Let Me Play (LMP) is an organisation that works in a wide variety of settings to provide positive activities to young people whether that is through Education or Sport. We are now recruiting for Lead Play Worker to coordinate the delivery of our comprehensive programmes of after school childcare that we provide to primary schools. The role is offered on a part time basis working Monday – Friday directly after school hours. We are looking for a committed individual who can bring experience and knowledge from the childcare sector to contribute to the management of each site as well as our delivery.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
To be responsible for the development and monitoring of a quality Play Curriculum, ensuring staff, children and parents are actively involved in this process.
To ensure that the curriculum on offer is designed to meet the intellectual, creative, physical, emotional and social needs of the children attending the provision.
To ensure that all work undertaken is systematically planned, recorded and evaluated against agreed objectives.
To ensure that Let Me Play’s standards in relation to quality assurance are achieved and that required quality levels continue to be maintained.
To effectively manage Play Workers on a day-to-day basis, with authority delegated by the Let Me Play Head Office Management Team.
To manage and monitor the everyday practice of service delivery.
To be aware of Equal Opportunities issues and ensure policy and practice guidelines are observed.
To be responsible for the administration of all resources allocated to the Centre.
To maintain records as required in relation to children and staff.
Leaders will liaise with key school staff in order to ensure the maintenance of good professional relationships and to facilitate effective site management.
Other Additional Responsibilities will include:
Undergoing relevant training as required
Keeping in close communication with head office
Education and Experience
Minimum of 5 GCSE’s
Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
Extensive experience in both the management and delivery of childcare
Administrative experience coordinating after school programmes in a school environment
Experience of working on projects as both an individual and as part of a team
Full and up to date DBS Certificate
Experience communicating with a variety of management levels both in and out of schools.
Knowledge of Ofsted Requirements in a Childcare setting
Professional childcare qualifications (NVQ Level 3), Safeguarding Knowledge/Training
Full UK Driving license
Paediatric First Aid certificate
Food hygiene certificate
Practical skills in either arts, crafts, sports, games, music or drama and the ability to apply these skills in Play Work with children.
You shall be based in a Primary School Mon-Fri, approximately between 2.45-6pm. The age groups shall be reflecting of Primary Schools (4-11yrs) looking after groups of between 15- 20 children.
You will occasionally be required to come to the head office in Hammersmith to assist with administrative tasks.
£6,650 pro rata based on working part time (approx. 2.45-6pm, times will vary slightly) for 190 days of the year during school term time.
Please note that due to the volume of CVs and emails that we receive, if you have not heard from us in 2 weeks please assume that we are unable to take your application further.
Please note that all successful applicants will be required to nominate two referees and we always request references prior to employment. A recent Enhanced DBS check is also a prerequisite.
Anti-Discrimination and Equal Opportunities
Sport and education belong to and should be enjoyed by everyone equally. Let Me Play is committed to eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or ability and to encourage equal opportunities
Please send us the following: 1. A supporting statement of no more than 1 A4 page with a summary of why you are applying, your skills and experience and how these are relevant to the role how you meet each element of the person specification requirements and what in particular you would bring to Let Me Play. 2. A copy of your current CV. 3. The names, positions and contact details of at least two referees, including your current or most recent employer. No contact will be made with any referee in advance of an offer being made, without your prior approval.
Send your application to Nick Winham at email@example.com with the job title in the subject heading.