Senior Playworker

Job Description:                   Senior Playworker

Salary Scale:                         Scale SO1, Spine Point 29 (£15.76 per hour)

Working Week/Hours:          Term time only (39 weeks) , 2.30pm – 6.00pm, 

                                                Monday to Friday, (17.5 hours per week)

Start Date:                             April 2018

Closing Date:                        29th March 2018

Interviews:                            Tbc

If you have a passion for childcare and you can bring your knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to work consistently, then St John’s Walham Green Primary School would be thrilled to consider welcoming you to our team.

As the Senior Playworker you will be a creative, enthusiastic, cheerful, reliable, responsible and assertive individual. You will have overall responsibility for the day to day operation and management of our after school care including managing, motivating and directing the Playworkers, Safeguarding responsibilities, promoting the club to new and existing users, administrative duties and maintaining records. The ideal candidate would also possess good organisational skills and the ability to develop exciting and varied activity programmes for our pupils.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

To be responsible for the development and monitoring of a quality Play Curriculum.

To manage and monitor the everyday practice of service delivery.

To be aware of Equal Opportunities and ensure policy and practice guidelines are observed.

To maintain records as required in relation to children and staff.

Lead in the delivery of play activities and study support to children.

Qualifications and Skills

At least 3 years’ experience of working with children in a play-work environment and experience in both the management and delivery of childcare.

Completion of an NVQ Level 3 qualification or higher in Playwork, Early Years or equivalent. 

First aid and food hygiene certificate would be an advantage.

Administrative experience coordinating after school programmes in a school environment.

Relate well and communicate effectively at all levels with other staff members, parents and pupils.

Please read the Job Description and Personal Specifications for full details of this role.  

St John’s Walham Green CE Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disbarring Service (DBS) disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

Please download and complete the application form below.  (Please click 'enable editing' to open the application form)

 Applications to be emailed to: or posted to the school address.

For information about the post, please contact Chantelle Thomas-Payne, Bursar on 0207 731 5454 for further information.