By Cait Sweeney at

Oxfordshire Play Association (OPA) are currently delivering a 3 year, BBC Children In Need Funded, Play Ranger project during the School Holidays at Rose Hill in Oxford.

We are looking for a Playworker or an Organisation to help us deliver our 2018 Summer Holiday sessions

We will be delivering 12 sessions during the Summer Holidays on the following dates;
Tuesday 31/7, Wednesday 1/8 and Thursday 2/8
Tuesday 7/8, Wednesday 8/8 and Thursday 9/8
Tuesday 14/8, Wednesday 15/8 and Thursday 16/8 and
Tuesday 21/8, Wednesday 22/8 and Thursday 23/8

These will be open access sessions which will run from 11am until 3pm. The Rose Hill Play Rangers will provide fun and positive Play opportunities within a Safe and Supportive environment in the heart of the estate. This project will increase Childrens opportunities to Play whilst promoting Positive Activities and Behaviours, Increased Levels of Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles.

The Oxfordshire Play Association is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Registered Charity Number 1160320) and has been delivering a Countywide service across Oxfordshire since 1974.

Our Vision is to ‘Improve Lives Through Play’

Our Mission Statement is to ‘Champion and support the rights of all Children and Young People to have access to high quality, inclusive, Play opportunities to promote their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing’

We are currently looking to recruit a Playworker or an Organisation to help us deliver these sessions for which a fee of £900 will be payable.
(£12.50 per hour)

The role will involve;
Planning and delivering 12, four hour sessions in the Summer School Holidays in Rose Hill offering a range of varied, engaging and Playful activities.
Creating a setting and environment that promotes Play, Physical Activity, Healthy Lifestyles and Positive Behaviours
Working in partnership with the local Community and local Partner Organisations to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the local Community.
Promoting other services and activities available locally to those accessing the sessions.

These roles will involve working 6 hours per session (1 hour prep, 4 hours direct delivery and 1 hour clear up)

As this job involves working with Children and Young People it will be subject to an enhanced DBS / CRB check, satisfactory receipt of 2 references and completion of relevant Safeguarding Children and Young People Training.

We are unable to accept CV’s for the role, to request an application form please contact;

Martin Gillett, OPA Manager. T = 01865 779474 or E =

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