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Playwork Assistant - Employability Fund - 11367

21 January 2019


12 week work placement. Successful applicants will secure a job and progress to a Modern Apprenticeship.  The programme is expected to start mid August.


Employability Fund Training Allowance of £55 per week plus travel expenses may be available.


A reputable After School Club with venues across Edinburgh.

Work Environment: 

You will provide a fun and safe environment for children. You will work as part of a dedicated team to provide first class support and supervision to children in Primary 1 - 7. This involves indoor and outdoor working as well as outings and trips during holiday periods.

What might a day in this job look like?

This is a fast moving and varied environment.  Duties will include:

  • offering a warm welcome to all children and visitors
  • assisting your team in the planning, set up and delivery of activities
  • observing and participating in activities inspired by the children
  • preparing snacks for children.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to be an effective member of the team working in an After School Club environment.  You will work towards the Pre Employability Certificate of Work Readiness (SQA) during your 12 week work placement then progress to SVQ Level 2/3 in Playwork.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

This employer is looking for someone who genuinely wants to work with children and is enthusiastic, friendly and polite.  You must be a good communicator and enjoy practical tasks and activities and enjoy being involved.

Please Note: Due to funding restrictions this opportunity is only for candidates who live in Edinburgh.

Closing Date:

We will continue to accept applications until suitable candidates are found.