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Jobs with a difference

Simply put, Challengers is an incredible place to work. No two days are the same, and it’s an opportunity to make a real difference to disabled children and their families. 

Whether you’re looking for an office-based role, or prefer to work with children and young people, one thing is for sure – working at Challengers is exciting, rewarding and unlike anywhere else!

If you’re passionate about people and making a difference, take a look at our vacancies below. 

Don’t just take our word for it…see what our staff have to say about working here!

Current vacancies:

Get paid to play

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

Employment: Part-time

Salary: Real Living Wage – £9.90ph / £11.05ph for Kingston and Richmond locations (London weighting)

Location: Various locations across the South East – Basingstoke, Chichester, Eastleigh, Farnham, Havant, Guildford, Kingston and Richmond

Hours: Every Saturday and/or Sunday and/or two evenings per week during term-time, Monday – Friday during half-terms and summer holidays

Interested? For more information and to apply, please click below.

Results: 15

Havant Deputy Leader

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£11.90 per hour
Location
Havant
Hours
2 Saturdays per month and additional school holiday dates

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Havant Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (ages 13-18).

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employment
Volunteer
Salary
N/A
Location
Various locations
Hours
Estimated to require a commitment of around two evenings per month.

An opportunity has arisen for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees at Challengers, to lead the Board in expanding its mission to provide play opportunities for children and young people in Southeast England.

 

Early Years Assistant

Employment
Part-time (term time only)
Salary
£9.90 per hour
Location
Guildford
Hours
20 hours per week (10am – 2pm, 5 days per week)

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Early Years Assistant to care for, nurture, educate and play with all children at our Guildford Pre-School, working as a member of a professional team that provides high quality, nurturing, fun and friendly, play, learning and development experiences for children aged between 2-5 years.

Early Years Assistant

Employment
Part-time (term time only)
Salary
£9.90 per hour
Location
Guildford
Hours
36 hours per week (8:30am – 3:30pm, 5 days per week)

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Early Years Assistant to care for, nurture, educate and play with all children at our Guildford Pre-School, working as a member of a professional team that provides high quality, nurturing, fun and friendly, play, learning and development experiences for children aged between 2-5 years.

Guildford Youth Deputy Leader

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£11.90 per hour
Location
Guildford
Hours
Part-time hours including Saturdays, evenings and school holidays

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Guildford  Youth Schemes. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (ages 13-18).

Havant and Chichester Youth Leader

Employment
Permanent
Salary
£13.40 per hour
Location
Chichester and Havant. For the right candidate, one location would be considered.
Hours
Term time: 10 hours per week. 7 hours worked on a Saturday, 3 hours flexible administration hours from home. Easter and Summer Holidays: 7 hours per day, 5 days a week. Extra administration hours available from home.

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Chichester and Havant Youth Schemes. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (ages 13-18).

Kingston Play Deputy Leader

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£12.75 per hour
Location
Kingston
Hours
Saturdays during term time (9:00 – 5:00) and Monday – Friday during School Holidays (9:00 – 5:00)

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Kingston Play Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (ages 4-12).

Kingston Play Leader

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£14.00 per hour
Location
Kingston
Hours
Saturdays and Holidays

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Leader to join our Kingston Play Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (aged 8-18).

Minibus Driver

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£13.40 per hour
Location
All schemes from Eastleigh to Richmond
Hours
Saturdays and Holidays (ad-hoc, depending on availability)

Challengers is looking for an experienced and friendly minibus driver to help transport children and young people from Challengers schemes to activities. Hours will be on an ad-hoc basis, driving for different services when needed.

Nurse Trainer

Employment
Permanent
Salary
£13.50 – £15.00 per hour
Location
Various locations
Hours
Approximately 25 hours per month

We’re looking for a Nurse Trainer to support the delivery of clinical training and assess competency of play and youth staff to ensure Challengers provide good quality services to children and young people with medical impairments or procedures.

Office Volunteer

Employment
Volunteer
Salary
N/A
Location
Guildford
Hours
Flexible

At Challengers, we are always open to welcoming office volunteers to our team to help support with the day to day running of the charity. Although we do sometimes advertise for specific roles, we do also encourage people to get in touch to see if they can assist in any way.

 

Richmond Youth Deputy Leader

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£12.75 per hour
Location
Richmond
Hours
Saturdays during term time (9:00 – 5:00) and Monday – Friday during School Holidays (9:00 – 5:00)

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Richmond Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Operation Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring young people (ages 13-18).

Trust Officer

Employment
Full-time
Salary
£18,000 – £26,000
Location
Guildford or Farnham Office with occasional travel to other sites
Hours
Flexible – ideally 35 hours per week, but would consider 30 hours or similar

The Trust Officer is a member of a dynamic and award-winning team of committed and passionate individuals working together to raise the profile of Challengers and maximise revenue and capital funding in support of play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people.

Trust Manager (Maternity Cover)

Employment
Full-time
Salary
£26,000 to £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Location
Guildford office with travel to other sites
Hours
Full Time (35 Hours per week, Monday to Friday)

The Trust Manager is a member of a dynamic and award-winning team of committed and passionate individuals working together to raise the profile of Challengers and maximise revenue and capital funding in support of play

555 Project Worker

Employment
Part-time
Salary
Starting from £9.90 per hour
Location
Farnham
Hours
9am – 3pm / Monday – Friday during term-time only

Are you passionate, playful & enthusiastic? If so, this is the perfect job for you. You must be dedicated, caring and able to work well in a team. This is a physically and emotionally demanding post; the post holder must be resilient, adaptable and have the ability to carry out the physical aspects of the role. These include (but are not exclusive to) physically supporting children, for example on and off equipment, during personal or intimate care, and lifting and chasing in an emergency.

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At Challengers we’re committed to looking after our team, as we know that our people underpin everything we do. The ongoing increases to the cost of living affect everyone, so we are delighted to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for our commitment to paying the Real Living Wage.

Gennie Dearman, CEO