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SPEECH and LANGUAGE THERAPIST

We are looking for an experienced Paediatric SLT to join our multi-disciplinary team, for the charity Playskill, with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting. Mondays, term-time,9-12.15pm and 12.15pm to 3.30pm term-time, in Watford. 

Qualified paediatric experience is an essential requirement.  You will have experience in working with children who have complex needs and a range of associated communication difficulties, as well as knowledge of AAC.  Knowledge of Makaton signing is highly desirable; experience in paediatric dysphagia would be beneficial. Applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work. The role also involves supporting staff and parents with training.

Rate from £20.83 per hour depending on experience. [including holiday pay], with pension option.   DBS & references required. 

Informal visits welcomed Mondays 14th January 2018.  Start date Monday 28th January 2019.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 22nd January midday. Note Interview date is Thursday 24th January PM 2019. 

Contact Claire Duggett claireD@playskill.org  or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or andrea@playskill.org

Charity No. 1122745.  Funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

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DEPUTY/ MANAGER POSITION

RE:PLAY BREAKFAST, AFTER SCHOOL & HOLIDAY CLUBS (St Albans)

Are you ready for a new challenge? 

If you are qualified & experienced, fun, organised, friendly and reliable, then we would love you to join our St John Fisher School Team as our new Deputy/ Manager. 

You would be assisting/ Managing & leading a small team of Playworkers in providing a safe, stimulating & fun environment for children aged 4-11 years old, 4-5 days a week. 

After School club hours are 2.30-6.15pm and if interested, Breakfast club hours are also available 7.15-8.55am (plus additional hours during school holidays). 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate!

*Re:play have been operating for the past 13 years & we have several After School Club settings in St Albans plus Breakfast clubs and Holiday clubs. We therefore have the possibility of promotion in time. 

Please contact us by email: replay5905@ntlworld.com or telephone 07913 323608 for more information or email your CV to be considered for the role.

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Play Worker

Dynamic Ducks Ltd are looking to recruit a new Play Worker.

Main duties include:

 Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
 Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
 Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
 Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
 Administering first aid when necessary.
 Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
 Helping with club administration, where necessary.
 Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
 Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
 Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
 Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

To apply please contact Lizzy Duck on dynamicduckschildcare@gmail.com for an application form.

Playworker Job Description

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HIT Trustee Board Member

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At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on caroline@hit-theatre.org.uk / 01923 216951

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Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website www.playskill.org to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at stuartatril@aol.com and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at andrea@playskill.org and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 

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Play Worker

We are looking for a qualified/experience person in after school club setting.

You will be working:

  • 1 hour in the mornings & 3 hours in the afternoon (3.15-6.15) 
  • Monday to Friday
  • In St Albans
  • Permanant 
  • 20 hours per week 

The breakfast club you will receive £10 for the session and minimum wage depending on qualifications.

This position is to start in September. We also have other available hours in our holiday club.

If you would like to apply please contact us on:

Telephone number: 01727848355

Email address: lindees@Hotmail.com

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Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.


You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.


This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/leisure-support-worker-casual-contract. Any questions, please email Leisure@threeriverivers.gov.uk

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