Hours of work: 11.25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 38 weeks per year plus 5.65 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Fixed term for: twelve months
Closing date: Thursday 16 September 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Cross in Hand School, Sheepsetting Lane, Heathfield. East Sussex, TN21 0XG
Phone: 01435 862941
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
We are looking for an After School Club Assistant to join the Cross in Hand team.
Cross in Hand is a happy and successful Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, East Sussex. We have genuinely lovely children, supportive parents and a great team of staff.
We are looking for a creative, efficient and enthusiastic assistant to deliver activities for children between the ages of 4 and 11 in our thriving After School Club.
The role would be term time only from 3:00-5:15pm Mondays to Fridays.
The role entails welcoming and registering the children, implementing activities and games inside and outside, supporting children to prepare toast and drinks, and maintaining the resources and the organisation of the club room.
Duties and responsibilities:
• To deliver a range of play based activities on a daily basis,
• To work closely with the other after school care assistants.
• Be aware of current school behaviour and safeguarding polices and ensure
• Communicate effectively with pupils, colleagues and parents.
• Be familiar with First Aid procedures,
• To keep the environment safe, organised and pleasant for children to play in,
• Organise a ‘light tea’, keep the catering facilities clean and help to maintain stock levels.
Person Specification –
The After School Care Assistant will require the following characteristics:
• A nurturing, calm and organised manner,
• The experience of working with children and an understanding of play and
child development ,
• The ability to provide warm and consistent care to all children,
• An ability to demonstrate a range of practical play skills,
• Experience of working as part of a team,
• Understanding of health and safety issues that affect the day to day running
of the club.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The position is being advertised as a fixed term contract for 1 year with a view to making it permanent at the end of the first year.
Application forms are available on the school website.
Please send completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 16th September. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 20th September.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.