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Play Worker

  • Location

    Grendon Underwood

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Part-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £9 per hour, £1,872 per annum (FTE £17,550)

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Play Worker 

An exciting role working for a national charity. 

Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. They provide practical and emotional support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. 

Pact (Prison Advice & Care Trust) is a National charity which support people affected by imprisonment. They work in prisons and communities across England and Wales to provide practical support to prisoners' children and families, and to prisoners themselves. 

Position: Play Worker 
Location: HMP Spring Hill, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 4 hours per week, 12.30 to 16.30 Sundays 
Salary: £9 per hour, £1,872 per annum (FTE £17,550) 
Benefits: Generous holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, free information advice and counselling plus more 

Closing date: 17 May 2019 
Interviews commencing week beginning: 27 May 2019 

About the role: 

Pact are looking for a forward-thinking, creative childcare worker to join their play project within HMP Spring Hill. You will provide support and play opportunities to the children using play facilities at the Prison. 

The post holder will work as one of the children’s services team, assisting in the organising of a daily play facility for children visiting HMP Spring Hill. You will ensure that the play facilities operate at an excellent standard and safeguard children at all times, ensuring that activities are suited to the range of children visiting. 

About you: 

You will have experience of planning and delivering play to children and families within a challenging environment; you will also be a good communicator, reliable and enthusiastic. A NNEB or NVQ level 2 in childcare or equivalent is essential. 

You should have at least one years’ experience of play work with children. It essential that you have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and can relate sensitively to the varying needs of the children visiting the Prison. You must also have the ability to work flexibly, as this role will include regular weekend work. 

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, a Satisfactory DBS disclosure and Enhanced Prison security clearance. 

Other information: 

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds, including those with previous convictions (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment). 

This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory HMPPS / MoJ Security Vetting, satisfactory employer references covering a minimum of 3 years and a satisfactory enhanced DBS. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison. 

You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Activities Coordinator, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Work, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.