pastoral welfare jobs
Why work for euro sports camps?
We are 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, then you could be a valuable member of our welfare team – responsible for the management, safety and wellbeing of young players on our camps. All our welfare roles are residential and available in July and August, during our summer camps.
Working on our summer camps you'll get…
First-rate training, a close-knit and supportive team working environment, a valuable learning experience working with leading brands in sport, and real development opportunities. All your meals and accommodation are provided by us, as well as access to some fantastic sporting facilities in our top summer school venues. Players who join our camps come from all over the world, offering a unique opportunity to broaden yours and their understanding of different countries and cultures.
In exchange we ask for…
A real passion and commitment from our staff during the camps – it’s a 24/7 environment and everyone gets stuck in. Candidates need to be passionate about the development of young people, able to represent one of the best brands in sport, and possess relevant qualifications or experience. All members of staff attend a training day before they begin work with us.
Below is an overview of the different welfare positions we offer. Please download the list of job descriptions for full details.
The Camp Director runs the show. With overall responsibility for the running of the camp venue, you will liaise with the teaching, coaching and welfare team to ensure the smooth running of all the programmes on-site. Candidates are chosen for their experience and expertise in management and supervising young people in large numbers. You will have the autonomy to decide how the camp is run, rota and mentor staff, and will work closely with the Head of Operations to maintain the highest standards of camp delivery. You will champion the ethos of the whole camp and will be an energising and motivating force for both the players and the staff. This role is suited to great leaders, school teachers, particularly heads of department, and those with experience working in similar fields.
As part of the senior leadership team on site, the camp manager will have overall responsibility of players and staff in their care. You will lead your team of staff in the planning and delivery of the programme, ensuring the welfare and experience of the children is the top priority. You will also work with the camp director and other senior staff to ensure the smooth operation of the camp. Normally, the camp managers will be responsible for a particular boarding house or a specific sport programme. You will have extensive experience in working with children, in an education or sporting environment and have also been responsible for leading a small team. This is an ideal role for teachers, sports coaches or managers who are looking to further develop their experience in a senior management position.
PLAYER WELFARE OFFICER
As a senior member of the pastoral team you will be responsible for leading and motivating them to take the best possible care of our young players. You will have safeguarding and child protection responsibilities supported by the designated safeguarding lead, and will also look after and administer players’ medication when required. Suitable candidates will be trained in child protection/safeguarding and have experience working with young people in a professional capacity, ideally within a residential environment. This role is suited to those currently working in education who have enthusiasm and a positive mind-set, as well as the maturity and experience to deal with sensitive issues appropriately when required.
The Camp Administrator will be the engine-room of the whole programme, being responsible for all administrative tasks such as registers, room lists, excursion logistics and email and telephone communication. Your pride in exceptional organisational accuracy will enable the team to deliver an unforgettable experience for our players. You’ll also be the key contact between the head-office and the camp, submitting reports and communicating effectively. Candidates suited to this role may be university students or those in a relevant work-field who are highly organised and motivated, excellent with a spreadsheet and never miss a beat.
PASTORAL TEAM MEMBER
Your role will be to support and inspire our young players in all aspects of camp life outside the classroom and off the sports field. As a member of the pastoral team you will work on the front-line of camp delivery, ensuring players are rested, happy, safe, nourished and engaged in camp life. Supported by a team of like-minded staff, you will live in the boarding houses with the players, eat with them, encourage them and help to create and run their evening activities programme. This role is suited to energetic university students and graduates who enjoy working with children, enjoy sports, can demonstrate a passion for youth development, and are looking to start a career in teaching, sports or related industries.
SPORTS THERAPIST OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST
As a qualified sports, or physiotherapist you will support our players in their sports coaching sessions and deliver ‘clinics’ for any players requiring sports therapy. You will be available during training sessions in case of injury and will advise players and staff on the best course of treatment. You will document and report all injuries and treatment and liaise with the other teams on-site to ensure everyone is informed to provide the best possible care to players on the camp. Some sports therapists roles can be non-residential and others can also involve pastoral care duties as part of your residential role.
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.