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Play Worker/Play Co-ordinator

Birmingham City Council
Moor Hall Primary School Rowallan Road Sutton Coldfield B75 6RE
£10.94 to £11.97 per hour
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Start date: 3 September 2024

Hours per week: 16 over 5 days covering various hours between 7.30am to 9.00am and 2.45pm to 6.00pm, Term time only

Contract type: Permanent

Moor Hall Primary School
Rowallan Road
Sutton Coldfield
B75 6RE
Telephone number: 0121 675 3966

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, kind and caring Play Worker to join our hardworking team at Moorhens Before and After School Club based at Moor Hall Primary School.

Moor Hall Primary School is an ‘outstanding’ school providing a caring, nurturing and supportive environment where children feel safe and happy; ready to learn. The Governing Body wish to appoint someone who shares our vision and our high expectations of all children to join our existing team of Play Workers in ‘Moorhens’ our Before and After School Club. The successful candidate will provide care and play opportunities in a safe and secure environment for all pupils aged 4 – 11 years, through individual attention and a range of stimulating activities.

Previous experience in a similar role is preferred but not essential, however you must be willing to undertake the necessary training and qualifications.

Staff will be expected to work their hours on INSET days and holidays are not allowed during term time.

We are looking for someone who meets the following criteria:

  • have an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) qualification
  • be able to work as part of a team, sharing excellent practice and learning from others
  • demonstrate good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • have excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • be motivated, enthusiastic, caring and adaptable
  • have a passion for working with children

We Offer:

  • welcoming, enthusiastic and well behaved children
  • supportive and friendly environment
  • dedicated and skilled staff team

At Moor Hall School, we nurture healthy and confident children who can achieve their best across a broad range of subjects. We want our children to be creative, innovative individuals who will develop transferrable knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for an everchanging future. The Moor Hall child will value themselves and the viewpoints of others in our diverse society - they will understand equality and strive to make a better, more peaceful world.

We place our vision for the Moor Hall Child at the heart of all we do.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce

Moor Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. 

An application pack is available on our website.

Completed applications should be emailed to:

Please use the heading ‘Play Co-ordinator’ for your email.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
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