Job details

Activity Leaders Central London
Stafford House London

Job reference: 000361

Centre/School: Stafford House London

Closing date: 20/06/2022

Job start date: Not specified

Salary: 11.00 per hour

Employment type: Hourly

Department: Activities


Stafford House is a global company with schools based in the UK and Canada, but also our sales team based around the world recruiting great students! Our missions is to educate, inspire and help our students enjoy our cities, empowering them with confidence to realise their personal potential. We offer a true experience  for our students and it takes dedicated and special employees to help deliver that. Our 'Lions' are part of the Stafford House family from the start as we quickly integrate people into the team and look to build individual skills to allow them to truly excel in their role and push onto greater things. Once a Lion!

Stafford House International is part of CATS Global Schools, a leading education group committed to inspiring the next generation of world shapers.

The group brings together 16 institutions that provide students around the globe with the education they need to develop real life skills for the future. Our dedicated team of pioneering, persevering people, including teachers and welfare specialists, work together to create a positive environment so that every student achieves their full potential.

Activity Leader – Central London non-residential only 

  • Under the guidance of the Activities Manager, and utilising the outlined social program provided by Head Office, plan, organise and implement a high quality programme of activities and excursions, leading by example. 

  • The role will be mostly half-day excursions around London, full-day excursions further afield, and a restricted activities programme. 

  • Motivate and encourage students to take an active part in the programme. 

  • Supervise and look after the safety and welfare of students. 

Department: Programmes 

Reports to: Activities Manager 

Contract: Temporary, fixed term 

Hours: Flexible  

Salary Scale:  £11.00 per hour  Plus 12.07% of the gross pay in lieu of any unspent holidays. Increments available.  


  1. To have read and understood the staff handbook and be fully conversant with our policies for the welfare and protection of children. At all times when on duty, staff are responsible for the care, welfare and safety of students whilst ensuring they are following school rules. 

  1. To participate in the staff induction day (paid as part of normal weekly hours). 

  1. To prepare for activity/excursion sessions thoroughly. Preparation time can be considerable if you are to ensure the success of the timetabled session.  This involves: 

  • Comprehensive planning and promoting of the activity/excursion, ensuring that students sign up in advance 

  • Considering all potential hazards concerning Health & Safety according to guidelines laid down, and making necessary provisions to avoid accidents 

  • Knowing necessary instructions/directions before session start time 

  • Having all equipment and decorations, if appropriate, set up before students arrive 

  • Packing away all equipment and materials, and tidying the activity space. 

  1. To actively encourage the involvement of students in activities and events, leading by example.  

  1. When running an activity, to supervise other staff and encourage them to take a full and active part.  

  1. To ensure that listed students are present at social programme sessions and to maintain accurate registers of their attendance. 

  1. To look after the materials/equipment and ensure they are returned at the end of each activity. 

  1. To escort groups on excursions and ensure the safety and welfare of the students, as well as providing them with information to help them get the maximum benefit from their visit. 

  1. To provide feedback on the programme to the Activities Manager. 

  1. To undertake local travel and research. 

  1. If holding a specialist qualification that is eligible for an increment, to undertake duties pertaining to this. 

  1. To supervise student behaviour both on and off campus. 

  1. To carry out meal-time and free-time supervision. 

  1. To ensure that all Stafford House Health & Safety policies are implemented and monitored. 

  1. To assist with airport transfers and student arrivals and departures. 

  1. To assist with centre administration as directed. 

  1. To assist in closing the centre and returning equipment.  

  1. Additional duties as required. 



  • Level of spoken and written English equivalent to CEF level C1/CAE/IELTS 7.0 

  • Interested in, and able to organise activities such as drama, arts & crafts, talent shows etc. 

  • Good, local knowledge of London, its main attractions and its history 

  • Able to adapt quickly to change and be flexible 

  • Effective communicator 

  • Flexible and a team player 

  • Able to motivate and encourage large groups of children and teenagers 

  • Able to address large groups of young people 

  • 18 years of age or over 

  • Enthusiastic 

  • Willing to carry out manual duties 

  • Able to sustain long periods of physical activity 

  • Actively enjoy spending time with children/teenagers 

  • Professional appearance 


  • Current First Aid certificate* 

  • Previous summer school experience 

  • Experience of working with children and/or teenagers

Equal Opportunities Statement 

Our Equal Opportunities Policy states:   

“In the recruitment, selection, training, appraisal, development and promotion of staff, the only consideration must be that the individual meets, or is likely to meet the requirements of the programme or course or post.  

The requirements being met, no employee will be discriminated against on the basis of their sex, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality (within current legislation), age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, or beliefs on matters such as religion or politics.” 

ABOUT CATS Global Schools

CATS Global Schools is a leading provider of pre-university academic courses and English language courses in the UK. We provide programmes including A Level, IB and University Foundation, as well as English Language Study, to a growing number of international students seeking to win places at UK universities. 

We operate a number of different educational brands: CATS Colleges in Cambridge, Canterbury and London;; Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts (CSVPA) and Stafford House English language schools and study holidays. We benefit from being part of a global team focused on teaching and learning. 


CATS Global Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect everyone connected with the organisation to share this commitment. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment pre-employment checks in line with KCSIE guidelines.  All staff will be subject to a DBS or Disclosure Scotland check and will have to provide 2 professional references. If you’ve lived abroad for more than 3 months in the past 6 months, you will also need to provide a certificate of good conduct from that country.


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