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Lunchtime Playground Assistant - June 2023

Lunchtime Playground Assistant

Closing date: Wednesday 31st May at 5pm

Job Start Date: June 2023

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Part Time - Term time only.

Salary Details: NGST Equivalent to NJC2 - £4006,.51 actual Per Annum

Hours of Work: 8.75 hours per week, Monday - Friday, Term Time only (39 weeks) 11.45am - 1.30pm

Location of Role: Hope Community School - Southampton

We are looking for professional, polite and confident team player who has experience of working with children, ideally in a community setting.

The job involves;

  • Supervising pupils after lunch, either inside or outside the school building, being especially vigilant as to the health, safety and security of the pupils within their care, and in accordance with the School Behaviour Policy
  • Ensuring reasonable behaviour and safe conduct of pupils by maintaining good order and discipline, dealing as appropriate (including restraint) with all incidents of disorder ensuring that any disruption is minimised
  • Attending to accidents in the playground in accordance with the School procedure and guidelines on accidents and their treatment

You will be part of a team working collaboratively to develop outstanding practice. If you feel you are ready for this challenge we would be delighted to welcome you to our dynamic team. We can offer you a very friendly and supportive working environment in our community focused school.

We will appoint someone who:

  • Has a positive, "can do" disposition
  • Has excellent all round communication skills
  • Works flexibly and recognises the specific demands of a school environment
  • Works as part of a team and independently
  • Takes initiative, identify and solve problems
  • Deals sensitively and effectively with people
  • Has understanding, experience and enjoyment of working with children

Application Procedure

If you would like more information and to arrange a visit to the school, please call our school office on 02380 385122.

An application & equal opportunities form is available at the bottom of this page.

Please send the completed application & equal opportunities forms to the Business & Finance Manager, Naomi Pakes-Geddes - email:

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing 5th June 2023

Safer Recruitment

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. If you have a disability and require any reasonable adjustments that will enable you to apply for this position, then please let us know