Job details

Activities Manager
CATS College Cambridge

Job reference: 000779

Centre/School: CATS College Cambridge

Closing date: 16/04/2023

Job start date: 29/08/2023

Salary: Competitive

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Academics


CATS College offers an outstanding international pre-university educational experience to students aged 14+ from all over the world.  Students live and work at the custom built Cambridge campus, studying for GCSEs, A levels and University Foundation Programmes, and preparing for admission to universities across the country and elsewhere.  We pride ourselves on our approach to teaching and learning, with small class sizes and an informal atmosphere ensuring that students are treated as individuals and build great relationships with staff. 

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring Activities Manager to join our pastoral team. At CATS College Cambridge. You will be responsible for directing and organising the extra-curricular activities throughout the College. You will develop, deliver, and support the College’s programmes in line with College standards and policies. 


You will be directly responsible to Assistant Principal Pastoral Care and Personal Development. You will work within the framework set by and under the general direction of the Principal. 


As an Activities Manager, you should carry out your role to support the needs of the students you work with and the College in general. 

Key responsibilities and capabilities: 

  • Organising a programme of events and activities to ensure a wide a range of opportunities are provided, including national and international residential trips 

  • Schedule a balanced provision of wider curricular activities, including at weekends and during holiday periods 

  • Oversee provision of information for students, staff, parents and agents 

  • Lead on the organisation of major College events including January Jamboree, Prom and Graduation 

  • Ensure that all staff are making a contribution to the co-curricular life of the school 

  • Develop the Duke of Edinburgh award within the College 

  • Chair the Calendar Committee and ensure that all stakeholders have clear advance communication about events 

  • Promote the wider curricular programme to the Sales team, prospective families, current families and staff 

  • Ensure that major cultural events (national and global) and wider curricular successes are celebrated 

  • Promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all students 

  • Diligent maintenance of records including those relating to attendance, risk assessment, injury/incident.  

  • Ensure appropriate supervision of students whilst they are attending activities, trips and visits 

As part of your wider role within the College, you will also: 

  • Support the College welfare team by ensuring concerns are communicated and acted on 

  • Play a full part in your own professional development and that of colleagues 

  • Attend appropriate meetings and in-service training programmes 

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the College’s vision 

  • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues and others 

  • Fulfil wider professional responsibilities 

You will maintain standards of ethics and behaviour in and out of school. 

In particular, you will: 

  • Abide by the code of conduct and carry out duties in accordance with CATS Cambridge policies 

  • Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect 

  • Have regard for the need to safeguard students’ well-being 

  • Show tolerance of and respect for the rights of others 

  • Maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality 

  • Help to create and maintain a safe working environment for everyone 

  • Understand and act within the relevant College, national and statutory frameworks 


The job requires that you: 

  • Have experience in a leadership or coaching environment 

  • Have experience of working & mentoring young people 

  • Have experience of taking initiative and leading towards successful outcomes 

  • Are an enthusiastic and productive team player 

  • Have a clear understanding of child protection, health and safety and good practice with regards to sporting activity sessions and events 

  • Have excellent communication and organisation skills 

  • Are able to adapt appropriately to work effectively with colleagues over a range of different projects/initiatives 

  • Are able to maintain a friendly and professional manner at all times 

  • Are prepared to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend hours 

  • Are prepared to undertake a DBS check 

  • Have qualifications to include a minimum of a Level 1 sport specific coaching award, physical activity, lifestyle activity or dance. SCUK awareness workshops (e.g. child protection, sports equity, first aid are desirable.  Qualifications necessary to lead the Duke of Edinburgh Award are desirable 


CGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect everyone connected with the College/s to share this commitment. 


The closing date for this job has now passed.