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Over The Wall, Remote
£35,000 per year
OTW are seeking Assistant Camp Directors to make a positive difference to the lives of children & the staff & volunteers who support them.
Posted 6 days ago Quick Apply
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Kids Matter, Remote
£28,665 - £30,765 pro rata (£22,932 - £24,612 actual)
Posted 3 weeks ago
College of Paramedics, Remote
£24,500 - £27,500 per year
Posted 1 week ago
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The Children's Society, North East (On-site)
£10.91 per hour
Posted 1 week ago
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School for Synodality, Remote
£15.5 - £20.5 per hour
Posted 3 weeks ago Quick Apply
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Euan's Guide, Remote
£30,000 - £33,000 per year
Posted 3 days ago
Let's Talk About Loss, Remote
£26,000 per year (Full time equivalent)
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
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Midaye Somali Development Network, Remote
£40,365 - £42,412 per year FTE (adjusted pro rata)
Seeking a Fundraising & Communications Manager to fundraise for our diverse services and deliver communications needed to raise our profile.
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Remote
£35,000 per year
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

JOB DETAILS

Post Title:      Assistant Camp Director, 2 posts, covering either

  • (i)Programmes, or
  • (ii) Volunteers, Training & Development

Hours per week:   35

Reports to:        Camp Director

Salary: £35K per annum

Base:

Can be remote (home) working but expected to attend our Havant office regularly and attend residential camps, which, in 2024 and 2025 will be located at different venues throughout the UK.

Main Purpose:

To lead on the role-specific area of responsibility and support the Camp Director in the delivery and leadership of safe, fun, residential activity camps and online programmes.  

Over the Wall is a fun, forward-thinking and creative UK charity that has been transforming the lives of seriously ill children, and their families, for 25 years. Our free of charge programmes are designed to address the loneliness, isolation and sense of being different that affects the quality of life for children living with serious illness.

We are hiring two Assistant Camp Directors to join our Camp Operations team. The postholders will be essential members of our Camp Leadership Team when camps are in session and will focus on either (i) Programming or (ii) Volunteers, Learning and Development throughout the year.

You are:

  • Excited by our mission and eager to make a positive difference in the lives of children and the staff and volunteers who support them.
  • An experienced youth programming professional with a strong background in either program development or learning and development.
  • Flexible and adaptable with a willingness to both develop your leadership skills and work collaboratively on a team.
  • Able and eager to travel to and attend residential camps in a range of locations across the UK.
  • Prepared to work flexibly across 7 days per week and undertake any other duties as deemed appropriate by the Camp Director and/or CEO that may be required in accordance with the overall purpose of the job.

You have:

  • A full driving license.
  • A basic understanding of the principles of Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Experience leading or coaching adults in a childcare setting.
  • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft suite and an aptitude for learning new digital tools and systems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend Over the Wall residential camps (minimum of 4 per year) and virtual camps as part of the operational staff team. Attending camp involves long working hours, including day / evening and weekends, as well as being away from home for up to 11 nights at a time.
  • Assist in the direction and supervision of all camp programs which include, but are not limited to, family weekends, summer sessions and virtual camps.
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to provide leadership and support for campers, volunteers, and staff.
  • Promote and encourage a strong culture of safety within camp & assist in the coordination of emergency procedures.
  • Support overall camp budget management with an emphasis on either programming or learning and development.
  • In the absence of the Camp Director, take on the leadership of camp.
  • Abide by and comply with all OTW policies and procedures, especially relating to individual areas of responsibility.

Unique to Programming:

  • In collaboration with the activities team, develop residential and virtual camp schedules of engaging, innovative, and inclusive activities.
  • Create activity plans with clear aims and objectives, underpinned by therapeutic recreation and challenge by choice and coach direct reports on effective activity planning and volunteers on effective activity facilitation.
  • Be responsible for the risk assessment and management of all activities and activity areas along with the upkeep of programme stock and equipment.
  • Take the lead on Programme Quality Assessment working with campers, activity leaders, volunteers and other stakeholders in the design and evaluation of the programme quality.

Unique to Learning and Development:

  • Develop and deliver informative and engaging ‘all camp’ training for volunteers and full-time staff members, underpinned by the principles of therapeutic recreation and challenge by choice.
  • In collaboration with the Head of Volunteer recruitment, design and deliver role specific training as identified by the Camp Director for all of camp and the Operations Team.
  • Design and implement effective feedback mechanisms for volunteers, camp staff, campers and families and deliver effective debriefing sessions at the end of each camp.
  • In collaboration with the Camp Director, develop a learning and framework for camp volunteers to support their continued development and success at camp.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

  • We actively encourage applications from the broad spectrum of diversity reflected in our beneficiaries, both in terms of visible and non-visible characteristics. We aim to ensure that regardless of where you are in our community, any difference you have is valued.

Safeguarding

  • We are committed to Safer Recruitment. We REQUIRE a minimum of two professional and independent reference checks, with one of the reference checks being the last or current employer.  We will make verbal contact with your referees.
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Over the Wall is a serious but fun, forward-thinking and creative UK charity that has been transforming the lives of seriously ill children, an...

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Refreshed on: 24 February 2024
Closing date: 03 March 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Training,Management,Volunteer Management,Operations

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