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  • The Yard - Play Team Leader Dundee and Fife

    Created: 18/08/2022
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies

    Post: Play Team Leader (Dundee and Fife)
    Hours: 22.5 hours per week:  Sunday (either Kirkcaldy or Dundee) , Monday (Dundee) and one additional day (varied)
    Salary: £23,472.80 pro rata (£12.20 per hour

    The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people, and their families in the east of Scotland. Since opening in 1986, its services have grown significantly, but always retain a holistic approach and an ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. In July 2016 it expanded its services to develop a weekend family service in Fife.

    The purpose of this post is to supervise the development, planning and delivery of weekend sessions in The Yard Fife and Dundee. The successful applicant will be part of a team of Play Team Leaders who lead, supervise, and deliver (with other members of the Play Team) a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play-based activities in The Yard's Kirkcaldy and Dundee premises. It seeks individuals who can initiate and support opportunities for children and young people that are innovative and engaging for the disabled children and young people involved, and truly led by their interests and needs.

    The role of the Play Team Leader is to supervise the services The Yard runs, and to ensure the following tasks are undertaken to the highest of standards:

    • Always ensure the safety of the children within The Yard, including the safe arrival and departure of children. 
    • Engage children in creative play and the development of suitable activity plans for the different ages, abilities, and interests of children. 
    • Liaise with the parents and carers of children and young people, schools and other organisations using The Yard's services to ensure service satisfaction remains high. 
    • Supervision and effective management of play and volunteer staff.

    The successful candidate may have experience working in childcare, early years, nursery, play, youth work or the care sector.  

    For full information and details on how to apply, visit the organisation's website.   The closing date for applications is 9:00 am on Tuesday 30th August 2022 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 06 or Wednesday 07 September 2022.



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