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Play Leader Spring Oscars - job post

Spring Nurseries
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£25,000 - £29,400 a year - Permanent
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Role: 11644 - Play Leader with Spring Oscars (Club Manager)

Location: Benson, Wallingford

Salary: Up to £29,400 per annum (pro-rata)

Contract: Permanent Term Time Part Time - 22.5 hours per week

Closing Date: Midnight of 14th March 2024

Benefits: Annual leave of 25 days plus public holidays, flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages, annual staff awards, employer contribution pension scheme, Blue Light discount and employee discount portal with all your favourite brands, and much more. For more information check out our career's portal.

We're thrilled that you're considering a career with Spring. Spare us five minutes, and we'll tell you what you need to know…

About Spring

Spring offers award-winning childcare services, as part of the national charity Action for Children. It's our mission to be the best provider of outstanding quality early education to children throughout the UK, that is accessible to all. We are focused on enabling young people to learn, have fun and make friends in our bright, engaging settings. That starts with creating a happy environment for our team.

Join us and you can look forward to:

  • A kind, caring culture with an emphasis on wellbeing, both physical and mental.
  • Flexible working - wherever possible we offer flexibility on hours and/or hybrid working.
  • Lots of opportunities for training, learning, development, including gaining qualifications.
  • Excellent benefits that compare favourably to other employers in our sector.

A bit about the role

In the role of Play Leader Spring and Oscars you'll be an effective member of the Out of School Club team delivering a flexible, high quality, education and care centred service before and after school and during the holidays that meets the needs of children 4-12 years of age and their families and the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

What you'll be doing:

In the role of Play Leader, you will be;

  • Ensuring a safe, caring and welcoming environment for all children attending Spring & Spring Oscars Out of School Clubs all times, whilst promoting the emotional, physical, social, psychological, developmental, and educational well-being of children is paramount.
  • Leading and be responsible for the day-to-day management of a Spring & Spring OSCARS before and after school care, providing care and play opportunities in a safe and secure environment.
  • Setting-up and preparing the club ready for each day, and to ensure that any snack or breakfast is prepared in line with healthy eating guidelines. Encourage children to be independent in preparation and serving of snack and engage with all children in tidying up.
  • Managing a team of Play Work staff and provide induction, supervision, team meetings, appraisals and identify training and development needs. Ensure the staff team are fully briefed and understand their duties.
  • Communicating with all relevant partners which may include, colleagues, host venues, parents and regulators. Ensure the effective and accurate completion and recording of company and regulatory documentation i.e. self-assessment, action plans & take a lead role in providing information to the regulators during visits/inspections.

What we need from you:

In the role of Play Leader, we're ideally looking for someone who has:

  • A recognised Early Years qualification at Level 3 on the Framework (England & Wales) or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • Experience of working in a senior role within a nursery or out of school setting or experience of working with children of school age.
  • Leading a staff team, including supervision, work allocation, assessment or training and professional development needs.
  • Paediatric First Aid at Work or be willing to undertake.

Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our mission to give children a healthy start in life.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Spring Oscars we're dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within the organisation. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups.

Male staff are often under-represented within this sector and we would like to encourage more male applicants for our roles.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Don't meet every single requirement?

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

Application Process

There are 5 sections for you to complete - Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration - please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying.

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