Deputy Saturday Play scheme Coordinator

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The Role

Sheffield University Students’ Union Children’s Services and Sheffield Volunteering run a Saturday Playgroup during the academic year. The service offers a unique place for children  aged between 3-9 years with SEND and their siblings. We offer high quality teaching and learning experiences, delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework and are registered with Ofsted. 

We are looking to recruit a qualified Deputy Play scheme Coordinator who will lead on the delivery of the EYFS curriculum and be responsible for child development via recording, assessment and planning.  You will also be expected to work with families to build open and professional partnerships. Supporting Sheffield volunteers to do the 1:1 work with the children is a large part of the role.

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Your Skills and experience

You will have a minimum level 3 qualification in child care and experience of working with SEND children outside of your childcare training.  You should have strong communication skills and be able to interact positively with children and adults to create an excellent learning and fun environment.  

A satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance will be required for this role.

Working at the Student Union

Here at the Sheffield Students’ Union we employ excellent staff.  Our staff follow behaviours which have been developed in line with our organisational strategy for staff to aspire to. 

Some of the key behaviours we look for in our workforce are:

  • Delivers service excellence
  • Communicates effectively and works as a collaborative team
  • Builds strong working relationships
  • Demonstrates social responsibility, recognises ethical and environmental working and complies with legal requirements
  • Creates and maintains a ‘can do’ culture
  • Demonstrates financial awareness and optimises the use of resources
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation
  • Demonstrates effective decision-making and problem-solving      

We welcome applications from those who feel they possess these key behaviours

Your Benefits

You will work in an exciting and progressive environment and enjoy great staff benefits:

  • Generous holiday package
  • Discounted cinema tickets
  • Cycle to work scheme and cycle hub
  • The opportunity to buy or sell annual leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Sports Sheffield Gym Membership
  • Well being Programme
  • NUS Card

Hours: 6 Hours every Saturday for 19 weeks

Working Weeks: 12th October - 14th December (10 Saturdays) / 15th February - 28th March (7 Saturdays) / 2nd May- 16th May (3 Saturdays)

Salary: FTE Salary £15,969 - £17,983 (Based on working hours pro - rata salary is £1,541 - £1,736) 

Closing date: 4th September 2019 11:45pm 

Interviews: 12th September 2019 

Start date: As soon as possible


Sheffield Students' Union welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, pregnancy and maternity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.

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