pastoral welfare jobs
Why work for CMT Learning?
CMT Learning is committed to providing the highest quality residential sports and English language summer camps in the UK for children aged 8 - 17. If you take pride in supporting the development of young people and can fuel their enthusiasm for sport and learning outside of their training sessions and classroom lessons, then you could be a valuable member of our camp team.
Working on our summer camps, you'll get a first-rate training, a supportive team working environment, a valuable learning experience with real development opportunities, as well as access to some fantastic sporting facilities in our top summer school venues.
As part of the Welfare Team you will be responsible for the welfare and safety of all students on the camp. Candidates need to be passionate about the development of young people, able to represent some of the best brands in sport and possess relevant qualifications or experience, particularly in senior roles.
Pastoral Team Member
The pastoral team are responsible for the students’ wellbeing at all times outside their sports sessions and language lessons. They transfer students between activities, make sure they get to meals on time and eat a balanced diet, host evening activities in their free time and make sure they go to bed and get up when they need to. This ensures players’ all-round wellbeing, safety and happiness. Pastoral staff live in the same boarding houses as the students to be on call should there be any issues at night.
Player Welfare Officer
There is usually one Player Welfare Officer (PWO) per camp, or two on larger camps. This role is the most senior position within the pastoral team. Appropriate candidates are trained in child protection and safeguarding issues to enable them to provide support and advice to the pastoral team members during camp. PWOs are the key liaison between parents and staff via the camp’s emergency mobile telephone that every parent can contact. Any serious issues or concerns with the students, whether emotional, behavioural or physical, are passed on to the PWO whose must decide the best course of action. Furthermore the PWO may have to: document any incidents, ensure medication is administered, contact parents and/or seek outside advice where required.
The key role of the Office Coordinator is to support the who team in ensuring all the organisational elements of the camp are delivered to a high-standard at ground level. They are responsible for confirming that transport is booked for excursions, reports are submitted to head office and timetables are in place for staff members. Furthermore, they must provide the relevant parties with the correct information for students using our airport transfer service. They will manage all email and telephone communication at the camp, and will pass on messages to the relevant staff members when required. They attend daily meetings with all the teams on-site, as well as the venue staff, and are the key point of communication between the camp and the head office.
The Centre Manager (CM) has overall responsibility for the running of the camp. The CM is in charge of managing all the teams on-site and are employed for their experience and expertise in the supervision of children in large numbers. The CM is authorised by the head office to make decisions about the running of the camp to ensure the best experience for all students. The key responsibility for the CM is to be constantly overseeing and assessing the smooth running of the programme and maintain the highest standards of delivery. They are responsible for the pastoral staff training and development programme, the staff rota and maintaining correct levels of supervision at all times. They report directly to the Head of Operations.
The role of the physiotherapist is to treat and record all on-field injuries. They liaise with the player welfare officer to ensure continuation of treatment and care off the field, as well as communication with parents and reporting to the head office where necessary. They advise coaches on injuries within their group and may attend hospital should any serious injuries occur. They directly provide injury reports to the CM.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants submit an application form along with supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org, putting "Application" in the subject line. Please read instructions for applications before completing your application.
Successful applicants are then invited for a telephone interview. The final stage of the recruitment process is an invitation to attend a group assessment day. Here candidates will demonstrate their aptitude for the role while gaining practical experience and receiving appropriate training with a view to employment.