Job Opportunity – Play Leader


Play Leader – Braintree, Essex

4 hours per week during Saturday Club and

6 hours per day during Easter and Summer school holiday clubs.

Saturday – 9.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. and holiday clubs 9.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.



Registered Charity


Braintree District Mencap Society offers short break respite to children and young people in the Braintree District who have a learning disability between the ages of 5 – 19 years.  The service has been running since 1996 and was last inspected by Ofsted in August 2012.




An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Play and Activity Scheme as a Play Leader.  The successful candidate will be responsible for:


  • Supervising staff and volunteers.
  • Supervising the children and protect them from dangerous or harmful situations
  • Following safeguarding procedures
  • Responding to each child’s individual needs.




We are looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal skills enabling them to communicate effectively with the children, parents and colleagues.  Strong organisational skills are essential as the successful candidate will be required to undertake planning.  A minimum of Level 3 qualification in Childcare or equivalent is required for this role.


Additional Information


An enhanced CRB check will be undertaken prior to appointment.


Closing date:           28th June 2013


How to apply


An application form, job description and person specification are available by calling Braintree Mencap on 01376 326302 or email