There's never a dull moment here (there might be a bit of noise though)
If entertaining, educating and caring for children is your vocation, there's no better place to be than at a Virgin Active club. Indeed, you can be sure of one thing when you join our amazing team and begin looking after our little members – there's never a dull moment. From crèches to nurseries, activity programmes to swim parties, we try our hardest to ensure our members' children enjoy their experience at our clubs. Of course, you'll need to be a real whizz with faces and names as you'll come into contact with so many big and little people each day. And the ability to handle a bit of noise, including the occasional tears or indeed screams, is also essential.
Children's Activities (Club-V) Managers
If you have a childcare qualification to at least Level 3 standard or equivalent and experience of looking after children of all ages, you could be just the person we need to keep our younger members safe and happy. As well as managing the day-to-day staffing, finance and facility issues, we'll look to you to create and develop some exciting new children's activity concepts. After all, at the end of the day we want them going home saying they've had a wickedly good time. To succeed, you'll need to be friendly and approachable, with great interpersonal, organisational and time management skills. Not afraid to get your hands dirty, you're a genuinely fun, ‘can-do' team player, ideally with some managerial experience gained working in a childcare facility and preferably knowledge of OFSTED.
Children's Activities (Club-V) Supervisors
As well as deputising for the Club-V Manager in their absence, the role of Supervisor will see you make sure the day-to-day operational efficiency of the team is of the highest quality and fully compliant with the relevant rules and regulations. You'll also at times take on specific responsibilities relating the specialist age group you have trained with. Qualified in childcare/playwork to at least Level 3 standard, you already have experience of working in an environment where children learn sports or play. What's more, as well as your love for looking after and entertaining children of all ages, you recognise the importance the smooth running of a child friendly environment is. A great team player, you're friendly and approachable, unflappable and willing to work shifts that include evenings and weekends.
Children's Activities (Club-V) Assistants
Delivering kids activities, looking after our crèche or delivering a party or special event – you could find yourself getting involved in all of these in one day as a Club-V Assistant. You'll need a childcare/playwork qualification to at least Level 2 standard and/or a sports coaching qualification. You'll also need to love looking after and entertaining children of all ages and experience working in an environment where children learn sports or play. But, if you can demonstrate all that and are a great team player who is calm under pressure and knows how to help children have fun, whilst keeping them safe, you'll fit in really well. Shifts may include evenings and weekends, so flexibility over working hours is also essential for this role.
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