Work With Us

The Toy Library is a fun and inspiring place to work, whether its a paid role or volunteering opportunity you’re looking for. We’re a friendly and professional team and you can be sure of a very warm welcome and plenty of help and support throughout your time with us.

Two new playworker posts are currently available due to a grant from BBC Children in Need.

We are seeking skilled, experienced and suitably trained candidates with a track record in community-based playwork to join our team and run after-school and holiday programmes for children aged 5 – 13 years in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Project Lead Playworker 18.5 hours per week £24,472 p.a. pro rata (£12,236)

This person will have leadership and supervisory skills and experience as well as an understanding of child-led and child-centred play.  Experience of working in a community setting alongside volunteers and in partnership with local agencies is essential .  NVQ Level 3 qualification in the child workforce and at least 2 years experience of working in a community setting alongside volunteers and parent helpers is required.

 

Inclusion Support Playworker 18.5 hours per week £22,212 p.a. pro rata (£11,106)

This person will be a Playworker with experience of supporting children with additional needs to access play opportunities alongside their peers. NVQ Level 3 qualification in the child workforce and at least 2 years experience of working in a community setting alongside volunteers and parent helpers is essential.

We have high expectations for these posts; not only that the successful applicant will have the necessary skills, training and experience but also that they can show and maintain passion and commitment to making a difference for the children in this community. All staff are subject to criminal background checks in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Child Protection Policy.

For more information and an application pack call us on 0115 9753898 or email andy@toy-library.co.uk.

Closing date for all applications is noon on Friday 20th October 2017 with interviews on Wednesday 25th October 2017.

Volunteers

Volunteers are welcome at the Toy Library as they bring us new skills and perspectives and boost our contact with the local community we serve.  We can offer opportunities over a broad age range and cover both indoor and outdoor play.  As a volunteer you can expect to have a valued role in our organisation.  We expect all staff to work positively with volunteers and actively involve them in their work.

Many of our staff began as volunteers. Plus of course, volunteering with children is fun, rewarding and there’s never a dull moment.  Whether you have just a few hours every few weeks or can make a regular commitment to us at a session, we’d love to hear from you. You don’t necessarily need experience but you will be asked to an informal meeting with a member of staff and be subject to a criminal background check which we will arrange and pay for.   We will tell you everything you need to know when you come and see us.

To find out more about any of opportunities to get involved call us on 0115 975 3898
or email andy@toy-library.co.uk