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Working at EF means helping fulfill our mission of opening the world through education.

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From £500 per week

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Activity Leader

EF logo


Working at EF means helping fulfill our mission of opening the world through education.

On location


From £500 per week

Activity Leader at these EF locations: London, Cambridge, Eastbourne, Oxford, York, Torquay and Bournemouth (Fixed Term)

Are you a confident and outgoing person? Do you enjoy cultural exchange and visiting world-famous destinations? If so, we want you!

 A career with EF combines the support and opportunity of a large international organisation, with the spirit and energy of a small business. We look for thinkers and doers – creative, collaborative, and motivated people who are excited by education, communication, and travel.

When you join EF, you join a multicultural and diverse community working across more than 600 schools and offices in 50 countries. In the UK and Ireland, our core presence is felt at our international language campuses and summer schools, where we welcome students from around the world to participate in language learning and cultural exchange. Whoever you are, whatever you are passionate about—we welcome you and encourage you to open the world through education.

Why you will love working with EF

Continuous professional development for all staff

Work in a truly international environment

Regular social events

Ambition is nurtured and fast-tracked career enhancement opportunities are provided

Staff are encouraged to innovate, take ownership of their ideas and bring them to fruition

Global career opportunities

Employee Assistance Programme

External trainings on safeguarding and mental health first aid

Subsidised catering outlets

Subsidised accommodation available if necessary

Locations all based in city centres 

Your Role 

We are looking for natural leaders who will help organise and deliver activities, events and excursions for groups of our student body. Activities can range from a day trip to Stonehenge or London, to sports days and arts and crafts at our modern campuses across the UK. There are also opportunities to go on overnight trips and party nights within the UK, as well as the chance to participate in the many fun activities you will be leading. These roles are offered work on a full-time, flexible basis that will involve evening and weekend shifts (Monday to Friday: morning and evening or afternoon and evening plus Saturday or Sunday full day).

Activity Leader Responsibilities

Leads groups of international students on a variety of activities, events, ceremonies and day trips

Creates a lively atmosphere during excursions, delivering excellent customer service

Takes responsibility for health, safety and well-being of all students, including completing and adhering to risk assessments and emergency situations in line with EF policy and procedures

Liaises with co-leaders and the Activities Manager to discuss how to improve future activities, events, ceremonies and day trips

Ensures the EF behaviour code is always followed by all students and informs the management immediately if there are any issues or problems

Assists with other duties as requested by the Activity Manager or Summer School Manager

Activity Leader Requirements 

Highly motivated, energetic and positive with a sociable and outgoing personality

Confident in leading and managing groups of students

Highly organised and thorough, able to use initiative and work unsupervised

Ability to handle difficult situations with ease and remain calm under pressure

Appreciation of cultural differences and sensitive to the needs of international students

A flexible approach to work and hours of work undertaken is essential

Is a trained First Aider (preferable but not essential)

Experience with 13-18 year olds (preferable but nor essential)

All offers are subject to a clear enhanced DBS check and two references

What do our staff say? 

“I love being exposed to different cultures and I get to practice other languages.”

“There is never a boring day.”

“I like all the staff and we work as a team. I also like the diversity we have within the school – both students and staff.”

“It’s a pleasure to come to work so I can see my amazing colleagues and students from around the world.”

“I have flexibility in work, so I can progress in my studies.”

“I like playing pool and table tennis at work. It’s fun!”

“It has a great working environment. I like the people, it’s very relaxed and chilled.’’



EF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be followed up and will ask specifically whether there is any reason that the applicant should not be engaged in situations where they have responsibility for, or substantial access to, persons under 18.  Upon interview all gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily and proof of identity and, where applicable, qualifications will be required.  Appropriate suitability checks will be required prior to confirmation of appointment.