Activities Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00005712-1
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Prestfelde School
  • Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
  • Salary: £8.60 to £11.44 Per Hour
  • Sector: Education / Childcare
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 30 August 2024 to 5 July 2025
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


As an Activities Assistant, you will assist various departments with a variety of activities for all ages of children throughout the School.  You may also be asked to assist a teacher with classroom preparation or coaching a team of boys / girls at sport.  Sometimes you have will the opportunity to mentor pupils in a classroom environment and assist teachers in their varied roles.  You may also be required to help out with office / administration jobs, mail out and deliveries. An interest in boarding is desirable but not essential.


  • Providing support to principal teaching staff to support the lesson.
  • Helping in the Little Prestfelde Den and providing support to the teachers and teaching assistants when directed.
  • Supporting the House Parents with activities in the Boarding House when directed.
  • Supporting the Sports Department with Games and PE lessons in addition to administrative tasks in preparation for matches/supporting in the administration of scholarship examinations for music.
  • Preparing and setting up any Games equipment for PE lessons or Games lessons/helping set up music equipment to support the lesson.
  • Supporting any other department within the school as and when required.
  • Providing support to all ages of children from ages 3 to 13 with their learning and development.


  • To work towards and support the School’s vision and objectives outlined in the School Development Plan.
  • To work within the School’s health and safety policy to ensure a safe working environment for staff, pupils and visitors.
  • To work within the School’s Diversity Policy to promote equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, both current and prospective.
  • Maintain high professional standards of attendance, punctuality and appearance and to conduct positive, courteous relations with pupils, parents and colleagues.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties related to the job purpose as required from time to time.
  • Where required, to represent the School at internal and external events.
  • You will be expected to fulfil any reasonable request made by any member of the teaching staff or support staff.
  • All staff are required to adhere to the School’s Safeguarding Policy at all times.If, in the course of carrying out their duties, a member of staff becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School, these concerns must be reported to the School’s designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • This job description is not exhaustive and will be subject to regular review.Any significant changes to the role will be subject to consultation with the post holder.


  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • A positive personality;
  • A problem solver;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to prioritise effectively;
  • Ability to see tasks through to completion;
  • A loyal and supportive colleague.


This is a fixed term-contract working from 30 August 2024 to 4th July 2025.  The post is for 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:15am and 5:45pm with half an hour for lunch each day.  You may also be required to support the Den until 6.00pm. The post is for 35 weeks of the year during term-time plus 3 weeks to help with the holiday club during October half term, Christmas and during the first week of the summer term, which is run during the school holidays from 8:00am and 5:00pm and paid via timesheet.

Outstanding lunches are provided during term time only and are free of charge.  If accommodation is required, then this will be provided together with breakfast and dinner during term time only.  Board and lodgings will be charged accordingly for onsite stay.  Minimum wage will be paid for this position plus an uplift for holiday pay.