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After-School Club (BASC) Assistant - Part-time

Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3122-122S
  • Posted:14/09/2022
  • Pay:KR3 - £6757 per annum (£19,293 before pro-rata)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Bridge and Patrixbourne CEP School Before and After-School Club (BASC) is a new exciting provision for primary school children. The ideal candidate will work as part of the Bridge staff with children aged 4-11 years. We are currently recruiting support workers.

The working hours are 3.00pm – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday during school term time.

Whilst we welcome applications from any candidates. This role would particularly suit someone studying for a childcare/education qualification in sixth-form or university.

Essential Requirements:  

  • Experienced in play work or childcare
  • Fun, passionate and enthusiastic for working with children
  • Knows how to create a fun and creative working environment for children
  • Able to interact well with both children and parents.
  • Excellent communication skills together with sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desirable Requirements:

  • Has a valid Paediatric First Aid/Food Hygiene qualification, or is willing to undertake qualification
  • At least 2 years’ experience of working in a childcare setting

Responsibilities and Duties

Main duties include:

  • Preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
  • Providing comprehensive care for the children
  • Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
  • Administering first aid when necessary.
  • Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
  • Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
  • Providing support to other staff, including volunteers.
  • Developing and maintaining good communication with all members of the club, with schools, and especially with parents.
  • Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
  • Monitoring and maintaining a healthy, safe and secure working environment.
  • Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures, and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

We would welcome applicants to contact the school regarding any further questions they may have about the role, however at this time are not able to accept visits to the school. For more information about the school visit our website at www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Please apply by completing the Kent Online application form.

The school is committed to safeguarding and safer recruitment; all appointments will be subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosures (DBS checks) and references.

Information about the school

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is a welcoming and nurturing community which promotes creativity (developing our gifts), excellence (being the best we can be) and resilience (learning from our experiences). The school provides opportunities for everyone to flourish and grow within the love of God.

Our semi-rural location, approximately 3 miles from Canterbury, means that we benefit from beautiful natural surroundings which enhance our school curriculum offer. The school prides itself on the opportunities we provide the children in music, art and sports as well as high attainment and achievement in our development of the whole child.

The school also has strong links with the local church and the children are taught our Christian Values of compassion, trust, generosity, forgiveness and service. All children, staff, parents and governors display these values in the way that they interact and behave towards each other.

For more information please visit the school website: www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica Haigh
  • Address:Conyngham Lane, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5JX
  • Telephone: (01227) 830276
  • Email: office@bridge.kent.sch.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.