Vacancy: After School Care Play Leader

The Mead Primary School
Job reference
Closing date
9.00am on 6 July 2022
Interview date
To be confirmed
Start date
This role is available to start immediately, or can begin in September. Just tell us on your application form if you have a preferred start date
Contract type
Permanent and temporary roles are available – please let us know on your application which you would like
Grade D £18,933 - Grade E £19,698 pro rata depending on experience and qualifications
3.15pm – 6.00pm each day, Monday – Friday, term time only
Hackett Place, Hilperton BA14 7GN
Role overview
We have a vacancy at The Mead Primary School in Hilperton for an After School Care Play Leader, to support our wrap-around care offer. The Play Leader will support our Wrap Around Care Leader, and Teaching Assistants, in providing an inspirational, fun and caring environment for all children staying at school after school hours.

There is no requirement to have a qualification for this role, but you will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, and playful. Our staff come from a huge variety of backgrounds, and we embrace and actively welcome people from all walks of life. We understand the vast knowledge and skill that comes from a range of sectors.

The duties and responsibilities of a Wrap Around Care Play Leader are:
• To assist with the day-to-day organisation of After School Care
• To provide care and supervision of children attending
• Support the initiation of play and other interesting and / or fun activities
• Organise and lead safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities, following the planned programme of activities
• Supervise and support children undertaking school homework activities and assignments
• Administer Basic First Aid as appropriate

This role will be a great fit for you if you are:
• Inclusive, passionate, and principled. These are our Trust core principles, and everyone who works for us embodies these in their own unique way
• Positive, creative and energetic
• Able to support all children
• Happy to work in a team, as well as being able to use your own initiative
• Able to communicate well with children and adults
• Willing to undertake First Aid training (if you haven’t got a certificate already)

How to apply
To apply for this role, you must send the following items to by the above closing date and time. Any applications that do not include all of this information will be incomplete and we won't be able to consider them:
1. A completed application form
2. A letter detailing any additional information
Other information
We’d love to show you around our school. If you would like to come and visit us, please contact the school office on 01225 759273 to make an appointment.

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

This role will involve contact with children and the post holder will be engaged in regulated activity relevant to children and will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed. 

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All posts involving direct contact with children are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. However, amendments to the Exception Order 1975 (2013 & 2020) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’.  These are not subject to disclosure to employers and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

Please note that by submitting an application, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to view any publicly available information published on social media platforms as part of our shortlisting process, in line with current KCSIE guidelines.

Child Protection Policy >

Code of Conduct >

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An ambitious and vibrant place to work, with enthusiastic staff and children in all of our schools
  • A highly organised and very supportive team
  • High quality professional development opportunities from Day One, including a National College account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • Unlimited, free access to the Employee Assistance Programme which gives all our staff confidential support and guidance whenever they need it