Summer Scheme Co-Ordinator

Location Newtownards, County Down
Job Type Temporary
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Start Date 22/07/2019
Contact Shauna McGrath
Job Ref SummerSCO-ORD_1553645188

Job Description


  • To be responsible for the overall management and development of the scheme, staff/Volunteers, Centre and equipment.
  • To provide a safe, high quality, play scheme service that responds to the age and needs of the children using the scheme, ensuring good practice and meeting policy requirements.
  • To participate in the planning/delivery of play activities for children.
  • To work in partnership with parents, children, staff and volunteers to develop and deliver a quality service to children and their families.

To Apply for this position you must meet the following criteria:

At Least 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE (within the last 3 years in a play work setting) in the following areas:

Play work setting includes: BB, GB, Scouts Youth club, sports club youth/junior sections, church-based youth activities

Experience of managing a team in a play work setting:

  • Setting delivery standards
  • Delegate work to team
  • Monitor and motivate team

Experience of working with children aged 5 - 11 years in a play setting eg:

  • Leading a range of stimulating play activities (arts/crafts, music, small games, group games, storytelling, sports, cookery etc)
  • Ensuring play program is inclusive and meets diverse needs
  • Interacting with children and managing their behaviour, in a positive and supportive manner, and according to Behaviour Agreement and ensuring consistent/equitable approach

Managing compliance:

  • Meeting safeguarding standards
  • Managing Safety and Risk
  • Cash handling and administrative experience


  • To have overall management responsibility for the staff team and volunteers.
  • To motivate and lead the staff team to provide a high-quality scheme, appropriate to the needs of the children and their families.
  • To hold daily meetings and ensure that there is effective communication within the team on all matters related to the running of the summer scheme.
  • To delegate tasks and responsibilities to ensure effective delivery of the scheme.
  • To contribute to designing and delivering an orientation programme for the team in conjunction with CDO
  • In conjunction with the CDO, be responsible for all aspects of managing children behaviour through the children behaviour agreement.

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