Toddler Group Leader

Expired on: Aug 28, 2023
Job Purpose

The Playgroup Leader will be responsible for the weekly running of Tommy’s Tots playgroup sessions, ensuring safe, stimulating play and to provide for the needs of the whole child. The successful candidate will have a passion for children and a commitment to fostering and encouraging the overall aims and objectives of The Parish Trust. The successful candidate will foster the Christian ethos of the charity in the playgroup, planning suitable themes for each session that both incorporate a Christian message and link in with child developmental milestones.

Hours: 4 p/w (Tuesdays 8:30-11:30am and one hour preparation to be taken at the successful candidate’s choice) at £10.90 p/h.

Contract: Fixed Term (1 year) with possibility of permanence

Reports to: Youth & Children’s Engagement Officer

Main Responsibilities
  • Setting up toys and activities, preparing the room.
  • Ensuring health and safety, removing obstacles, and making the hall safe
  • Setting up tea/coffee and refreshments for both adults and children
  • Overall responsibility for registering and signing children in, and taking payment
  • Fostering a welcoming, communal environment at each session
  • Enlisting the help of volunteers and registering them with The Parish Trust
  • Integrating a Christian based theme in each session, including songs, stories, and reflection time
  • Promoting the group and the overall work of the charity.
Person Specification

You will have a commitment to:

  • Treat individuals with respect
  • Recognise and respect their abilities and potential for development
  • Working in ways that meet and develop the personal, spiritual, social and pastoral needs
  • Promote their rights to make their own decisions and choices, unless it is unsafe
  • Ensure their welfare and safety
  • The promotion of social justice, social responsibility and respect for others
  • Confidentiality, never passing on personal information, except to the person you are responsible to, unless there are safeguarding issues of concern which must always be reported to the charity’s Safeguarding Officer.

You will be…

  • Someone with proven experience and gifting with children’s work
  • A self starter and self motivated individual
  • Willing to plan and organise effectively
  • A good leader and team player

You may have…

  • A relevant qualification in childcare or children’s work
  • Experience of work (paid or voluntary) in a charity or Christian based organisation
  • Musical ability
  • Training in First Aid

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This role has a GOR (Genuine Occupational Requirement) that the post holder is a practising Christian due to the spiritual aspects of the role as describe in the job description.

Job Category: Youth & Children
Sorry! This job has expired.

Please note that in order to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and to enjoy the Easter Holidays, The Parish Trust will be closed from Thursday 28th March 2024 and will reopen on Monday 8th April 2024. We wish all our stakeholders and beneficiaries a Happy Easter.

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