Current Vacancies


Play Development and Resources Worker – (Temporary until 21/12/18)

Our pop up play space in St Johns shopping centre (Leeds) offers an informal place for children to play and be creative in the city centre. The space houses a variety of resources to encourage children to explore experiment and have fun.  We like to work with recycled and flexible materials to stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination.

We would like to recruit a new member of staff to help us with the day to day running of the space and contribute towards the development of the project.   The role will involve working directly with children and families and sourcing recycled play resources to use in the space.  We would welcome someone with a creative attitude and lots of ideas on ways to improve the use of the play space.  The role will also involve contacting and talking to potential scrap donors and promoting the project via the telephone and in person so good communication skills are essential.

  1. The hours of work will be 12 hrs per week initially – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30am – 2.30pm, term-time and school holidays. As the project develops there may be the opportunity to increase the number of hours of work.
  2. The role will be based at St Johns Centre (Weds,Thurs) and our office in Credcoll House, 96 Marsh Lane, Leeds, LS9 8SR (Fri)
  3. The rate of pay will be £9.50 per hour

Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018.  Interviews to be held from Weds 7th March.

Further information about the job:

For more information about the type of play resources we work with please read our Scrap resources information

To apply please complete our  job application form and return to the email on the last page of the form or post to Cheryl Woods, Leeds Play Network, Credcoll House, 96 Marsh Lane, Leeds, LS9 8SR.  If you have any trouble downloading the application form or need further  information please email through the contact us page or telephone Cheryl on 0113 2495920.

As a children’s charity, we have a duty to protect the children, young people and families with whom we work.  There will be a requirement to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check  as this role involves working with children and young people.