Assistant Play Development Officer

  • Grade/Salary: SUG 3/4 – £16,137 to £20,235 – Pro-rata 18.5 hours – (pay award pending)

  • Post Ref: DEL 722 LP

  • Directorate: Development, Environment & Leisure

  • Location: Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Melrose Road, Sheffield S3

Pitsmoor Adventure Playground is a busy and energetic play facility set within the heart of the Pitsmoor/Burngreave area.

Working under the direction of the Play Development Officer – you will organise, facilitate and deliver a varied programme of play, arts & crafts and sports & physical activities for a wide range of ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds – within a welcoming and safe environment.

The ideal candidate will hold an NVQ Level 2 in Playwork (or be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 2) and have appropriate experience working in a play or recreation environment.

The playground is open 5 days every week, throughout the year (currently Monday/Tuesday/ Thursday/Friday/Saturday – though this may change to Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/ Friday/Staurday in the near future) – Working hours will be agreed within the face to face delivery times of: Term time 3.00pm to 8.00pm (except Saturdays 10.00am to 6.00pm) and school holidays 10.00am to 6.00pm everyday – and staff are also contracted to an annual summer camp.

We welcome applications from people living in the local area.

Please note that this post provides substantial acess to children. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Criminal Records Disclosure form in line with section 115 of the policy act 1997.

Informal Enquires

Contact: Di Hardiman – Team Manager NE

Tel: 0114 273 6314

Closing Date: 10th May 2007

Interview Date: 22nd May 2007

Application forms available from –

Leisure Personnel: 0114 273 5975

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