Become a Play or Youth Worker

Get paid to play

We’re always looking for enthusiastic Play and Youth workers to join our team!

Looking for a fun, flexible role which provides the ultimate job satisfaction? We have Play and Youth schemes in 8 different locations across the South East, where you could help to bring smiles and laughter to disabled children and young people through the power of play.

We’re looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals who are dedicated to delivering inclusive fun for young people, so if you enjoy working in a busy, social environment this role could be perfect for you!

Rates of pay:

We believe in paying our staff fairly for a days work and are proud to be an accredited as a Living Wage Employer, paying all of our staff the Real Living Wage.

We pay Play and Youth workers £9.90 per hour / £11.05 per hour (London weighting for Kingston and Richmond locations)

Where can I work?

We have Play and Youth schemes in the following locations:

  • Basingstoke
  • Chichester
  • Eastleigh
  • Farnham
  • Havant
  • Guildford
  • Kingston
  • Richmond

Commitment:

As a Play or Youth worker, you must commit to working the following:

  • During term-time – Every Saturday and/or Sunday and/or 2 evenings per week (if your
    preferred location runs Sundays or evenings)
  • During school holidays – 3 days per week during the half-term, Easter and summer holidays (Monday – Friday)
  • Different commitment required from holiday-only workers (5 days a week, Monday – Friday)

Any other questions?

More details about the role can be found in the Job Description:

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Your details

Due to our safer recruitment policy, we require all of our scheme workers and volunteers to be aged 17 or older. However, we are allowing people aged 16 to apply if they are turning 17 within the next few months. Please select the option which applies to you.
If you are under 18, please declare if you have had any prior involvement or current involvement with Social Services or any professional bodies that are associated with Children Services. Please note this information is regarded as highly confidential and will only be shared with our Safeguarding and HR Team.

Disclosure declaration

The position for which you are applying potentially involves significant unsupervised contact with children and is therefore subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you must disclose details of any convictions, bindover orders or police cautions, warnings or reprimands, including those which are considered “spent” under the terms of the Act. Please use the Disclosure Form below only if this applies to you. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly.
If you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by SI 2013 1198, please complete the information below and return it with your application. This information will not be used to discriminate against you unfairly. For more information on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act please click here.

Please note – all successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. For more information email recruitment@disability-challengers.org or call us on 01483 230 938.