Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an Offiice Manager that is super organised, loves logistics and wants to work behind the scenes to ensure Camp runs smoothly.
The Office Manager will work closely with the Camp Manager and Leadership team to ensure Camp runs smoothly. They will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):
- Overseeing the Camp store (clothing and snacks)
- Charging camper's phones
- Managing Camp's petty cash
- Ordering equipment
Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:
- Ability to be a positive role model for young people
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
- Experience working in an office/administration environment
- Experience of working in a residential youth environment
- Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities
Pay, Accommodation & Dates
We've made some exciting changes to our staff packages and roles for summer 2024. Our aim is to have the very best staff team - full of energy, enthusiasm and positive role models and in return a great staff package to underline the value of your role and work.
Wages and Work Schedule
Staff are scheduled to work approximately 11 hrs per day and work schedules will be available a week in advance. Wages are paid via bank transfer and are usually paid in two instalments, one at the end of your first month (August 1) and the other shortly after the end of camp. Underneath are the gross wage amounts before taxes - National Insurance and PAYE deductions (deductions are based upon your current tax codes). The amounts below already include the government accommodation & food deduction allowance of £9.10 per day. Our 2024 Office Manager will be paid the following amount for a 7-week role (this includes an 8-night residential staff training period).
- Office Manager £4200
We know how important it is to recharge and take care of yourself. We work hard to give staff as much time off as our programming will allow. Camp Cooper is run on two-week session schedules and staff get 2 full days off during each 2-week session. Staff also get a day off at the end of each 2-week session. We will try to accommodate as many time-off requests as possible and we always accommodate special time-off requests such as for weddings and graduations.
Staff also get an assigned work schedule of approximately 10 hours per day. When you are not working, this is your own time to do as you please - to chill, exercise, make phone calls home or explore the local area, whether that be a beach walk at Edinburgh or exploring the vast woodlands in Crieff.
We encourage staff to make the most out of their summer working by going on as many adventures as possible on their time off. We can point you in the right direction regarding places to explore or adventures to be had in the local area.
Summer Contract Dates (For Crieff and Edinburgh)
Start Date: Friday June 21, 2024. Arrival time 2pm
End Date: Saturday August 10, 2024. Departure time 4pm
These dates include our mandatory staff training period
Unfortunately, we are unable to hire an Office Manager who is unable to start on Friday, June 21 for staff training.
From the interview process to staff training, all the way to end-of-session feedback, the skills you learn while working at Camp Cooper are invaluable. Staff not only learn how to work with children in a professional capacity, but also increase their communication, time management, organisation, and conflict resolution skills.
We are also happy to write references and letters of recommendation upon request.
We provide three meals a day, seven days a week for our staff, and we are able to accommodate most food allergies and vegetarian diets. Our food is home-cooked with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves on having healthy, nutritious, and delicious food for our campers and staff.
A Place to Live
Don’t worry about having to pay rent this summer! All staff are provided with a clean, comfortable room to sleep in while they are employed. Rooms, more often referred to as cabins are usually made up of 3 to 6 counsellors. We, unfortunately, cannot accommodate couples sharing accommodation or guarantee anyone having their own room.
Our 6-day intensive staff training week is a critical part of Camp Cooper. We set the tone for the summer and learn how to create a fun and positive atmosphere, how to run creative activities and how to ensure the campers are safe.
Our staff training is being held at Ardmay House surrounded by the beautiful wilds of Scotland. Staff from both Edinburgh and Crieff will come together for an epic training week
Staff training is fully residential and by the end of the 5-day period, staff will have made firm friends with each other and will be confident in being an EPIC Camp Cooper Counsellor.