Smart Play Network
Smart Play Network

Charity registered in Scotland SC042505

Our vision is that all children in Scotland have access to a range of quality play opportunities appropriate to their age, stage, abilities and needs, and can exercise their right to play every day.


Current vacancies

PlayTalkRead Play Worker (with driving)

  • Full time
  • £21,014 – £22,386
  • Regular travel across Scotland with additional days at the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 1st July 2022

Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward-thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

PlayTalkRead is a Scottish Government Early Years campaign aimed at promoting positive parenting to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development, and attainment.

Are you a fun and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a high-energy team? Do you like to travel? Are you passionate about making a positive impact on families and understand the importance of parent and child relationships? Then this may be the job for you.

We are recruiting for a Play Worker who will have driving responsibilities to join the PTR Roadshow. This post will form part of a new team within the wider service and focus on activities to support the early development of speech and language through play.

As part of our new playworker team, you will travel across Scotland to deliver sessions for children and families, ensuring that parents and carers receive evidence-based information about ages and stages of early language and communication development that they can directly link to guidance, tips, and activities that support their child at each stage.

You will work with partners to identify families most in need of this support, work with schools to deliver parent workshops, and work with the wider PTR team to promote the overall ethos of PTR.

Having the right mindset, attitude and approach are as important for us as having the right experience and skills. We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mindset, we would welcome an application from you.

Candidates must be over 25 years old, have held a Category B UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years, and have their car.

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PlayTalkRead Play Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,400
  • Regular travel across Scotland with additional days at the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 3rd October 2021

Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

PlayTalkRead is a Scottish Government Early Years campaign aimed at promoting positive parenting in order to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Smart Play Network to join our PlayTalkRead Roadshow team!

We are seeking a fun and enthusiastic individual to be part of our play worker team to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities. As a key member of the play worker team you will also be responsible for supporting the drivers our converted vehicles to and from locations across Scotland.

You will be passionate about making a positive impact on families and understand the importance of parent and child relationships. You will have a flexible approach to work and be confident and self-motivated with an upbeat, positive personality and be a strong team player.

Working away from home is an integral part of the role. As part of programme delivery some weekend work will be required, such as attendance at events.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills.

You may be offered the opportunity to learn to drive our fleet of large vehicles including: a double-decker bus, converted box van and sensory HGV Lorry (conditions apply). You will be expected to drive the project Van.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Candidates must be over 21 years old, have held a Category B UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and have their own car. If you would like to be considered for driver training to drive our larger vehicles you must be over 25 years old.

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PlayTalkRead Play Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,400 – £22,400
  • Regular travel across Scotland with additional days at the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 9th February 2022

Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

PlayTalkRead is a Scottish Government Early Years campaign aimed at promoting positive parenting in order to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment.

Are you a fun and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a high energy team? Do you like to travel? Are you passionate about making a positive impact on families and understand the importance of parent and child relationships? Then this may be the job for you.

Our PlayTalkRead Roadshow travels across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities.

As a key member of the play worker team you will also be responsible for driving our converted vehicles to and from locations across Scotland (full training will be given). Working away from home is an integral part of the role and offers a great opportunity to see Scotland while making a difference!

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Candidates must be over 25 years old, have held a Category B UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and have their own car.

If you would like an informal chat about the Play Worker role please call us on 0131 652 2655 or email us at recruitment@smartplaynetwork.org

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PlayTalkRead Project Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,840
  • Edinburgh (office/hybrid)
  • Closing 10th April 2022

Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

PlayTalkRead is a Scottish Government Early Years campaign aimed at promoting positive parenting in order to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment.

Are you a highly organised individual who enjoys working as part of a high energy team? Do you enjoy communicating with a diverse range of people? Are you interested in supporting the delivery of a national roadshow that benefits children and young people? Then this may be the job for you.

As a member of the PlayTalkRead office team you will assist the Programme Coordinator in the day-to-day delivery and operations of the PlayTalkRead Roadshow.

This office based role is vital in supporting our Play Worker team who travel across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities on our fleet of bespoke vehicles to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities. Your individual skills and interests will be utilised by the Programme Coordinator to ensure our Play Worker team have the information they need to deliver sessions across Scotland.

For full details please read the attached job description.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

If you would like an informal chat about this role please call us on 0131 652 2655 or email us at recruitment@smartplaynetwork.org

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PlayTalkRead Programme Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,500
  • Edinburgh (office/hybrid)
  • Closing 6th June 2022

Are you a highly organised individual who enjoys working as part of a high energy team? Do you understand the benefits of play and early intervention in a child’s development and wellbeing and want to coordinate and evaluate the delivery of a programme to support this? Do you have experience as a line manager of a small yet complex team? Then this may be the job for you.

As a lead member of the PlayTalkRead office team you will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery and operations of the PlayTalkRead Roadshow, including partnership working, scheduling locations, logistics and staff rotas plus evaluation and marketing of the service we provide.

This office based role is vital in supporting our playworker team who travel across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities on our fleet of bespoke vehicles to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities. You will delegate tasks and responsibilities to our wider office team to utilise individual skills and interests to ensure our Play Worker team have the information they need to deliver sessions across Scotland.

For full details please read the attached job description.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Candidates must be over 25 years old, have held a Category B UK driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and have their own car.

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