Tiger Club

Post Title: Deputy Club Manager

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Wage: £11.00 per hour

Job Description 

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced childcare practitioner to take on a Deputy Club Manager role and assist in leading a small team of staff in providing quality after-school childcare at the Tiger Club, Holmfirth. The Tiger Club is a long established independent not-for-profit breakfast and after-school club providing wrap-around care to children attending Holmfirth Junior, Infant and Nursery school.  

The Deputy Club Manager’s role will involve covering daily breakfast sessions (7:30am – 9am) and after school sessions (3:30pm – 5:30pm) Monday to Friday (totalling 17.5 hours per week), term time only

About the Post

The Deputy Club Manager will be accountable to the Club Manager and Club Committee, and will work in partnership with colleagues, parents, the school and relevant agencies appropriate to the needs of the children.  Part of the role will also include domestic duties and basic food preparation.

Key Areas

  1. Assisting with Club Management 
  2. Working with children
  3. Working as part of a team
  4. Duties associated with the day-to-day running of the Club
  5. Assisting with Club Management

The successful applicant will be required to provide quality play care within the framework of the Club’s policies and procedures and assist the Club manager with the day-to-day running of the Club.  The role will involve the following:

1.1 Delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment and assisting with the planning and preparation of the same;

1.2 Providing comprehensive care for the children; to include taking them to and collecting them from the school building each morning/evening and ensuring their safe return to parents;

1.3 Providing refreshments and ensuring adequate health, hygiene and safety standards are met;

1.4 Setting up  play space for children and consulting with them in planning their activities;

1.5 Assisting in the provision of leadership, support and supervision to other members of staff including volunteers;

1.7 Stepping up in the Club Manager’s absence in arranging cover for absentee staff as and when required in order that sufficient staff:children ratios are maintained;

1.8 Assisting the Club Manager from time-to-time with the administration and record keeping, including staff and children records, waiting lists, financial records, DBS records, ordering and purchasing, banking, working within an agreed budget, keeping records of invoices raised and fees received, liaising with third parties including suppliers, utility providers, landlord, service providers, OFTSED etc, liaising with childcare voucher schemes and assisting the Club Treasurer with book-keeping in order to ensure the smooth preparation of year end accounts;

1.9 Developing and maintaining good communication with all colleagues, members of the Club and committee, with the school and with parents, utilising email, text and other forms of communication including social media wherever possible; 

1.11 Attending wherever possible half termly committee meetings in order to present and report on behalf of the Club;

1.12 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training as and when required, to keep up- to-date with applicable legislation and OFSTED requirements;

1.13 Assisting the Club Manager from time-to-time with the development and maintenance/review of Club policies in order to ensure their continued compliance with legislation and OFSTED requirements;

1.14 Working within the framework of the Club’s policies;

1.15 To assist the Club Manager and Committee in guiding the Club through OFSTED inspections;

1.16 Promoting the services of the Club wherever possible.

2. Working with children

The Deputy Club Manager will:

2.1 Participate in the planning of stimulating and developmental activities as appropriate to facilitate the holistic  development of individuals and groups of children;

2.2 As a key person, be responsible for the holistic development of a small group of young children. Liaise with parents and carers as appropriate, keep structured records of children within the key group and facilitate a broad and balanced curriculum by monitoring and evaluating children’s progress and planning next steps for further development;

2.3 Provide all aspects of basic care for children;

2.4 Be responsible for supervising children during snack times whilst ensuring that all food and drink is suitable for their needs;

2.5 Supervise the children at play, both inside and outside the Club building, to ensure their safety and welfare;

2.6 Be responsible for walking children between the School and the Club.

3. Working as Part of a Team

3.1 To attend meetings as necessary relevant to the performance of the key workerr;

3.2 Undertake relevant training to enhance the performance of professional duties and personal development;

3.3 To monitor and evaluate practices, policies and procedures as necessary;

3.4 To liaise with team members as required to highlight particular needs of individual children, within the Key group.

4. Duties Associated with the day-to-day running of the CLub

4.1 Collective  responsibility for the supervision of individuals or groups of children to ensure their well-being and safety;

4.2 Collective responsibility for the promotion of a quality curriculum that upholds established Club policies, regarding sensitivity to the needs and requirements of cultural and social backgrounds and to provide a curriculum which supports the community;

4.3 Presentation of children’s work and the compilation of displays;

4.4 Maintenance of equipment and materials in the Club;

4.5 To be responsible for domestic duties including tidying, cleaning and washing-up within the Club.

Key (essential) requirements

The Deputy Club Manager must:

  • Hold an existing NVQ Level III in Playwork or Childcare;
  • Have at least one year’s experience of childcare work within in a childcare setting;
  • Have an ability to relate well to children and adults;
  • be able to communicate effectively;
  • have a friendly, professional and respectful approach;

How to apply

Please forward your CV and covering letter to the Tiger Club Committee,  by email: Holmfirth.tigerclub@gmail.com

Closing date for applications:  12th December 2019 or sooner in the event of a suitable application  being received

Please add ‘as seen on Holmfirth Events’ within your application


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