Out of School Alliance - Help and Support for Out of School Clubs

Play Manager, Sheffield

Club or setting:Ecclesall Kids Club
Hours:12.5 - 15 hours per week 
Job title:Play Manager (18 months with possibility of a permanent role)
Salary:£14.81 per hour
Closing date:2 February 2018


Ecclesall Kids Club take pride in delivering high quality care for children within our infant and junior breakfast Club and Afterschool settings.

We are offering a new opportunity for a Part time Temporary Play Manager (18 months with a possibility of a permanent role in our new structure) to work within a well-established out of school provision. The role will initially span our infant and junior clubs in two geographically close locations, the successful candidate will work with our Business and HR Manager to lead the merger of our infant and junior settings to become one large, single site setting that supports the creation of Ecclesall Primary in September 2018.

Our ideal candidate will need to be an experienced change and staff manager and be enthusiastic, motivated and committed to providing an outstanding level of service. They will need to demonstrate they have the experience, vision and skills to help to design our new structure and joined up service, take it through implementation and support our staff through the change to help us to deliver our future club in September 2018. They will work seamlessly with our HR and Business Manager to help make our future club the best it can be, supported by a trained and motivated workforce.  

Our candidate will need to be experienced, professional, well organized and demonstrate effective communication skills. They will be role model for our staff and children. They will need the ability to use good judgement, common sense, prioritise and make competent decisions.

Qualifications and Experience

Desirable - Degree, NVQ level 4/5 in a relevant subject eg playwork, childcare management with a solid base of experience in out of school or business childcare settings.

Essential – Minimum NVQ level 3 in playwork or childcare/ teaching related discipline along with substantial experience and a proven track record in management (including staff) and change management in at least two child care settings.

All candidates must have a valid Paediatric First Aid/Food Hygiene qualification, or be willing to undertake these qualifications.

All candidates must have a thorough understanding and experience of the EYFS framework, equal opportunities and Special Educational Needs.

A full person specification and Job Description and application form will be available on enquiry about the role and we are very happy to discuss the role in advance of any application.
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To find out more about us our website is at http://www.ecclesallkids.club/ekc/


Date posted: 12 January 2018