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After School Club Assistant - Part-time

Amherst School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-2141-258S
  • Posted:18/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 4
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:12/07/2024 at 08:30
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a committed and flexible person to join our small friendly team delivering high quality childcare at our After School Club.  We are looking for someone who is creative, can work using their own initiative and above all enjoys working with children.

We have a vacancy for three evenings per week (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), from 3.15 pm until 6.15 pm (9 hours in total).  The salary for the role is £21,389 FTE which equates to £4,399 pro rata. 

Duties will include:

  • To ensure the provision offers a safe and stimulating environment.
  • To assist with the planning, preparing and delivery of activities, which meet children’s individual developmental needs.
  • To work face to face with the children registered with the club.
  • To supervise tea time refreshments for the children.
  • To follow guidelines and procedures for Safeguarding in accordance with Amherst’s policies & procedures.
  • To maintain the After School Club to an agreed standard of cleanliness and hygiene, before, during and at the end of each session.

Previous experience of working in a childcare environment is desirable but not essential as all relevant training will be given.

We reserve the right to close applications early should a suitable candidate be found.

Amherst School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA barred list for children.

Information about the school

Amherst School is a three-form entry junior school in Sevenoaks. The majority of our children transfer from Riverhead Infants School.

Our Ofsted inspection in May 2022 reported that:

Amherst School is a warm and welcoming community where leaders do whatever it takes to help every child flourish. Pupils love their time at school, not least because of the enormous range of opportunities on offer.

Pupils describe the school as a special place to be. This environment helps pupils to become remarkably confident and self-assured. Their exceptional behaviour and attitudes reflect the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation.

Leaders have planned a broad and varied curriculum. Pupils develop a love of learning due to engaging experiences within and beyond the school.

Leaders maximise their impact through the way they inspire, motivate and develop others.

Without exception, staff say that the headteacher is considerate of their workload and well-being.

Governors are part of the school’s open and honest culture. They provide robust challenge to the leaders, which leaders listen to and act upon. Governors know the school well and are right to have confidence in its leadership.

Should a suitable candidate apply, we reserve the right to close the advertisement at an earlier date. Early applications are welcome.

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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.