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Summer Playworkers & Youth Workers
Bath Area Play Project are a local registered charity with a strong inclusive ethos who strive to support the child's right to play. For many children their freedom to play has been eroded due to parental fear and anxieties, social isolation, increased traffic and mental health. Play brings together communities, enables children to develop confidence and resilience and ultimately can provide children with opportunities they might otherwise not have. Be part of fantastic childhood memories and make a difference this summer!

BAPP are looking for friendly and playful people to work as part of teams supporting children aged 5+ years to have a fun time playing and socialising with their friends and families during the school holidays.

You should have experience of working with children and or young people aged 5+, hold a relevant qualification if possible or be willing to attend training, have a sense of humour and willingness to give anything a go!

Some positions involve working with disabled children and children with additional needs and experience of working or volunteering in this area would be useful although not essential. A positive attitude and inclusive approach is just as important and we welcome applications from those looking to gain experience.

Playwork is hard work but incredibly rewarding, enabling and encouraging children of all ages and abilities to play in different ways. This may be creatively, imaginatively, physically, sensory and supporting the development of emotional wellbeing and resilience as well as responding appropriately to children's play cues, communicating effectively with children and their parents and supporting the child's right to play.

All posts require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check which we will pay for. We will provide access to Safeguarding training, Paediatric First Aid as well as other more specific as required e.g. Hoist training.

Work is during main school holidays including from 22nd July to 18th August either in holiday playschemes in Bath or community pop up play sessions across B&NES. You will be working with experienced playworkers who will support and coach you and we provide access to training.

Dates are:

Three Ways Holiday Playscheme

Thurs 22nd July to Wednesday 4th August can be worked with SOFA or the Hut

The Hut Holiday Playscheme Thursday 5th– Wednesday 18th August

SOFA – Thursday 5th– Wednesday 18th August with an overnight on 12th/13th August

Community Pop up Play – Thurs 22nd July to 18th August 4 days each week, morning sessions at a base and different locations in the afternoon. There may be additional hours available for 6 Sundays plus some prep.

The roles are meaningful work which genuinely make a huge difference for children and families and this summer, will be even more important than ever before to support and enable children to enjoy their right to play. Come & join the team and apply now!

Pay £10.34/hour inc HP

For an application pack please email



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