Winchester Play & Youth Leader

Permanent, part time
8 hours per session. 1 Saturday per month (9-5) in term time and Mon-Fri for 3 weeks in Summer and 2 days in Easter holidays. Admin hours, up to 3 hours per week before your session

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Leader to join our Winchester Play & Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities.

Winchester Play and Youth Leader – Job description

You’ll be great if you have:

  • Experience Leading and motivating a team
  • Experience working with disabled people – providing care
  • Experience of providing Leisure services
  • Skills in administration
  • Resilience
  • Sense of joy

BENEFITS – What is in it for you?

  •  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 our staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health health care plan.


Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job- There is no such thing as the perfect candidate. Challengers is a place where everyone can grow. We follow equal opportunities so however, you identify and whatever your background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.


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Your details

Disclosure declaration

The position which you are applying for 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.

Important information

On the next few pages we will be asking for your education history, dating back to GCSEs (or equivalent) and your employment history. In order to process your application we need to have a full history from your secondary education to present day, including any gaps in your study or work. If you fail to provide a full history, your application may be rejected, this is due to the nature of our work with vulnerable young people, and the strict Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Policies we must adhere to.