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Soft Play Assistant - Employability Fund - 15217

6 November 2018


12 week work placement. Successful applicants can secure a job and progress to a Modern Apprenticeship in Playwork


Training Allowance of £55 per week plus travel expenses for the duration of the work placement may be available.


Edinburgh Leisure is Edinburgh's biggest provider of leisure services, with over 4 million customers per annum to their 30 venues across the city.

Work Environment: 

This opportunity is based at Ratho Climbing Arena. 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. This involves indoor working and holiday periods. 

What might a day in this job look like?

This is fast moving and varied environment. Your 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 the children.

What will I learn? 

  • You will learn how to be an effective member of the team working in a soft play 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.  

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 a suitable candidate has been found.