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Community Play Support Worker

► Are you ready for a new challenge?

► Looking for a job with high satisfaction where you can make a real difference?

► Do you believe in the rights of children to play and recognise the importance of play for emotional wellbeing, social connection and self-esteem?

We are looking for a flexible Community Play Support Worker to join our small friendly team working with children and families as part of the Family Support & Play Service. You will be working as part of a team supporting children in school based Nurture Groups as well as children and their families in Play Hubs and/or individually. During school holidays the work varies and includes community play provision across B&NES. Using play as a catalyst for engagement and empowerment, the team support children and parents to make positive changes to increase confidence, deal with emotions and develop resilience.

You will be experienced in working with school age children, have experience of facilitating play and leisure activities, be confident and able to use your initiative, a good listener with excellent communication skills and have or be willing to undertake training including First Aid, Food Hygiene and Safeguarding as well as L3 qualification working with children e.g. youthwork, playwork, teaching assistant etc.

BAPP is a Third Sector organisation based in a Community Centre in South Bath. Work will not necessarily be at a social distance as involves direct work with children; this can be side by side and back to back. The team office base is Covid secure and sanitiser, masks and gloves are available where required. We are an inclusive and well trusted local organisation that have been working with children and families for 40 years. There are no parking restrictions and on bus routes with a work vehicle for drivers aged 21 years. Being a Driver with access to a vehicle is essential as part of the role involves working individually with children.

We are looking for a flexible practitioner to work up to 32 hours/week, Monday to Thursday. There is flexibility and this could be 2 x 16 hour/week posts, one Monday and Tuesday and one Wednesday and Thursday. Work starts in September with a start date no later than 7th September 2020, including cover for Maternity Leave  We provide 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays pro-rata where part time, Pension scheme, access to training and supervision and opportunity to develop services.

For an informal chat and copy of the job description and Application form, please contact  All applications must be received on a BAPP Application Form. References will be sought where you are shortlisted and all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, DBS Enhanced Disclosure and safeguarding checks.

The post would start no later than 7th September 2020 with interview, potentially virtually on 12th and 13th August

Closing date: 6th August.       Job Type: Part-tim    Salary: £17,298- £19,430/yr pro-rata for PT hours


Lunchtime Playworker Monday to Friday (term time only) 11.45 - 13.15 £12/hour

BAPP are looking for a Playworker to join their team. Further work may also be available during school holidays

You should be a happy, confident and calm play practitioner with experience of working with primary age school children and available Monday to Friday lunchtimes during term time. The role is based at a Primary school in the South of Bath where you will be working closely with staff employed by the school, providing a positive play experience for children in the middle of the day.

The role will include facilitating play opportunities, running group games, using distraction to prevent situations getting worse and intervening where necessary, helping children to manage behaviours and have an enjoyable playtime.

Ideally with a relevant qualification in working with children, experience is often more helpful though! The post will require an Enhanced DBS disclosure and two satisfactory references. Where you haven't attended a B&NES Safeguarding course, we will arrange this before you start. The vacancy is due to start in December and will run term time only.

For A Job Description and Application form, please contact



Playworkers for Holiday Playschemes for Disabled Children & for our Saturday Club

We are looking for playworkers with experience of working with disabled children for regular work during most school holidays and Saturday mornings in term time. Good sense of humour and positive inclusive attitude essential. You will be working as part of a team of staff committed to ensuring disabled children have a fun time with their peers whikst keeping them safe from harm. Role involves support with developing confidence and independence skills as well as personal care.

Role is primarily about supporting children to be able to access a range of different play whether inside or outside, active or creative, sensory or messy. For many disabled children, this is the only time they get to spend outside of home and school, able to choose what and how they play and is incredibly rewarding seeing the satisfaction and happiness this brings. Positions require Enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references.

Rate of pay for holidays is from £9.39/ hr (Inc holiday pay) and £12/hr for Saturday.

Hours are 08.00/08.30 to 15.30 in holidays and 09.00 to 13.30 on Saturdays.

To apply please refer to the person spec on the Job Description and complete Application Form. Apply NOW!

 Please see job description below and get in touch by emailing for further details.



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