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Playworker

  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 207
  • Published: Sat 07/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Portsmouth

Permanent

30 hours per week on annualised hours contract usually working a rota between 18 and 37 hours per week including weekends and evenings. Peak demand for service is during school holidays with no more than equivalent of 5 days leave to be taken in the summer holidays and no more than equivalent of 10 days leave to be taken in school holidays per leave year. The service is open Monday to Saturday including Bank Holidays. A limited amount of 6 day/week working is required to ensure rota cover.

Primary location Portsea Adventure Playground

Link to PYC website here 

What is the role?

You will be organising and running activities for children aged 6 – 13 and families on a council run Adventure Playground. Activities include arts and crafts, sports and other creative activities. You will be engaging and communicating with children from varying backgrounds as well as interacting with their parents and your own colleagues. You will also be responsible for ensuring the sites are a safe environment for children to play in and report any potential dangers.

You will be supporting the Adventure Playground staff team to develop the play facility having regard for the needs of local children and in line with PCC policies & procedures.

Who is the person?

You need to:

  1. Be aged 18 or over as this is a legal requirement for the role.
  2. Have a Level 2 qualification in Play Work would be advantageous.
  3. Have experience in the field of working with young people 6 - 13 years
  4. Be able to deal with conflict and work well under pressure.
  5. Have a creative mind and a self-motivated, enthusiastic manner to provide an exciting programme of activities for children, with related skills as an advantage.
  6. Be able to relate to younger people, and experience working in this field would be an advantage.
  7. Have good communication skills in talking to a wide range of people including children, parents, and colleagues.
  8. Be a team player who can work in small teams effectively.
  9. Be flexible to work across all of PCC APG.
  10. Be aware of the relevant Health and Safety regulations.
  11. Be aware of safeguarding policies and procedures and how we apply integrated working.
  12. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post

When completing the application form, please thoroughly tailor your application to the 'Who is the Person' points with the use of examples from your experience and attach this as a cover letter in the Supporting Documents section. This is really important or you are likely not to be shortlisted.

Please click here for the full job profile!

Please see the full benefits of working for Portsmouth City Council here.

 

We are a disability confident employer - committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible and welcome applications from all areas of society. 

We really appreciate our employees and fully realise they are essential to our success and look to offer an inclusive, supportive working environment where employees can reach their potentials with a healthy work life balance, offering the following rewards:

  • A generous pension scheme
  • Up to 31 days annual leave per year  (from 2023)+ bank holidays
  • Flexible / hybrid working
  • A range of retail discounts via our reward portal offering discounts at retailers including IKEA, Currys, Tesco
  • Free Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and wellbeing support
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Potential to purchase additional annual leave
  • Business travel support and initiatives, including bike loans

Closing date: 27^th January 2023 at 12:00 noon

Should you require any support in completing the application form please contact recruit@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
  • Employer: Portsmouth City Council
  • Reference: 207
  • Published: Sat 07/01/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 06/02/2023, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: PARTTIME
  • Salary: £20,000 - £24,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Portsmouth

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