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Playworker - Deputy Manager

Albion Primary SchoolSouthwark

Part Time Post

Grade NJC 5 Scale (£23,850.00 - £27,024.00 FTE) pro rata

Fixed Term Contract

Term Time +4 weeks

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and resourceful deputy manager for Extended Services to support children attending our breakfast club and our after-school provision at Albion Primary School. A passion for working with children and the ability to maintain a fun, happy and secure environment is essential. 

Job summary: To provide day-to-day management, quality childcare provision and support the Extended Services Manager in Extended Services which includes before and after school club and holiday scheme. 

Hours: 25 hours per week (term time only) – Breakfast club 7.45am – 9.00am and Extended Day 2.30pm – 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Additional hours for shopping online is available. Hours are negotiable to the successful candidate.

Must be willing to work in school holidays. This will include a different working pattern.

This is a fixed term post for a year due to a budgetary and staffing review. 

Main duties include:

  • Planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment. 
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children.
  • Providing support and supervision to playworkers and volunteers. 
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment. 
  • Proving food and refreshment and ensuring that hygiene and health and safety standards are met. 
  • Administering first aid where necessary.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
  • Holding staff meetings and conducting regular reviews and appraisal for staff.
  • Administration and record keeping, including staff and child records, financial records, ordering and purchasing and working within an agreed budget, 
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the community including parents/carers, children, Extended Services Manager, Headteacher and other organisations.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintain a health, safety and secure environment.
  • Working within the framework of Albion Primary School’s policy and procedures and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Essential qualities: 

  • Appropriate Level 3 qualification in Playworker, Childcare, or equivalent or willing to undergo training
  • Experience working with 3-11 year olds
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • At least two years’ experience of working within a childcare setting
  • Experience of budgeting
  • Competent in using IT to support play and club administration 
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Current First Aid certificate and Food Hygiene certificate
  • An understanding of Safeguarding


Albion Primary School is a popular 2 form  entry school located in South-East London, Rotherhithe, next to the River Thames. Extended Services is a happy, inclusive and creative place to be where children are cared for and participate in many exciting activities. 

We offer:

  • Well behaved children who have a love of learning at our school
  • A friendly and supportive team with high morale who all champion children’s well-being
  • A commitment to professional development opportunities 
  • A very well resources and attractive environment
  • A strong ethos of high expectation

This is an exciting time to join our school. If this role sounds like the job for you and if you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Sharlene Britton, our HR Advisor – finance@albion.southwark.sch.uk , or arrange an informal telephone conversation (02072373738) with our Extended Services Manager ahead of making your application. 

Closing date midday Tuesday 7th December 2021

Interviews: Monday 13th December 2021

Application packs are available to download from this advert, by email or from our website.   

CVs will not be accepted.

The school is registered in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as currently set out in the Data Protection Bill.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DfE.

Albion Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and well-being of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Albion Primary School is a Safeguarding school. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate checks and undertake an enhanced DBS and where appropriate to the post, a requirement to complete a Childcare Disqualification declaration for Albion Primary School.

Applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability regardless of sex, race, marital status or disability. Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria will be interviewed.

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