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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: After School Club Exact hours and days to be agreed 15:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary

approx £13.77 per hour

Pay scale

Grade 1C/3

What skills and experience we're looking for

LEO Academy Trust is seeking a creative and enthusiastic Playworker to join our after school club team. You will help with running the day to day sessions which will include a range of engaging activities..

About the Role:

  • Supervise and engage children aged 3-11 in a safe and stimulating environment.

  • Plan and lead a variety of fun activities, from arts and crafts to games and sports.

  • Support children's social, emotional and physical development through play.

  • Ensure a smooth running of the club, including registration, snack time and pick-up procedures.

  • A strong sense of responsibility and commitment to safeguarding children.

  • Work collaboratively with the after school club team to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

You will:

  • Hold a level 3 diploma or equivalent (desirable but not essential)

  • Need to use your initiative to work on your own, but also

  • Enjoy working as part of a team.

  • Contribute to the well-being and safeguarding of all the children and staff.

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build rapport with children and parents/guardians.

All candidates should apply via the LEO Academy Trust website ensuring that you detail how you meet the aspects of the person specification for the role. You should describe your suitability against the person specification and ensure that you cover all essential criteria (if not marked as essential, please assume all are essential), by providing evidence and examples of proven experience. We regret that we are unable to accept CVs.

Informal conversations are welcomed; please contact the Trust’s HR Team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk.

What the school offers its staff

About Us

  • LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please read about our commitment to safeguarding as well as other important information in our Applicant guide.

Reasonable adjustments

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to support you in applying for this role, or at any stage of the recruitment process, please

  • contact the Recruitment team via recruitment@leoacademytrust.co.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

  • External candidates should also complete the appropriate section of the application form to tell us what changes or help you might need.

About Us

We can offer you a range of benefits, which can be found on our website.

LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
916 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
020 8066 7130

Cheam Park Farm Primary Academy is one of 6 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust. Located in Cheam, Cheam Park Farm is a four form primary with morning and afternoon nursery. Cheam Park Farm was inspected by Ofsted in June 2019 and was found to be outstanding in all categories. The inspectors found that "Teaching is outstanding and provides a careful balance of work, which not only interests the pupils but also makes them want to try hard to succeed. Teachers are proud to be involved in the development of the school and appreciate the investment in their training that leaders make, as well as that of the LEO Academy Trust."

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