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Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Leisure Support Worker (casual) / Playworker

£7.85 – £9.95 p/h


Location:

Across Three Rivers District 

Roles: 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with experience of working with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting. 

You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:

  • Mill End Youth Project at William Penn Leisure Centre
  • Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
  • Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District, local schools and Play Ranger parties
  • Croxley Green Skate Park
  • Two25 summer youth sports project
  • Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures. 

Interview process: 

The interview is a two-stage process, a formal interview followed by an observational interview. The candidate will be asked to plan an activity in advanced and bring this to interview. The candidate will then be asked to deliver this activity at a Play Ranger service as part of the observation interview. 

Additional information:

We are committed to Safer Recruitment as this post involves contact with children, young people and adults at risk. Before a formal offer of employment can be made, successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and two references. All convictions must be disclosed before interview. 

Hours of work: 

Hours could vary between 8.00am – 8pm, Monday – Friday, term-time and school holidays. This is dependent on the site you will be working at.

Regular / Occasional weekend work. 

Training:

The post holder will be required to complete the following mandatory training before starting their role:

  • Staff induction
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid

The candidate must ensure that they are available for the training (training dates below). 

This job is seasonal, therefore recruitment is ongoing and casual staff are always required. 

To work summer 2018 – Monday 24th July – Friday 31st August 2018

Application deadline: 9am on Tuesday 29th May 2018

Interview week: Monday 4th – Friday 8th June 2018

Induction: Friday 13th July

Training dates: from Monday 9th July – Friday 20th July.

Team meeting dates: Monday 16th – Friday 27th July 2018

Please ensure you are available to attend the above dates in order to continue your recruitment with us. Times will be confirmed closer to the date.

 

NOTE: We do not accept CV’s 

An application pack for this position can be downloaded from the panel to the right of this advert. 

Completed applications should be emailed to the Shared HR Service for Watford Borough and Three Rivers District Council jobs@watford.gov.uk or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall

Please click here to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Strongly committed to equality of opportunity in employment and in service. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community.