Roman Road Adventure Playground, E3


Hours: Casual, during hours 3pm – 7pm weekdays in term time, 12-5pm  Saturdays and 12-5pm in school holidays.
Salary: £16.43/hr
Closing date: midnight Sunday 7 April 2024
Interviews: Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 April 2024.
To apply: please submit a CV and answer the competency question, summarising your experience for the role whilst addressing the essential criteria in the role profile. Click here



We’re looking for an experienced Play Worker for our Roman Road Adventure Playground in Bow, London, E3.  You’ll have the ability to work 3pm – 7pm weekdays during term time, 12-5pm on Saturdays and 12-5pm during school holidays. You must have a qualification and experience of working with children age 6-15 on an Adventure Playground.

You must have a qualification and experience of working with children age 6-15 on an Adventure Playground.

What you’ll be doing: You’ll work as part of a team and share responsibility for planning play activities to create a high-quality stimulating environment offering a range of play opportunities. The role may involve delivering play sessions with and for other community development projects run by Clarion Futures.

You’ll deliver high quality inclusive play work sessions under pinned by the play work principles and informed by play work theories and practice. The post involves talking to parents, carers, and the wider community about the project, involving them in session delivery and sustainability and always being an advocate for play.

What you’ll need: The ideal candidate will have a minimum qualification of Cache/ NVQ level 2 or equivalent in Play work or JNC recognised qualification in youth and Community work. Along with the ability to provide and facilitate high quality play experiences, you’ll have extensive experience working with young people aged 6-15 in a playful setting.

You’ll have a good understanding of and commitment to good quality play with a basic awareness of health and safety practices.

As you can imagine, the full job description includes lots more detail so do click the link below to check it out.

If this sounds like a match to your skillset, we look forward to hearing from you.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Child plus CBL criminal record check.

Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.  You are required to reside in England or Wales for the duration of your employment.

Clarion Futures

Clarion Futures is our charitable foundation. We work together with partners to make a positive difference to the lives of people living in Clarion homes and communities.

Our work is centred on providing our residents with the tools and support to help overcome any challenges they face. Every year we support thousands of people into work and provide people with help in managing money, gaining and developing digital skills and contributing to the life of their communities.


We’re a partner of choice for organisations ranging from FTSE companies and government departments to local charities and social enterprises. With more than 350,000 residents, our size and reach gives us a presence that few other charities can match.

In 2021/22, we invested £16.3 million into our work with residents and communities, generating more than £123m in social value, making the work of Clarion Futures one of the biggest social investment programmes in the UK.

Diversity and Inclusion: We want Clarion to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Clarion an inclusive place to work.


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