Summer 2024 Activity Manager in London

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5-6 weeks
£638.25 per week. Plus paid induction programme

Essential requirements

  • You must have a degree (e.g. BA, BSc)

Job Description

Join Our Summer Team at International House London!

Oxford | Cambridge | Frensham

Are you ready for a summer job that makes a difference?

At International House London, we are thrilled to invite you to join our team for the upcoming summer season. We operate summer centres designed to provide students, aged 8 to 17, from around the world with a unique English-language learning experience alongside a specially curated Activity programme. As a member of our summer team, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and safety of our students throughout their stay. This is an opportunity to gain valuable professional development, acquire new skills, have fun, and connect with like-minded individuals!

What is the role of the Activity Manager?

The role of Activity Manager is one of high responsibility directly contributing to the enjoyment, participation and safety of our Young Learners on the activity programme at the centre. The role supports and manages the training, inclusion and cohesion of all Activity staff and staff assigned to activity duties.

The role requires the Activity Manager to take overall responsibility for the preparation and implementation of the activity programme including on-site activities, off site excursions and the coordinating of activity staff for airport transfers to and from the Young Learners centre. You will be part of the Centre Management Team and work closely with the Centre and Welfare Managers and Director of Studies, as well as with your own activity team. You will receive support from Head Office Young Learners Team throughout your employment. The role will also involve liaising with external clients such as Group Leaders, educational agents, parents and centre staff.

What skills do I need to do this job?

Ability to design and plan engaging activities 
Ability to manage a team 
Ability to communicate with international teenagers and adults, with cultural awareness and sensitivity 
Ability to work to deadlines and think on the spot

What training will I receive?

If you don’t already have up-to-date first aid and safeguarding training, this will be provided before you start. There will be a full paid induction that offers guidance on managing a centre, creating cross-departmental links and cohesion, contingency considerations and plans, and relevant pastoral care, as well as get-to-know-you activities to ensure friendship and collaboration within your team, and with the wider centre team.

What is included in the package?

You will get free bed and full board (3 meals a day) provided at the centre. 
Opportunities to attend excursions to locations in the surrounding area and around the UK 
Professional development opportunities

Why work with International House London?

International House London have been running summer schools since 2011 across the UK. We are proud to be accredited by the British Council and International House World Organisation. We celebrate the diversity of our students and staff and have strong Vision, Mission and Values beliefs. We prioritise the safety, happiness and well-being of our students. We actively offer professional development and skills training to our staff. Many of our staff return to work with us every year.

How will this role enhance my career? What can it lead to?

Creative and planning/implementation roles 
Working with teenagers and young people 
Working within educational institutions 
Managerial and organisational roles 
Leadership positions

Hours of Work: Your normal hours of work are 48 per week over a six-day week. This position involves working on weekends and other unsocial hours. You will have one day (a full 24-hour period) off per week

What will happen before the camp starts

There will be induction and training e.g. health and safety, safeguarding 
You will be sent the staff manuals, policies and procedures 
You will have DBS checks, will require two references and a police check (if living abroad)

What will happen during the camp

You will:

Administratively organise the activities/excursions e.g. group lists and bus lists, checking and printing tickets and relevant forms and excursion packs 
Check and monitor equipment needs and facilities on site 
Plan the implementation of activities and carry out risk assessments as necessary 
Hold daily meetings with your activity team to allocate roles and responsibilities 
Monitor activities to ensure they are progressing smoothly 
Supervise the departure of students and activity leaders on excursion days 
Liaise with transport firms and Head Office as necessary on excursion days 
Be ‘on call’ on excursion days 
Trouble-shoot as necessary on excursion days and during activities 
Assist with arrivals and departures of students on transfer days 
Attend staff meetings as required 
Liaise with Group Leaders, the Director of Studies and Centre Manager, and act on feedback/suggestions as required

What will happen at the end of the camp

You will:

Assist with departures of students and ensure activity staff are informed and involved 
Check equipment and complete an inventory 
Help to pack up the centre 
If you're passionate about education, dedicated to creating memorable experiences for young learners, and excited to be part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to explore our available positions. Your summer adventure awaits at International House London!


You will get a free bed and full board (3 meals a day) provided at the centre

About the school and city

International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over sixty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. 

Our spacious and fully equipped school is based near Covent Garden and we are a founding member of the International House World Organisation.

International House London welcomes over 8,000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London.

IH London opened in 1959. We are the no.1 language school in Central London, judged by the latest British Council inspections and reported in the EL Gazette (2019). Every year we train over 500 new teachers and enable them to embark on exciting new journeys across the globe to inspire and teach others.