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:
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:
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.