Play Worker

Harvey Girls
Horninglow Road, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE14 2PT
£7508.16 plus contributory pension dependent upon eligibility
21 Dec 2018
15 Jan 2019
Jane Wall
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

Would you like to be part of the leading Family Support team in East Staffordshire and winners of the Trent & Dove Impact on the Community award for Best Support Organisation for the last three years? 

We currently have a vacancy for a passionate individual who will work alongside our Session Project Facilitator to lead our session delivery.

We are looking for an individual who has the desire and dedication, together with the ability, to work with children and parents in a unique environment.

Reliability and a friendly, non-judgemental approach is essential.

We are looking for applicants who pride themselves on having excellent interpersonal, listening and time management skills. Initiative and good organisational skills will also be key to your success. Applicants with enthusiasm, a real passion for the role and a willingness to learn are encouraged to apply.

The role will include:

  • Planning and delivering play sessions to children within various settings
  • Working under own initiative, utilising strong leadership and excellent communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Working with volunteers
  • Providing support to the Session Project Facilitator

Ideally, the successful candidate will have:

  • Level 3 Childcare Qualification
  • 2 years post qualifying experience
  • The ability to empathise with families
  • Working knowledge of EYFS
  • Current Driving licence and use of a car

The hours of work are 16 hours a week based in Burton and across East Staffordshire with final hours of worked to be confirmed. It is anticipated that the hours will be worked over 4 or 5 days, Tuesday to Saturday.

Please note there is a definite requirement to work Saturday, 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Flexible working will be required to include some evening and weekend work, where necessary. Applicants must have use of their own car at all times, for which expenses are paid. Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced Level) and references will be required.

For an application pack contact 01283 533449 or email

Application packs will be sent out from Wednesday, 2nd January 2019.

Closing date:          Midday, Tuesday, 15th January 2019

Interview date:       To be advised - will be held during an evening

Harvey Girls East Staffordshire is committed to equal opportunities

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Staffordshire County Council. Registered Charity No. 1142555


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