Holiday Leader

Reference number: 44876

Title: Holiday Leader

Location: Nationwide

Salary: Daily rate of £110

Hours: Residential Holidays (lasting 7 days) between July and October

Closing date: Sunday 24 January 2021

Interview date: W/C 8th February 2021

Contract type: Casual

Job advert:

About the role

Sense is looking for people who have experience and knowledge of nurturing, supporting and leading groups of people to create safe, engaging and fun holiday experiences for those with deafblindness and complex disabilities.

Leading a unique Sense Holiday is a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience and a fantastic opportunity to expand your skillset and experience in working with varied groups.

As a Holiday Leader you will have a real impact on people’s lives in supporting holidaymakers with activities such as sailing, rock climbing, or simply helping with the cooking – it’s all geared around what each individual holidaymaker wants and needs.

You will be responsible for leading, supporting, and motivating a team of volunteers so that every holidaymaker receives the person-centred care and support they need to have a fantastic holiday which is built around them as individuals.

You will have overall responsibility for the group’s wellbeing and for maximising the holiday experience for all its participants. With support from the Sense Holidays Team, this will involve:

  • Preparation and planning before the holiday including liaison with families, carers and holiday volunteers;
  • Day-to-day management of the holiday; and
  • Reviewing and evaluating the holiday after it has finished.

You’ll join a diverse team and network of passionate leaders devoted to enabling individuals to get the most from their holiday. Sense will give you a high level of individual support via phone and email, face-to -face training, and support at our weekend preparation events, and you’ll benefit from creative, innovative and practical ideas from the experience of your peers.

Our Holidays run between July and October, and last 7 days. In addition, there is one compulsory weekend training event for all leaders from 27th to 28th March, plus additional training depending on needs of the holiday group

Who we are

Our short Sense Holidays video shows just some of our fantastic holidaymakers, volunteers and leaders in action.

Scott, who led his first Holiday in 2019, said “You will be proud of yourself if you do it! It’ll be an exhausting but incredible week - a chance to give holidaymakers a week of adventure they might not otherwise have access to and to offer parents and families a well-earned break." You can read more from Scott on his experiences leading a Holiday by clicking the 'additional documentation' link below.

We’re confident that the holiday experience will give as much back to you as you put in. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with Alanna Bentley, Holidays and Short Breaks Coordinator, at Alanna.bentley@sense.org.uk

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this thoroughly or upload a supporting statement.

Internal candidates do not need to complete the application form. Instead you can send an expression of interest detailing what skills, experience, and strengths you would bring to the role to: alanna.bentley@sense.org.uk

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview, the week beginning 8th February, where you will also have the opportunity to learn more about the role in detail.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

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