Are you an enthusiastic individual looking to work for an award-winning organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of others?

If you are creative, dedicated to nurturing inquisitive young minds, and are ready to share your imagination and enthusiasm then this role is for you.

Award-winning Devon based charity Westbank have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Kidzone Team as part of our Ofsted registered After School Club, Pre-school, Holiday Club and Family Time, as our Deputy Childcare Manager.

Your role will include:

  • Assisting the Childcare Manager in the smooth running of our established After School, Holiday Clubs and Family Time, as well as our new pre-school provision, catering for children aged 3-12 years;
  • Deputising in the absence of the Childcare Manager;
  • Delivering high quality play opportunities for all children in a safe, supporting and caring environment.

About you

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement, or make reference in your CV, to evidence how you meet these:

  • An NVQ Level 3, or above, qualification in Childcare;
  • Experience of caring for, or working with, children aged 3-12 in a voluntary or paid capacity;
  • A good understanding of the Playwork Principles and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum;
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and use own initiative, with excellent attention to detail;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with colleagues, parents, carers and children;
  • Experience of managing/supervising a small team of childcare practitioners;
  • Experience in taking the lead when planning and delivering play experiences that engage children;
  • Experience of using a range of IT softwares, including MS Office packages (Word, Excel, Outlook) in order to create and update spreadsheets.

Full details can be found in the Job Description

Hours per week: 25.5 per week, with the option for more hours

Location: Westbank, Exminster

Contract: Permanent  

To apply:

Please download an application form and return it to [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 09:00am Wednesday 1st December 2021

Interviews will be held: TBC

An Enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.