Your training begins at the interview stage. Your will learn about our ethos and aims on camp, as well as about the attributes that successful staff display.
Safeguarding Children – Level 1
This online module covers the background for safeguarding, what is meant by safeguarding and the key principles of child protection. This is an excellent accredited course that you can add to your CV, and is extremely important not only at Activ Camps but also whilst interacting within the community. We offer this course free of charge, even if you end up joining the Activ Camps team or not.
Training and Recruitment Day
All applicants must attend a Training and Recruitment Day held at one of our Activ Camp Venues. The day will combine theoretical and practical session focusing on the following aspects…
- The Activ Ethos and what it means to work on an Activ Camps event.
- Enhanced Safeguard training.
- Running an effective session on camp.
- Running a high risk activity. (Yep, this may well include having a few goes on a giant inflatable!)
- Hazards and risks around camp and our procedures
- Understanding our policies, paperwork and activity operating procedures.
- What makes an effective staff member & staff team.
- Manual handling training.
Please note that all of these sessions will inform us as to your suitability to working with Activ Camps. This is not just a training day, it is a recruitment day too- bring a big ol’ smile!
Online Policies and Resources
Once you have completed the Training and Recruitment Day and should you be confirmed for work you will be given access to our Staff Resources, found on our website. On here you will find a series of policies & resources to prepare you for Activ Camps.
You will be expected to familiarise yourselves with these documents before your first day on camp.
Induction and Feedback on Camp
Activ Camps always have a warm and supportive environment. As a new member of staff those more experienced staff will always be on hand to help out.
At the finish of your first day all new staff will meet with the Site Manager to discuss how it went. You will be given feedback and any concerns or queries will be answered.
On your third day all new staff will undergo an appraisal process. This appraisal will be done with the you so that you can share your thoughts on your progress whilst the senior staff member will offer clear feedback, direction and goals.