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Play Worker

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/24/283766
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/07/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week
  • Salary: Actual pro rata salary if part-time - £11807.37 - £11985.58 based on 18.75 hours a week, 45.05 weeks a year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Winns Primary School, Fleeming Road, Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest

The Winns is a large, three form entry, community primary school located in Waltham Forest.  We are a supportive, happy school with a great staff team who care passionately about the children we teach.  Our school is next to Lloyd’s Park and the William Morris gallery and benefits from having excellent transport links to central London. We serve a vibrant and diverse community, where excellent relationships promote a warm and secure environment where children feel safe and valued.

We are looking for passionate and enthusiastic play workers who wants to provide a diverse and inclusive play experience for children in primary school.  We are looking for playworkers to support in either our breakfast club (7.30 am to 9.00 am) or in our after school club (3.15pm- 6.00pm).   If you are committed and driven by a passion to support all children to thrive, we would love to meet you.  

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have some exposure to a play service in either a paid or voluntary capacity, for example, in playgrounds, junior playrooms, play centres or other equivalent play setting is desirable
  • Have some experience in planning, implementing and supervising fun and engaging activities.
  • Be able to relate well to children and adults
  • Have lots of energy and a positive attitude
  • Appreciate the importance of play for a child’s development
  • Be creative and imaginative, particularly when planning different play activities
  • Have good literacy skills
  • NVQ level 1 in Childcare, Playwork or equivalent and working towards Level 2 are desirable but not essential.

In return, we can offer:

  • Enthusiastic, well behaved and friendly children.
  • Supportive, motivated colleagues who support each other
  • A creative and inclusive school with a ‘can do’ ethos where success is recognised
  • An opportunity to be creative and innovative
  • Supportive parents and governors
  • Opportunities for training to further develop the role as appropriate

Visits to the school are strongly recommended and warmly welcomed. Please contact Samantha in the school office on 0208 527 1872 or email office@winns.waltham.sch.uk to arrange a tour. Please download our application pack from our website at https://thewinnsprimaryschool.co.uk and return it by email to recruitment@winns.waltham.sch.uk

Closing Date: Friday 5th July at midday

Interview: WC 8th July

This role falls within the category of regulated activity; therefore, you will be required to have an enhanced DBS check and a barred list check.  Should you receive any cautions or convictions whilst in our employment these must be reported immediately to your line manager.  

 The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures.

 The post holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s policies at all times.  If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post, the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, they must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer or Deputy Safeguarding Officer.

Following KCSIE guidance 2023 an online search may be conducted on publicly available social media.

 

Downloads

  • Safer Recruitment Statement
  • Equal Opportunities Policy Statement and Equality Act 2010 guidance
  • Job Description

How to Apply

Please download our application pack from our website at https://thewinnsprimaryschool.co.uk and return it by email to recruitment@winns.waltham.sch.uk 

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  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/24/283766
  • Published: Tue 11/06/2024, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/07/2024, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 18.75 hours per week
  • Salary: Actual pro rata salary if part-time - £11807.37 - £11985.58 based on 18.75 hours a week, 45.05 weeks a year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Winns Primary School, Fleeming Road, Walthamstow, London, Waltham Forest

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