Work for us

Activate recruit for over 1500 seasonal job roles a year, working with children and young people across a variety of programmes.

There are four key areas where you could work for Activate; Camps, National Citizen Service, Residential Camps and HAF camps. If you’d like to work within a dynamic company and have a passion for working with children and young people of all ages and ability levels, then we’d love to hear from you – hit the apply button now.


Activate is one of the largest delivery providers of sport and activity instruction to children and young adults in England.

Every year Activate employ over 1,000 activity professionals who all share a passion for working with children and/or young people.

Activate Camps

We are the leading provider of sports specific and multi activity holiday camps for children in England. We operate out of over 30 independent schools providing summer holiday camps for over 6,000 children aged 5-16 years each year.

Our camp programmes include the The Cricket Academy, Netball Fever, Let’s Play Football camps featuring Jamie Knight, Let’s Play Hockey, Multi Activity Camps, Let’s Cook plus more sport specific camps. Check them all our here.

If you’re looking to inspire the next generation in sport, cooking or activity, then working on Camps is for you!

Activate NCS

We are a National Citizen Service (NCS) delivery partner. In 2022 Activate  delivered the government funded, NCS to over 3,000 16-17 year olds in Surrey, Bedford, Somerset, Devon, Walsall and Leicestershire.

This year, we are operating all our NCS programmes at YHA Hawkshead, LA22 0QD.

Working on NCS is an experience of a lifetime, mentoring and inspiring 16-17 year olds through their groundbreaking, action-packed, personal development programme. NCS roles are all about enabling young people to challenge their limits, develop new skills and discover the satisfaction of doing good in their own communities.

Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Camps

This year we are delivering HAF camps at venues nationwide. The Holiday Activity and Food programme is a government funded holiday camp offering free childcare with a free meal for any child who is eligible for benefit related free school meals.

Each week must consist of a minimum of 4 hours of childcare, with a free hot meal for each participant. The curriculum encourages lots of physical activity and healthy lifestyle workshops such as simple nutritional guidance for children.

Delivering HAF camps is a truly rewarding experience, supporting children during holiday periods and inspiring them with active sessions, enrichment activities and nutrition workshops.

Why work for Activate?

Working for Activate can provide you with many different benefits within the short term and long term. See below to see some of the main benefits:

  • Earn a competitive wage doing a FUN and career enhancing holiday job
  • Flexibility of working options (we work around your availability)
  • IIRSM (International Institute Risk Safety Management) qualification in Risk Management in Activity and Childcare Settings
  • Opportunity to work residentially
  • Inspire children and young people
  • Work across several Activate programmes
  • Enhance your CV with relevant work and strong post-employment references
  • Year-on-year progression opportunities

Check out the relevant tabs to see the recruitment process and what Camps, National Citizen Service, and HAF camps are all about.

To ask more questions, please email jobs@we-activate.co.uk



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