Profession activity leader

Activity leaders provide recreational services to people and children on vacation. They organise activities such as games for children, sport competitions, cycling tours, shows and museum visits. Recreational animators also advertise their activities, manage the available budget for each event and consult their colleagues. 

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Personality Type

  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Realistic
  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Communication principles

    The set of commonly shared principles in regards with communication such as active listening, establish rapport, adjusting the register, and respecting the intervention of others.

  • Communication

    Exchanging and conveying information, ideas, concepts, thoughts, and feelings through the use of a shared system of words, signs, and semiotic rules via a medium.

Skills

  • Play with children

    Engage in activities for enjoyment, tailored to children of a certain age. Be creative and improvise to amuse children with activities such as tinkering, sports or board games.

  • Evaluate outdoor activities

    Identify and report problems and incidents according to outdoor programme safety national and local regulations.

  • React acordingly to unexpected events outdoors

    Identify and react to changing conditions in an outdoors environment and their effect on human psychology and behaviour.

  • Entertain people

    Provide people with amusement by doing or offering a performance, like a show, a play or an artistic performance.

  • Apply organisational techniques

    Employ a set of organisational techniques and procedures which facilitate the achievement of the set goals set such as detailed planning of personnel's schedules. Use these resources efficiently and sustainably, and show flexibility when required.

  • Assess risk in the outdoors

    Construct and carry out risk analysis.

  • Plan self-organisation

    Identify the necessary tasks and prioritise them in order to develop an individual schedule and perform the work in an autonomous way, ensuring that the requirements are met.

  • Manage groups outdoors

    Lead and take responsibility of a session in a dynamic and active manner.

  • Supervise children

    Keep the children under supervision for a certain period of time, ensuring their safety at all times.

  • Communicate with youth

    Use verbal and non-verbal communication and communicate through writing, electronic means, or drawing. Adapt your communication to children and young people`s age, needs, characteristics, abilities, preferences, and culture.

  • Give feedback on changing circumstances

    Respond appropriately to changing circumstances in an activity session.

  • Animate in the outdoors

    Independently animate groups in the outdoors, adapting your practice to keep the group animated and motivated.

  • Manage feedback

    Provide feedback to others. Evaluate and respond constructively and professionally to critical communication from colleagues and customers.

  • Support children's wellbeing

    Provide an environment that supports and values children and helps them to manage their own feelings and relationships with others.

  • Demonstrate games

    Explain and demonstrate games and game rules to new players/visitors.

  • Organise camp activities

    Organise various recreational activities for participants (usually youth) at a camp, such as games, day trips, and sport activities.

  • Communicate in an outdoor setting

    Communicate efficiently with participants in more than 1 EU language; handle a crisis following guidelines and understand the importance of proper behaviour in front of a crisis.

  • Implement risk management for outdoors

    Devise and demonstrate the application of responsible and safe practices for the outdoor sector.

  • Manage outdoor resources

    Recognise and relate meteorology to topography; apply the principal of ‘Leave no trace'.

Optional knowledge and skills

research outdoor activities monitor activities promote recreation activities geographical areas relevant to tourism geographic areas structure information sport games rules cooperate with colleagues outdoor activities coordinate events develop recreation programmes geographical routes features of sporting equipment liaise with colleagues manage budgets empathise with outdoor groups recreation activities