Playscheme Assistant

6 days left

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
08 Nov 2021
06 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The Childcare Office is seeking 2 people to work in support of the University of Cambridge Holiday Playscheme.

The role holders provide administrative and practical support to the Playscheme team during term time, planning and preparing upcoming Playschemes and support the running of the Playscheme during 12 weeks of school holidays (not including Christmas and Bank Holidays).

For the position:

  • You should be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent, including English and Mathematics, and preferably to A Level standard.

  • A childcare qualification (or equivalent) to Level 3 is highly desirable (willingness to work towards a relevant qualification will be considered).

  • Experience of working in a childcare setting is essential.

  • You must have good IT and administration skills (Microsoft Office including Excel), be highly organised and have the ability to communicate easily with a wide range of people.

  • A full driving licence and the use of a car during the school holidays is essential.

Annual Leave entitlement cannot to be taken during the periods that the Playscheme is in operation.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidates will be required to undergo Disclosure and Barring Service checks (enhanced with children's barred list) and health assessments.

25 hours per week are the basis for the monthly pay.

You will work 17.5 hours over 2 days (Wednesday and Thursday) in the Childcare Office each week during school term time to support planning for the upcoming Playschemes. You will work approx. 50 hours over 5 days a week, on-site, when the Playscheme is operating.

The closing date for this position is 23rd November 2021

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 1 December 2021

To apply, please email