Lead Coach

Job Description and Benefits

The Lead Coach position is a key role for any energetic and experienced team player. Supporting the Management team on our larger sites, you’ll share responsibility for the child experience, programme and timetable delivery, working with the coaching team to demonstrate great session ideas and ensure children are active, having fun and learning together.

About the Role

The Lead Coach will support every member of their team to implement fun, varied and effective programme and timetable delivery throughout the week.

You’ll be leading by example to ensure we run high-energy, fun and inclusive sessions to get every child active and having fun, regardless of their ability.

Stating off the day by supporting with registration and extended hours, you’ll work with the team to provide practical session advice, guide new staff with ideas and structure and you’ll be the point person for delivery of Wet Wednesday, Coaches Challenge, Themed Activities, Kings Games, Star of the Day and the Rookie experience.

You’ll be an all rounder, taking a coaching role where necessary to step into ratio, modelling best practice, assist with behaviour management, covering staff breaks or support transitions and toilet trips – all to ensure all children have a varied, fun and active Kings Camps experience.

Person Specification

We’re looking for high-energy, confident and fun individuals who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • At least 6 months’ consecutive experience working with 5 – 14 year olds
  • Ideally 6 months prior experience working with Kings Camps
  • At least 6 months’ experience in programme delivery or sports coaching
  • A real team player who’s happy to rotate duties and form positive relationships with colleagues
  • Have a passion for the child experience and can demonstate The Kings Factor!
  • Possess or willing to acquire a Paediatric First Aid qualification (training opportunities available)


Working at Kings Camps during the holidays offers more than just a job, the benefits listed below will last throughout your career:

  • Weekly pay rate: £370 to £515 per week (depending upon experience)
  • High quality, enjoyable and worthwhile experience
  • Career development and the potential of regular employment with Kings (we always promote from within!)
  • Working in an experienced staff team of coaches and managers who provide a strong support network
  • Bi-weekly personal evaluation directly from your Site or Regional Manager
  • Delivering market-leading activity programmes with a great range of sports and activities
  • Free Kings Camps branded uniform
  • Excellent locations – some of the best universities and schools across the UK
  • Excellent training – market-leading online and on-site training covering customer care, child protection, child supervision, child welfare and behaviour, health and safety, sports coaching techniques and creative and dynamic session development.
  • The opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of children from all backgrounds.

Locations and dates

We have exceptional facilities in great locations across the UK, from Aberdeen to Exeter!

Locations: Click here for a list of locations and dateswe operate at over 50 Schools and Universities, covering England, Scotland and Wales

Dates: Easter, Summer and Half Term School Holidays.

Availability: You’ll need to be available between 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday, during the school holidays.

Apply Now

If you require any reasonable adjustments to our application process, please call us on 0114 263 2155.

We’re committed to safer recruitment

Safer recruitment is central to the way we work and all staff and volunteers are expected to share our commitment to safeguarding. To create an environment where young people feel safe and can thrive, our staff selection process includes:

  • A video interview (approx 40 mins) which covers suitability, experience and skills
  • Seeking at least 2 professional references
  • An enhanced disclosure with barred list check (or equivalent for Scottish Residents)
  • Ongoing training and performance evaluations with structured support from your Manager

Roles Available at Kings Camps

Regional Manager

Camp Manager

Assistant Manager

Multi-Sports Coach

KS1 Coach

Lead Coach

Teen Coach

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