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Playworker

Albion Primary SchoolSouthwark

Part Time Post

Grade NJC 4 Scale (£23,016.00 - £25,161.00 FTE) pro rata

Fixed Term Contract

Term Time +4 weeks

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual to help create a positive experience for the children within our Extended Services provision (breakfast club and/or 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. 

This is a great opportunity for a valued member of the community or beyond to join our passionate and dedicated team. Whether you are looking for a job to fit with your family commitments, early retirement, or are looking for a part-time position working with children, this could be the perfect role for you. This would also be an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience working with children, with a view to perusing a career in childcare or education.

Job summary

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

Hours

20 hours per week (term time only) – Breakfast club 8.00am – 9.00am and Extended Day 3.00pm – 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. 

The successful candidate should:

  • Have an interest in the needs of children.
  • Be able to lead a variety of activities including arts and crafts as well as indoor and outdoor games
  • Be proactive and flexible.
  • Use their own initiative to differentiate activities ensuring full inclusion for all abilities and ages.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with children, parents/carers and colleagues.
  • Administering first aid where necessary.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the community including parents/carers, children, Extended Services Manager, Headteacher and other organisations.
  • Work within the framework of Albion Primary School’s policy and procedures and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The ideal candidate will be either an experienced childcare practitioner or somebody with the right qualities who is keen to learn, who will engage and inspire the children through extra-curricular activities and learning outside the classroom and uphold the ethos and values of the school. 

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 very well resources and attractive environment
  • Exceptional CPD opportunities through our tailored programme
  • A strong ethos of high expectations and challenge for the whole community
  • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities
  • Excellent induction and a support programme for all staff new to the school
  • A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive and vibrant community with excellent transport links

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 Friday 7th January 2022

Interviews: Thursday 13th January 2022

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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