Play Deputy Site Leader

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20222062

Job details



Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£22,223 - £25,927 Per Annum

Closing date

8 August 2022

·         Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for 6 months – 30 hours per week on an annualised hours contract

·         Fixed Term Contract/Secondment for up to 9 months to cover maternity leave – 28 hours per week on an annualised hours contract

Salary: Band 6 – £22,223 – £25,927 p.a. (£18,018 – £21,021 pro rata based on 30 hours, £16,817 – £19,620 pro rata based on 28 hours)

You will be supporting the Site Leader to manage and develop the play facility having regard to the needs of local children and in line with PCC policies & priorities. You will be part of a team responsible for the day to day running and management of the playground.

This will involve daily Health and Safety checks, managing staff and all responsibilities associated with this role. You will be forming, extending and sustaining partnership working with multi-agency groups.  You will run the playground on a day to day basis to cover for the Site Leader in their absence or when necessary.

The role requires minimal leave to be taken in school holidays and there for we allow at a maximum of one five day block and another five days can be taken in separate denominations with in one calendar year, this totals to 10 days leave.

The role involves weekend and bank holiday working within a 6 day rota.

Who is the person?

You need to:

1.        Be aged 18 or over as this is a legal requirement for the role.

2.        Having experience of working on an Adventure playground in a management capacity would be advantageous

3.        Have a Level 3 or higher qualification in Play Work or working towards it (preference will be given to those with Level 3 or higher in Play Work or equivalent).

4.        Have experience and knowledge in safeguarding children and processes required.

5.        Be able to deal with conflict and work well under pressure.

6.        Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations.

7.        Have good interpersonal skills, as you will be dealing with members of the public, children, staff and other agencies.

8.        Be able to prioritise and organise your own workload.

9.        Be able to support the Site Leader in monitoring and evaluating the offer to young people and the local community with a view to maintaining a relevant service.

10.    Have a full understanding of the purpose of play for children and young people and experience of putting this into practise.

11.    Have experience of supervising a team/ members of staff.

12.    Be able to flexibly work to meet the needs of the service at short notice.

13.    Have experience and knowledge of selfbuild.

Please note we may close this advert early should we receive enough suitable applications.

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the ‘Who is the Person’ points with the use of examples from your experience. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted. The full job profile is attached.

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