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Programme Director Job Description

Programme Director Job Description

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced Camp Counsellor who is looking for a new role at Summer Camp. The Programme Director role is a leadership role at Camp Cooper - you will also be assisting with all aspects of running Camp.

The Programme Director is responsible for the running of all our activities at Camp Cooper, including our All-Camp events. The role offers a significant amount of responsibility and leadership.

The Programme Director will be responsible for:

  • Planning and running All-Camp events for up to 130 people
  • Facilitating All-Camp events; introducing them and explaining all the rules
  • Clearing up after all the events
  • Gathering feedback on the events
  • Planning and organising the day trips to Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow
  • Helping run check-in and check-out days at Edinburgh Airport
  • Ensuring counsellors give in counsellor notes and write camper birthday cards

About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:


  • Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
  • Experience working as a Camp Counsellor at Camp Cooper or a traditional American summer camp
  • Ability to be creative and flexible
  • Have or willing to obtain a first aid certificate
  • Fluent in English
  • Abillity to be a positive role model for young people
  • Ability to lead large events
  • Confident in public speaking
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment
  • Maturity to be responsible for the care, well-being and safety of young people


  • Experience of working with young people from a range of nationalities

Other Information

  1. Applicant must successfully pass full background and reference checks
  2. Applicant must be available to work the duration of the Camp, including staff training.
  3. Staff get 1 day off per week, scheduled by the Camp
  4. The salary for working at Camp is £2600. This includes room and board (the salary is subject to all normal UK taxes - e.g. PAYE and National Insurance Contributions)

Summer Employment Dates (including staff training):

Start Date: Monday June 26th, 2017 (2pm)

End Date: Saturday August 19th, 2017 (6pm)

Ideally the Programme Director would be based in Glasgow and be able to work from Monday June 19th, 2017 - Friday June 23rd, 2017 in a non-residential capacity for extra training and planning.

These dates includes a mandatory 6-day staff training period.