Jobs - PlayBoard NI - Service Delivery & Development Coordinator

Closing Date:  Friday 21 February 2020 – 2:00pm

Job Role:  Development

Salary:  NJC Salary Scale SO1 pts: 23-25 (£26,999 – £28,785) per annum

Hours per week:  35

Closing Date:
Friday 21 February 2020 – 2:00pm

Job Role:
Development

Salary:
NJC Salary Scale SO1 pts: 23-25 (£26,999 – £28,785) per annum

Hours per week:
35

PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s play opportunities and experiences.

  • Do you have the drive and passion to support children & young people?

  • Do you want to help children & young people reach their full potential?

  • Then this is the job for you!

Main Purpose:

The Play Participation Officer will be responsible for delivering key training and play development activities as part of the Our Generation Project, supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The Our Generation Project brings together the expertise of 7 Partner organisations for the delivery of a project that seeks to:

  • Improve good relations in communities which have been impacted negatively by conflict through the development and delivery of youth and children’s programmes focused on mental wellbeing and resilience.

  • Ensure quality assurance of the delivery mechanisms, and develop mental health and resilience guidelines for youth focused organisations.

The Play Participation Officer (PPO) will work across Northern Ireland and the ROI as required to deliver PlayBoard’s Spaces to Be Community Development training with practitioners and deliver participative play sessions with children, young people, parents/carers and practitioners.

This role will be based at PlayBoard Head Office, 7 Crescent Gardens, Belfast.

The successful applicant will have:

Essential requirements:

  • Have attained a level 3 qualification in a relevant discipline i.e. playwork, youthwork, childcare or community development e.g. NVQ Level 3 Playwork.

  • A min of 2 years’ experience within the past 4 years of face to face delivery with Children & Young People and practitioners within a playwork, youthwork, childcare or education environment.

  • A min of 2 years’ experience within the past 4 years of delivering, developing and evaluating training and activity programmes aimed at children, young people and practitioners.

  • Experience in facilitating sessions with Children & Young People.

  • Experience of Writing reports e.g. progress reports / evaluation reports.

  • Demonstrate your Knowledge and understanding of the importance of Play for Children and Young People.

  • Contribute fully to the team effort to meet agreed objectives.

Benefits working for PlayBoard:

  • Flexible working

  • Competitive salary

  • Excellent pension package with Standard Life

  • Occupational sick pay subject to service

  • 24 days’ holiday per year plus 11 bank holidays

  • Committed management team giving continuous support.

The contract for this post will be up to 31st December 2022.

If you are a proactive person with the required skill set, want a job that makes a real difference to children & young people, takes pride and ownership in your contribution, have excellent attention to detail, tenacious and outgoing, we’re interested to hear from you.

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Peace IV - European Regional Development Fund

The post is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.