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People are core to our success at Challengers, and we are privileged to work with colleagues who care passionately about our vision.

We’re committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do, and want our colleagues to come in feeling excited to be at work.

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

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

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. Here are some of the benefits of working with us:

  • We are a Real Living Wage employer
  • We offer 31 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays) pro rata, with extra for long service and after your first year of service you’ll get your birthday off! We believe in true flexibility, so apart from our Christmas break where we shut down, you can choose whether to book Bank Holidays off or work them – enabling you to use your annual leave when it best suits you.
  • We encourage an open feedback culture so our colleagues are engaged.
  • We have a range of development options to support continuous personal growth.
  • All staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health care plan.
  • Each year at our annual Staff Party we hold Staff Awards recognising best practice examples of the Challengers Approach (our values) in action.

Current vacancies:

Results: 5

Guildford Play Deputy Leader

Employment
Fixed Term – until April 2025
Salary
13.13 per hour
Location
Guildford Play (Challengers Play Centre)
Hours
8 hours per week in term time (Saturdays 9am – 5pm) 35 hours a week in the holidays (Easter, Summer, Half Term) Admin hours are available

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Guildford Play Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities for disabled children and young people.

 

Room Leader

Employment
Permanent, Term Time (39 weeks a year)
Salary
£23,953.13 FTE, actual £21,053.61
Location
Farnham
Hours
36 hours

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Room Leader to join our Farnham Pre-school. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring children aged 2-5.

Guildford Youth Deputy Leader

Employment
Fixed Term – until April 2025
Salary
£13.13 per hour
Location
Guildford Youth (Challengers Play Centre in Guildford GU1 1TU)
Hours
8 hours per week in term time (Saturdays 9am – 5pm) 35 hours a week in the holidays (Easter, Summer, Half Term). Admin hours are available.

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Deputy Leader to join our Guildford Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities for disabled children and young people.

Play and Youth Worker

Employment
Part-time, Permanent
Salary
£10.90ph or £11.95ph London weighting (applies to Kingston and Richmond workers)
Location
Various locations across the South East – Basingstoke, Winchester, Chichester, Eastleigh, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston and Richmond
Hours
Every Saturday during term-time, Monday – Friday during Easter and Summer holidays, as well as half terms and the Christmas period.

Looking for a fun, varied role which provides the ultimate job satisfaction? We’re searching for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team as Play and Youth workers across all our locations in the South East.

Minibus Driver

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£14.07 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.

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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