Senior Playworker, Felix Road Adventure Playground

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Playground Coordinator

HOURS:                      -21hrs per week in term time

                        -39hrs per week in school holidays

  (Averaged out as 25 paid hours per week)

LOCATION:               Felix Road Adventure Playground

CLOSING DATE:   Thursday 29th March 2018

Felix Road is excited to announce that we are recruiting a senior playworker for the adventure playground open access sessions.

The successful applicant will have a level 3 playwork qualification and/ or two years equivalent experience on an adventure playground. We are looking for a candidate that has natural playwork leadership skills and a sound, up-to-date knowledge of the principles that underpin effective and inspiring playworking with children aged up to 14, particularly in the areas of safeguarding and risk-benefit implementation and assessment.

The successful applicant will help to support and develop a dynamic team of paid staff and volunteers on our vibrant and ever-changing play-space, delivering playwork that is sensitive to the myriad cultural backgrounds of the children and families who attend here. S/he will be attendant to the current financial and political situation in the voluntary sector, both in Bristol and nationally, and as well as ‘face-to-face’ duties will engage in work that involves multi-agency relationship building, fundraising, safeguarding and representing Felix Road to potential partners and supportive organisations.

As a newly independent organization, this is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic and highly effective adventure playground with deep roots within the community that puts play and the principles of playworking front-and-centre of our organizational ethos.

If you are passionate about adventure playwork, have experience in organizing child led play space and co-creating a rich, multilayered play setting and wish to contribute to a new era of adventure playground culture here in Bristol, this post could be for you.

The post entails:

  • Permanent contract of 25 hours (averaged out over the year – longer hours in the holiday than term time)
  • £23,088 Pro Rata
  • Standard working week is Sunday to Thursday
  • Potential through funded projects to accrue additional hours
  • Must be happy to work eves and weekends, and the occasional short residential break


Please contact Eddie at for an application pack.If you would like more information you can call me on 0117 902 2222.

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