Job Vacancy - Playgroup Manager


At: Kingswinford Methodist Church Playgroup, Stream Road, Kingswinford, DY6 9NP

An enthusiastic, personable and innovative individual is required to lead and manage a highly popular and successful Playgroup, based at Kingswinford Methodist Church.  The post offers an exciting opportunity for a person with the relevant qualifications and experience to work with a committed team of early years practitioners in sustaining and further developing the high levels of care and education provided by the Playgroup, which was graded “Good” by OFSTED in October 2019.

The long-established Playgroup provides pre-nursery education for children aged 2 to 3 years, operating on a term time only basis from 9.15 to 11.45 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The post offered is a permanent, part-time position, with the Playgroup Manager working 18 hours per week for 40 weeks per year.  On the three days per week when the Playgroup is in session, the Manager works from 8.30 to 12.30, with the additional hours that are allocated for administrative tasks being flexible.  The annual salary, including holiday pay, is £9,047 (figure quoted is based on pay rates for 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021).

Further information and an application form are available to download from this website below.

Completed applications should be returned to

Closing date for applications: 28th March 2020*
Interviews to be held: Week commencing 20th April 2020*
Start date: 1st June 2020*
*See notes at the foot of this page.

The Methodist Church is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  This appointment will follow the Methodist Church’s safer recruitment procedures and the successful candidate will undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to the commencement of employment.


All documents, if not stated, are in PDF format. The application form & Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form are in both DOC & PDF format for filling in and printing.

*19/03/20@19:30hrs  *Important*  Change of timescale for this appointment.  The Methodist Church in Britain has recommended that all church services and church related activities should be suspended during the emergency caused by the coronavirus. As a result, we will need to defer the application submission deadline and the interview dates stated in the advertisement to a time in the future when normal activities can be resumed. In the meantime, we invite those interested in the post to submit their applications, which will be kept on file pending the determination of a new final deadline and interview dates. We will keep you informed of the situation on this webpage. Thank you for your understanding.