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Outdoor Play and Learning Development Manager

  • Part time
  • £27,000 pro-rata
  • Remote working/home working/hybrid- Occasional travel to Possilpark/ Scotland
  • Closing 28th July 2022

  • Advertised from 23rd June 2022
  • £10,800 Pro Rata for 14 hours per week


In 2016, after community led consultation and design collaboration with local children, we fundraised and built ‘The Natural Play Area’. We have around 160 children registered to play and deliver 300 plus, play-based activities each year.

Over the last three years we have transitioned from externally contracted play rangers to our own team of 3 part time Outdoor Play and Learning youth workers and 5 sessional Outdoor Play and Learning youth workers. We also have big plans - our current play area has become too small for all the kids who want to play – we have ambitions to take over a large plot of Vacant land next to our current site, and to work with the Children and our community to develop this into a purpose-built adventure playground and outdoor play and learning hub

About You

Do you enjoy developing projects and people? We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, motivated person to work hand in hand with our Play Delivery Manager to develop and grow our sustainable and Innovative Outdoor Play and Learning service for the children and families of Possilpark and the wider Canal ward communities.

  • We want someone who is passionate about community development, outdoor play and the essential role this has in children and young people’s lives.
  • We want someone who is passionate about development of projects, people, policy and process.

Application notes

Applications - must be received by 9am, Thursday 28th July

Shortlisting – Shortlisted candidates will be notified Monday 1st August

Interviews – will be held on Thursday 4th August

Post commences – Monday 5th Sept 2022 with a 4-week induction (in person and online)

This post is funded through Young Start - A grants program run by the Big Lottery Fund, which is distributing money from dormant bank accounts and aims to create opportunities for Scotland’s children and young people aged eight to 24 to help them realise their full potential.

To apply please email with a copy of your CV, and a covering letter as an attachment (1 side A4 maximum) detailing:

• Your available start date and workdays

• How your motivations, experiences, skills meet those outlined in the job description