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Children with Disabilities Team Summer Play Scheme Group Leader

Telford & Wrekin Council
The Willow Tree Centre
£12.59 hour
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Children with Disabilities Team

Summer Play Scheme

Job Title: Group Leader


Working Hours:

22nd July – 26th July 2024 – 9am to 4pm (Mon to Fri)

29th July – 23rd August 2024 – 9am to 4.30pm (Mon to Fri)

Interview Date:

20th April 2024 – Meeting Point House, Telford

Grade: Scale 4

Hourly Rate: £12.59

“Enabling young people to reach their full potential!”

Can you make a positive difference to a young person’s life? Do you have good communication and listening skills, and feel passionate about supporting young people to live a full and enriching life?

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Group Leader to support in the co-ordination of a Specialist Play Scheme for young people with Additional and Complex Needs.  The Play scheme is based at The Willow Tree Centre for 5 weeks of the summer holiday including 1 week for training.

The successful applicants will be supporting the Registered Manager and Play Leader to deliver a training week, develop a positive proactive team and plan and deliver fun and exciting play opportunities for 5-16 year olds with additional and complex needs, ensuring all their needs are met including personal care and support during meal times. 

The ideal applicant will have experience of working with children and young people in a similar setting and have an NVQ Level 3 or above Child Care or equivalent.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a team who are passionate about providing excellence in care and support for our young people, and you will be a key part of the team. 

What will you receive from us?


  • Working in a safe environment with high quality resources
  • Generous rates of pay
  • A full induction, excellent support and ongoing supervision
  • Free DBS (if required)
  • The opportunity to join a team that is fully committed to support young people to access enriching activities
  • Access to local benefits and discounts on products and services, these include discounts on national attractions such a theme parks and discounted travel.
  • A truly rewarding position with likeminded colleagues. 

About us…

Telford and Wrekin Council recognises the importance of delivering a Play Scheme service for young people with complex needs during the school holidays.

You will be joining a team of committed and dedicated staff responsible for supporting young people within Telford and Wrekin that are unable to access universal school holiday providers due to their disability, it is a specialised service to enable young people to have equal opportunity and experiences.

The programme will consist of a wide range of planned activities and games across a 4 week Play Scheme. We are able to offer both full-time and part-time staffing positions with a minimum commitment of 2 days a week required. 

If you want to join us at this exciting time then please complete the attached online application form, CVs cannot accepted. We are committed to equality and diversity.

To find out more, please contact Katherine Mcdouall, Registered Manager – Children with Disabilities Team at

 Please click on the links below to view the job description and person specification.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice.

Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check. It is an offence to apply for a role that involves engaging in regulated activity with children and adults in vulnerable circumstances if you are barred from working with one or both of these groups.

We value our employees and offer staff rewards and plenty of opportunities for personal development and career progression including:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Automatic access to a secure, flexible and tax efficient Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff benefits and discounts including salary sacrifice schemes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Generous leave entitlement (24 days rising to 32 days) plus 8 bank holidays and an additional concessionary day
  • Free access to our employee assistance programme and confidential counselling
  • Flexible and mobile working policy - we are well adapted to a hybrid model of working which includes a combination of time spent in the office and at home – our approach is to promote greater level of flexible working around personal and family commitments

Find out further information about working at Telford & Wrekin Council including our full list of benefits.

CV template is available if you do not already have a CV.

Please note that Telford & Wrekin Council do not hold a sponsorship licence for visas.

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Telford & Wrekin Council is an award winning council, and we were recognised as Local Authority of the Year 2022 at the Municipal Journal Awards, and the Association for Public Service Excellence Council of the Year in 2021.

At Team Telford we work hard to protect, care and invest to create a better borough and our employees are at the heart of everything we do. Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles allows us to deliver the excellent services that residents and businesses on the borough expect from us. 

Our friendly and passionate teams are trusted by leaders and managers to deliver this ambition. We invest and nurture our workforce and support our employees to develop and thrive. The better we are the bigger difference we make to the people we serve. 

In return we also offer a great range of benefits including competitive salaries, flexible working hours and work arrangements, employee discounts, salary sacrifice schemes, a local government pension scheme and generous annual leave entitlement.

At Telford & Wrekin Council, we know that having a diverse workforce is key to providing the best possible services to our community. We celebrate having a diverse and inclusive culture where people are able to be themselves at work, and everyone has a voice and we know we are stronger and better connected as a result. 

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and where our data shows that specific groups are under-represented within our workforce, our adverts will actively encourage applications from these groups.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, committed to recruiting and retaining people with disabilities or other health conditions. You can find out more about this and our ‘guaranteed interview scheme’ here

You can also read more about our Recruitment and Selection Policy commitments and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders here

If you are unable to complete an online application form please contact the HR helpdesk on 01952 383601 or email

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01952 380000
Telford & Wrekin Council
Darby House
Lawn Central
United Kingdom

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