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Playcentre Deputy Manager / SENCo

PACE - Play, Adventure and Community Enrichment
Fairfield Playcentre, Camden Town, NW1
£16,350 per annum (*increasing to £18,478)
Closing date
16 Jan 2022
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Playcentre Deputy Manager/SENCo 

We are looking for an outstanding Deputy Manager and SENCo to join the team at our Fairfield Playcentre in the heart of Camden Town.   

In this varied and exciting role, you will work with the Playcentre Manager to deliver high-quality play services that promote children’s health and well-being. You will also help develop new services and create and retain an enthusiastic and dedicated team. As SENCo, you will support children with disabilities to access our play services in a way that meets their needs.  

In return, we are offering the following package to the right candidate:  

Salary:  £16,350 per annum (*increasing to £18,478) 

Hours:  17.5 hours per week term-time* (41 weeks per annum) + 35 hours per week during school holidays (11 weeks per annum). 

*Increasing to 21 hours per week in June 2022, including working 10 Saturdays per annum delivering a supplementary play project 

Leave:  28 days per annum (including public holidays) pro-rata. 

Other benefits:  3% employer pension contribution; flexible working (outside core hours); employee assistance programme. 

Location:  Fairfield Playcentre, Camden Town, NW1 

The Person We Are Looking For:  

To succeed in this role, you will have an appropriate early years, childcare, education or playwork qualification at Level 3 or above.  You will also have experience managing staff and leading teams in delivering high-quality, inclusive play or childcare services.  

You will be a team player with strong leadership and communication skills and be able to build positive relationships with people from all backgrounds, including service users, parents, staff and delivery partners. Additionally, you will be able to show us your knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, EYFS, Ofsted standards and relevant current legislation, as well as approaches for supporting children and young people with disabilities.  

About PACE:  

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 -18 years.  

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer our team an extensive package of benefits including: 

  • the London Living Wage,  
  • 3% contribution to your pension 
  • flexible leave arrangements,  
  • ongoing professional development and training, 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Employee assistance programme.   

Because our team is our most valuable asset, we like to have our staff grow with us and promote from within.  

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights.

How to Apply 

Please visit our website and download the job description for more information on this role, and complete the application form. Alternatively you can download them at the bottom of this advert.

To apply, send a completed application form to or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR. 

Closing Date: 16th January 2022. 

If you would like more information on this role, call 020 7183 5120 (Ext. 5).  

Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check and satisfactory references. 

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