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School Name Sutton Manor Community Primary School
School Address Forest Rd, Sutton Manor, Saint Helens WA9 4AT Tel: 01744 678700
Job Title Play Leader for Breakfast and After School Club
Job reference SMPL2
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade SCP 4 pro rata
Pay From: £7901.02 To: £7953.57
Hours 16.5 hours per week - Breakfast Club: 7.45am -8.45am After School Club 3pm-5.15pm Monday to Friday, term time only. This post is linked to income funding and will cease if the funding does.
Closing date 27 January 2023 (4pm)
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Job Description
Required as soon as possible

To lead, organise and deliver an effective, stimulating breakfast and after school club at our school, ensuring the safe and appropriate supervision of pupils during both clubs.

The governors of this successful ‘Good’ Community Primary School wish to appoint a well organised, enthusiastic and caring playleader to run our after- school club for 4–11-year-olds. The successful candidate should be able to work with the whole school team, be flexible and willing to learn new skills to help support the pupil in their care.

Main Duties:
- To keep a register of children attending and to carry out all administrative duties in accordance with the role, for example, medical forms, etc.
- To interact positively with children to encourage them to engage in meaningful and constructive activities, and to deal with emergencies that may occur.
- Organise and plan play and craft activities, reading and homework support.
- Support children to have healthy snacks whilst at the club.
- Establish good relationships with children – interact positively, encouraging cooperation and mutual support; monitor children’s well-being and provide help and support to children.
- Encourage good behaviour by using praise and reward and taking action with poor behaviour in line with school policy.
- Ensure health and safety of children – maintain a register of children attending, control access to other parts of the school, administer any necessary basic first aid, record all injuries in the accident book, ensure children understand action to be taken in case of fire. Ensure a First Aid Box is taken outside during outdoor activities.
- Treat all colleagues in a courteous and helpful manner, challenging inequality and discriminating behaviour.
- Establishing positive relationships with parents/carers.
- Contributing to the ethos of the school and supporting extra-curricular activities and events.

In line with the person specification,

- You need to be a calm, patient and resilient, able to work well within a team and have the ability to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
- Experience working with children is desirable
- Have excellent verbal communication skills
- You must uphold the seven Nolan principles of public office

School may be willing to accommodate requests for the running one or both of the clubs, or slight amendment of hours for the right candidate.

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

This post is subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

Closing Date: 27th January 2023

When applying for this vacancy, you have the following options
You can apply online at or contact Human Resources on the below details to request an application form.

The Council's official job application form must be completed in full.
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Play Leader Person Specification.pdf
Play Leader Job Description.pdf
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