Careers

Available Positions

Programme ManagerPlay WorkerBreakfast & After School Manager

Programme Manager – various locations

Purpose of Position

 

To ensure the profitable and effective management of the day-to-day running of the service; making certain that all children attending receive optimal care at all times, with a focus on a safe and secure environment delivered through a planned, well balanced programme of activities.

Person specification

Essential qualities Desirable qualities
Experience of working with 4 to 11 year olds At least 2 years experience of working in a childcare setting
Experience of administration Experience of working within a play-based setting
Experience of dealing with customers/parents Experience of budgeting
Experience of working in a supervisory or management capacity Current driving licence with access to a car during working hours
Ability to use IT based resources to support play and club administration Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting Food Hygiene Certificate
Understanding the varied needs of children and families  
Appropriate Level 3 qualification  
Appropriate child protection training  
Providing and facilitating safe, stimulating play  
Ability to work as a team member and demonstrate leadership skills  
Excellent communication skills together with sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children*  
Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense  
Familiarity with the Early Years Foundation Stage  

Health and Safety

 
  • Ensure all incidents and injuries are reported, recorded and investigated according to
    Sherpa Kids health and safety policies and procedures including notifying the Managing Director immediately
  • Ensure occupational health and safety requirements are monitored and adhered to.

Professional Development

 
  • Participate in all staff training including but not limited to induction training, first aid, behaviour management, health and safety, and child abuse awareness
  • Ensure first aid certificates, working with children checks/police checks are kept current

Miscellaneous

 
  • Other duties reasonably within the capability of the employee may also be required from time.

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Play Worker -various locations

Purpose of Position

 

To assist with the effective management of the day-to-day running of the Sherpa Kids Programme; making certain that all children attending receive optimal care at all times, with a focus on a safe and secure environment delivered through a structured, well balanced programme.

Key Accountabilities

Daily Operations – Accountability and Expected Target

 
  • Wear the Sherpa Kids uniform and name tag (where provided) at all times
  • Implement and maintain Sherpa Kids daily routine according to all operating procedures, standards, guidelines and policies
  • Supervise and assist children in programme activities e.g. art and craft, sport, games, offsite visits and excursion
  • Help to set up the club for the day’s activities and to tidy away after the children have left
  • Aid in the preparation of a daily snack and in the tidy-up after
  • Take on Key Worker status for specific children in the Early Year age bracket and help plan and report on their development along the 7 areas outlined in the EYFS
  • Ensure the working environment is kept clean, tidy, hygienic and safe for all children, staff, parents and visitors to the Programme at all times
  • Maintain the approved Sherpa Kids behaviour management operating standards and systems at all times
  • Keep all information regarding the children and parents confidential at all times, allowing access only to duly authorised people and staff at all times
  • Liaise with Programme Manager, parents and guardians as necessary to ensure open and timely communication
  • Assist the Programme Manager as required to run the daily routine as scheduled as per duties outlined on the task list.
  • Attend all meetings as required by management and maintain regular contact with the Programme Manager
  • Sign in and out on days rostered to work as per operating procedures
  • Report back to the Programme Manager with any concerns regarding a child or behaviour issues or other concerns.

Health and Safety

 

Accountability and Expected Target

  • Ensure all incidents and injuries are reported and recorded according to Sherpa Kids health and safety policies and procedures

Professional Development

 

Accountability and Expected Target

  • Participate in all staff training including but not limited to induction training, first aid, behavior management, health and safety, children’s safeguarding and risk management
  • Ensure first aid certificates, working with children checks/police checks are kept current

Miscellaneous

 
  • Other duties reasonably within the capability of the employee may also be required from time.

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Breakfast and After School Club Manager

Purpose of Position

 

To ensure the profitable and effective management of the day-to-day running of Sherpa Kids services located at Yaxley, Peterborough; ensuring all children attending receive optimal care at all times, with a focus on a safe and secure environment delivered through a planned, well balanced programme of activities.

Person specification – Essential qualities/Experience needed:

  • Working with 4 to 11-year old children
  • Customers and/or parent liaison/service
  • Working in a supervisory or management capacity
  • Ability to use IT based resources to support play/club admin.
  • Delivering equal opportunities in a play setting
  • Understanding the varied needs of children and families
  • Appropriate Level 3 or above qualifications in childcare and safeguarding
  • Appropriate child protection training
  • Providing and facilitating safe, stimulating play
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills together with sufficient understanding and use of English to ensure the well-being of the children
  • Ability to work on own initiative, using judgement and common sense
  • Familiarity with the Early Years Foundation Stage

Person specification – Desirable Experience/Qualities

  • At least 2 years working in a childcare setting
  • Working within a play-based setting
  • Budgeting
  • Current driving license – access to a car during working hours
  • Current 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Food Hygiene Certificate
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead (Level 3) Trained or willingness to gain qualification.

Daily Operations

 

Take bookings from parents and ensure that the appropriate staffing levels are in place.

Wear the Sherpa Kids uniform and name tag (where provided) at all times

Implement Sherpa Kids daily routine according to all documented operating procedures, standards, guidelines and policies

Plan weekly themes and activities and report on the outcomes

Ensure the daily programme runs as scheduled with the support of the Programme Assistants; brief the Programme Assistants regarding tasks and activities, making sure that staff are suitably qualified and experienced to perform the tasks and activities.

Arrive in advance of the sessions to prepare activities, co-ordinate Programme Assistants and layout appropriate resources and prepare snack.

Responsible for the safe keeping of all resources and equipment for daily programme sessions.

Supervise and assist children in programme activities e.g. art and craft, sport, games,

Ensure risk assessments and emergency drills are undertaken where necessary.

Maintain positive working relationships with parents, Deputy Programme Managers, Programme Assistants, school office, Head Teacher and children who are connected to the Sherpa Kids Programme.

Record details of all children attending the sessions and note any absences according to the documented operating procedures. Contact parents where necessary.

Ensure Key Worker system is in place for Reception Class children and that staff are fulfilling responsibilities and maintaining written records.

At all times, ensure the working environment is kept clean, tidy, hygienic and safe for all children, staff, parents and visitors to the service.

Maintain the documented Sherpa Kids behaviour management operating standards and systems at all times.

Keep all information regarding the children and parents confidential (securely and locked away) at all times, allowing access only to duly authorised people and staff at all times.

Address any issues, concerns or complaints immediately and advise Managing Director in order to provide a suitable resolution, informing all relevant parties of the outcomes.

Host weekly staff meeting to plan activities and ensure staff maintain knowledge of key policies and procedures.

Arrange regular 1-1 meetings and Staff Observations with all your team

Attend all meetings as required by management and maintain regular contact with the Managing Director or Head Office Management as required.

Ensure all staff sign in and out on days rostered to work as per documented operating procedures.

Maintain the staff to children ratios at all times for all relevant activities – advise MD or HO Management in advance of short falls

Ensure the safety of all children in the care of the Sherpa Kids Programme in accordance with the documented operating procedures, standards, guidelines and policies.

Ensure that at the start of each week roll sheet, and other documents required on a daily basis such as work reports, timesheets, hazard logs, and safety checklist, petty cash sheets are printed and available onsite.

Site Operations and/or Administration

 

Promote benefits of our Sherpa Kids service to school staff, parents, children.

Accurately record petty cash flow, keep all receipts and report expenditure.

Develop, organise and implement activities and programs with support of Managing Director.

Ensure resources are collected and stored as necessary.

Notify Managing Director when further resources or funds are required.

Complete and submit all forms, books, reports and time records on a weekly basis.

Ensure the security of all school buildings used.

Health and Safety

 

Ensure all incidents and injuries are reported, recorded and investigated according to Sherpa Kids health and safety policies and procedures including notifying the Managing Director immediately Ensure occupational health and safety requirements are monitored and adhered to.

Professional Development

 

Participate in all staff training including but not limited to induction training, first aid, behaviour management, health and safety, and child abuse awareness Ensure first aid certificates, working with children checks/police checks are kept current

Miscellaneous

 

Other duties reasonably within the capability of the employee may also be required from time. Any personal information provided to Sherpa Kids in your application will only be used by us for the purpose of assessing your suitability to become a Sherpa Kids employee. Our legal basis for processing your information is that it is in our legitimate interest to establish whether you have the requirements to succeed as a employee. If you require any further information on how your information is used and what rights you have, please read our Privacy Policy which will be provided to you on request or can be found on our website.

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