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Opal Play Co-Ordinator

We wish to appoint Well-being and Play Co-ordinator for our primary school to start as soon as possible.


Did you know that Playtime is 20% of a child’s time in education? This can make a huge difference to the lives of all children. We have an exciting new opportunity for an individual who is passionate about wellbeing and play!


We have recently implemented an exciting new programme called OPAL to give our children greater opportunities for learning through play. Click find out more about OPAL outdoor Play and Learning.


Salary: M1 11 hours per week (minimum – every lunchtime plus flexible hours)

Weeks per annum: 39 weeks term time only

Closing date: Thursday 16th May 2024 12 noon

Interviews: Tuesday 21st May 2024


Are you a caring individual passionate about making childhood magical and memorable?

Do you believe in the power of play and would you like to feel part of something special making a tangible difference to the lives of those you work with?

Are you a team player and how can you help us to be the very best that they can be?

Our motto is ‘Learning today for tomorrow’s future’.

We are looking for an exceptional candidate who would like to be Wellbeing and PLAY coordinator at EAST WICHEL working across the primary range at and around lunchtimes. Approximately - 11:45-1:15 each day plus adhoc flexible hours to complete other elements of the role.

Someone who:

Has a positive, fun and caring nature
Is passionate about play and children having a positive playtime
🎨 Is creative, innovative and able to have oversight of the provision making it the very best for the children
Has a desire to make a positive difference
🏅Is hard working, highly motivated and ambitious for the children
📚 Is well organised and an excellent communicator
👥Works well with others and will strengthen our team
Is willing to work flexibly in the face of changing demands

Please see job description and complete an application form. Visits are always welcome and please do call if you would like more details about this post and the selection process.

East Wichel Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Therefore, it is imperative that you provide all relevant information requested in order to meet this commitment.  DBS clearances and references will be obtained prior to appointment. All appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS and proof of the Right to Work in the UK (this will be required at the time of interview).