After School Club Deputy Manager

Our After School Clubs are based at primary schools in Oxford and Witney, and typically have 20-35 children aged 4-11 years attending each day. They are open Mondays to Fridays in school term time from 3.00pm to 5.30 or 6.00pm. You will usually be working with a team of two to four other play workers, running activities, supervising, playing with children and keeping them safe.


Duties will include

  • Taking part in the delivery of creative and stimulating play activities in a fun and caring environment
  • Keeping children safe and minimising risks in the play environment
  • Helping ensure safe arrival of children at the club and the safe delivery to carers at end of da
  • Providing snacks/refreshments to the children
  • Understanding and being able to maintain the day to day administration and record keeping at the club to meet required Ofsted standards
  • Being fully aware of your safeguarding responsibilities and assisting the Manager in safeguarding all children attending the club
  • Being able to deputise for the Manager in their absence
  • Working within all Oxford Active policies and procedures
  • Administering first aid as appropriate
  • Being responsible for tidying rooms at the end of the day

    • At least 1 year’s experience or working with children aged 4 – 11 years in a school, play or similar environment
    • Ability to communicate at all levels, particularly with children
    • Ability to work on own initiative and have the confidence to take on the responsibility of managing the club when necessary
    • Co-operative and flexible, and good a working as part of a team
    • Must know and understand Ofsted standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.
    • Ideally have an appropriate qualification in Playwork/Childcare at Level 2 or the equivalent
    • Be willing to undertake further relevant training as necessary
    • Must have an enhanced DBS disclosure, either on the update service or less than 12 months old, or be prepared to undergo a new one

  • We prefer Deputy Managers to work five days a week wherever possible
  • Pay depends on age and experience but is typically £8.50-£9.50 per hour, inclusive of holiday pay
  • Depending on the opening hours of the club you are working at, you will need to work between 3.00pm to 5.30pm or 6.00pm Mondays to Fridays
  • Term time only, but can be combined with school holiday work at Oxford High Holiday Camp or Oxford Spires Language School
  • Training in safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene and specialist activities available