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Summer School Counselor - St Andrews in St. Andrews

ISSOS Summer School Counselors take care of students aged 13-18yrs old from all over the world. Organising and taking part in activities, cultural trips, workshops and evening programs. This is the summer job of a lifetime and with 45% returning staff we know you will agree.

What are you going to do

Counselors at ISSOS act as role models for our students and they are the first point of contact for our students. Counselors work as a team to look after the pastoral care of up to 150 students aged 13-18 years old.

The team of counselors is responsible for running all the sporting activities, the evening programme and the cultural trips.

Each counselor will be in charge of a group of up to 15 students. You will be responsible for waking your group up, getting them to breakfast on time, keeping them up-to-date on the upcoming activities, encouraging them to participate fully in evening activities. Your main responsibility is to look after your group, making sure they are happy and safe and they feel welcome and at home throughout the session.

This role is for people who are fun in nature and don't take themselves too seriously. We are looking for people who understand the positive impact they can have on a young person and that their role within the summer school is essential to its success.

Skills, knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience with young people preferred
  • Interest in sports, music, theatre, dance and other hobbies would be advantageous
Personal qualities
  • Flexible attitude
  • Good sense of humour
  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Clear and effective communicator
  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
Additional requirements
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must be a UK or US citizen or have the legal documents to work in the UK and USA respectively
  • All staff must pass a full criminal background check

What we offer

  • Full room and Board
  • Full training
  • All required information on students and location
  • Uniform
  • Fun and supportive working environment

What we ask:

  • You should be registered as a university student
  • Previous experience with young people preferred
  • Good sense of humour


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Extra information

We have 8 positions available and all are based at our St Andrews campus.

Candidates must be available for the following time: June 28th - Aug 16th 2018

Education Level
St. Andrews
Type of Contract
Summer / Holiday Jobs
Salary indication
Between £300.00 and £350.00 Per Week
Responsible for
Pastoral Care of 13-18 yr olds, running and taking part in activities, running and managing cultural trips, making sure students are safe and happy at all times, acting as a role model.
Type of Job
Sport / Adventure, Teaching / Instructors / Guides
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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