Family and Outreach Playworker


ELHAP, Woodford Bridge, Essex

Salary: £21,840 – £23,933 per annum
Hours: 35 hrs/wk (incl fortnightly Saturdays and weekly evening work)
Contract: fixed term contract until 31 January 2028 (with the possibility of extension)
To apply: To find out more, and to apply, visit
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 09 February 2024
Interviews: Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 February 2024.

The Family and Outreach Playworker is an exciting new role within the ELHAP playground team, funded through our four-year grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.  The role will involve delivering and leading on adventure play projects to term-time groups, after school clubs, evening groups, Saturday Clubs and Holiday Playschemes, and the postholder will be responsible for building relationships with children and families, nurturing positive self-esteem and positive mental and physical health. An important part of the role will involve supporting senior staff to capture service user voices, improving data collection across the charity, and raising awareness of ELHAP through outreach in the community.

About you

To get the most out of the role you will be motivated and creative with experience and knowledge in facilitating innovative, adventurous projects and activities to engage disabled children and young people with diverse care and support needs. You’ll also be up for getting messy, muddy and willing to get involved in maintenance, building and decorating! Naturally, you’ll need direct experience in supporting disabled children and young people in a community or play setting as well as developing and leading play projects, working with families and undertaking outreach. You’ll also be up to speed with equality and diversity, health and safety, and safeguarding children.

About us

ELHAP is one of only eight adventure playgrounds for disabled children and young people. For 48 years we have provided fantastic play experiences to many thousands of disabled children from across North East London and Essex. We are an independent charity in a unique and magical setting, unlike any other.

For more details download the job description and person specification below, or visit 

These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicants will be expected to undertake satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosures. ELHAP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Charity Registration No: 1077508. ELHAP is an equal opportunities employer.

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