Play and Youth Worker

Part-time, Permanent
£10.90ph or £11.95ph London weighting (applies to Kingston and Richmond workers)
Various locations across the South East – Basingstoke, Winchester, Chichester, Eastleigh, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston and Richmond
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!

We have Play and Youth schemes in 8 different locations across the South East where we bring smiles and laughter to disabled children and young people, transforming their lives 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 £10.90 per hour / £11.95 per hour (London weighting for Kingston and Richmond locations)

Work locations

We have Play and Youth schemes in the following locations:

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


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

  • Every Saturday and every day the scheme is running during the half term.
    During school holidays (Summer and Easter), to work every day the scheme is running.
    Work all year round; Saturdays, half terms and school holidays.
  • There are also some Family Fun Day sessions running on Sundays (in Farnham and Guildford) that staff have the option of opting into.


  • To work for an organisation who truly consider work life balance and have high expectations for our outcomes not only for those who use our services but for our teams as well. 
  • Free Training – We regularly invite all our staff to free training courses including Disability and Inclusion Awareness, Medication Administration, Safeguarding, First Aid, Makaton and more! 
  • Free DBS – As we require all staff to have a DBS before they start with us, we have decided to offer this free of charge. 
  • Pension & Health Care Cash Plan – All of our staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health health care plan. 

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.