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After-School Childcare Assistant

Closing Date: Monday 20th June 2022 midday

Interview Date: Tuesday 21st June 2022

Job start: 1st September 2022

Contract: initially one year contract

Salary Details: Grade B to C (£9.79 - £10.52 per hour, equates to £6,717-£7,216 pa) depending on experience

Hours of Work: Five days a week, 13.75 hours a week 3.15pm to 6.00pm term time only

We are looking for a kind and capable childcare assistant to work in our popular After School Club every afternoon in term time at our inclusive, successful, and caring village school. You will be a confident, creative person who loves working with children, and is able to support individual child needs within the wraparound childcare provision.

We are proud to be a Church of England school and provide a happy, stimulated environment in which every pupil feels secure. We focus on our values of ‘Love, Courage and Community’ to support all our amazing pupils and every member of our hard working staff works together to educate and develop each child on their learning journey over their seven years in primary school.

Ideally we are looking for a person who can work Monday to Friday. However, there may be some flexibility to have an additional person for two or three days only (please state which days you are available very clearly in a covering letter with your application if you cannot take this on 5 days a week). Although this position is initially a one-year contract it has the potential to becoming a permanent role.

We need you:

  • To have relevant previous experience working with children or as a volunteer
  • To understand the needs of children, families and a busy school
  • To be a team player who can be flexible and creative enough to cope with the changing demands of the school year
  • To bring your interests into the setting to enthuse children (cookery, sports, arts and crafts etc.)
  • To have good standards in numeracy and literacy
  • To be passionate about education
  • To have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding needs

Desirable:

  • A child/school specific qualification - such as Play Leader, Learning Support or SEND qualifications
  • Previous experience working with children – such as in a school, volunteer at Brownies/Cubs etc., Sunday School, as a Childminder etc.
  • Special talents or interests to share with the children e.g. cookery, arts and crafts, sports etc.

We offer:

  • A friendly village school where you will feel part of our great staff team
  • A Hampshire schools contract, paid throughout the whole year
  • Training and induction
  • A staff mentor who will help you to develop your skills

You are welcome to come for a school show round on either Friday 10th or Friday 17th June.   Appointments will be available with our Headteacher or Deputy at 10am and 2pm on each day. Please email recruitment@bentley.hants.sch.uk to request a visit.

All applications must be made using the Hampshire form, which can be downloaded from the foot of this page, and emailed to recruitment@bentley.hants.sch.uk

Please note we will not accept CV applications

Bentley CE Primary School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.