Baltic Street Adventure Playground (BSAP) is a permanent outdoor child-led space established in 2013 and run on democratic principles. The Playground is child-led: we put children at the heart of decision-making, growing their confidence, capacity for independent action and ability to affect change. We are a community hub that is responsive to the needs and ideas of the local people in Dalmarnock (many of whom work or volunteer at the Playground), offering: a safe place for children to play; a growing garden; planting and cooking workshops; provision of free food, and advice on where to seek further help for those in need.
Our current staff roster is: two full-time project coordinators (who manage the day to day operation), two part-time playworkers, two sessional playworkers, and two full-time early year workers. The team are supported by Truffle Pig (a grant writing and business development consultancy), a volunteer team and a small board.
You can read more about our ethos and research into the benefits of adventure playgrounds, on our website: balticstreetadventureplay.co.uk
The last two years has seen the Playground go through a period of significant growth, and the establishment of the organisation as a charity. This role has been created to support the financial governance, planning and administration for the Playground, as well as assisting with the evaluation, reporting and communicating of our activities and vision.
Our visitors have more than doubled in the last year, with many reliant on our services for basic needs: our portfolio of funders has therefore also expanded, and the F&E Administrator will play a key role in collating and presenting information for this important stakeholder group. We need an enthusiastic and experienced person to help ensure we maintain best practice as we continue to grow: there is scope for the role to increase in hours, subject to funding availability.