Our Play & Family Support Services include the year-round Family Play Support Service and additional staff BAPP employ to deliver playschemes and playdays in most school holidays as well as term time Short Breaks services. This post will have responsibility for the day to day running of these services managing a small team of staff and ensuring that contractual, quality, equality, financial and organisational objectives are met in a timely manner.
BAPP are an established and trusted local charity who have been providing a range of play and support services to children and families across B&NES since 1979. We are governed by a small group of voluntary Trustees who are responsible for strategic development and direction as well as financial management.
You will be joining a small and friendly year round team, working mainly in our office in Odd Down but role requires use of a vehicle in order to meet with families, visit schools and attend meetings. Ideally you will have van driving experience as we have a vehicle used to transport equipment which will be required at times.
The role is diverse and can be challenging but we expect the successful applicant to use a person-centred and solution focused approach, have good knowledge of services available locally and to work inclusively at all times. We are a passionate small team who get to know our users well, advocate and support them to be active participants and ensure their voice is heard. You will safeguard children in line with agency policy and BCSSP procedures including responsibilities in relation to CSE and Prevent and complete the Advanced Multi-agency Safeguarding training.
This post has responsibility for Service Development including supervising a small staff team of 6 year round staff together with overseeing and supporting staff involved in other play services mainly in the school holidays.
You will be a friendly and non-judgemental practitioner who is flexible and communicates well with children, parents and colleagues as well as professionals. You will be confident and perhaps experienced in working with other agencies including schools as a key part of the role is setting up Nurture Group provision with schools. You will have an excellent understanding of the importance of play for children's development but also for families and community. You will understand the impact that trauma and adverse experiences can have for children's well being and the difference that you can help make for local families wotking with us.
You will need good initiative and a commitment to helping the organisation grow and develop.
Play Service Manager (Children & Families)
£24,982 to £29,041
Friday, 30 September 2022