Children’s Scrapstore: Play Development Assistant

Based at Head Office in Bristol with work across the South West and further a field.

Job role:

This is a busy and varied role that supports the Play Team in the delivery of the Scrapstore Play Services work schedule. A majority of this work is currently to help improve play at school lunchtimes and other settings using the Scrapstore PlayPod. Key duties may develop and change as our understanding changes and new developments take us into new territory.

One of the primary functions of this role will be to mentor lunchtime staff, in primary schools and other settings, helping them to become competent and confident in supporting children’s play, and encouraging them to develop a more committed approach to play. The nature of the work is outreach and some of it will be outside, all year round and in all weathers.

This role will also require some delivery of focused workshops to children and Lunchtime staff both in house and externally which will involve working with all appropriate stakeholders predominantly within primary school, early years and play settings. This role will also involve other duties supporting the organisation when required.


We are looking for someone with good communication and interpersonal skills with children, young people and adults.

They must have a practical command of English and a proven ability to present information and documentation.

They must be able to work alone and as part of a team and are able to respond to changing priorities.

We would like someone who is familiar with Microsoft Office and is able to drive.

Qualifications and experience required:

The candidate must have extensive experience of working with children and in mentoring or supporting adults to develop to their full potential.

They must have experience of working in a School and/or Early Years setting and have a good knowledge of the importance of play and experience of sharing this knowledge with others.

They should have an understanding of and the ability to develop and communicate health and safety in a play setting and an awareness of child development and children’s rights.

They should be knowledgeable of all products and services offered by the organisation.


30 to 37.5 hours per week


£17,062.50 pro rata (£15,268.50 for probationary period)



Play Development Assistant – Job Description 2018

Play Development Assistant – Person Specification 2018

Play Development Assistant – Application Form 2018


Please complete the Application form and send it to

Application Deadline: 12 noon on Tuesday 14th August 2018

Interview Date: 21st August 2018


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