Play Leader


Vacancy Reference


Closing Date
6 September, 2022 12:00


Interview Date


Start Date
September 2022


Vacancy Details

Play Leader- Required September 2022

7.30-8.45 am daily (6.25 hours per week) or 3.15-5.15pm daily (10 hours per week) with some flexibility

£11.93 per hour

Fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance

Ref. M001

St Michael’s Catholic Primary Academy is a parish school with a dedicated and supportive community.  Our children are inquisitive, caring and aspirational.  With outstanding behaviour, a wonderful team of staff and children who enjoy learning, St Michael’s is a fantastic place to work. 

We are looking for a dedicated, friendly and caring person to lead small and specialised care before and after school clubs for our 5-11 year old pupils at St Michael’s Academy during school term time. 

The main purpose of the job is to supervise the children before their school day. The post holder will ensure the children are safe in a structured routine, manage the online booking system and build positive, effective relationships with parents / carers.  There is a more comprehensive description at the end of this document.

Our popular academy was rated as “Good with outstanding behaviour and safety” by Ofsted.  We are a small, one-form entry Catholic primary academy with the motto ‘Praise the Lord in work, play and prayer’ permeating everything we do. We are blessed with a supportive team of dedicated staff, a family community feel and children who want to learn in a stimulating environment. Our aim is to be outstanding in our provision every day. 

The successful applicant will ensure that school care clubs deliver a high quality service for parents and children in accordance with academy policies and procedures under the overall direction of the principal.  (For the right suitably qualified candidate, there may be potential to also work as a Teaching Assistant on a Friday morning).

For more information or to access an application form, please visit our website and take a look at our academy on                             

Completed applications can be returned via email to (or alternatively, you may post your application to Mrs M. Cutter Senior HR Officer, at the company head office: (c/o: Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy, Old Fallings Lane, Wolverhampton WV10 8BL. or telephone the St Francis and St Clare Catholic MAC recruitment line 01902 558709).  

Our strong commitment to safeguarding means this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing Date: Tuesday 6th September 2022, 12 noon

Interviews:  tbc September 2022.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve breakfast ( cereal , toast, fruit, drinks) to 5 and 11 year olds. 
  • Be responsible for the management of the online booking system including ensuring that payments are made in a timely manner (training and support will be provided).
  • Ensure excellent food hygiene standards at all times. 
  • Supervise children in designated area of the school. 
  • Ensure that children are signed in and out of the clubs by a parent and that they do not leave the designated area without supervision.
  • Liaise with office manager regarding required orders for the above foods. 
  • Encourage good table manners and orderly behaviour 
  • Ensure that drinking water is provided and assist in pouring water for young children.
  • Encourage children to eat provided food and encourage them in avoidance of waste.
  • Sanitise tables and tidy the room away after use.
  • Clean up after spillage of food, water or sickness during the service. 
  • Prepare and provide stimulating, relevant activities for children to partake in during the sessions. 
  • Ensure the children have a safe and fun playtime, organising games and helping to settle issues that arise. 
  • Attend to minor accidents and report to Leadership team.
  • Support the effective operation of the Club by demonstrating flexibility, forward planning and initiative.
  • Undertake training as required at the academy or at an alternative venue.
  • Report to principal any untoward circumstances.
  • Assist the principal as required in order to care for the safety and well-being of children.


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Completed applications can be returned by post or via email to [email protected]