Frequently Asked Questions…signing my Kings Camps contract

Kings Camps Contracts in 2016…we’re here to help!

Q. What does it mean when I accept the contract?

A. Accepting your Kings Camps contract simply means that you are confirming that you can work for us for us during the dates and at the location listed. If this changes at any time, you must call us 0114 263 2155.

Q. I can only work part of the season…

A. We want to ensure we have great members of staff on camp and for the best experience for all involved, we’ll be looking for continuity within the team all season. If you have an unavoidable commitment however, please let us know so we can work with you to find cover for the date(s) you may be unavailable. If you are not 100% sure that you will be available to work, please decline your contract – if you decline you can re-apply later in the year if your circumstances change. If you have already signed your contract and need to withdraw, please call us on 0114 263 2155.

Q. What will happen after I have accepted the contract?

A. Once you have clicked “accept” you will need to work through the ‘actions’ list that will appear on your contract screen. All of our contracts are subject to a minimum requirement of 2 satisfactory references and a disclosure check to work with children. You may also be required to completed additional paperwork according to your role so you must ensure you read through your requirements!  Once you have completed an action, simply mark as done until all actions are complete.

Q. How do I know I have done everything you need?

A. If your contract readsverified this means you are ready to work, all of your paperwork is complete and we have everything required in order to pay you.

If your contract is not verified, we will need you to complete any outstanding actions on your contract screen. Please click here to login to your profile to see what is outstanding.

Q. What do I do about uniform?

A. We have refreshed our uniform for 2016 with a new t-shirt and hooded sweatshirt design. If you are a returning member of staff, we’ll automatically allocate you with a ‘Returners Essentials’ pack on your first contract of 2016- this will contain 2 t-shirts and a hooded sweatshirt and will be £15.00. If you’d also like additional items, such as trousers or shorts, you can order these through your ‘Uniform Requests’ section and all items will be delivered to your camp induction day.

The cost of each piece of uniform is written on your contract. this amount will be deducted from your first pay packet of the season.  You can change your mind about any additional uniform choices or size up until three weeks prior to the start of camp, just log back into your profile, cancel your current order and make a new request. (Note you will not be able to edit your ‘Returners Essentials pack on your first contract of 2016)

If you are a new member of staff, we’ll do all the hard work and allocate you with a full uniform (£28.00) on your first contract of the year.

Q. I have a DBS check already, do I need a new one?

A. One of the requirements to work for Kings is to complete a DBS or PVG (Scotland residents) check to work with children. This is an essential part of the process which all staff must have to work on camp.  Without a DBS or PVG certificate you will not be able to work for Kings and other staff may be given hours in your place until this has been completed.

If you are a returning member of staff, you may have already completed a DBS or PVG check with us – please be aware all staff are required to undertake a check with Kings every 3 years so please review your certificate dates!

If you already have a DBS or PVG with another organisation, we will consider accepting this -but only if you are signed up to the DBS update service. We will need to request to see your current certificate and so please send the certificate to:

Kings Recruit
Osborne House
47 Snaithing Lane
S10 3LF

Please include permission for one of our team to perform an update on your certificate. We will complete the check and return your certificate ASAP to the address on your profile.

If you do not hold a DBS or a PVG Certificate , you will need to apply for a new Kings DBS check or join the PVG scheme with Disclosure Scotland. You will need to make an application as soon as possible. Please click here for full details on how to do this.

Q. What training do I get?

A. We will have both online and in-person training before you begin your role on camp.

Online Learning

Online Learning is our ultimate training guide to prepare you for Kings Camps 2016 with modules specifically tailored to your role on camp. You will need to work through all online training modules applicable to you and will then be tested on your knowledge. All staff are required to attain an 80% minimum pass grade – after which you will be able print off your certificates to take with you to your camp induction day. You will need to begin the training as soon as you can.

Induction day

All Kings Camps have a pre- camp induction day to prepare you for the season ahead! There will be no children- this is your opportunity to see the venue and facilities (and complete any risk assessments and paperwork), meet your team, collect your uniform, and prepare equipment for camp. Please keep the weekend before camp available as induction day usually falls on the Saturday, but this can vary. You will be paid for the induction day and this forms part of your contract- this is compulsory and you need to make every effort to attend.  Your manager will be in touch to confirm the date and time and anything you need to bring with you.

Keeping in touch

If you have any queries along your Kings Camps journey, you can call us on 0114 263 2155 or email

Please also keep in touch with us through our Facebook group Kings Camps UK Staff or follow us on Twitter @kingsrecruit where there will be regular posts about upcoming camps, you can ask questions, post your own pictures/ videos from camps and talk to other contracted staff around the country!

Congratulations again on your contract, if you have any questions before camp please don’t hesitate to let us know.