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Play Worker

Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School, Cranesbill Road, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7GN
Forest and Sandridge CE Primary School
Part Time, Term Time
£20,258 - £20,812 Full time equivalent
30th January 2023
Start Date
As soon as possible
6th February 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1305673

Forest and Sandridge CofE Primary

Play Worker (Extended Club Play worker)


Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged. 

Vacancy Details 

Hours per week: 11.25, working 3.15pm - 5.30pm Monday - Friday. 

Actual salary per annum £5,150 - £5,291 (£10.50 - £10.79 per hour). 

Forest and Sandridge C of E Primary School is a large school in Wiltshire with 14 classes and an amazing preschool, located on the outskirts of Melksham. We are hugely proud of our school building and fantastic facilities, but even more, we are proud of the staff and children who make our school the amazing place it is. 

We couldn’t do what we do without our fantastic staff team, and we are looking for an enthusiastic and creative Playworker to join our hard-working team providing high quality and safe wraparound care for children after school. If you are looking to continue your career in education as a Playworker, in a challenging and rewarding role within our school, then we want to hear from you. Come and join us on this exciting journey to help every child in our school reach their potential. 

All About You 

Do you have what it takes to join us? The Playworker we would like to join us will be: 

  • Experienced in working with primary-aged children. 
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and creative. 
  • Able to plan and carry out meaningful play activities for children aged 4-11. 
  • Committed to continuous evaluation and improvement.

Why Work for us? 

We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why: 

  • We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos. 
  • Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed. 
  • Our children are engaged and eager to learn. 
  • We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community. 
  • As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities. 

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange. 

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us. 


We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff: 

  • Car Purchase Scheme  
  • Discounted Gym Membership 
  • Reward Gateway Discounts 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Excellent Pension Scheme 

Ready to Apply? 

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.  


Safeguarding Statement:

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Forest and Sandridge CE Primary School

Forest and Sandridge CE Primary School

Part of The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation