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Deputy Play Leader - Part-time

The Discovery School, Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2065-235S
  • Posted:10/02/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:21/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 28th February 2023


The children of The Discovery School need an energetic, hardworking, fun and caring Deputy Play Leader to help them enjoy a range of structured play activities during their lunch break.

The role of the Deputy Play Leader is crucial to ensure that lunchtimes provide opportunities for children to participate in a range of engaging activities in a safe and enjoyable way.  At The Discovery School, we have a large team of Lunchtime Supervisors who work diligently to ensure that lunchtimes pass smoothly and happily. The role of the Deputy Play Leader is to work alongside the Lead Lunchtime Supervisor and lunchtime team in planning, organising and managing a range of activities in our playground zones. Team work and communication skills are vital to ensuring that this role is effective. 

So, if you are:

  • Enthusiastic about children's engagement in play
  • Able to plan, organise and lead activities with children from 4-11
  • A positive and enthusiastic person
  • Able to work as part of a large team 
  • Able to be proactive and think on your feet
  • Good at organisation
  • Able to work well under direction from Senior Leaders and can use your own initiative

 Then in return we can offer you:

  • Hardworking, motivated and well-behaved children
  • A range of opportunities for professional development
  • Supportive and active parents and governors
  • A lovely school in a beautiful setting
  • A genuinely happy place to work, where you will be valued

The position is for 12.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 2.00pm) term time only. 

If you are interested in being part of our team then please come and visit us to find out more.

The Discovery School is committed to the safety and welfare of all of its children. Applicants for this post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.  

Information about the school

The Discovery School is a popular, three form entry school, beautifully situated in large, attractive grounds in the heart of the development of Kings Hill. Our children are happy, confident and well-motivated and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and learning from all of them. We have an outstanding staff team who contribute with enthusiasm and dedication to the life of the school. Our motto is: 'Be the best that you can be', and this is what we all strive to do every day.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tina Gobell
  • Address:Discovery Drive , Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
  • Telephone: 01732 847000
  • Email: office@discovery.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.