Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.
An exciting opportunity has become available to join our dedicated adventure play service, providing service for children aged 8 - 15. We are seeking candidates for the above role with an appropriate blend of enthusiasm, personal drive, appropriate skill sets, and commitment. The role will involve working with young people across our adventure playgrounds to help deliver Southwark’s fair and future promises, Southwark Stands Together and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all its residents through play-related activities.
We are one of London’s most diverse, vibrant and exciting Boroughs with a growing population and significant regeneration underway which is transforming London’s south bank. The Council has high levels of customer satisfaction and three bespoke adventure play facilities across Southwark. The authority has a unique approach to wider health agendas, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing free swimming and gym offer for all our residents.
Children’s play remains a high priority with further capital investment proposed this year across two sites.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, and enthusiastic, enjoy working with children, and be committed to providing high-quality services. You will enjoy working as part of a small team and are keen to play your part in shaping the future direction of the service.
- A commitment to working with groups of children from various backgrounds - Aged 8- 15.
- An ability to engage with children in a play environment.
- An ability to assist in the design and delivery of bespoke school holiday activity programs.
- An awareness of play-related health & safety, risk assessments, and site inspection requirements.
- Good communication skills.
- Computer literacy and the ability to use Microsoft office.
This is an exciting opportunity for a capable, ambitious, and energetic team player who is keen to deliver excellent services for children and young people in Southwark.
- Qualified to NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience of playwork.
- You will be required to work during the day over the school holidays.
- DBS check is required.
Benefits and More Information:
Interview date: 8 May 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.