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Senior Camp Leader / PE Teacher (Full Time) – Maidstone

£24,000 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Maidstone, Kent

Venture Camps

Senior Camp Leader / PE Teacher (Full Time) – Maidstone

At Venture Camps we are seeking an experienced PE teacher or Sports Science/coaching graduate who is passionate about creating remarkable sports experiences for primary-aged children, whether it be during school or out of school activities.

As Kent’s leading Holiday Camp company, you will work alongside our full-time team to plan and deliver the very best sports and activity camps, events, lessons and out of school clubs, whilst helping oversee the training and development of young coaches across the country, with our NVQ programmes.

In this full-time position, every day is different.

During term times the role is diverse across 3 parameters. Dividing time between working in schools teaching sports and after-school clubs, contributing to the delivery of our NVQ3 programme (Similar to teaching GCSE and A-Level) and preparing for Holiday Camps.

During School holidays you will lead and oversee the operation of one holiday camp venue, managing a team of coaches and ensuring the very best experience for all the children that attend. As you develop in the role, your responsibility will reach over several venues as a Senior camp-hub lead.

We are looking for someone who loves to teach sport and work with young people. Our full-time positions offer all the benefits that come with teaching PE and coaching sport, without the “not-so-fun” tasks that being in a school as a teacher can bring.

We’re looking for someone who teaches with energy and in a way that shows they love what they do. Keeping all children engaged and interested every lesson and every activity.

Responsibilities of the role will include:
• Teaching a range of sports in primary schools, including football, gymnastics, tag-rugby, basketball, tennis and athletics.
• Planning and delivery of activities as a lead at one of our holiday camp venues (school holidays), which includes supervising other staff, the day-to-day activities and being the responsible person on site, reporting to Senior Camp managers and administrators.
• Coaching after-school programmes and early evening clubs.
• Preparing lesson plans, schemes of work and risk assessments for events and activities that take place in and around schools. Including the planning of these events and the organisation of equipment and staffing. Working remotely and at our office with other members of the team.
• Delivery of online lessons in the delivery of our NVQ programmes to students aged 19+, as well as marking and tracking progress along these courses.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate must hold:
• A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a Sports related discipline (E.g. Sports Coaching) and/or an NVQ3 in the delivery Supporting the delivery of Physical Education in Schools.
• A full UK driving license and the ability to drive to and from schools day to day.

Preferred Qualifications/experience:
• QTS in Physical Education (with or without NQT approval).
• Experience working in primary schools or secondary schools teaching within a PE department.
• Paediatric First Aid qualification.
• A level 2 Coaching certificate in a sport which has been an area of focus for them.
• Level ½ coaching qualifications.
• Gymnastics Coaching Certificates.

In Addition:
• We are also interested in candidates with experience coaching gymnastics and qualifications in gymnastics – someone looking to further our gymnastics schools and direct the position in this way.
• This position will be located mostly around the Maidstone (Kent) area, with the requirement to travel to Folkestone twice a week (and more frequently during months of training).

About Venture Camps
Venture Camps exists to deliver the very best holiday activity camps during half terms and school holidays. During term time our team are busy providing high quality physical education and sports coaching to primary schools throughout the Kent and the South East.

Our aim to empower young people with the skills and attributes that are vital in sport and physical activity and promote a positive attitude towards themselves and others. Through participation at our camps, clubs or PE lessons we hope that children develop their confidence and are enabled to experience achievement and success that can be translated into many areas of their future lives.

From their very first visit, we hope that every child and parent recognises our passion and enjoyment for what we do. We so thoroughly enjoy leading the activities day to day, that a sense of community and teamwork is established in every holiday camp, PE lesson or after school club. It is this culture within our company that sets the environment for children to learn and do their very best, knowing that they will only feel a sense of encouragement from the coaches and staff around them.

Venture Camps also operates the online training provider “Teach Sport Education” a newly established training school for coaches and sport related qualifications.

Role: Senior Camp Leader / PE Teacher (Full Time) – Maidstone
Pay: £24,000 - £30,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Start Date: November/December 2023 - January 2024

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