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LIT Director

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Camp Counsellor who is looking for a new role at Summer Camp. The LIT Director is a leadership role at Camp Cooper - you will also be assisting with all aspects of running Camp and responsible for overseeing the Camp Counsellors.

The LIT Director is responsible for overseeing the Leaders-In-Training (LIT) Programme, which is a leadership development programme for 17 & 18 year olds

Head Counsellor Key responsibilities

  • Managing/overseeing LITs
  • Running training sessions for LITs
  • Dealing with LIT issues - e.g. homesickness, arguments, challenging behaviour
  • Scheduling LITs for electives and cabins
  • Helping run large events
  • Helping in the office and organising Camp logistics
  • Writing and giving LIT evaluations

About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

Essential:

  • Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
  • Experience working as a Camp Counsellor at Camp Cooper or a traditional American summer camp
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to be a positive role model for young people
  • Ability to lead training sessions 
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Maturity to be responsible for the care, well-being and safety of young people

Beneficial:

  • Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities
  • Have or willing to obtain a first-aid certificate

Other Information

  1. Applicant must successfully pass full background and reference checks
  2. Applicant must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
  3. Staff get 1 day off per week, scheduled by the Camp
  4. The salary for working at Camp is £2800. This includes room and board (the salary is subject to all normal UK taxes - e.g. PAYE and National Insurance Contributions)

Summer Employment Dates (including staff training):

Leadership Staff Training: Date tbd. Likely to be a weekend in May or June

Camp Start Date: Monday June 22nd, 2020 (2pm)

End Date: Saturday August 22nd, 2020 (6pm)