manage students’ behaviour, with a judicious awareness of the need to sanction or encourage as appropriate
  • Prioritize the safety of students more than anything else, following our Safeguarding and Health and Safety procedures
  • Supervise students’ free time actively and professionally. Ensure rules in the residence are always followed and the accommodation is kept tidy. Ensure the students go to bed and wake up at the appropriate times, accompanying them, as necessary
  • Assist in the check-in/check-out procedure
  • Supervise students at mealtimes
  • Ensure you complete all additional tasks as given by the Camp Manager

Your profile:


  • Able to lead, motivate and encourage large groups of teenagers 
  • Excellent communicator 
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Excellent organisational and effective communication skills
  • A commitment to delivering exceptional customer service
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Display a positive, can do attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to its success
  • Experience of working with junior students in education or care settings


  • Experience working in holiday camps or similar organisations 
  • Keen interest in culture and sport (preferably with relevant qualifications such as National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) or First Aid qualification
  • Experience of working with international students 
  • Previous experience of running an activity/leisure programme

We offer you:

  • A developing and enriching summer experience
  • The chance to make long term connections and friends
  • Meaningful engagement with international students and the chance to give back
  • A sense of belonging with many returning staff members each year
  • Development of your social, relationship and leadership skills
  • Join a booming community of Alpadia staff members
  • Start or continue your professional development (CPD) in a supportive coaching environment
  • An industry competitive salary
  • Role training and the opportunity for experiential learning throughout
  • An unforgettable experience in a dynamic atmosphere
  • An international working environment
  • Free entrance for all activities and excursions
  • Attractive bonus options for returners and the possibility of career progression

Did you know that staff members who work in summer camps develop skills that enhance their career advancement in the future?

Summer Camps in London, Brighton, Reigate and Haywards Heath. 

6 weeks contracts available or shorter contracts if required.

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Alpadia UK, Ltd


Activity Leader (Fixed Term Summer Contract)


English Language Schools


Short-term summer post


Full time



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