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Breakfast Club Leader

Bedales Schools: DunannieHampshire

We are looking for a committed and flexible person for our Breakfast Club at Bedales Pre-Prep, Dunannie, which runs for 30 minutes a day, Monday to Friday from 7:55am, before school commences, until 8:25am.

Experience & Background

You will be kind, considerate and reliable and have the following:  

  • experience of looking after children aged 3–7 years;  
  • experience of organising activities;  
  • good creative ideas to ensure Breakfast Club is an enjoyable part of the children’s day.

Duties

You will be responsible for:  

  • the supervision of up to eight children;  
  • organising activities from arrival to the start of the school day;  
  • ensuring the venue is left in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the club.

This post is Regulated Activity.

Hours of Work

This is a term time only post for up to 33 weeks per annum, and you will be required to work 30 minutes a day during the Breakfast Club opening hours for a total of 2.5 hours per week. 

Due to the hours of work, this role can be held in addition to the Teaching Assistant role currently being advertised. 

Benefits

Our benefits include free on-site parking, a funded healthcare cash plan, pension with Royal London, Salary Extras Benefits Platform, Lifeworks employee assistance programme, and free lunch provided during term time, if relevant to the role. 

How to Apply

For further details on how to apply, please visit the recruitment portal on the Bedales Schools website: https://www.bedales.org.uk/our-schools/about-bedales/job-vacancies 

Closing date: 9:00am on Tuesday 7th December 2021

Interview date: Monday 13th December 2021

Pre-Appointment Checks

All applicants will be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.  

As per the school Safer Recruitment Policy, all posts that work directly with children in a classroom setting or are responsible for instructing children are subject to a Prohibition from Teaching Check.

Safeguarding Statement

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:  

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;  
  • fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;  
  • providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;  
  • playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm;   
  • when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil. 

All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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