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Assistant Programme Manager (6 month role)

Programme Director Job Description

**Position Filled for 2018** 

Have you worked at an American Summer Camp? Did you love your experience there? If so, you could be a great candidate to work as an Assistant Programme Manager at Camp Cooper.

The Assistant Programme Manager role is a leadership role at Camp Cooper. The role runs from March 1st to September 7th. The role is is split into two main parts:

March 1st - June 25th

Camp Cooper Setup - The Assistant Programme Manager will help get the Camp setup for the summer. This will involve:

  • Planning our large-scale special events (colour wars, talent shows, campfires, quiz shows etc)
  • Assisting with staff (Camp Counsellor) recruitment
  • Assisting with camper recruitment (answering the phone to prospective parents and enrolling them)
  • Organising the camper elective activities - putting campers into their activity choices
  • Organising the pre-summer paperwork from camper families (travel details, elective activity choices and medical information)
  • Helping plan staff training
  • Order equipment for the summer
  • Organise summer logistics
  • Plan our day trips (camper trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews)

March 1st to June 25th will be office based work at our office in Bridge of Weir.

June 25th - August 25th

Helping Run Camp Cooper:

  • Planning and running All-Camp events for up to 130 people
  • Facilitating All-Camp events; introducing them and explaining all the rules
  • Running the day trips to Edinburgh, St Andrews and Glasgow
  • Helping run check-in and check-out days at Edinburgh Airport
  • Managing Camp Counsellors - overseeing the development of our Counsellors
  • Organising elective activities over the summer

June 25th - August 25th will be a fully residential role at Camp Cooper in Crieff. Room and board are included in the role.

About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:


  • Experience working at an American Summer Camp
  • Experience in leadership role at summer camp - Programme Director, Team Leader etc
  • Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 7-17
  • 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
  • Must be willing to get a flu vaccination at least 1 month prior to the summer


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

Other Information

  • Applicant must successfully pass full background and reference checks
  • Applicant must be available to work the duration of the contract (March 1st - September 7th)
  • During the summer (June 25th - August 25th) you will one day off per week. During March 1st - June 25th, you will be working Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
  • The salary for the role is £18k pro rata (approximately £1500 before tax per month)

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to