Play Leader

Location : Gravesend
Start Date : September 2023
Application Deadline : 04/09/2023 at 09:00
Salary : £5,602.99


Meopham Community Academy is looking to appoint a hardworking, proactive, and enthusiastic Play Leader to join the OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) team.

The successful candidate will be expected to co-ordinate and supervise a team in supporting pupils during the lunchtime period and continue to develop our fantastic lunchtime OPAL provision, ensuring children’s safety and enhancing their wellbeing. The ability to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, encouraging positive interaction and play between pupils.

The post will be for 12.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday working 11:30am -1.15pm each day and an additional 3.5 hours each week which can be agreed at appointment.  £20,103 full time equivalent, actual pro rata salary £5,602.99 based on 12.25 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

We can offer you:

  • a trust benefits package; including 2 additional term-time days off
  • opportunities for professional development and career progression
  • positive, happy pupils with an excellent attitude to learning
  • a passionate and committed leadership team
  • a great place to work with a fantastic team who like to have fun!

Meopham Community Academy works closely with other schools in the Golden Thread Alliance.

The Golden Thread Alliance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Two references are also required prior to commencement of employment.

Early applications are encouraged and The Golden Thread Alliance reserves the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in a beautiful village location and the school prides itself on providing a happy, safe and caring environment for all its pupils. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos; recognised by all who visit!

The staff, parents and governors of our school work together to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve.

Our broad curriculum, wide range of extra-curricular activities and support for pupils were all recognised in the most recent, short Ofsted inspection in October 2018, where the school continued to be rated as “Good”.

We are now part of The Golden Thread Alliance and we work closely with the other schools in the trust.

The Golden Thread Alliance consists of nine schools: Culverstone Green Primary School, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary.

Job Contact Information

Name: Tina Ricketts

Address: Meopham Community Academy, Longfield Road, Meopham, Kent, DA13 0JW

Telephone: 01474812259


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