Playworkers – Caston & Parker’s Church of England Primary Academies


Posted on: Friday 10 May 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Caston & Parker's Church of England Primary Academies

Trust:                                                 DNEAT

Academy Name:                             Dove Federation: Caston & Parker’s CofE Primary Academies

Vacancy Job Title:                           Playworkers (more than one post available)

Pay Scale:                                         NJC12

Annual Value:                                  FTE £26,421

Pro-Rata Value:                              Breakfast Club (0.11 FTE)        After-School Club (0.33 FTE)

Full Time/Part Time:                     Part time

Contract type:                                 Temporary until 31 July 2025 (with possibility for extension)

Hours per week:                             Breakfast Club: 5hrs/week     After-School Club: 15hrs/week

                                                                 (these roles may be combined to a 20/hr week role: 0.45 FTE)

Term Time:                                       Term-time only (38 weeks)

Start Date:                                        1 September 2024


The Role

Caston CofE Primary and Parker’s CofE Primary Academies are looking for brilliant Playworkers to support our Wraparound Clubs: safe spaces where children can relax, feel happy and content to wind down – or run off steam – at either end of the school day.

We are keen to recruit the best people and can offer flexibility in the roles: you may be able to fit one of the Clubs around your other commitments, or hope to take on both – it’s up to you. Please state any preferences on your application.


We would love to hear from you if…

 …you’re passionate about play! Children follow directed learning during their school day, so our Wraparound care needs to be a chance for them to play their way, a fluid space where they can relax, have a snack/light meal and enjoy time with their friends. You’ll need confidence, good instincts, an approachable nature and the ability to multi-task!


About us

Proudly federated with each other and part of DNEAT, Caston and Parker’s are vibrant village primary schools with one-form entry and combined classes. We work together to achieve great outcomes, and love to celebrate successes along the way.   Awarded ‘GOOD’ in all areas by Ofsted (Sept & Oct ’23) we are embarking on our most significant expansion in recent years: opening two new pre-school settings whilst investing in increased extra-curricular provision. The government, via Norfolk County Council, is launching a significant funding programme to develop Wraparound care in schools, and we are delighted to be early receivers of this funding which extends to Summer 2026.

If this role excites you, we’d absolutely encourage you to contact us for a chat, a tour or simply to apply! We can offer opportunities for training and qualifications through the Wraparound project and DNEAT.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.



The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

Closing date: Wednesday 28 August 2024

How to apply

Playworker JD 290424

Completed application form to be emailed to Mrs Helen Jeffries, Federation Business Manager:

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Executive Headteacher or Business Manager.


DNEAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references. The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.


This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.


Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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