Senior playworkers

Southwark Youth and Play Service

Looking for senior playworkers (x3) to deliver and supervise high quality play activities to children & young people, aged 8 -15 years old (up to 25 with SEND) in adventure playgrounds.



Hours: part time, will vary in accordance with the needs of the service and will mostly take place after-school and weekends
Salary: £32,700 – £38,769 (pro rata)
Closing date: Sunday 02 June 2024
To apply: click here to visit the Southwark jobs pages and apply online.




The post holder will manage the day-to-day operation and development of an open access play facility and play workers, delivering play opportunities, across all Play Types, to children and young people.

You will also take the lead in the front line delivery of a programme of adventure play activities, working directly with children and young people to support their personal development and contributing to the achievement of relevant corporate targets.

You will lead and manage a team of part-time Play Workers.

The Role:

The Youth & Play Service are responsible for providing positive activities borough wide for young people aged 11 to 19 years (25 years with SEN) as well as delivery of Adventure Playgrounds for children aged 8 to 15 years. These services are provided in a variety of building based youth centres and adventure playgrounds across the borough.

About Southwark

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

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