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

  • Full time
  • £20,400
  • Regular travel across Scotland with additional days at the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 19th September 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.