Families Activity Leader

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Families/Toy Library and Activity Hub Manager
SALARY: £22,620 pro rata full time equivalent, pro rata £7238.40 for 12
hours, £9651.20 for 16 hours per annum.
HOURS: 12-16 hours flexible to include Tuesday and Friday mornings,
two Friday evenings per month and two Saturdays per month
(approx Tuesday 9-12, Friday 9-1, 2 x Friday 4-7.30pm, 2 x
Saturday 9-2.30, plus admin and development time)
LOCATION: This role will be based at Allsorts Activity Hub, Stroud with
occasional work from other locations in Gloucestershire.

The post holder would mainly work at Family activities at the Activity Hub. Covering Toy Library sessions, Toddler Group, Gaming Club and Family Play sessions plus occasional work at other locations eg Family Trips during school holidays. The Toy Library, Toddler Group and the other family activities are designed for families to come together to play and form friendships in a safe and welcoming environment. At gaming club families gather together to play on gaming consoles. The aims are to reduce social isolation by forming friendships and learning social skills such as turn taking and sharing. We offer support and signposting to parent and carers. At Allsorts, we are positive about disability and additional needs and are looking for individuals to work with our members who are enthusiastic and willing to learn.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. To deliver Toddler Group, Gaming Club, Toy Library sessions and other Family
activities as part of a team including the Head of Families, Toy Library manager,
volunteers and other Allsorts staff.
2. To manage volunteers at the club or activity to ensure that activities are run safely.
3. Work closely with children, young people and parent/carers to ensure that they
experience a high quality of activity with Allsorts.
4. Working within and implementing Allsorts policies and procedures in any given
setting or scenario.
5. Listening to and feeding back views of members to ensure that Allsorts activities are
meeting members’ expectations.
6. Guiding and facilitating participation for a range of individuals, with a range of
individual needs and preferences, including with non-verbal children and some with
behaviour that challenges.
7. Working effectively within a team to provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere
and experience for members.
8. Being proactive in ensuring that all activities are safe and legal.
9. Contributing to monitoring and evaluation frameworks to track progress and
preferences within activities.
10.Where appropriate training and support has been given, positive behaviour
management may be required.
11.Being responsible for money taking and secure locking up of the building after
sessions.
12.Undertake any other tasks/duties as may be reasonably required, working closely
with Head of Families/Toy Library and Activity Hub Manager.