Play Worker with driving responsibility x 2

  • Full time
  • £20,400 – £22,450
  • Regular travel across Scotland with additional days at the Edinburgh office
  • Closing 2nd April 2019

  • Advertised from 12th March 2019
  • (260 days including some weekends)


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 driving 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.

This role also involves driving our fleet of vehicles including: a double-decker bus, single-decker bus and sensory vehicle. Training will be given during the 6-month probationary period.

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.

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 and 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 role and for full job details and an application form please call us on 0131 554 2620 or email send us an email.

Application notes

Please submit your CV plus a cover letter to explain why you would like to work for Smart Play Network and why you think you would be suitable for this role to by 12pm on 2nd April 2019

Stage 1 group assessment for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 12th April 2019

Stage 2 panel interviews for shortlisted candidates, dates to be confirmed