Club Manager


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Knowle Park After School Care is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced manager to run its breakfast and after school care provision. Responsibilities include safety and welfare of children and staff, administration and day to day leadership of the setting.

You will be able to:

  • Ensure the delivery of a range of creative play opportunities in a safe and caring environment.
  • Supervise staff and facilitate staff training and development, overseeing recruitment, regular supervision and annual appraisals, training needs review, arranging staff rotas and cover for absences.
  • Oversee all administrative systems that ensure the efficient operation of the setting, including bookings, invoicing and staff time recording, supporting the administrative assistant who is the main user of these systems.
  • oversee operational budgets and manage them to ensure the club is getting value for money.
  • Plan and evaluate the services working towards the long-term development of the setting, meeting the changing needs of children and families using the service alongside the staff and management teams.

The Club Manager is responsible for the Assistant Manager and the Play Workers, and liaises with the committee and the school.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • NVQ level 3 qualification in play, childcare or equivalent.
  • Significant relevant experience of working with 4-11 year olds.
  • Significant experience of supervising staff.
  • Experience of developing and using administrative systems.
  • Experience implementing health & safety and safeguarding best practice in a childcare setting.
  • Experience of managing and organising own workload.
  • ICT Skills.
  • Budgeting and handling cash.
  • Knowledge of Ofsted requirements, the EYFS and other quality indicators e.g. Bristol Standard.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures needed to maintain a safe and successful play setting and ability to develop and implement them.
  • Ability to plan, provide and evaluate a wide range of play opportunities that meet children’s needs and support them in their play.
  • Ability to be a reflective practitioner in order to develop your own and your team’s practice.
  • Ability to support and develop a play environment which is inclusive for all and encourages diversity.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • A paediatric first aid certificate.
  • A recognised Level 2 Play Work or childcare qualification.
  • Experience of providing play opportunities for children in a play setting.
  • Art, craft, games, sport skills.
  • ICT skills.
  • Understanding of the play process and how to support children in their play.
  • Knowledge of the Play Work principles.

Hours,  Contract & Salary:

Standard hours: Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00 am and 3:00 – 6:00 pm (in club hours; 25 hours) plus 5 hours management time (30 hours total).   

Permanent Contract

£13.55 per hour (equivalent to annual salary of £15,800).

Please email, with the job title as the email subject. You will be sent an application form to complete.

Application in by 29th March. Interviews to take place on 1st &  2nd April

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