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Deputy Manager Wanted in London

Posted: 41 days ago
Place: Out of School Club based in Croydon



Job summary: Day to day management of the club. Provide play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Line manager: Club management, Committee or Proprietor.

Responsible for: Deputy Manager, Playworkers, School Escorts, Volunteers in the absence of the Club Manager.

Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents or carers.

Club Management or Proprietor and club staff, students and volunteers, childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities, funding bodies.

Main duties include:

Help the manager with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
Providing comprehensive care for the children including delivering/collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents/carers.
Provide support and supervision to Playworkers and Volunteers in the absence of the Manager.
Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
Administering first aid when necessary.
Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures, and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Person specification

Essential qualities and desirable qualities.

experience of working with 4 to 11 year Olds.
experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity.
Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills.
experience of administration
Understanding the varied needs of children and their families.
Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care.
Understanding the issues of equal opportunities.
Provide and facilitate safe and creative play.
Good communication skills
Sound judgement and common sense
Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children.

Desirable qualities

Appropriate Level 3 qualification
experience of working within a play-based setting.

experience of budgeting
Competent in using IT to support play and club administration.
Ability to work on own initiative
Appropriate child protection training
Current 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate.
Food Hygiene Certificate
Current driving licence (desirable)


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