555 and Preschool Service Manager

Full time (term-time)
£28,000 – 31,000 (Pro Rata - term-time only)
35 hours per week, term-time only – Includes some Saturdays

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Service Manager to inspire and oversee the Challengers Preschools and 555 Services (which supports young people who currently do not have a school placement) across Guildford and Farnham. This individual will be responsible of providing safe, high-quality education and care for each child and their family that attends our Preschool service.; make sure our Preschools run at a consistently high level and in accordance with Challengers Policies and Procedures as well as in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and any other appropriate good practice, and to manage and oversee the running and development and expansion of our 555 Service.

Job Description

555 and Preschool Service Manager – Job Description

What we offer:

  • Discounts – We have access to deals and discounts at multiple online and high street stores where you can save money on tech, finance, travel, fashion & beauty.
  • Free Training – We regularly invite all our staff to free training courses including Disability and Inclusion Awareness, Medication Administration, Safeguarding, First Aid, Makaton and more!
  • Free DBS – As we require all staff to have a DBS before they start with us, we have decided to offer this free of charge.
  • Pension & Health Care Cash Plan – All our staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health health care plan.


Challengers is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the organisation.

Please note – all successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. For more information email recruitment@disability-challengers.org or call us on 01483 230 938.


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Disclosure declaration

The position which you are applying for potentially involves significant unsupervised contact with children and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you must disclose details of any convictions, bindover orders or police cautions, warnings or reprimands, including those which are considered “spent” under the terms of the Act. Please use the Disclosure Form below only if this applies to you. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly.
If you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI 2013 1198, please complete the information below and return it with your application. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly. For more information on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act please click here.

Important information

On the next few pages we will be asking for your education history, dating back to GCSEs (or equivalent) and your employment history. In order to process your application we need to have a full history from your secondary education to present day, including any gaps in your study or work. If you fail to provide a full history, your application may be rejected, this is due to the nature of our work with vulnerable young people, and the strict Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policies we must adhere to.