Assistant Manager

Job Description and Benefits

As part of the Kings Camps Management Team, a Kings Camps Assistant Manager shares responsibility for the delivery of a unique Kings Camps experience, ensuring children aged 5 to 17 are active, having fun and learning together.

About the Role

Working alongside a Site Manager, an Assistant Manager has specific responsibility for programme delivery – including activity sessions, whole camp warm-ups and weekly events. Assistant Managers help Site Managers to respond to parent, staff and venue personnel matters.

Assistant Managers aren’t assigned a specific group of children, but they are required to step in to lead activities, supervise lunchtimes and model best practice to less experienced Red Tops.

During a season, Assistant Managers are onsite from 8am to 6pm, acting as a responsible first aider and being available to speak with parents, staff or central office personnel. You’ll work alongside the Site Manager to ensure operating procedures and policies are followed, including behaviour management, recording incidents and co-managing OFSTED requirements.

Child safety is our number one priority, and the welfare of children is paramount. Supervision responsibilities include lunch, morning and afternoon breaks, implementing our behaviour management policy, overseeing the use of equipment and upholding health and safety standards and procedures.

Person Specification (Ideal, but with some flexibility)

  • Availability between 8am-6pm, 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


Working at Kings Camps during the holidays offer you more than just a job, the benefits listed below will last you throughout your career.

  • Weekly pay rate: £524 per week
  • High quality, enjoyable and worthwhile experience
  • Career development and the potential of regular employment with Kings
  • Working in an experienced staff team of coaches and managers who provide a strong support network
  • Experience the joy of developing others in leadership, communication, coaching and working with children
  • Enjoy delivering market-leading activity programmes
  • Work in first class facilities and locations – the best universities and schools in the UK
  • Benefit from a proven training and onboarding process
  • Make a difference to the lives of children from a variety of backgrounds – you’ll be contributing to the health of the nation

Location and Dates

Locations: Over 50 Schools and Universities, covering England, Scotland and Wales

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays. Click here for a list of locations and dates

Apply Now

If you require any reasonable adjustments to our application process, please call us on 0114 263 2155

We’re committed to safer recruitment

Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding. To create an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive, our staff selection process includes:

  • A video interview (approx 40 mins) which covers suitability, experience and skills
  • Seeking at least 2 professional references
  • An enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)
  • Ongoing training and performance evaluations with structured support from your Manager

Find your perfect role!

Roles Available at Kings Camps

Regional Manager

Site Manager

Assistant Manager

Multi-Sports Coach

KS1 Coach

Lead Coach

Teen Coach


Work Experience

Swimming Teacher