Qualified Playworker (Casual Position)

Qualified Playworker

£7.85 - £9.95 p/h


Across Three Rivers District 


Playworkers provide play opportunities for children in an inclusive playscheme setting within community venues. Through playwork, they advocate children’s right to play effectively and creatively whilst engaging children in the day to day decision making of the scheme.

Hours may be offered during Easter & summer school holidays varying up to 45 hours a week. Typical hours are from 8.00am – 5.30 pm, however we ask staff to be flexible, particularly during training, which will take place before the playscheme begins. The playworkers will be at Council managed playscheme's which will be in schools in the local area. The successful applicants will be working with Site & Team Leaders, and other playworkers, working with between 24 and 30 children ranging in age from 4 – 12 years. 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with experience of working with children and young people. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups. 

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

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 – 5.30pm, Monday – Friday, during school holidays.

Occasional weekend work 

The post holder will be required to complete entry level and ongoing training which the council will provide. 


At least a Level 2 or Level 3 childcare related qualification or a Degree in Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies or equivalent.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Interview date: week commencing 2nd July 2018.


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 or returned to Human Resources at Watford Town Hall

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