Out of School Alliance - Help and Support for Out of School Clubs

Deputy Manager, Edgeware

Club or setting:Happy Days Club
Location:Edgeware, HA8
Hours:4.5 hours per day, 5 days per week, term time only
Job title:Deputy Manager 
Salary:£8.00 - £11.00 per hour
Closing date:30 March 2018


Monday -Friday 7.30-9.00 am and 3.00- 6.00 pm, 4.5 hours per day

Job summary:

Deputise for the manager in his or her absence

Help with day to day management of the club

Provide play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

Responsible for:

Play workers, school escorts, and volunteers in the absence of club manager

Working relationships:

Children attending the club and their parents or carers

Club management, club staff and volunteers, Schools, childcare and play organisations, registering authorities

Main duties include:

  • Helping the manager with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents/carers.
  • Providing support and supervision to play workers and volunteers in the absence of the manager.
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • Administering first aid when necessary.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
  • Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
  • Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures, and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Person specification

Essential qualities

  • Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds
  • Experience of administration
  • Understanding the varied needs of children and their families
  • Understanding the issues involved in the delivery of quality play care
  • Understanding the issues of equal opportunities
  • Provide and facilitate safe and creative play
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • Sound judgement and common sense
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children

Desirable qualities

  • Appropriate Level 2 OR 3 qualification
  • Experience of working within a play-based setting
  • Experience of budgeting
  • Competent in using IT to support play and club administration
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate

Contact: hello@happydaysclubs.com or 07816 877177

Date posted: 20 February 2018