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Playworkers and Short Breaks Playworkers

PACE - Play, Adventure and Community Enrichment
Fortune Green Playcentre, NW6  
£11.51- £13.69 depending on role and qualifications
Closing date
16 Jan 2022
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Playworkers and Short Breaks Playworkers 

We are looking for Playworkers and specialised Short Breaks Workers to help us plan and deliver high-quality, inclusive play services at our Camden playcentres. If you are passionate about supporting the wellbeing of children and delivering exceptional play experiences, regardless of ability, these could be the roles for you. These are 2 different role, but please feel free to apply for both. 

Role 1: Playworker 

Our Playworkers help children explore a wide range of positive activities and develop friendships through activities such as arts and crafts, sports, field trips, simple cooking, educational activities, and imaginative play.   

Salary:  £12,739- £15,146 per annum (£11.51 per hour unqualified, £13.69 per hour qualified) 

Hours:  17.5 hours per week (41 weeks per annum) during school terms, 35 hours per week during school holidays (11 weeks per annum). 

Leave:  28 days per annum (including public holidays) pro-rata. 

Other benefits:  3% employer pension contribution; flexible working (outside core hours); employee assistance programme. 

Location: Fortune Green Playcentre, NW6  

Role 2: Short Breaks Playworkers 

The Short Breaks team helps children and young people with disabilities and complex needs to engage in active play, physical activities and/or overnight stays which promote their independence, social skills and well-being.  

Salary:  £13.05-13.68 per hour   


1)  4.5 per session for the Saturday Physical Activity Club (running every Saturday 11am-3pm during term time 36 weeks p.a.). Staff can choose to be contracted from between 1 to 4 Saturdays per month during term time.   

2)  24.5 hours per Overnight session, 6 sessions per year (running from 11am Saturday – 11am Sunday). Overnights run from 11am on Saturday to 11am on Sunday. Workers are expected to be contracted for the full 6 overnights per year.   

Leave:  28 days per annum (including public holidays) pro-rata. 

Other benefits:  3% employer pension contribution and access to the employee assistance programme. 

Location:  Fortune Green Play Centre, NW6    

The People We Are Looking For:  

To succeed in either of these roles, you will be enthusiastic, flexible and ideally have experience working with children and young people in an inclusive setting. Having a caring and child-centred attitude, you will help create a positive environment that provides children and young people with opportunities to explore a wide range of activities and experiences, develop friendships and have fun. 

If you are creative, a team player and an effective communicator, we’d love to hear from you.  

About PACE:  

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 -18 years.  

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer our team an extensive package of benefits including: 

  • the London Living Wage,  
  • 3% contribution to your pension 
  • flexible leave arrangements,  
  • ongoing professional development and training, 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme  
  • Employee assistance programme.   

Because our team is our most valuable asset, we like to have our staff grow with us and promote from within.  

We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

How to Apply 

Please visit our website and download the job description for more information on this role, and complete the application form. Alternatively you can download them at the bottom of this advert.

To apply, send a completed application form to or mail to Iola McCarogher, PACE Head Office, Fairfield Play Centre, Mary Terrace, London NW1 7LR. 

Closing Date: 16th January 2022. 

If you would like more information on this role, call 020 7183 5120 (Ext. 5).  

Please note this role requires an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check and satisfactory references. 

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