Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Recruitment Process ?
Once you have looked through our site and decided that you would like to apply to work with us, you will need to complete our online application form. Click the ‘Apply Online’ button on the menu.
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged. Our Recruitment Co-ordinator will review your application and if we feel you have the right level of experience and/or qualities you will be invited in for an interview. If your application is not successful at this stage, we will let you know.
We use a style of interview called Competency Based Interviews. These interviews ask you to describe different scenarios that you have experienced. We use this style of interview as it allows us to get to know you well. Our interview style is very friendly and approachable and we try and make you as comfortable as possible.
If you pass the interview, you will be invited to attend a Trial Session in one of our clubs. This session is designed to ensure that you understand what we do, how we work, what is expected of you, and that you like it. During the Trial Session, we are looking for enthusiasm and a desire to get involved.
If you pass your Trial Session, we will take up your references, and you will be sent a Welcome Pack, this will contain your contract of employment and some forms to complete. You will also be sent an email with information about how to apply for an online DBS check (this was formerly a CRB check). You must apply for your DBS check before you are able to start work for us.
What training do I need to do?
You will be required to attend our 4-part. Induction Training Sessions. These sessions are run once every half term and are required to be attended within first 6 months of employment. The sessions are:
Play & Playwork
Behaviour, EYFS & OwnZone
Safeguarding & Child Protection
Everyone who works in our Clubs is required to attend all 4 of these courses even if they have previously attended similar courses. The sessions are offered on a Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, however, the sessions are run on a Saturday & 2 evenings approximately every 6 months for those unable to attend on a Tuesdays or Wednesday
There are also to obtain a Paediatric First Aid qualification.
What is a DBS check and how do I apply for one?
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is a record of an individual’s Convictions, Cautions, Reprimands and Warnings and can also include information held by the police and/or the DBS that relates to that individual and their suitability for a job position. Once you have been offered a job, you will be sent information about how to apply for the check. DBS checks are completed online to speed up the process.
Do I need to pay for a DBS check?
No, Class Of Their Own will pay the cost of the DBS check for you. The only condition is that you must successfully complete your probationary period (6 months).
I have a criminal record, can I still apply?
You must declare any criminal convictions or cautions on your job application. We will consider whether you are suitable to work with children. This will take into account the nature of the offence and relevance of your work with us, how long ago the conviction was made and the outcome of the two reference requests that we carry out.
What role should I apply for?
If you are not certain which role that you should apply for, please tick all that you are interested in on your application form. We will be able to advise you after interview/trial session which we think would be most appropriate to you.
If we are advertising the same role in more than one location, we will talk to you at your interview about which location you would prefer.
I’d love to do my Playwork qualifications, what do I need to do?
We actively encourage people to obtain their Playwork qualifications. We currently offer a fully funded Playwork Apprenticeship whereby you are able to qualify as a at Level 2 and 3 or 5 Play Leader. To reflect the extra skills that qualified team members bring to the team, Level 3+ qualified Play Leaders receive an enhanced rate of pay. If you are interested in undertaking your Playwork qualifications, please let our Recruitment Co-ordinator know at your interview.
What is the dress code?
You are able to work in your own clothes, we operate a casual dress code, however, your clothing must be appropriate for work. Full details are included in our staff handbook.
When will I be paid?
You will be paid on the 28th of each month. You will be required to clock in and out during each shift and will need to check your timesheet each month.
How old do I have to be?
You need to be 17 or older to apply for work with us.
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Class Of Their Own are committed to the paramount care, safety and protection of each child attending our Breakfast, After School and Holiday Clubs. We expect all team members and volunteers to share this safeguarding commitment.