Holiday Leader or Deputy Holiday Leader

National opportunities including holidays in Birmingham, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire.
£382.50 - £807.50 dependent on length of break and training attended
23 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type

Why not treat your specialist skills to a breath of fresh air! With your ability to support people with complex needs, disabilities or to use British Sign Language - and your skills in managing a team - you will discover that leading a unique Sense group holiday or short break is a deeply rewarding and life enriching experience.

Title: Holiday Leader or Deputy Holiday Leader
Reference number:
Hours: Casual
Location: National opportunities including holidays in Birmingham, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire
Contract type: Casual, Fixed Term
Salary: Proposed Salary of £382.50 - £807.50 dependent on length of break and training attended

About the job

As a Holiday Leader or Deputy Holiday Leader, you will make a real difference to people’s lives, whether it's nurturing small achievements, creating new connections or triggering life changing moments.

Your ability to lead and motivate a team of four to twelve volunteers - alongside an experienced co-Leader, or with support from a Deputy Leader for larger groups – will ensure that every holidaymaker receives the care and support they need to have a fantastic break away – and one which clearly meets their individual choices and aspirations.

You will have responsibility for the holiday group’s wellbeing and for maximising the holiday experience for all its participants. With full support from the Sense Holidays Team, this will involve:

  • Preparation and planning before the holiday, including liaison with families, carers and holiday volunteers;
  • The day-to-day management of the holiday; and
  • Participation in reviewing and evaluating the holiday after it has finished.

We are recruiting for several Holiday Leader and Deputy Leader positions for 2017.  Please visit job vacancy 41677 on the Sense website for the Deputy Holiday Leader vacancy, if you feel this alternative post is a better fit for your skills and experience.

Sense’s life-changing holidays

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers.

Each year, Sense supports up to 300 people of all ages who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, on our programme of holidays, short breaks and leisure clubs. You’ll be joining a diverse team and network of leaders with a real passion for enabling individuals to get the most from their holiday.

Sense will give you a high level of individual support by phone and email, face-to -face training and support at our weekend preparation events – as well as a wealth of creative, innovative and practical ideas from the experience of your peers.

Our short Sense Holidays video shows just some of our fantastic holidaymakers, volunteers and leaders in action. More information available on our website.

By applying your skills to the challenge, we are confident that you will gain as much as you give to your team and your holidaymakers.

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2016
Interview date: Saturday 14 January 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.