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Saturday Trainee Playworker

Reference number: SW-014254
  • Salary: £12/hour
  • Job Type: Jobs
  • Employer: Telegraph Hill Playclub
  • Location: SE14 5TJ
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About Telegraph Hill Playclub

Telegraph Hill Playclub is a free, fun and inclusive playclub for under fives and their carers. It is run by the community and is funded from venue hire and donations. The club aims to provide a welcoming space for the whole community to enjoy. Our daily (excluding Sunday) Stay and Play sessions include a range of activities for children and carers to take part in. Children thrive in the fun and engaging indoor and outdoor play areas. Carers can meet and socialise over a coffee.

How the club runs

The club is run by a network of volunteers through a subcommittee. Two playworkers (paid positions), assisted by volunteers, run the Stay and Play sessions. One playworker covers Monday to Friday and one covers Saturdays. The Saturday trainee playworker will become the lead Saturday playworker from November 2023 onwards.

Purpose of the job

self-employed role

To assist the lead Playworker in the running of Saturday Stay and Play sessions. From November 2023, to become the lead Saturday Playworker. Great opportunity for someone looking for a role with real job progression!

Outside of the Stay and Play sessions, Playclub is hired out for parties at weekends. As a member of the Playclub team you would be required to commit to open/close at least three Saturday afternoon parties per month.

Key Responsibilities of the Saturday playworker. Please note that until November 2023 you will be assisting and learning the ropes in all these areas, before taking over as lead Playworker.

  • ●  Securely open / close the Telegraph Hill Playclub
  • ●  Run our small snacks and drinks kitchen throughout the session
  • ●  Set up engaging and age appropriate activities for the Stay and Play sessions – a sensory and craft activity and our outside play area
  • ●  Lead the daily 11am singing and story time session
  • ●  Work with volunteers and agree allocation of tasks eg. Singing, setting up a specific activity or meet and greet focus
  • ●  Induct new volunteers
  • ●  Welcome and greet users, including children, parents and carers
  • ●  Be the named First Aider on site
  • ●  Count and record petty cash at the end of a session
  • ●  Tidy up and clean the PlayClub at the end of each session
  • ●  Open/close for party hires (at least three Saturday afternoons per month)
  • ●  Greet party hire hosts (at least three Saturday afternoons per month)
  • ●  Clean up following party hires (at least three Saturday afternoons per month).To do this role you will be…
  • ●  Experienced working with under 5’s (experience of EYFS is a plus)
  • ●  Passionate about early years development and learning
  • ●  A multitasker – the club gets very busy on Saturdays so the Playworker needs to balance serving in the kitchen with running the session
  • ●  An outgoing people person – enjoy engaging with and talking to people
  • ●  Able to provide an empathetic and supportive atmosphere for parents
  • ●  DBS checked
  • ●  A trained paediatric first-aider (we will consider applications without this if willing to take the course)Hours:Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm (plus agreed additional hours for open/close for party hires)Playworker Pay: £12/hour as a trainee, increased to £14/hour as lead playworker from November 2023. Additional £36 paid per open/close for party hires. 


    How to apply:


    Please send your CV and a paragraph about why you would like to be considered for the role via email to or



Date posted: 18/08/2023

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