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Playranger (Casual)
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: D2/19/103683
  • Published: Wed 10/07/2019, 11:23 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 22/08/2019, 18:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £9.09 per hour inclusive of accrued holiday entitlement
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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Playranger (Casual)


Salary: £9.09 per hour inclusive of accrued holiday entitlement.

Hours per week: casual appointment – hours available between 3.00pm and 6.00pm daily on a rota basis plus additional events

Guildford Borough Council has immediate opportunities available for play workers to deliver our outdoor community play opportunities for children and young people. The Guildford Playranger service is looking for highly motivated and organised individuals who are able to advocate for and demonstrate the value and importance of good quality, outdoor play opportunities for children in the borough.

The Playranger team assist in the day-to-day delivery of the Playranger service, providing accessible and challenging outdoor play opportunities in local parks and open spaces across the borough. The Guildford Playranger sessions have an overall aim to encourage, support and widen accessibility to opportunities for children within the borough to play freely and enjoy the benefits of playing in the outdoors in their own community. The primary age range of children for this service is five to twelve years.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in working with children or young people and hold a valid driving license. In addition, a level 2 or 3 qualification in playwork, childcare or youth related discipline is desirable but not essential. Knowledge and experience in sports and bush craft activities is also beneficial.

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate an understanding of the Playwork Principles and have a passion for working with children from diverse communities through supporting their play.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake essential training and will have access to a range of extra training opportunities related to the role.

The role is varied over the course of the year and you will be expected to deliver outdoor play sessions, events and activities in all weathers.

CV’s will not be considered. A completed application is required. This post requires an enhanced DBS disclosure for regulated activity working with children. Guildford Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Amanda Pick, Play and Youth Development Officer on 01483 444764 or email