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Childcare Assistant Manager (Children's Play Barn)

  • Job reference: 934997
  • Location: Highlands
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 21/04/2021

Our Client, a prestigious hotel located in the Highlands of Scotland, is currently looking to appoint a Children’s Play Barn Assistant Manager.


Reporting to the Children’s Barn Manager, your role will be to supervise the children of members and guests to the standards expected in accordance with the company health and safety policy and the Children’s Play Barn code of conduct and to take charge of all administration associated with the efficient running of the Children’s Play Barn.

Main responsibilities:


  • Organise babysitting in the absence of the Manager.
  • Keep Policy and Procedures up to date.



  • Research and organise events, activities, and themes for the Barn.
  • Ensure important dates are celebrated and recognised, i.e. Christmas, New year, Thanksgiving etc.
  • Ensure Barn is stocked with materials for art and creative activities.
  • Research and review suitable, age-appropriate projects for children.
  • Ensure new stock orders are approved and then liaise with suppliers to ensure they are delivered on time.
  • Ensure all barn equipment (i.e. toys, games, apparatus, furniture) are clean and in good working order.
  • Research, review, and complete risk assessments and update regularly.
  • Supervise Barn staff and monitor performance, punctuality, reliability, and motivation.
  • Schedule regular meetings with staff to discuss improvements and any concerns or problems they may have.
  • Support staff in progressing in their role.
  • Attend H.O.D meetings in absence of the Manager.
  • Ensure Barn, kitchen and toilet areas, Chill-out areas and Fun & Games room are left clean and tidy at the end of each day.
  • Monitor cleaning and toiletry supplies and re-stock regularly.
  • Re-stock drinks, snacks, and fruit, keeping a stock take.
  • Assess Barn safety issues and ensure to adhere to regulations.
  • Prepare staff rota ensuring that the barn is fully staffed at the busiest times when Manager absent.
  • Ensure guests requests (food, transport etc.) are processed and completed.
  • Prepare and organise activities itinerary.
  • Organise activities liaising with FOH in booking guest experiences.
  • Follow reasonable management instruction.
  • Ensure all paperwork is kept in line with the care inspectorate and all legislations are followed at all times.
  • Ensure all administration work is kept up to date, i.e. bookings, checklists.
  • Research and update risk assessments in absence of the Manager.
  • Ensure outside apparatus is well-maintained and in good working order. Contact maintenance with any concerns when needed.
  • Ensure adequate outside play supervision and staffed accordingly at all times.


Skills / Experience:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with children in a professional capacity
  • Good communication and social skills
  • Parenting skills
  • Listening skills; sensitive and friendly to the needs of children and staff
  • Child-minding / nanny experience / nursery nurse experience
  • Supervisory/management experience in crèche / playgroup / nursery/ & staffing
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Administration experience



  • SVQ Level 3 or HNC in Childcare or equivalent
  • Knowledge of childcare
  • First Aider
  • PVG check / SSSC Registered
  • Infection Control/ Child Protection

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 934997.


Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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