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Warwick Summer Scheme – Now recruiting staff

boy_climbing.jpgWarwick Summer Scheme - the University’s holiday scheme for children aged 5-11 - is looking to recruit a team of Summer Scheme Leaders (Word Document) to work with the children attending the scheme this summer.

Warwick Summer Scheme will run on campus 22 July-30 August 2013 on weekdays (excluding the bank holiday). The Summer Scheme aims to offer an inspiring range of educational, cultural and sporting activities to challenge, entertain and enthuse; developing children's knowledge and skills and utilising the fantastic resources available on campus. Children will attend a wide range of sessions and experiences - from environment/nature-related activities outdoors and a range of sports and games (including coach-led sessions such as tennis, cardio fitness, etc) to fun academic related sessions, performance/theatre/visual arts workshops, dance and music workshops, art, design and crafts, language sessions, and much more. From 5 August, Mad Science© will be joining the Summer Scheme to offer a fun, interactive science programme, which will run alongside the General Programme for four weeks.

More information about the Summer Scheme can be found on our website

Summer Scheme Leaders

Summer Scheme Leaders will typically be undergraduates, postgraduates or PGCE students with an interest and enthusiasm for working with children, as well as relevant previous experience and skills. We are looking for individuals who are able to communicate and interact with children aged 5-11, be empathic to their needs, use initiative and problem solve, be self-motivated and motivate others, and work successfully as part of a team. Providing support and encouragement, Summer Scheme Leaders will facilitate the children attending to experience new activities, develop new skills and knowledge and to have fun.

Summer Scheme Leaders will be paid £8.25 per hour, and are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Successful candidates will be expected to attend training and briefing sessions prior to the start of the Summer Scheme.

If you are interested in applying to be a Summer Scheme Leader and meet the person specification, please email your
current CV and a letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to summerscheme at warwick dot ac dot uk

The closing date for applications is Monday 17 June 2013. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview.

Manager/Advisor positions

There are also opportunities available for those already qualified to PGCE/Teaching Assistant/Youth leadership level to take on a management role as Summer Scheme Manager or Education and Welfare Officer, on scheme and /or in an advisory capacity beforehand.

It is expected that candidates for these roles would have significant experience of working with children aged 5-11, typically in an educational context. Enquiries regarding these roles should be made to summerscheme at warwick dot ac dot uk in the first instance.