Frequently Asked Questions

Kingswood

When should I apply?


We recruit all year round and encourage you to apply as soon as you can. We have numerous intakes of apprentices and seasonal roles each year, plus have centre-based support roles available all year round.




Which role should I apply for?


Because we have loads of roles to choose from, our advice is to pick a role that you feel is most suited to your skills, but also one that you will really enjoy. To view all our available roles click here.




Can I apply for more than one job role?


We encourage you to apply for only one role. This will give us more scope to place you and will ultimately give you more chance of getting a job with us.




Can I send you a CV instead of completing an application form?


Yes our application form allows you to upload your CV.




I live outside of the UK can I still work for you?


Of course you can! However you must have the right to work in the UK. You will also need to provide a police check from your country of residence to pass our background checks.




Do you provide any accommodation for staff?


We do offer live in accommodation for certain roles. Please look out on the advert or contact us to find out more.




What is the interview process like?


We offer a mixture of assessments, from face to face interviews to assessment days and telephone/video calls. We want to find out about you, and also for you to find out about us. The interview format will vary based on the number of people we need to hire.




Will I get feedback on my interview?


Yes anyone who attends a face to face interview will receive feedback either in writing or by telephone.




I have a disability but really want to work for Kingswood, can I apply?


Yes! If you’re the right person for the job then we want you! We value the skills and abilities you have to offer and can make reasonable adjustments to the workplace or job role to help you to be a success. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any specific questions before you apply. Kingswood are proud to be part of the Government’s Disability Confident campaign.




Will you carry out any background checks on me?


Yes we will. Every candidate must have a valid DBS check to work for us. We can arrange this for you, but it costs £52.40 (free for volunteers) which is payable to 'Online Disclosures' who will process this on your behalf.

Kingswood will pay for and process your DBS check initially, and then deduct the cost from your salary. Kingswood in no way profits from these checks. If we had our way, it would be free! We do accept any current DBS where the candidate has signed up to the DBS Update service with a previous employer.




I have a criminal record, can I still apply?


You can still apply but you must declare the conviction or caution on the application form. Kingswood do not discriminate against candidates with a criminal record however the following considerations will be taken into account when assessing your suitability to work with children:

  • Nature of offence and relevance when working with children.
  • How long ago the offence was committed.
  • Whether the candidate disclosed the offence on their original application form or not.
  • Satisfactory references received from 2 previous jobs when working with children.

Please note that Kingswood is exempt from the 'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act'.




Once I have applied, how long will it be until I hear?


We aim to get back to you as soon as we can, normally you have to wait no longer than a week. However the closer we get to our Peak Season (summer!), the busier we are with applications, so we ask for your patience throughout this time. Feel free to give us a call to check on the status of your application if you haven't heard back after two weeks.




What hours will I work?


This depends on your position. We offer a variety of full and part times roles, as well as fixed term and permanent roles too. Typically our full time roles are 40 hours per week.




Will I get any breaks throughout the day?


Yes you do. You will get a minimum of 20 minutes per 6 hours worked.




Do I get any uniform?


You will receive full uniform for your role.




When will I get paid?


Usually you will get paid on the 1st of the month, or the previous working day if the 1st falls on a bank holiday or weekend. However if you work in the last week of any given month, then you may miss the payroll deadline and be paid the following month. All pay dates are sent to you in your welcome pack.




What happens if I am sick?


Contact your line manager as soon as possible and they will make arrangements to cover you. Please do not try and come into work if you are sick as it is very easy for illness to spread in this environment.





Camp Beaumont

When should I apply?


This really depends on when you are hoping to work. For February we recommend applying in early January. For Easter onwards we recommend applying as soon as you can, because the earlier you apply and attend an assessment day, the more chance you have of getting the role you want with us.




What role should I apply for?


Because we offer such a large programme, we have loads of roles to choose from! Our advice is to pick a role that you feel you are most suited to but also one that you will really enjoy. To view all our available roles click here.




Can I apply for more than one job role?


Yes, in fact we recommend that you do, this will give us more scope to place you and will ultimately give you more chance of getting a job with us.




Can I send you a CV instead of completing an application form?


No sorry. The applications go straight into an online portal and it is from there that we issue your contracts etc., so we can’t accept CV's.




I can't work the full season, should I still apply?


an't work the full season, should I still apply?

A: In some cases, yes. We usually like to take individuals that can work the whole period of our shorter holidays (half term/Easter etc.), however in the summer we ask that you can work a minimum of 4 consecutive weeks.




I live outside of the UK can I still work for you?


Of course you can, however you must have accommodation in or around London and have the right to work in the UK. You will also need to provide a police check from your country of residence to pass our background checks.




Do you provide any accommodation for staff?


As we offer Day Camps, we do not have any accommodation that we can provide, so please ensure you live or, can make arrangements to live, within a sensible distance of the camp you are applying to work at. If you are looking to work at a residential camp then check out our sister company, Kingswood, who have opportunities for live in team.




Will you carry out any background checks on me?


Yes we will, every candidate must have a valid DBS check to work for us. We can arrange this for you, but it costs £52.40 (free for volunteers) which is payable to 'Online Disclosures' who will process this on your behalf.

Camp Beaumont will pay for and process your DBS check initially and then deduct the cost from your salary. Camp Beaumont in no way profits from these checks, if we had our way it would be free! We do accept any current DBS where the candidate has signed up to the DBS Update service with a previous employer.




I have a criminal record, can I still apply?


You can still apply but you must declare the conviction or caution on the application form. Camp Beaumont do not automatically discriminate against candidates with a criminal record however the following considerations will be taken into account when assessing your suitability to work with children:

  • Nature of offence and relevance when working with children.
  • How long ago the offence was committed.
  • Whether the candidate disclosed the offence on their original application form or not.
  • Satisfactory references received from 2 previous jobs when working with children.

Please note that Camp Beaumont Day Camps is exempt from the 'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act'.




Once I have applied, how long will it be until I hear?


We aim to get back to you as soon as we can, Normally you have to wait no longer than a week, however the closer we get to the summer the busier we are with applications so we ask for your patience throughout this time. Feel free to give us a call to check on the status of you application if you haven't heard back after two weeks.




What hours will I work?


This depends on your position:

  • Group Leaders (excl. Transport Group Leaders), Nursery Leaders, Assistants and Activity Instructors work 7.5 hours a day (37.5 hours per week). These hours can be worked between 0800 and 1800 and will be decided by the Management Team. However they will consider your preference if you have one.
  • Transport Group Leaders will work 10 hours a day (50 hours per week). This will involve meeting a bus from 0730 in the morning to collect children and bringing them to camp and then accompanying them home on the bus until 1830. Exact collection and drop off times vary but you will work no longer than 50 hours per week.
  • Lifeguards work 7 hours a day (35 hours per week) and their hours are set 0900 to 1700 each day.
  • TEFL Teachers work 6 hours a day (30 hours per week) and their hours are set 0930 to 1630 each day.
  • Head Group Leaders work 8.5 hours a day (42.5 hours per week) and their hours are set 0815 to 1745 each day.
  • Management and Operations Teams work 9 hours a day (45 hours per week) and their hours are 0800 to 1800 each day.




Will I get any breaks throughout the day?


Yes you do. You get a 1 hour unpaid break per day, which may be split up throughout the day as per the needs of the camp, e.g. you may have a 15 minute break in the morning and in the afternoon, plus 30 minutes for lunch.




Do I get any uniform?


You will receive two t-shirts and a hooded sweatshirt for your uniform. We take a small deposit of £20 for this, however if you return it at the end of camp then you will get this money back.

We ask that our staff wear dark bottoms, such sports leggings or shorts and sturdy training shoes. They should not wear denim or casual leggings, ugg boots, flip flops, hiking boots or pumps etc.

Management and Operations team members will receive their uniform without a deposit and can opt into to buy a personalised jacket for a small contribution of £10 in the summer period.




When will I get paid?


Usually you will get paid on the 1st of the month or first working day after this, however if you work in the last week of any given month then you may miss the payroll deadline and be paid the following month. All pay dates are sent to you in your online staff manual.




What happens if I am sick?


Contact the Recruitment Team as soon as possible and they will make arrangements to cover you, please do not try and come to camp if you are sick as it is very easy for illness to spread in this environment.




What happens if I want to work at the next camp?


If you have had a great camp with us and your appraisals are good, we will contact you with details on how to reapply or gain a position for the next camp. If you want to let us know that you are keen though - it won't hurt to drop us a quick email.




Will I receive a P45 after my contract ends?


No, if you would like a P45 at any point then you simply need to drop us an email and request one. This will then be issued and sent to your home address that we have on our system. Email recruitment@campbeaumont.co.uk to request a P45 but please note that should you wish to work for us again you will need to recomplete the joiner form etc.




How do I get my uniform deposit returned?


You need to send your uniform to our London Office within 14 days of the camp ending and the deposit will be returned to you in the next payroll run.

Address:

Camp Beaumont - Uniform Returns,

Kingswood House, Alkmaar Way,

Norwich NR6 6BF

Make sure you insert a piece of paper with you name on it - you would be amazed how many people don't!





Inspiring Learning

When should I apply?


We recruit all year round, we encourage you to apply as soon as you can. We have numerous intakes of apprentices and seasonal roles each year, but have centre based roles available all year round.




What role should I apply for?


We have lots of roles to choose from. Our advice is to pick a role that you feel you are most suited to your skill set but also one that you will really enjoy.




Can I apply for more than one job role?


We encourage you to apply for only one role, and this will give us more scope to place you and will ultimately give you more chance of getting a job with us.




Can I send you a CV instead of completing an application form?


Yes our application form allows you to upload your CV.




I live outside of the UK can I still work for you?


Of course you can, however you must have the right to work in the UK. You will also need to provide a police check from your country of residence to pass our background checks.




What is the interview process like?


We offer a mixture of interview assessments, from telephone interviews and face to face to assessment days. We want to find out about you, and also for you to find out about us. Depending on the number of people we need to hire will depend on the interview format.




Will I get feedback on my interview?


Yes anyone who attends a face to face interview will receive feedback either in writing or by telephone.




I have a disability but really want to work for Inspiring Learning, can I apply?


Yes! If you’re the right person for the job then we want you! We value the skills and abilities you have to offer and can make reasonable adjustments to the workplace or job role to help you make a success of it. Please apply or feel free to get in touch if you have any specific questions. Kingswood are proud to be part of the Government’s Disability Confident campaign.




Will you carry out any background checks on me?


Yes we will, every candidate must have a valid DBS check to work for us. We can arrange this for you but it costs £52.40 (free for volunteers) which is payable to 'Online Disclosures' who will process this on your behalf.

Inspiring Learning will pay for and process your DBS check initially and then deduct the cost from your salary. Inspiring learning in no way profits from these checks, if we had our way it would be free! We do accept any current DBS where the candidate has signed up to the DBS Update service with a previous employer.




I have a criminal record, can I still apply?


You can still apply but you must declare the conviction or caution on the application form. Inspiring Learning do not discriminate against candidates with a criminal record however the following considerations will be taken into account when assessing your suitability to work with children:

  • Nature of offence and relevance when working with children
  • How long ago the offence was committed
  • Whether the candidate disclosed the offence on their original application form or not.
  • Satisfactory references received from 2 previous jobs when working with children.

Please note that Inspiring Learning is exempt from the 'Rehabilitation of Offenders Act'




Once I have applied, how long will it be until I hear?


We aim to get back to you as soon as we can, normally you have to wait no longer than a week. But the closer we get to our Peak Season, the busier we are with applications so we ask for your patience throughout this time. Feel free to give us a call to check on the status of you application if you haven't heard back after two weeks.




What hours will I work?


This depends on your position, we offer a variety of Full and Part times roles, also fixed term and permanent roles too. Typically our full time roles are 37.5 hours per week.





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