Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Current positions available

We currently have a number of part time employment opportunities available in support of our Playschemes initiative.

Historically Winsford Youth & Community Forum has provided Playschemes during the school holidays. Please see our Playschemes section of our website for full details of the scheme. We are therefore seeking appointments for the following positions

Playscheme Workers

Location: New Images Winsford, Wharton Library, a local school or Winsford Marina

Playscheme Catering Worker

Location: New Images Winsford, Wharton Library or a local school

Personal Qualities Required – all positions

  • Honest and reliable
  • Has energy, enthusiasm and patience
  • Friendly, feeling and feeling at ease with others
  • Enjoys being with children
  • Accepting other people’s different lifestyles, abilities, opinions and beliefs
  • Working as part of a team with Play Workers, Leaders and Coordinators
  • Excellent punctuality and time management following our reporting procedures if there are any issues in attending work

Working periods & pay

Playscheme Worker

Working Hours: 10:00 am 3:00 pm daily, inclusive of 1 hour for lunch break
Dates: 29th July – 23rd August 2019 – Note candidates must be available for all 4 weeks
Hourly rate – £8.50

Playscheme Catering Worker

Working Hours: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday to Friday
Dates: 29th July – 23rd August 2019 – Note candidates must be available for all 4 weeks
Hourly rate – £8.50

Job Descriptions

Playscheme Worker – Generally this role involves the following:

To help deliver stimulating, fun and inclusive play opportunities to children aged 8 -11 (12 when accompanying a younger sibling ) who are attending our integrated Playschemes. You will work as a team alongside other play workers and your team leader, to facilitate the successful delivery of the Playschemes.

Specific Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with children and young people
  • Team leadership
  • Organising and planning various play activities
  • Assistance in dealing in the physical needs of children where appropriate
  • Supervising and ensuring the safety of children at all times
  • Encouraging children to take part in activities , whilst respecting their freedom of choice
  • Encouraging and supporting children to develop friendships with their peers
  • Familiarisation with the WYCF safety policy and guidelines, as well as those in our other venues including our approach to diversity and its place in the local and wider community
  • Completion of induction training and associated relevant training, prior to commencement
  • Working as part of a team with Play Workers, Leaders and Coordinators
  • Manage any children’s behavior in an inclusive and proactive way to prevent any exclusion.

Playscheme Catering Worker – Generally this role involves the following:

Preparing light lunches and refreshments for 8 to 11 year old young people attending our playschemes. Serving lunch and supervision whilst they are eating and clearing away afterwards, together with cleaning the kitchen.

Specific Job Requirements

  • Experience of preparing healthy food with children and young people
  • Knowledge of healthy nutrition, which can be given to the young people
  • Hygiene certificate level 2 is desirable, but not a prerequisite to your application
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Help deal with the physical needs of children where appropriate.
  • Supervising and ensuring the safety of the children at all times.
  • Completion of induction training and associated relevant training, prior to commencement
  • Familiarisation with the WYCF safety policy and guidelines, as well as those in our other venues including our approach to diversity and its place in the local and wider community
  • Working as part of a team with Play Workers, Leaders and Coordinators

All applicants for these positions will be required to complete a DBS check at standard or enhanced level.

For informal discussions about these posts please contact Susan Puffet, Play Lead coordinator on 07766704136 or Bob Barton on 01606 593724

For an application form please email susan.wycf@gmail.com