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CYPN freelance Research Lead - 15 Days completed during 6 months. £200 per day 

 We are looking for a freelance practitioner or team member from a local third sector organisation with relevant experience of conducting short-term research projects.  

Post-holder Specification  

A good understanding of the needs and issues faced by third sector organisations in delivering outcomes for children and young people.  

Ability to comprehend information from a variety of sources, analyse and communicate to the steering group.  

Aims of the post  

To undertake research, using case studies, interviews and a survey to consult third sector organisations on how they would like to be supported to work collaboratively with other agencies. Drawing conclusions and disseminating findings in a glossy publication; in the first instance to the steering group.  

The post-holder will provide:  

Qualitative evidence exploring the opportunities for the third sector to work together for the improved outcomes of disadvantaged children and young people across B&NES.  

Ably demonstrating a greater understanding of how third sector organisations can prepare for the future through collaborative means.   

Application Process

Please send via email only a letter of application for the attention of Roz Lambert at:  

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4th September 2017. Interviews will take place on Monday 11th September.


Community Playworker 

work with our community play team, working in parks across B&NES with children and families at Community Playdays.



You should have experience of working with children, hold a relevant qualification if possible or be willing to attend training, have a sense of humour and willingness to give anything a go!

Playwork is hard work but incredibly rewarding, enabling and encouraging children of all ages and abilities to play in different ways.

Work is from 24th July to 17/18th August either in holiday playschemes in Bath or community playdays across B&NES.


Please download Job Description and complete Application Form and return to as soon as possible.


There is no closing date


Bank Playworkers

We have work available at various times including Crèches for training sessions for parents, school lunchtimes and play sessions in school holidays. Hours are varied and pay is between £8 and £12 per hour.

Further information


We employ staff during school holidays and at other times of the year for short term contracts. For summer holiday work we usually advertise in the local press in the Spring depending on how many staff are returning to work for us. Once you have been successfully recruited to work for BAPP you will usually be asked whether you wish to return for the following year. Where you wish to apply for a different position, then you will have to re-apply.

We operate all recruitment through our Equal Opportunities framework and policy. All applications, whether internal or external must be submitted by a closing date on the BAPP Application Form with details of two referees. Once received forms are submitted for shortlisting to the Interview Panel who use the Person Specification for the job to decide whether you have the qualities and experience for the post.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview. References will be considered and the best person for the job will be selected based on your application form, your references and your interview.


Where vacancies arise for other positions these will also be advertised in the local press and on this website.You cannot apply online. You can either ring the BAPP office or pop in and request or pick up an Application Pack for the post you are interested in. This should be completed and signed and returned to the office by the closing date. Alternatively you can download a Job Application Form. 


If you require assistance with the application or would like any questions answered, please contact the office. Visits to settings can be arranged prior to interviews however we only have one venue ourselves and at times when playschemes are not running they are used by a variety of users.


You will need to contact the office for a Job Description. Either ring or email your request. Tel: 01225 832479


Our Staff

BAPP believes its employees and volunteers are its greatest asset.

Our aim is to support and develop employees in their role so that they feel confident to undertake the responsibilities placed upon them and ultimately are able to contribute to the success of the organisation.


Are you looking to gain some experience of working with children? We support volunteers to work alongside staff teams to support children's play throughout the year. See our Volunteers page for further details.

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