Play service manager

Oasisplay, Stockwell SW8 2PD

A unique opportunity to make a difference – leading day to day operations in a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people. 

Hours: 35 hrs per week Tues – Sat during term time; Mon – Fri in school holidays (flexible working will be considered)
Salary: £37,000 per annum
Closing date: 6pm Wednesday 16 June 2021
To apply: please follow the link here to download an application pack from our website or contact for an application pack. Please make sure you read the full job description and ensure your application shows how you meet our specification.


At Oasisplay, we run several exciting sites for children and young people, including a Kart Track, a Nature Garden and an Adventure Playground. We provide varied opportunities for children and young people to play, learn new skills and knowledge and develop confidence and self-esteem. We are managed by a voluntary management committee and funded by the London Borough of Lambeth, The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, The Walcot Foundation and the City Bridge Trust.

As the Play Service Manager, you will directly lead the operations of all the sites, including an additional one due to join us in summer 2021. The sites are run via a committed team of site managers, play and youth workers, support staff and volunteers. You will provide inspiring and enthusiastic leadership as well as coaching and mentoring your whole team and you will be expected to provide ‘hands on’ support during busy times. You will also be responsible for the good financial management and administration of all the projects.

You should be a successful manager with significant experience in an adventure playground, children’s play centred organisation, local authority play centre or third sector youth and/or play setting, and will have worked with disabled and non disabled children and their families. You must have a strong belief in the right of all children to succeed. You should also hold a recognised qualification in playwork, youth work, childcare or education or be qualified through significance experience and willing to gain a qualification.  Evidence of successfully managing others is essential.

You will be able to demonstrate good leadership, great communication and networking skills, excellent administration and organisational skills and sound knowledge of safeguarding policy and practice.

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

Apply via Oasisplay website
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