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Playscheme Workers/Senior Playscheme Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberlour Options Ayrshire
  • Closing 5th May 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd April 2021
  • £9.54 - £11.27 per hour


Our Aberlour Options Ayrshire service is a busy respite care unit for children and young people with special needs. As well as providing short residential breaks the service offers outreach to families and also manages and runs after school clubs and playschemes during the school holidays.

We are looking to recruit to our summer playscheme programme. Our Playscheme runs 6 days per week, Monday to Saturday, during the school holidays. You will work flexible hours as part of a team providing a programme of fun-filled activities and outings. Some previous experience in this area is preferred. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and work hard are essential. To allow us to provide a consistent, quality service it is desirable that applicants commit to working up to 5 days per week during the summer school holidays for a minimum of 12 hours per week. There will be an opportunity to work additional hours up to full time hours. Shifts are variable and cover days, evenings and weekends. Days will be given in advance. Our playschemes run in both Ayr and Girvan and staff may be expected to work at both sites. Mandatory training dates for staff will be arranged in advance of the playscheme commencing.

Depending on experience you may be offered the post of Senior Playscheme Worker, which would be paid at the higher hourly rate.

If you would like to discuss this post please contact Lauren Duncan on 07772 226641.

Application notes

If you feel this is the right challenge for you please go to our website where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail:

Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

Applications to be returned by: noon on Wednesday 5 May 2021

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 10 May 2021

A Scottish Guarantee Co No: SC312912

Scottish Charity No. SC007991