HEAD OF YOUTH AND PLAY SERVICE

£37,000 pa                                                            LONDON

Truly making a difference – leading day to day operations in a charity dedicated to improving the life chances of children and young people.

At Oasisplay, we run several exciting sites for children and young people, including a Kart Track, a Nature Garden and an Adventure Playground. We provide varied opportunities for children and young people to play, learn new skills and knowledge and develop confidence and self-esteem. We are managed by a voluntary management committee and funded by the London Borough of Lambeth, The National Lottery, BBC Children in Need, The Walcot Foundation and the City Bridge Trust.

As the Head of Play and Youth Service, you will directly lead the operations of all the sites, including an additional one due to join us in summer 2021. The sites are run via a committed team of site managers, play and youth workers, support staff and volunteers. You will provide inspiring and enthusiastic leadership as well as coaching and mentoring your whole team and you will be expected to provide ‘hands on’ support during busy times.You will also be responsible for the good financial management and administration of all the projects.

You should be a successful manager with significant experience in a children’s play centred organisation, education or other similar organisation, and will have worked with disabled and non disabled children and their families. You must have a strong belief in the right of all children to succeed. You should also hold a recognised qualification in playwork, youth work, childcare or education or be qualified through significance experience and willing to gain a qualification.  Evidence of successfully managing others is essential. 

You will be able to demonstrate good leadership, great communication and networking skills, excellent administration and organisational skills and sound knowledge of safeguarding policy and practice.

Oasisplay is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from disabled people. Please get in touch if you have any support or communication needs you would like to discuss with us.

Working days – Tuesday – Saturday during term time, Monday – Friday in school holidays ( flexible working will be considered)

Please follow the link here  to download the application pack from our website www.oasisplay.org.uk or contact info@oasisplay.org.uk for an application pack. Please make sure you read the full job description and ensure your application shows how you meet our specification. 

Closing date : Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 12.00 hours (midday). Interviews will be held in the week commencing 26th April. Start date for the successful candidate should be early June 2021. 

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33 Priory Grove, London SW8 2PD 020 7622 8756 info@oasisplay.org.uk oasisplay.org.uk

National Lockdown UPDATE

Due to the current lockdown restrictions Oasisplay will be closed until Monday 22nd February 2021. We will post any further updates here. If you have any questions regarding this please email info@oasisplay.org.uk

Registered charity number 1019629