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PACE (Play, Adventure, Community Enrichment), Fairfield Play Centre, Camden

Salary: £12.21 – £15.47/hr (depending on qualifications and nature of work)
Hours: 22hrs/wk, 48 weeks per annum (39 weeks term-time + 9 weeks during school holidays). There is flexibility in terms of how many sessions per week you are able to commit to on a regular basis.
Contract: 1 year fixed-term contract (until 30 June 2023)
Closing date:  Thursday 07 July 2022
How to apply: Download job description and application form below. Send the completed form to iola@paceforall.com or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR.


Upon joining PACE you will help to build the reputation of our young and rapidly expanding organisation by contributing to the delivery of truly inclusive services and striving for excellence. Your primary responsibilities will be supporting children and young people with;

  • Special educational needs and/or disability including learning disabilities
  • Social emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD)
  • Behaviours of concern (challenging behaviour)

Who are:

  • Not engaging with / refusing school
  • Not accessing short breaks services
  • Attending an alternative curriculum
  • At risk of exclusion or placement breakdown

PACE aims to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and provide the opportunity for children, young people and families to gain a greater understanding and acceptance of each other. The post holder will work as directed by the Project Coordinator, delivering:

  • 1:1 support during school hours
  • 1:1 support After-school hours and Holidays
  • Small group work After-school hours and holidays
  • Parenting support group (1 post)

About PACE: 

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 -18 years.

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer our team an extensive package of benefits including: the London Living Wage, three per cent pension contribution; flexible leave arrangements, ongoing professional development and training, Cycle to Work Scheme and Employee assistance programme.

Because our team is our most valuable asset, we like to have our staff grow with us and promote from within.  We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights.

If you would like more information on this role, call 020 7183 5120 (Ext. 5).

Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check and satisfactory references.

RBB specialist worker JD
PACE application form
Jobs in play
PACE Camden is looking for a someone to lead a small team of specialist play and youth workers to provide high quality positive activities for children with additional needs. Deadline: Thursday 07 July 2022
Jobs in play
An exciting opportunity to join the team at Toynbee Hall and take the lead on shaping their community play offer in a vibrant and diverse part of London. Deadline Monday 27 June 2022.

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Fairfield Playcentre, Camden


Salary: £13,056 per annum (£35,359 p/a pro-rata)
Hours: 14 hrs/wk (48 weeks per annum – 39 weeks during term time and nine weeks in school holidays)
Contract: one year, fixed term
To apply: A full job description can be downloaded below along with the application form.  Send the completed  form to iola@paceforall.com or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR.
Closing date: Thursday 7 July 2022


Your primary responsibilities will be to lead a small team of specialist play and youth workers to provide high quality positive activities, promoting and supporting the wellbeing and educational opportunities of children and young people with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Additionally, to deputise in the absence of the Specialist Services Senior Manager to coordinate a team of keyworkers and support workers to provide high quality services to children and young people at risk of exclusion and those with disabilities.


About PACE:

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 -18 years.

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer our team an extensive package of benefits including: the London Living Wage, three per cent pension contribution, flexible leave arrangements,        ongoing professional development and training, Cycle to Work Scheme  and  Employee assistance programme.

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights.

If you would like more information on this role, call 020 7183 5120 (Ext. 5).

Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check and satisfactory references.

RBB Coordinator JD
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Jobs in play
Loughborough Junction Action Group is looking for a manager for Grove Adventure Playground. Deadline EXTENDED TO 17 June 2022
Jobs in play
An exciting opportunity to join the team at Toynbee Hall and take the lead on shaping their community play offer in a vibrant and diverse part of London. Deadline Monday 27 June 2022.

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Coram’s Fields Out of School Club (OSC) WC1

We are looking for an exceptional individual to become part of a dedicated team to help deliver our hugely successful after school club and holiday scheme programmes for young people aged 4-12 years.


 

Hours: varied,  up to 35 hours during school holidays and as and when required during term time
Salary: £11.05/hr
Closing date: None, rolling 
To apply: visit https://www.coramsfields.org/sessional-playworker to download an application form. Completed applications should be returned by e-mail to edward.may@coramsfields.org.uk or by post to Edward May, Office Assistant, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN

 


 

You will be dedicated to changing the lives of young people for the better, have a strong understanding of the multiple needs of the age group in question and will complement this with an ability to nurture development through a truly inclusive, creative, and positive approach to engagement. The role itself will be incredibly varied, providing opportunities to experience all aspects of the programmes’ work from initial planning to implementation and reviewing of the services that we offer.

You will be required to work with young people from across the age and ability spectrum and will need to have the skills to adapt quickly and effectively in this fast paced environment. Coram’s Fields has been a flagship provider of services for young people for over 80 years and our OSC is just one in a host of services delivered from our seven acre site in the heart of Central London.

If you believe that you have the passion, ability, and commitment to positively impact on the lives of the young people that we serve, we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Kate Humphrey (OSC Manager) for an informal discussion on 020 3384 2212. More information on our services can be found at www.coramsfields.org

Coram’s Fields is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Coram’s Fields is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all children and young people. All those applying for a role with the charity, are subject to robust safeguarding checks and will need to demonstrate clearly, their commitment to safeguarding. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and all post holders are required to register with the DBS update service

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Jobs in play
PACE: We are looking for specialist workers to join the team at our Fairfield Playcentre in the heart of Camden Town. Deadline: Thursday 07 July 2022.
Jobs in play
Loughborough Junction Action Group is looking for a manager for Grove Adventure Playground. Deadline EXTENDED TO 17 June 2022

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Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) is recruiting a Playground Manager for Grove Adventure Playground


Hours: full time, 35 hrs/week
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Location: Grove Adventure Playground
Closing date: **EXTENDED** 17 June 2022
Interview dates: w/c 20 June 2022
To apply: submit a covering letter, no more than 2 pages, showing how you meet the role requirements together with an up to date CV to ljactiongroup@gmail.com. You can also download an information pack here: https://loughboroughjunction.org/


Loughborough Junction Action Group (LJAG) is a volunteer-led social action charity working in the Loughborough Junction area of south London. We run projects including the Grove Adventure Playground which we rescued from permanent closure in 2018. Our other projects include Loughborough Farm, a community food-growing project, The Platform Café, a community café, and craft workshops.

About Grove Adventure Playground

Grove in Gordon Grove has a long history going back 50 years and has some of the most adventurous climbing equipment in London.  LJAG rescued Grove Adventure Playground from permanent closure and since the summer of 2018 we have run holiday and Saturday playschemes.  Over 400 children and young people between the ages of six and 14 are registered to use the playground and our popular holiday playschemes are attended by up to 75 children a day.

The Playground Manager

The Playground Manager will provide strong leadership for the team and strategic oversight for Grove Adventure Playground.  They will work alongside the playground staff to deliver high quality, inclusive and imaginative play services and support for local children who use the playground and their families.

The Playground Manager will also maintain high quality operational and safeguarding standards; manage the budgets and finances; deliver project/funded activities and fundraising efforts; continue to build on our SEND services; support communication and social media activities at Grove and ensure local children and families are actively involved in planning and decision making across all areas of Grove’s work. They will work closely with LJAG to develop the Playground as a community hub and local resource.

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in the work of LJAG and to contribute to the wellbeing of people in Loughborough Junction.

We are looking for someone with relevant experience, a self-starter, flexible, collaborative, a team player, inclusive and innovative. Download the full job description below.

 

Grove manager JD
Jobs in play
Oasisplay is recruiting playworkers. Make a real difference in children's lives . Deadline: Rolling
Jobs in play
PACE Camden playcentres. We are looking for a friendly, positive minded individual to help us provide a fun, stimulating play service to children and families. Deadline 29 May 2022

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Oasisplay, Stockwell SW8

Are you looking for fun, flexible work? Would you like the chance to make a real difference in children’s lives? If yes, this is an exciting chance to join a well-established and respected local charity working to improve the well-being and life chances of children and young people in Stockwell and Oval.


Hours: part time Saturdays 10am-5pm and weekday afternoons 3pm-6.15pm during term time; hours will vary during school holidays
Salary: £13/hour
Closing date: Rolling recruitment
To apply: Please download an application pack from our website https://oasisplay.org.uk/new_job_pack/playworker or contact HR@oasisplay.org.uk to request one. Please make sure you read the full job description and ensure your application shows how you meet our specification.


As a playworker you will be working directly with disabled and non-disabled children and their families, supporting them to access the Oasis Play sites and facilitating exciting inclusive play opportunities. This is a unique role suitable for enthusiastic, motivated, creative problem solvers with the desire to work in a challenging dynamic outdoor setting. The role will offer you an opportunity to develop your skills in a rewarding environment where you will gain a strong sense of achievement.

Download the recruitment poster for more details.

Oasisplay is an inclusive employer and welcomes disabled people. Please get in touch if you have any support or communication needs you would like to discuss with us.

More details on the Oasisplay website
Oasis recruitment poster
Jobs in play
PACE Camden playcentres. We are looking for a friendly, positive minded individual to help us provide a fun, stimulating play service to children and families. Deadline 29 May 2022
Adventure play
Summer 2020: Following the first lockdown, adventure playgrounds were forced to open only to limited numbers of children. Open access adventure play became a thing of the past. Neighbourhood Play Havens supported adventure playgrounds to open to vulnerable and other excluded children and families.

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PACE Camden playcentres (Fairfield, Fortune Green or Camden Square)

We are seeking Casual Playworkers to work across our play and nursery services in Camden. We are looking for a friendly, positive minded individuals to help us provide a fun, stimulating play service to children and families.


Hours: casual, as and when required
Salary: £13.29/hr qualified, £12.21/hr unqualified
Closing date: 29 May 2022
To apply: A full job description can be downloaded below along with the application form.  Send the completed  form to iola@paceforall.com or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR.


Upon joining PACE you will help to build the reputation of our young and rapidly expanding organisation by contributing to the delivery of truly inclusive services and striving for excellence.

Your primary responsibilities will be the delivery of high quality positive activities, promoting and supporting the wellbeing and educational opportunities of young people. For more information download the full job description below.

About PACE:

PACE is a user-led, grass-roots charity founded in 2011 by a group of parents and play work professionals in Camden to establish high quality inclusive play services in the borough. We now operate a range of services for children aged 2-18 years. We enjoy strong links within the local community and employ a highly experienced, expert staff team.

For more information or an informal discussion about the post call 020 7183 5120 (Ext. 1). Please note this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check and satisfactory references.

 

PACE Playworker JD
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Toynbee Hall, London E1


Hours: part-time 21 hrs/week (3 days) – including every Sunday 10am-4pm
Salary: £17,400 per annum (£29,000 pro-rata)
Contract: permanent
Closing date: midday Monday 27 June
How to apply: download a job pack and application form below, and email to: application@toynbeehall.org.uk


The Play Lead will join the communities and cultural commissioning team. Working alongside team members who support activity in the community centre, both those led by community members and those facilitated by specialists within the team. The community centre hosts a wide variety of activities on a weekly basis including older peoples fitness sessions, youth group meetings, art and drama activities, a mother and baby group, ESOL conversation club, IT support, and intergenerational activities. In addition the team leads the borough wide Linkage project, runs a befriending scheme and is coordinating community commissioning for the local Heritage Action Zone.

You will need to be experienced in play, and in working in a way where you share power and control with children and their parents. You will need to be able to work with and celebrate people who are unused to having a platform or being listened to without trying to shape their message or take credit for their achievements. The people we work with in the local community tell us they value working alongside people who share their lived experiences. As such we particularly welcome applications from systematically marginalised communities, Black people and People of colour, Disabled people, those who identify as LGBTQIA, working class people and migrants. You’ll be part of a friendly, can do and social justice obsessed team who love to collaborate.

You’ll be our expert on Play, and will shape our work in this area – though you’ll have a keen collaborator in our Head of Services who is a qualified Playworker, and who like you is passionate about it.

Toynbee Play Lead job pack
Toynbee application form
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Summer 2021: During 19 pop-up events staged in central London, hundreds of children, some of whom had never before even held a screwdriver, turned piles of wood and wheels into exquisitely engineered and lavishly decorated go karts.

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Markfield, London N15

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be the new full-time Director of Markfield, a successful and valued local charity supporting disabled people, based in the diverse, multi-cultural community of Tottenham.


Hours: full time 35 hrs/week
Salary: circa £46k per annum
Closing date: Monday 30 May 2022
Interviews: Monday 6 and Thursday 9 June 2022
To apply:
Please visit www.markfield.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies to download an application form.

Since it was set up by parents of disabled children some 40 years ago, Markfield has grown to offer a holistic range of services for learning disabled children, adults, and their families: after school and holiday play provision, social clubs, plus a variety of advice, training and support services. The charity operates from a unique community hub – a Grade II listed building with an adventure playground inside Markfield Park. During the pandemic the charity has successfully adapted its service model to continue providing support to disabled people and families.


The Director will lead on developing a new strategic plan that builds on Markfield’s solid foundations and experiences to develop the organisation’s services, use of assets and partnerships. Your leadership to service managers will steer Markfield towards shared goals with partners, strengthen community connections, ensuring quality assurance & compliance and sound financial management.

The Director will strategically pursue the charity’s sustainability, proactively source and secure funding, raise awareness of Markfield, develop and promote our training programme and service offers, whilst managing stakeholder relationships and ensuring all funding contract obligations are met. As the Director, you will work closely with key stakeholders, Trustees and staff to devise future plans, compile the annual budget and monitor progress and evaluate impact against objectives.

We welcome applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds who have passion, compassion, drive, commitment, tenacity, resilience and integrity and:

  • direct experience of working with disability, personally or professionally to champion the needs of disabled people and their families, particularly from disadvantaged areas
  • senior leadership experience and a track record of achievement in the voluntary sector, perhaps from leading a charitable organisation or key department, such as services, fundraising or communications
  • a proven track record of writing successful funding applications, bids and tenders
  • sound financial, governance and risk management experience
  • ability to work with a proactive and dynamic Board in supporting good governance & oversight of operational matters.

Visits to the Markfield Centre by potential candidates are welcome by appointment on Thursday 19th May 2022 between 4pm and 6pm.

Jobs at London Play
We are a small, lean team and working at London Play is brilliant. So vacancies are rare - but when they do come up, you'll find them here. WE ARE RECRUITING PLAY STARTERS TO SUPPORT OUR LOTTERY FUNDED PLAY STREETS PROJECT. DEADLINE IS 09 May 2022.
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London's 80 odd adventure playgrounds would not exist without the creativity, energy, time and effort of volunteers.

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Working at London Play is brilliant. But with funding always tight, we are a small and lean operation. So it is not often that positions come up – but when they do, we’ll list them here.

London Play is recruiting! 

Learn new skills, have fun – and get paid too. Apply to become a Play Starter!


Contract: Fixed term, May-October 2022
Hours:
casual, part time (weekend working is required)
Salary: £12.32/hr
Location: Tower Hamlets OR Lambeth OR Hammersmith and Fulham OR Islington
Closing date: ** EXTENDED TO** 10am Monday 09 May 2022
Interview dates: TBC w/c Monday 09 May 2022
To apply: download the job pack and application form below and email to catherine@londonplay.org.uk


We are looking for four new Play Starters to support our exciting Lottery-funded play streets project. No experience is needed but creativity, bags of energy, a can-do attitude and an interest in working with children is essential! Hours are flexible, full support is provided and you can work towards an AQA qualification if you choose. The role of a Play Starter is varied and can include some or all the following:

  • Supporting residents to start and run their own play streets (see below)
  • Working on an adventure playground
  • Working with the London Play team to deliver exciting events such as our Go Kart Build and Race day
  • Creating blogs and use other social media platforms
  • Gaining an AQA qualification in community action

What is a play street?

Play Streets mean residents agreeing to temporarily – but regularly – close their street to traffic, allowing children to get out and play safely, and for neighbours to get to know each other better. Play Starters work with adults and children to make them a success.

www.londonplaystreets.org.uk

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Wanted to activate their streets and neighbourhoods using the power of play
Jobs in play
Ideal candidates will have experience in a youth work setting and excellent communication skills. It would be an advantage to have working knowledge of some Islington communities and youth organisations so you can hit the ground running.

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