Based at: YMCA Walthamstow
Hours of Work: Part-time, 19.25 hours per week. Monday – Friday, term time
Hourly Salary: £10.41 per hour
Closing date: (Although this vacancy is now closed we are always happy to hear from individuals looking for a playworker/club leader jobs, for which we have frequent opportunities)

YMCA East London and YMCA London South West have undergone a recent merger and are now one organisation with a growing presence across South, South West and East London. YMCA London South West is part of the affiliated YMCA Christian Movement, offering opportunities to young people and their communities to develop in mind, body and spirit and so help to fulfil their potential.  It aims to reflect this holistic approach in the way it recognises the value of each individual staff member and enables them to make their unique contribution to the organisation’s mission.

Our current 10+ breakfast and afterschool clubs are sites for children’s party venues, holiday play schemes and crèche facilities within the local area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the vibrant Children and Families team for a Club Leader.  Working alongside a strong and talented team, the successful applicant will be responsible on a day to day basis for The provision of breakfast/after school care, which is considered a key feature of our work and provides both a safe and secure environment for children to play and develop.

As well as possessing an NVQ level 3 in Playwork (or equivalent), naturally you will have exceptional interpersonal & communication skills, as the role has heavy involvement in promoting positive staff/parent relations.  Your daily routine will include liaising with school staff, as well as with the local authority and other relevant agencies when required.

Working on your own initiative and brimming with creative ideas, you will ensure that the play activities in the club are varied and of an educational and enjoyable nature.

This role is subject to safeguarding checks including a DBS check in line with YMCA LSW procedures.  YMCA LSW is a Christian organisation and as an employee, you will be required to respect the Christian ethos of the YMCA and uphold its values.

Please read the Guidance Notes before completing your application as they contain important information that will help you.

Please submit your completed application form no later than the deadline provided to the following email address

Job Description
Guidance Notes
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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YMCA London South West is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and will not accept a CV in lieu of a completed application form. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

YMCA London South West is a Christian organisation and as an employee you will be required to respect its ethos and uphold its values.