Deputy Manager After School Club
Are you a glass half full person who wants to provide and caring and safe environment for children?. Yes then read on...
We have position to work within a school community where you would be responsible for one of our after school club rooms.
You will manage a team of hard working and dedicated staff. Along with a team of 7 playworkers you will care for up to 64 pupils. The Deputy takes responsibility for supervising the staff and the daily activities for the children within their room.
Hours of works 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm daily, term time only
for more information of what the job entails please read the job description below. You will also find information about "Grovers" our after school club on the school website www.boxgrove.surrey.sch.uk
closing date Thursday 30 November 2017
Interviews to be held Friday 8 December 2017
- Grovers Deputy Manager
- Grovers Manager
- Surrey SP6
- To support the Club Manager in the development and daily management of the Club, providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment in line with relevant national standards and guidance, where children aged 4-11 years of age can enjoy a range of play, learning and leisure activities
- To assist the Club Manager in managing and organising a daily routine that meets the emotional, social, physical and intellectual needs of the children
- To build links and work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to promote the well-being of the children
- To deputise for the Club Manager as required.
- In the absence of the Club Manager undertake the daily supervision of the Club, developing and maintaining high standards throughout, to ensure the smooth running of the Club
- Assist in the supervising of staff and volunteers, participating in their selection, supporting their induction and training to ensure that they are aware of their duties.
- Maintain high standards throughout the Club, ensure the health and safety and welfare of the children and implement activities in line with national regulations and guidance
- Support the Club Manager in ensuring that relevant national standards and guidance are met at all times and that children have access to appropriate activities to support their physical, emotional, social and intellectual development giving consideration to ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds
- To support the development and review of policies and procedures ensuring that they are understood and followed by all staff and volunteers within the Club
- To assist in the preparation required for any inspections of the Club, e.g. OFSTED, and assist with actioning any recommendations that may result from inspection
- To assist with implementing the Operational Plan, explaining how the setting runs and how the resources are used to meet the needs of the children
- To support administrative procedures, keep up-to-date with relevant new legislation procedures and requirements, including hygiene, health and safety and safeguarding regulations
- To develop and maintain good communication with all staff, headteacher, parents and with the wider community.
·The Deputy will be expected to direct and manage Grovers’ staff in the absence of the Club Manager.
- The post holder must have the capacity to plan ahead, anticipate potential difficulties and establish a course of action
- The post holder must have a good understanding of the relevant national standards and guidance for Out of School Care. An awareness of child protection issues and procedures is essential
- The post holder must have effective communication skills to be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate children and staff and provide feedback to the Club steering group as well as other professionals and parents.
Financial – working with Admin staff responsible for the collection of fees in the absence of Club Manager.
Non-Financial – Support the Club Manager in managing Club staff.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK QUALIFICATIONS
- Minimum of NVQ Level 3 qualification or equivalent in Play-work / Child Care development
- Paediatric First Aid Certificate (12 HOURS)
- Basic food hygiene certificate – Level 2
- Child Protection ‘What if training’
- Ability to use the office computer programmes.
- Working knowledge of relevant national regulations and guidance
- Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Experience of supervising others workers
- Ability to provide and facilitate an inclusive, safe and creative play environment
- Communicate well with a wide range of groups and individuals
- Work as a team member
- Work on own initiative
- Use own judgement and common sense
- Carry our all responsibilities within an equal opportunities framework.
- Experience of working with children.
- Understand the range of needs which children and their families may have
- Understand the key issues relating to quality play-care.
Please download the application pack and send it to Julie Sharp by clicking on the Apply button.