Kids Club Leader

An opportunity to develop an already outstanding out of hours school provision in a rural setting.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, reliable and well-organised person to run the Kids Club based at Singleton Primary School. The club runs from 7.30 to 8.45 am and then 3.00 -5.30 pm each school day. It provides a service for all ages at the school, Foundation to year 6.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work with children and their parents to provide a safe and stimulating environment that supports learning through activities and play. The successful candidate will also need to work in partnership with the school staff with whom they share a building.

 Whilst we would prefer to appoint someone who has experience of working in a childcare/school setting those with experience of working in a care, youth and/or activity based services will also be considered.

There are opportunities to extend the service into holiday provision as well as term time.

The Kids Club is run by a Voluntary Management Committee and the successful candidate will report to the Chair of that committee.

Singleton Church of England Primary School is a small school in a rural setting. It is a happy school with well-behaved children and a committed staff.

Role

Kids Club Leader up 22hrs per week

  • Part Time variable hours (minimum 14.5-22 hrs term time) permanent – Pro Rata

Closing Date 30th April 2021      

Shortlisting 3rd May 2021        

Interview w/b 10th May 2021

Start date 7th June 2021

Location 

  • Singleton CE Primary School, Church Road, Singleton, Poulton-le-Fylde FY6 8LN

Contract type

  • 22 hrs part time variable hours contract (minimum of 14.5 hours minimum 42.2 weeks per year )
  • Net pay sick pay 

The working hours for this role are a minimum of 14.5 hours per week, although the successful candidate must be available to work up to 22 hours per week subject to bookings. The maximum working hours at present are as follows

Monday to Friday  7:30 – 8:45am – Breakfast Club

                                  3:00 – 5:30 pm – After School Club

Admin time            2hrs 45 per week

Food shop              30 mins per week

Maximum 22 hours per week at a rate of £11.00 per hour (term time only).

As the Club leader you will be expected to work all the sessions, your finish time will be dictated by when the last child is picked up, hence why the job is advertised with a maximum of 22 hours. You will be responsible for organising the staffing for each session. When numbers drop to 10 children you will be responsible for ensuring that additional staff members finish their shifts in order to ensure that the club remains financially viable.

Singleton Kids Club has much to offer to the right candidate, including:

  • A happy and welcoming school where everyone is valued and supported
  • Well-behaved, positive, happy children
  • Supportive VMC, parents and governors
  • A committed and friendly team of hard-working, creative staff
  • The opportunity to build up our after school club provision and to shape its future.

The interviews will be twofold shortlisted candidates will be asked to plan and supervise an activity with a group of children as part of the interview process, they will also then have a formal interview. Interviews will be conducted face to face.

Please note that CVs will not be accepted. The application form must be completed.

This position is part time term time only. If successful, the salary received will be paid on a pro-rata basis. There will be opportunities to extend the provision into school holiday periods

Desirable Qualifications

  • Relevant child care qualification
  • Paediatric first aid certificate
  • Food hygiene certificate

Essential Experience

  • Experience of working with or caring for children of primary school age
  • Experience of undertaking administrative tasks

Desirable Experience

  • Knowledge of safeguarding requirements
  • Knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage

Application forms should be returned to the VMC

Please send to : terrianne.manning@singleton.lancs.sch.uk

For essential and desirable – see Personal specs

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