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Lunchtime Play Worker

London Road South, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3AZ
Merstham Primary School
Part Time
Pro rata £3,048 FTE £17,457
15th July 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
22nd July 2021 12:05 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
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Start date
1st September 2021
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1165964

Lunchtime Play Worker Opportunity

Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

Your opportunity

Merstham Primary School is looking to appoint a Lunchtime Playworker, who is reliable and friendly. This will be on a fixed term contract until 16th July 2021. This is a fantastic opportunity to join with a dedicated team of educational experts within GLF schools to continue to develop an exciting learning environment in collaboration with colleagues, as part of a dynamic and growing multi academy trust. 

This is a part-time, permanent role. We are looking for candidates who will work well as part of a team, as well as being self-motivated and work independently.

About Merstham Primary School

At Merstham Primary School, we want children to be confident lifelong learners. We set high expectations academically and socially and provide a nurturing environment to develop a caring attitude.

Therefore, we want our school to be a place where:

  • everyone feels safe, cared for and included;
  • all children are given the skills and opportunities to be independent and collaborative learners in a happy, structured, stimulating environment;
  • expectations are high, both collectively and individually;
  • all children are equipped with the knowledge and skills to choose a healthy, active lifestyle;
  • teachers provide school days that excite, challenge and motivate each child;
  • our 6 rules are simple, fair, understood and consistent;
  • everyone is valued and respected regardless of gender, race, age, religion or ability;
  • goals and targets are clearly defined and explained and achievements are celebrated;
  • we prepare all our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life and equip them to achieve the highest standards possible in everything they do.

What we are looking for

  • Reliablility
  • Someone who can work on their own initiative
  • Be able to initiate and encourage positive play
  • Organise play activities that are age appropriate
  • Be respectful and caring towards the children
  • Be approachable
  • Good communication skills

Why work at Merstham Primary School

  • An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community
  • A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast-growing community with excellent transport links
  • A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities

The Details

Salary: FTE £17,457 Pro rata: £3,048

Hours of work: Part time, 7.5 hours per week, Term time only

Closing date for applications – 22nd July 2021

Interview date – As soon as possible


We would, ordinarily, positively encourage informal visits, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are restricting our external visitors to school. If you would like to find out more information or have a query please send an email, the school will be closed until September for the Summer Holidays now.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

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