29 Peckham Road
Salary (full time equivalent)
Hours per week
Pact is looking for forward-thinking, creative childcare workers to join their play project. You will provide support and play opportunities to the children using play facilities at the Prison. The post holder will work as one of the children’s services team, assisting in the organising of a daily play facility for children visiting the prison. You will ensure that the play facilities operate at an excellent standard and safeguard children at all times, ensuring that activities are suited to the range of children visiting.
You will have experience of planning and delivering play to children and families within a challenging environment; you will also be a good communicator, reliable and enthusiastic. A NNEB or NVQ level 2 in childcare or equivalent is essential. You should have at least one years’ experience of play work with children. It essential that you have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills and can relate sensitively to the varying needs of the children visiting the Prison. You must also have the ability to work flexibly, as this role will include regular weekend work. This post is subject to pre-employment checks, a Satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and Enhanced Prison security clearance.
You may have experience of the following: Play Worker, Teacher, Coach, Play Scheme Assistant, Nursery Worker, Teaching, Coaching, Childcare, Nursery Assistant etc.
What we offer:
Pact offers a range of benefits including a free advice, information and counselling service, contributory pension, corporate eye care scheme, cycle to work scheme and generous holiday entitlement. You will have the opportunity to attend training events to further develop yourself as a professional training and interventions worker. You will undergo a thorough induction process and be supported by a friendly and enthusiastic team.
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all applications including those with a criminal conviction (appointment to post is subject to a risk assessment).
This post is subject to a 6-month probationary period, verification of identity and proven right to work in the UK, satisfactory references from previous employers covering a 3-year period, declaration of any unspent criminal convictions (and where appropriate a satisfactory risk assessment), Prison Vetting and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Please note that being bankrupt or having County Court Judgements may affect your ability to be successfully vetted to work in a prison.
How to apply for the job
Please click on the link below to see the full advert and the job description of the role:
Play Worker job - HMP Spring Hill / HMP Grendon - PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust) (livevacancies.co.uk)
Please click on the link below to apply for the role:
Pre application form - Play Worker job - HMP Spring Hill / HMP Grendon - PACT (Prison Advice and Care Trust) (livevacancies.co.uk)