Current positions available

School Holiday Playworkers 

Playworkers are needed to join existing teams of staff supporting disabled children aged 5 – 19 years during Easter, Summer, October, Christmas and February school holidays.

You should have experience of working with disabled children and young people, be patient, calm and have a great sense of humour!

We are also looking for Playworkers to join our team for Community Playdays during the Easter and Summer school holidays working outside in parks and green spaces supporting hundreds of children and families to enjoy various play opportunities and time together outside. You should be creative and flexible, willing to give anything a go, have a calm and patient approach and have experience of working with school age children in a non-school environment. Playwork, youthwork or early years qualified or willing to train and have or be willing to complete a Paediatric First Aid training course.


All successful applicants will need to have a DBS check and be able to attend Safegurading training 


Lunchtime Playworker 7.5 hours/week

Are you looking for some playwork in the middle of the day? Ideal if you work in an after school provision and are wanting to do more hours.

Monday to Friday term time only 11.45 to 13.15 less INSET days

Supporting children aged 7-11 years to have a fun and positive playtime, facilitating play opportunities using loose parts from the Playpod. You will be a great communicator, calm and approachable, preferably with experience of working or volunteering with children.

Please ring or email for an Application Form and Job Description


Community Play Support Worker 20hrs/wk (Tues, Wed, Thurs)


We are seeking to appoint a part time Play Support Worker who is flexible, able to work on their own initiative and able to work on their own with children and families and most importantly, who understand the benefits and importance of play for children and parents!

You will have a relevant qualification and at least 1 year's experience of working with primary/secondary age children, have excellent communication skills and hold an Enhanced DBS Disclosure or be willing to have a check.

20 hour/week working on a Tuesday, Wenesday and Thursday, working with two colleagues facilitating and running three school Based Nurture Groups and two community based Family Play Hubs after school. Work will also include work with the family, supporting them to make positive changes and attending relevant multi-agency meetings where required.

We provide regular supervision, a great team of colleagues, paid Annual leave and Pension contributions as well as access to training.

To request an application pack to apply, please email

Salary: £17,298.00 to £19,430.00 pro rata/year

Closing date: Friday 26th January 2018

Interviews: Week beginning 29th January 2018


Please speak to Caroline in the BAPP office for further information and to be sent an application pack, please email




Lunchtime Playworker 1x Monday - Friday 11.45 to 13.15 (7.5 hrs/wk) Term time only
                                                              1x Wednesday - Friday 11.45 to 13.15 (4.5 hrs/wk) Term time only


BAPP are asked by schools to provide playworkers at lunchtime to enable children to have a positive play time and be in a better place to go back into the classroom. The job is all weathers and term time only. Where there is wet play, the role will be supervising children in a hall or classroom depending on the school, still ensuring that children have a positive play experience so may include running group games and using distraction to avoid conflict!

This role is facilitating a range of play opportunities for school-age children during the school lunchtime period including over sight for the playground and appropriate supervision of children, enabling children to be in control of their play appropriate use of play resources, loose parts and materials for play


Overseeing childrens’ play, intervention where behaviour is inappropriate and working within the school rules, supporting children to have a positive playtime



Teenage Rampage Sessional Worker 

Tuesday evening 6.30 – 9.30pm with the session running 7-9pm each week.


Join our team of Play/Youthworkers facilitating a range of age appropriate play opportunities and activities for disabled young people aged 13 - 19 years. You should be confident and have experience of working with disabled children and young people and understand the social model of disability.

The programme is put together by young people and can include sessions in the community centre as well as out and about. In the past these have been creative and sensory, active including Zumba and judo, preparing and cooking food as well as Ten pin bowling and going out to restaurants to eat.









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