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Summer Scheme Staff

We are currently seeking experienced individuals to work as summer scheme staff / summer scheme leaders and supervisors  


Role: Summer Scheme Staff  

Contract: Seasonal (June – August) 

Located: Let’s Go Hydro, Belfast International Watersports Resort, Knockbracken Reservoir, Mealough Road.  

Hours of Work: Flexible work patters available – up to 40-hours per week, including day and overnight shifts  

Job Summary  

These positions will be responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, and efficient working area and vigilant supervision of all participants enrolled in the scheme. You will be responsible for group activities, teaching and development and instilling confidence in all new and returning Summer Schemers. It is an extremely fun fast paced position that takes a lot of concentration! 

This position is a fantastic opportunity for individuals who enjoy working outdoors, overseeing children aged 7 plus in a range of activities. 



  • Lead a group in all activities throughout the day including Watersports (knee/paddle boarding, canoe/kayaking, aquapark course) 
  • Greet parents and children daily and check them into their groups 
  • Deliver and engage in the programme on site, both water and land based activities 
  • Supervise a group of children on the Summer Scheme Sleepover night  
  • Attend any training and orientation for the role 
  • Administration/cash handling when delegated 
  • Ensure compliance and support team 
  • Enforce the policy, procedures and rules of the park/ scheme  
  • Continually check for potential hazards/ risks  
  • Maintain a safe work area 



Essential Skills:  

At Least 2 years’ experience (within the last 3 years in a play work setting) in the following areas: 


  • Play work setting includes: Youth club, sports club youth/junior sections, church-based youth activities etc. 
  • Experience of working with children aged 7 – 16 years in a play setting eg: Supporting team in delivering a range of stimulating play activities (Watersports (knee/ paddle boarding, canoe/ kayaking, arts/crafts, small games, group games etc) 
  • Ensuring play program is inclusive and meets diverse needs 
  • Interacting with children and managing their behaviour, in a positive and supportive manner 
  • Able to take responsibility, multi-task and be a team player 
  • Experience of delivering and assisting with sports-based events 
  • Motivated with a fun and positive attitude with good people skills, enabling good working relationships with those in your team  
  • Have a flexible customer focused approach with experience in delivering high standards of customer service 
  • Show up for each shift, clean, in uniform and ready to work  
  • Eligible to work in the UK  
  • Flexibility to work various shift patterns  


Managing compliance: 

  • Ensuring safeguarding standards and appropriate reporting mechanisms are applied 
  • Cash handling and administrative experience 




  • Recognised coaching qualifications 
  • Previous experience or a leisure background including an understanding of leisure services and sport development, coordinating water sports / other sports / activities 


What we are offering:  

  • Staff training and development  
  • Great culture with staff fun days   
  • Staff Uniform and all safety equipment provided
  • Free car parking on site   
  • Staff discount on activities including staff cable sessions (off-peak times only)  
  • Opportunities to progress within the company 

How to apply:  

To apply, please submit your CV detailing how you meet the criteria 


The successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS)          

Please note a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position.                                     

The following are available upon request; 

– Policy for the recruitment of ex offenders 

– Policy for the Secure Handling, Use, Storage and Retention of Disclosure Information  

– AccessNI Code of Practice 

Start date to be confirmed.  

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