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Lunchtime Supervisor - Part-time

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed C of E Junior Sch, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-3339-106S
  • Posted:22/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £2,433 pro rata to FTE of £21,293
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


We are looking to appoint someone who can join our team of lunchtime supervisors and play leaders.  Lunchtime is just as important for our children as the structured, teaching part of the day and we are looking for somebody who can get stuck in and play alongside the children, offering support when needed and encouraging positive, active play making sure their lunchtimes are always happy, safe and enjoyable.  We are looking for people who have a warm rapport with children and can be confident and assertive, when needed, and able to respond quickly to any situation that may arise following our school policies and procedures at all times.  The role will involve supervising the children indoors on rainy days and may also involve supervision of the children in the canteen or assisting the catering staff.

As with other roles in the school, this post involves regular contact with children and staff and therefore the successful candidate needs to be able to relate well to children and adults alike. A sense of humour is a MUST, as well as a ‘common-sense’ approach to the job and the ability to show initiative and adapt to any situation that may arise.

Ideally, in applying for this post you will have: 

  • Empathy, kindness and compassion
  • Previous experience of working with children
  • Good literacy and mathematical skills
  • High standards of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Good communication skills- will be able to regularly liaise with other staff
  • Organised and can keep up to date records
  • Punctual and reliable
  • High standards of personal appearance and presentation

The role is for 5 hours per week in term time only between 12.00pm and 1.00pm.  You will be expected to undertake all necessary training related to this role; as and when requested by the Headteacher. 

Whitstable & Seasalter Endowed Church of England (Aided) Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.  All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Appointed staff are also expected to follow a robust Code of Conduct in accordance with our church school’s Christian Values.

Information about the school

We are a Church of England Aided Junior school, situated in the heart of Whitstable. From September 2021 our school embarked on an expansion to admit 60 children into Year 3, growing to a two form entry school from September 2022 with a total of eight classes. Locally we are known as 'The Endowed' and we describe ourselves as an old school with a young heart.

Our children come from all sorts of different backgrounds. Our parents, friends, governors and our local churches give amazing support and this, together with the dedication of a very experienced and caring staff, make The Endowed the Outstanding school that it is.

Our School's Vision and Values:

As a school family, living and learning with a thirst for knowledge, we delight in everyone’s achievements sharing joy and laughter along the way. Within the love of God we nurture aspirations, celebrate each other’s individuality enabling all to flourish. We let our lights shine in school, our community and the World beyond. LOVE - JOY - GOODNESS - RESILIENCE - TRUST Let your light shine. Matthew 5: 14-16

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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 Education.