Playcentre Deputy Manager and SENCo, Camden Town

Club or setting:PACE
Location:Fairfield Playcentre, Camden Town, London
Hours:17.5 hours per week term time (41 weeks per annum) and 35 hours per week during school holidays (11 weeks per annum), Mon - Fri
Job title:Playcentre Deputy Manager and SENCo
Salary:£17,678 per annum
Closing date:12 November 2023



We are looking for an outstanding Deputy Manager and SENCo to join the team at our Fairfield Playcentre in the heart of Camden Town. 

The Deputy/SENCo will contribute to the management of the day-to-day operations of Out of School Childcare & Play services and supplementary play projects at our purpose-built playcentre, and to fulfil the role of named SENCo for the setting. Your responsibilities will be to work in partnership with the Playcentre Manager to create and retain a happy and committed staff team, lead them in delivering high quality play services that promote the children’s health and well-being, and assist in development of new play projects and services.

In return, we are offering the following package to the right candidate:

  • Salary: £17,678 per annum
  • Hours: 17.5 hours per week term-time (41 weeks per annum) + 35 hours per week during school holidays (11 weeks per annum).
  • Leave: 28 days per annum (including public holidays) pro-rata

Location: Fairfield Playcentre, Camden Town, NW1

The Person We Are Looking For:

To succeed in this role, you will have an appropriate early years, childcare, education or playwork qualification at Level 3 or above.  You will also have experience managing staff and leading teams in delivering high-quality, inclusive play or childcare services.

You will be a team player with strong leadership and communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, including service users, parents, staff and delivery partners. Additionally, you will be able to show us your knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, EYFS, Ofsted standards and relevant current legislation, as well as approaches for supporting children and young people with disabilities.

About PACE:

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 -18 years.

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer our team an extensive package of benefits including:

  • The London Living Wage
  • 5% contribution to your pension
  • flexible leave arrangements
  • ongoing professional development and training
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Because our team is our most valuable asset, we like to have our staff grow with us and promote from within.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights.

For full job advert, job description and application form and how to apply please visit our website:


Date posted: 17 October 2023