Playworker, West Hampstead and Camden

Club or setting:PACE
Location:Fortune Green Playcentre, West Hampstead and Fairfield Paycentre, Camden
Hours:17.5 hours per week, term time (41 weeks per annum) and 35 hours per week during school holidays (11 weeks), Monday to Friday. 
Job title:Playworker
Salary:£16,474 qualified/£15,270 unqualified per annum
Closing date:12 November 2023


Help us plan and deliver high-quality, inclusive play services at our Fairfield Playcentre in the heart of Camden Town. If you are passionate about supporting the wellbeing of children and delivering exceptional play experiences, this could be the role for you!



What to expect in this role


Day-to-day, you’ll help plan and deliver socially inclusive, fun and educational play services that promote children’s participation, well-being and happiness. You will also make sure children can explore a wide range of positive activities and develop friendships.

Activities include arts and crafts, sports, field trips, simple cooking, educational activities, and imaginative play. You will also inspect play equipment, implement safeguarding and safety policies, support children with personal needs, administer medication and other duties as required.

As part of this role, you will work from 3:00pm to 6:30pm on weekdays during term time at our After School Club. During the School Holidays, you will have a 7-hour shift between 8am and 6pm. 

The person we are looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible people with experience working with children and young people in an inclusive setting. If you are creative, a team player and an effective communicator, we’d love to hear from you.

About PACE:

We are a local, grass-roots charity providing high-quality, inclusive play services in Camden to children aged 2 to 18 years.

Our team is what makes our work possible, and we look for passionate, experienced team members to ensure we deliver exceptional services to our community. In return, we offer an extensive package of benefits including:

  • free sessions for your children while on duty,
  • the London Living Wage,
  • 5% contribution to your pension,
  • flexible leave arrangements,
  • 6 days paid sick leave (pro rata),
  • ongoing professional development and training,
  • Cycle to Work Scheme,
  • employee assistance programme

We like to have our staff grow with us and promote from within. We are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and recruit team members in line with our policy statement on Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

For full job advert, job description and application form and how to apply please visit our website:


Date posted: 17 October 2023