Playcentre deputy manager and SENCO

Fortune Green Playcentre, NW6

We are looking for an outstanding Deputy Manager and SENCo to join the team at our Fortune Green Playcentre in the heart of West Hampstead.

Hours: 17.5 hrs/wk in week term-time (41 weeks per annum) + 35 hrs/wk in school holidays (11 weeks per annum).
Salary: £18,508 per annum
Closing date: 11 April 2024 (earlier if enough applications received)
To apply: A full job description can be downloaded below along with the application form.  Send the completed  form to or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR.

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.

A full job description is below.

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
  • 5% 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.


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