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Play Leader - Part-time

Greenlands Primary School, Darenth

  • Ref:KCC886-2062-185S
  • Posted:20/03/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £3,649 (£21,293 FTE)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:21/05/2024 at 11:45
  • Interviews:To be Confirmed


Post Title: Play Leader 

School: Greenlands Primary School

Contract Type: Permanent

Contract Hours: 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year

Working Pattern: 11.45a.m – 1.15pm Monday to Friday

Grade: Kent Range 3

Salary:  £3,649 pro rata salary (£21,293 FTE)

Position Start Date: As soon as possible

Advert Closing Date (We reserve the right to close adverts earlier than the closing date):  21st May 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed


At Greenlands, we are excited to have begun our transformation of lunchtimes and provision of play for our children.  We are seeking to appoint an two individuals who understands the importance of play and will be able to support and facilitate the play process.  They will join our Play Team and work together with SLT to set and run our lunchtimes.

The successful candidates will need to be reliable, flexible, work well in a team and be committed to making lunch time experiences fun and engaging for all children.

All children and young people need to play. The impulse to play is innate, it is fundamental to the healthy development and well-being of individuals.  Research shows that play contributes to children’s physical and emotional health, well-being, approach to learning and enjoyment of school.

Your Opportunity:

We are looking for candidates who can bring new ideas for how to raise the profile of play, physical activity, and social communication. We are looking for staff to help deliver high quality and well supervised play activities during lunchtime.

The successful candidates will support the active supervision of children in the dining and play areas to ensure the welfare and safety of children during school lunch breaks.

We are looking for a pro-active individuals to work collaboratively and flexibly within our team, build good working relationships with both children and adults and demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude towards all our children. 

For an informal discussion about the role please contact the school office on 01474 703178


Information about the school

Greenlands Primary School a place where every child has a champion!

Every child and member of staff becomes part of our Greenlands family, from the very first day they join us to the day they leave. Our overarching aim is to foster in every child a love of learning, a curiosity about their world and a desire to be the very best version of themselves.

We believe that positive relationships are at the heart of what we do. Through these relationships we nurture an understanding of each other, diversity and how these positively impact on society.

We promise to work tirelessly to champion the needs of every child in our care. We will ensure that they enjoy a stimulating and inclusive education, where learning is irresistible and exciting and offers new, enriching, fulfilling experiences, that open the doors to the world beyond our school.

Information about the trust

Cygnus Academies Trust is a growing family of schools that we nurture and support to be the best that we can be. Everyone in our family is our responsibility and we value how unique every individual and school is. We provide the tools, strategies and knowhow to enable everyone to flourish. Our aim is to give everyone in our family, irrespective of background, the learning and experiences needed to give them the life chances that were once the preserve of privilege.

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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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.