Play programme coordinator
The Old Police House - Hyde Park - London
Hours: part time, 21 hrs/wk, 3dpw, on a fixed-term contract until February 2022.
Salary: £27,390 - £33,300 pro rata per annum, depending on experience
Closing date: 03 February 2020
To apply: apply here quoting job reference HKVIR0302/CC-MI-CC
London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. They are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year and provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.
Are you passionate about providing children with access to engaging and inclusive places to play? Do you have the necessary experience and skills to coordinate an inspiring outdoor play project with the local community?
Working with our partner London Play, in 2019 The Royal Parks began an innovative three-year Play Programme engaging local communities with outdoor play. This initiative, funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, supports the recent renovation of Greenwich Park playground and a new natural playground near Gloucester Gate in The Regent’s Park, soon to be completed.
This is a unique opportunity to develop, co-ordinate and support the delivery of a bespoke play programme to support and encourage children ‘out to play’. The post holder will plan and co-ordinate an innovative Play Programme pilot to engage local communities and organisations around Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park that will encourage local children to play in the parks independently and safely.
You will have a passion for outdoor play and engaging families with an active lifestyle, experience of developing and delivering successful outdoor play projects and activities for children, young people and families. You will also have
a suitable qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. Play Work, Youth Work, Community Engagement, Forest School or Teaching) or equivalent experience. An enhanced DBS check and a full valid driving licence is also needed in this role.
More information is in the full job description below or here.