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Bee Active launches major recruitment drive ahead of busy school holiday period

Written by on 27/03/2022



School holiday club provider Bee Active is on the look out for 50 new staff as it gears up for a busy 2022.

The Stoke-on-Trent business has launched a recruitment drive for casual holiday club coaches to help deliver a variety of different sessions during the Easter and summer breaks.

Over the past 18 months, Bee Active has been running an increasing number of sessions for children across Staffordshire and Cheshire.

This includes its own school holiday sports clubs and other sessions as part of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme – which was launched following Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford’s passionate campaign around free school meals last year.

In 2021, Bee Active worked with 18,000 children aged between four and 12 but, with the rise in demand, the company expects that number to increase to around 24,000 in 2022.

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Ben Mills – who launched Bee Active with his brother Bobby in 2013 – said: “In preparation for our busy Easter and summer periods we have recruited Jamie Chetwood as our new childcare services manager. Jamie is a qualified education professional, he is experienced in managing holiday clubs and will be a key point of contact for parents and staff.”

The sessions delivered by Bee Active include everything from sports clubs, cookery and nutrition workshops to performing arts, ‘learn to ride’ sessions and scooter clubs. They take place at nine locations across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

Ben said: “Sport is at the heart of everything we do, but we also deliver enrichment sessions which help children with their communication, confidence and team work.

“We understand that some parents use our holiday clubs for child care reasons, but we are now getting to a point where children want to come because they enjoy it so much.”

Ben added: “Since last Easter it’s been all systems go and absolutely non-stop. So we are actively looking for people to join our team. They need to have an enthusiasm for physical activity and have a positive impact on the children we work with.

“They are all casual positions, but we want to develop an ongoing relationship with our new recruits so there may be other opportunities in the future.”

Ideal candidates will be experienced education professionals – such as qualified and newly-qualified teachers and teaching assistants – over the age of 18.

New recruits will be provided with uniform and full training and are invited to bring their own children along to the holiday clubs free of charge. Working hours are generally between 8am to 5pm.

There will also be work experience opportunities for young ‘sports leaders’ to deliver some sessions alongside qualified coaches.

For more information about Bee Active, or to apply for a job, visit the website.



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