Head Play Leader – Hertsmere Mencap Holiday Club

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Head Play Leader – Hertsmere Mencap Holiday Club

Contract Type



Part time






£17 per hour

Closing date

7th June, with interviews on a rolling basis

Hertsmere Mencap Holiday Club is a Hertfordshire County Council Short Break Local Offer (SBLO) Provider. We are looking to employ a Head Play Leader for our very popular and oversubscribed Holiday Club, catering for children aged 5-16 who have learning disabilities.  Our sessions run over the Easter and Summer Holidays, with additional activity days planned over the Christmas break. We have recently introduced half term provision for 15–19-year-olds. 

This is a seasonal role at the following times: (we will consider a job share)

1 week Easter

4 weeks Summer (end July- end August, but flexible if job share)

10 days over half terms.

1 day Xmas

Admin hours ad hoc but minimum 20 additional hours over the year

The successful candidate/s will have experience working with children who have learning disabilities/complex needs, hold a relevant childcare qualification at Level 3 or above, and have a working knowledge of the safeguarding requirements needed to run a Holiday Club for children with learning disabilities. You would be required to attend relevant training courses throughout the year to ensure up to date legislation/policies and procedures are adhered to. 

Job Summary 

• To lead in the day to day running of all Hertsmere Mencap Holiday Club activities. 

• To plan a safe, stimulating play environment for children with learning disabilities/complex needs aged 5-19, which provides for their recreational, social, emotional, and physical needs, through the provision of a high-quality service which meets any quality targets and/or legal requirements, including the Hertsmere Mencap Policies and Procedures Manual.

• To be able to work alongside and lead a well-established cohort of Holiday Club staff, ensuring that team morale remains high.

• Be computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Word, and Excel.

• Have a great sense of humour!

For more information and to be personally recommended for the role, please contact melissa@theworkavenue.org.uk

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