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Childrens Activity Instructor - Didcot Leisure Centre

Employer
GLL
Location
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Salary
up to 9.90 per hour
Closing date
28 Jun 2022
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Childrens Activity Instructor - Didcot Leisure Centre


 

Children's Activity Instructor

 

 

1. RESPONSIBLE TO: Children's Activity Supervisor

 

2. RESPONSIBLE FOR :

 

Working within a team you will create a structured safe environment for all children

When required ensuring that Ofsted regulations are complied with under the direction of the Children's Activity Supervisor

Safeguarding and the protection of children in all activities.

   

3. ROLE OVERVIEW:

 

To ensure that all activities you are involved with, provide a quality, consistent and safe

environment

To provide equality of opportunity and ensure that every child is treated uniquely.

To have a sound knowledge of dealing with safeguarding issues

To ensure that all activities the centre provides met the expectations of the guardians and children.

 

4. SPECIFICALLY

 

4.1 Principle Responsibilities

 

To comply with the commitments out lined in the 'Customer Charter', ensuring that standards are maintained as stipulated

To ensure that all brand compliance is followed

To follow the legal requirements in line with Ofsted legislation

To ensure you follow all relevant administration procedures

To ensure that every child is given equality of opportunity and they are all included and supported

To ensure positive partnership working with guardians

To ensure any care of overs 8's, does not adversely effect the care of the under 8's

To ensure all confidential records are securely stored and comply with data protection

To ensure all areas and equipment are checked and cleaned as per the cleaning matrix

To ensure you deal, log and report to the Children Activity Supervisor all safeguarding issues

To ensure you have a sound understanding of GLL's Safeguarding Policy and Procedure

To ensure that you undertake training relevant to your role

To ensure you work as part of a team to deliver an enabling environment for children.

     

4.2 Personal Development

 

To ensure that all necessary qualifications for the post are maintained and renewed

To ensure you attend safe guarding training, play scheme training and any other training relevant to the role.

To attend as and when required centre meeting.

 

4.3 Other

 

To act in accordance with, and actively promote all GLL policies and standards.

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post's level of responsibility

To ensure that the children activities are safe, structured and fun, these may include holiday play scheme, birthday parties, soft play and other children activities your centre provides.

 

4. KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

Centre Management team

Children Activity Supervisor

Centre staff team

Guardians

External Specialists i.e. social worker, speech therapists

  

6. PERSON SPECIFICATION

THE AIM OF GLL IS TO RECRUIT PEOPLE NOT JUST FOR JOBS BUT FOR LONG TERM CAREERS. WE WANT "BETTER PEOPLE" WITH THE RIGHT GLL BEHAVIOURS TO SUPPORT OUR BUSINESS AND WHO WILL GROW WITH US AND "ACHIEVE MORE"

FOR THESE REASONS, WE LOOK FOR EVIDENCE OF THE FOLLOWING BEHAVIOURS IN ALL POTENTIAL AND EXISTING STAFF LOOKING FOR APPOINTMENTS OR PROMOTIONS:

 

PASSIONATE

Demonstrates self-belief

 

Shows integrity

 

Is committed to service excellence

 

Cares about customers, colleagues and our social agenda

 

ACTIVE

Is continuously developing

 

Is results driven

 

Has a positive 'can-do' attitude

 

Demonstrates high energy

 

INCLUSIVE

A team player

 

A great communicator

 

Leads and inspires

 

Is involved and committed

 

The Job demands the following blend of knowledge, skills, experience and behaviour (all are essential, unless shown otherwise, and will be assessed by Application Form and / or Interview / Assessment):

 

6.1 Skills

  

The ability to effectively deliver high quality childcare

The ability to deal with children and their guardians regarding any queries and concerns with tact and sensitivity

The ability to work as part of a team

The ability to work under pressure

Good written and verbal communication skills.

  

6.2 Knowledge

 

Appropriate professional qualifications or experience working with children 5 years plus.

Qualified and trained to a minimum Level 2 in Child Care / Play work or a Level 2 coaching qualification, is desirable

Good understanding of the characteristics and qualities that guardians expect from a childcare provision

Knowledge of Ofsted Legislation

Knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation

Knowledge of GLL Safeguarding Polices Procedures and Code of Conduct on Safer Working Practices.

 

6.3 Experience

 

Suitable level of experience working with children under 8 or a relevant child care / play work qualification

Experience of delivering an enabling environment whilst responding to children's individual needs.

  

6.4 Behaviours

 

Motivational

Fair

Imaginative and creative

Flexible approach to tasks and workload

Positive role model

Demonstrates trust, openness and respect in dealing with people.

 

6.5 Other

 

Available to work school holidays and weekends

Available to work between 7.45pm - 6.30pm, as required

Suitable enhance DBS and able to attend relevant training.

   

Company

GLL is the UK’s largest leisure provider and one of the first and largest leisure social enterprises. Our aim is to get more people, more active, more of the time whilst making leisure and community facilities accessible and affordable. We partner with local authorities to run leisure centres, swimming pools, libraries, children’s centres, spas, events spaces and world-class sporting venues such as the Copper Box Arena and London Aquatics Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - all under our Better brand. As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re different. Passionate about seeing our communities thrive, we invest back into our facilities, projects and people and are an Investors in People Silver Award employer.

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