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We employ people for their outgoing and energetic personalities, their dedication to child development, and their ability to inspire children
– we call this magic formula…

100's of sports and activity jobs across the UK

  • Managerial roles

  • Multi-sports coach

  • KS1 coach

  • Swim roles

Skilled in team leadership, customer service and with a keen eye for detail, you’ll be responsible for establishing communications to your team, managing child safety on camp, and operational duties with support provided from our Head Office team.

  • Site manager

  • Assistant manager

  • Regional manager

Site Managers are responsible for leading our Red Tops, supporting them from training and onboarding, through to delivering camp and The Kings Factor.

Onsite from 8am to 5.30pm, our Site Managers play a big role in administration, acting as the first point of contact for staff, children, parents, venue and our central office team.

Site Managers are the designated safeguarding lead at a venue, dealing with concerns in a timely manner, completing paperwork and risk assessments, responding to feedback, recording incidents and managing OFSTED requirements.

Person Specification (Ideal, but with some flexibility)

  • Availability between 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, during the school holidays, for the duration of shorter seasons, and a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks during summer season.
  • At least 12 months’ experience working with children from 5 – 17 years
  • At least 12 months’ experience in a management or leadership position
  • Childcare, sports or teaching related degree (or related qualification)
  • Knowledge and experience of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Health and Safety
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate
  • Safeguarding experience and understanding
  • Organised and able to follow policy and procedure
  • Vibrant, resilient, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
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Working alongside a Site Manager, an Assistant Manager has specific responsibility for programme delivery – including activity sessions, whole camp warm-ups and weekly events. Whilst they aren’t assigned a specific group of children, the Assistant Manager is required to step in to lead activities, supervise lunchtimes and model best practice to less experienced Red Tops.

Onsite from 8am to 5.30pm, the Assistant Manager acts as a responsible first aider and is always on hand to speak with parents, staff or central office personnel, working alongside the Site Manager to ensure operating procedures and policies are followed correctly.

Person Specification (Ideal, but with some flexibility)

  • Availability between 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, during the school holidays, for the duration of shorter seasons, and a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks during summer season
  • At least 6 months’ experience of working with children aged 5 – 17 years
  • At least 3 months’ experience in a management or leadership position
  • Hold or working towards a childcare, sport or teaching related degree (or relevant qualification)
  • Hold or willing to attend training for a valid Paediatric First Aid Qualification
  • Knowledge and experience of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Health and Safety
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate
  • Organised and able to follow policy and procedure
  • Vibrant, resilient, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
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Forming part of the wider Kings Camps management team, the Regional Manager has overall responsibility for the delivery of a high-quality Kings Camps experience, across a number of camps in a specified region.

The primary role is to travel and visit each venue at least once a week, which may involve overnight stays, flexible working and being on-call to react to the unexpected.

Regional Managers are the first point of contact for a number of Site Managers in a region and are responsible for contributing to successful camps via troubleshooting, resolving staff issues, responding swiftly to incidents, and providing advice for safeguarding, health and safety and behaviour management.

During a season, Regional Managers liaise with Site Managers daily or weekly, referring to child and parent feedback and taking appropriate action. We use well-proven programme audit, and staff evaluation processes as important factors in our quality assurance.

Regional Management requires travel throughout a region, so a full driving licence, access to a reliable vehicle, and a willingness to travel is essential. (Travel costs are reimbursed.)

Person Specification (ideal, but with some flexibility)

  • At least 2 years’ sports coaching experience and worked at least two seasons of a children’s activity holiday programmes
  • Passionate about sport and child development
  • UK driving licence, access to a reliable vehicle and a willingness to travel
  • Knowledge and experience of Child Protection, Safeguarding and Health and Safety
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate
  • Experience of management, supervision, observation and feedback
  • Organised and able to follow process and procedure
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Multi-Sports Coaches are the beating heart of Kings Camps, forming part of the onsite delivery team, ensuring that children aged 5 to 17 are active, having fun and learning together.

Multi-sports coach

Known as Red Tops, our Multi Sports Coaches will lead (and support others on leading) activities for children aged 5 to 17. Each Multi Sports Coach is assigned their own group of similar aged children and will lead them in a range of activity sessions, including (but not limited to) football, tennis, badminton, cricket and more – with each session typically lasting between 30 – 60 minutes.

Multi Sports Coaches will report to the Site Manager and are encouraged to demonstrate ‘Active Coaching’ – providing high-energy, fun and inclusive activity sessions that get every child active and having fun.

Person Specification (Ideal but with some flexibility)

  • Availability between 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, during the school holidays, for the duration of shorter seasons, and a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks during summer season. (There are also shorter hours and week opportunities and there’s some flexibility around work or study commitments.)
  • At least 6 months’ experience working with children from 5 – 17 years
  • At least 3 months’ experience coaching a sport or active games
  • Vibrant, resilient, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Level 2 or higher qualification in:
  • Primary or Secondary Teaching
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Education
  • Paediatric First Aid (training opportunities are also available)
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Forming part of the Red Tops team, we seek to recruit individuals who are passionate about developing young children, whether that be in in improving their self-confidence around others, or their sporting ability.

KS1 coach

Key Stage One coaches share the responsibilities of a Multi-Sports Coach, but are specially placed with those children on camp who are eight years old and under.

Delivering high-energy, fun and inclusive activity sessions that gets every child active and having fun, each day will include a wide range of activity sessions, including (but not limited to) football, tennis, badminton, cricket and more – with each session typically lasting between 30 – 45 minutes.

Child safety is our number one priority and coaches need to ensure the welfare of the children in their group, during activity sessions, and during morning, lunch and afternoon breaks. We expect the safe use of equipment and adherence to our policies and procedures.

Person Specification (Ideal but with some flexibility)

  • Availability between 8am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, during the school holidays, for the duration of shorter seasons, and a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks during summer season. (There are also shorter hours and week opportunities and there’s some flexibility around work or study commitments.)
  • At least 6 months’ experience working with children from 5 – 8 years
  • At least 3 months’ experience coaching a sport or active games
  • Vibrant, resilient, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Level 2 or higher qualification in:
  • Primary or Secondary Teaching
  • Sports Coaching
  • Physical Education
  • Paediatric First Aid (training opportunities are also available)
Apply now

Our Swimming programme makes Kings Camps stand out from the rest, as we make a splash and get our young people in the water to develop their water confidence in a life-skill. Find out more about how our Swimming Teachers and Lifeguards are responsible for the delivery of a high-quality, school-holiday, Kings Camps experience, ensuring children aged 5 to 17 are active, having fun and learning together.

  • Swimming teacher

  • Lifeguard

Working alongside Lifeguards and site teams, Swimming Teachers are responsible for planning and delivering fun, safe and engaging swimming sessions for children from 5-17 years.

Children are grouped by age – typically 5-7, 8-10, 11-14, 15-17 – for swim activities, so Swim Teachers need to be able to adapt for varying age and ability levels, devising and delivering structured, active games and fun activities (rather than a focussed learn to swim approach), focusing on developing water-confidence and basic stroke development.

Safety is our number one priority, and Swim Teachers work closely with Lifeguards to ensure preparation of areas and equipment, management of risk assessments, monitoring of water conditions, and management of incidents. Children and staff must adhere to the Kings Camps’ Swimming Policy, the venue Normal Operating Procedure and Emergency Action Plan.

Staff will be working with 3 to 8 groups of mixed ability children, with a maximum of 16 children in the pool with sessions typically last between 30 – 45 minutes. Session times and pool availability will vary, but we typically run sessions between 9.30am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Person Specification (Ideal, but with some flexibility)

  • ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics or the STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching
  • Current Lifeguard Qualification: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC), or STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification. We will require up-to-date certification.
  • At least 12 months’ swim teaching experience
  • At least 6 months’ experience working with 5 – 17-year-olds
  • A passion for developing children’s water confidence
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Working from poolside with our Swimming Teacher and site teams, Lifeguards are responsible for the safe delivery of fun and engaging swimming sessions for children aged 5 to 17.

Lifeguards have a high level of responsibility and require a valid NPLQ qualification, attention to detail, and the ability to respond appropriately to the pool environment.

Lifeguards must prioritise child welfare and safeguarding children in the water and poolside, working closely with Swimming Teachers to ensure preparation of areas and equipment, management of risk assessments, monitoring of water conditions, and management of incidents.

There’s a degree of flexibility regarding Lifeguard hours and the opportunity to mix Lifeguard responsibilities with general sports coaching, speak to our recruitment team directly about this.

Person Specification

  • A current Lifeguard qualification: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), National Rescue Award to Swimming Teachers and Coach (NRASTC), STA Safety Award for Teachers Qualification. We will require up to date certification.
  • At least 6 months’ Lifeguard experience
  • Able to conduct a depth test at the venue
  • A passion for developing children’s water confidence
  • Vibrant, resilient, team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
Apply now

What goes on at camp?
See our Red Tops in action

It’s hugely rewarding and the sense of community within the company is what motivates me to keep returning every year

Meet our Red Top

We have a vision of a world where children love being active, and we operate sports and activity camps for thousands of children across the UK during Easter, Summer and Half-term school holidays.

  • We employ teachers, students and sports professionals, seeking to earn money and gain experience doing something enjoyable and worthwhile.
  • We provide high quality, enjoyable and worthwhile work.
  • We ensure our Red-Tops are well prepared to deliver sector-leading programmes via our widely-recognised training and on-boarding.
  • As a not-for-profit that’s ALL about getting children active, having fun and learning together, you’ll have the opportunity work with children from all backgrounds, in a fun and rewarding environment.

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Working for Kings Camps is a great way to enhance your career

Whether you’re training to become a teacher, looking to level up within your current full-time role, wishing to gain experience working with young people in a fun setting, or looking to earn some extra pennies during the School break!

Not only do we offer the basics of a fun working environment with extra rates of pay, life as a ‘Red Top’ comes with regular training opportunities to develop you career, supported every step of the way by our experienced team.

At Kings, we’re all about getting children active, having fun and learning together – to achieve that we work with you to tailor your role to your skillset.

Don’t just take our word for it, hear from those who’ve been there and done it with our staff testimonials.

Other benefits of working for Kings Camps include;

  • Work in first class facilities and locations, close to your home town or university campus. 
  • Regular employment opportunities with Camps every UK School Holiday and opportunities within Kings Active Foundation HQ 
  • Experience the joy of developing others in leadership, communication, coaching and working with children 
  • Meet new people and make friends, and memories, for life