Lead Playworker

Job Purpose:

To co-ordinate a team to provide a caring and secure environment.  To organise an appropriate range of activities for families and children within the Connect4Summer Project.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


Activity Planning:

  • To Co-ordinate a team to provide safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities for children and families including: preparing activities, organisation of the programme, arranging equipment, cleaning and preparing the venue for the following day
  • To ensure that a wide range of activities are offered
  • Ensure that play meets the full range of children’s individual and group needs



  • To develop and maintain good relationships
  • To conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times
  • To encourage parental involvement and support through the development of effective working relationships
  • To consult with the children, involving them in the planning of activities


Supervision and care of children:

  • To ensure that activities are carried out in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with statutory responsibilities
  • To adhere to Connect4Summer policy and procedure
  • To ensure food provision is carried out within the guidelines of the food safety act 1990, and is balanced and healthy in accordance with dietary need



  • To ensure provision of good standards of physical and emotional care
  • Ensure good standards of hygiene and cleanliness, maintained at all times
  • To be responsible for the Health and Safety standards appropriate for the needs of the children
  • To assist with the preparation and maintenance of materials and equipment
  • To record any accident or incident on an accident/incident form, informing

Senior Managers as appropriate

  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development
  • To ensure confidentially of any information received and be aware of safeguarding at all times
  • To undertake any other task within the role as deemed appropriate



Qualifications/Knowledge/Skills(This will be provided if required):

Food safety

First Aid

Health and Safety awareness

Safeguarding awareness


NB: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Applicants must be prepared to disclose any convictions they may have and any orders which have been made against them.


Please complete the application form and attach a CV or Covering-letter (Word.doc, PDF, or RTF/TXT files please)