Role: Minibus Driver
For young people who are far away from home, often experiencing a summer full of new people, places and learning, Counsellors quickly become an important source of stability and support.
Being a Counsellor is a multi-skilled, dynamic and energetic role – it requires great problem solving skills, creativity and the ability to stay calm under pressure. Most of all, though, Counsellors must be dedicated to going the extra mile to ensure that the students in their care have their most memorable summer yet.
Counsellors must be able to juggle competing demands – excellent people skills and empathy must be combined with the ability to think carefully about risk and safety, the organisational skills to ensure things run smoothly and on time and the creativity to think outside the box. They must walk a careful line to ensure that young people are kept safe, without losing their sense of fun. The programme is fast paced and demanding, and an ability to keep going in the face of adversity is vital.
In return for their hard work and dedication, Counsellors will gain excellent transferable skills in leadership, youth development, logistics and team working. They will benefit from an excellent training programme, covering First Aid, safeguarding, leadership and even punting and tour guiding. They’ll work within a vibrant community of other committed people making it a summer to remember! .