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

Deputy Manager, Croydon

Club or setting:MLH Club Limited
Hours:6 hours per day, 5 days per week
Job title:Deputy Manager
Salary:£10 per hour
Closing date:30 September 2018


Job summary: Day to day management of the club. Provide play care within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures
Line manager: Club management
Responsible for: Playworkers, School Escorts, Volunteers in the absence of the Club Manager
Working relationships: Children attending the club and their parents or carers. Club Management or Proprietor and club staff, students and volunteers, childcare and play organisations, schools, registering authorities, funding bodies

Main duties include:

  • Help the manager with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children including delivering/collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents/carers.
  • Provide support and supervision to Playworkers 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.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, schools, and childcare and play related agencies.
  • Administration and record keeping, including financial records, ordering and purchasing, working within an agreed budget.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • 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 working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills
  • 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
  • Sound judgement and common sense
  • Sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children

Desirable qualities

  • Appropriate Level 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
  • Current driving licence (desirable)

Contact: mlhoutofschoolclub@gmail.com

Date posted: 22 August 2018