Jobs

Interested in working with us?

Breakfast / After School Club Play Leaders / Holiday Club Play Leaders (or volunteers)
We are always interested to hear from additional potential colleagues.

Various shifts available:

Breakfast Club
7.30am-8.45am
(Mon-Fri, term time only)

After School Club – 2.30pm-6.00pm
(Mon-Fri, term time only)

Holiday Club
8am-6pm / 9am-4pm
Including 2 weeks in the Summer holidays.
Our Summer Holiday Club is planned for 20-31st July 2020.

If any of the above shifts are of interest, please contact Becky on
info@stonybizkids.com or 07798 736615

Closing date: The closing date for applications is open ended until suitable candidates have been selected. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly during a Breakfast Club session from 8am. Please advise at time of application if this would be problematic.

Deputy Manager 

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Breakfast Club – 7.15am-8.45am (7.5 hours) 5 days per week, 38 weeks per year (term time)
After School Club – 2.30pm-6.15pm (18.75 hours)
5 days per week, 38 weeks per year (term time)
25 hours per week (working both morning and afternoon hours)
Fewer shifts possible on a job share basis if required.
Various shifts available as overtime in the school holidays, including the first 2 full weeks in August.
Salary: £20,800 FTE (actual: £9,975 + overtime for holiday shifts)

Job summary: Assist with day to day activities of the club.
Responsible for the club’s team in the absence of the manager.
Provide quality care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Line manager: Club Manager

Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents/carers, staff, including students and volunteers, schools and registering authorities.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will uphold our strong ethos; embracing an environment that is friendly, open and engaging.
  • Will inspire play with young children and give them the very best start and end to their day.
  • Is kind, funny, caring and fair.
  • Will expect the highest of standards of themselves, our staff and children.
  • Will contribute significantly to the safeguarding of our children.

Main duties include:

  • Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play and skills development opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Be responsible for the management of the club’s team in the absence of the manager.
  • Assisting with comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
  • Setting up the activities space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • Supervising mealtimes and snack times and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • Administering first aid when necessary.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities, which are suitable for all children.
  • Helping with club administration, where necessary.
  • Developing strong relationships with the children and encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
  • Organise, maintain and clean play equipment ensuring safe storage
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures
    (available at http://www.stonybizkids.com).

Person specification

Essential qualities Desirable qualities
  • Experience in play work, positive play, first aid and behaviour management (4 to 12 year olds)
  • Friendly disposition with empathy for individual children’s needs and the needs of their families
  • Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality care
  • Holding a Level 3 qualification in play work, childcare or equivalent or willingness to work towards this
  • Enthusiastic individuals with an interest in communication, cookery, arts, science or design and technology
  • Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
  • Provide and facilitate safe and creative activities
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent communication
  • Experience in leading and managing a team or group
  • Hardworking, flexible with a positive attitude and a sense of humour
  • Sound judgement and common sense
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children*
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Current Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • You will be required to adapt your skills to working with children of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and abilities whilst catering for their individual needs
  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Experience of administration
  • Competent in using IT to support play and club administration

*Para 3.26 of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2017

Should suitable applicants wish to work fewer hours on a job share basis, this will be considered. The successful candidate(s) will benefit from access to CPD training, childcare vouchers and a free child place.

To apply, please download an application pack available beneath, complete the application form in full and return by email to info@stonybizkids.co.uk by the closing date. Alternatively, completed application forms can be posted to Becky Piper, Stony BizKids Out of School Club c/o 85 Boundary Crescent, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1DH.

Closing date: The closing date for applications is open ended until suitable candidates have been selected. Interviews will be scheduled accordingly during a Breakfast Club session from 8am. Please advise at time of application if this would be problematic.

Application Pack:

Commitment to Safeguarding

Stony BizKids After School Club is committed to safeguarding children as detailed in our policies and procedures for child protection and security. Any interviews will include questions about safeguarding children.

Essential criteria of the person specification must be met in full and candidates will be expected to explain and demonstrate how they meet these criteria during the selection process.

Any discrepancies or anomalies in the information provided or issues arising from references will be taken up with shortlisted candidates at interview.

Current and previous employers will be contacted as part of the pre-appointment check if the applicant is shortlisted. Applicants will also require a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) in England.