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Sessional Playworker WCC250884

Job Details:

Salary Range: £12.48 per hour

Work Location: 27 Tresham Crescent, London NW8 8TW

Hours per week: Various

Contract type: Casual

DBS check: Enhanced DBS Check

Closing date: This is a rolling advert

Contact details for an informal discussion: Saman Connor, Business Support Lead on 0207 641553 or via email on sconnor1@westminster.gov.uk or Michael Rideout via email on mrideout@westminster.gov.uk 

About Us:



Children’s Services in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories where courageous and inspiring professionals bring everything to their work.


Sometimes this even includes heartbreak. Shofa is a shining example. Shofa’s brother suffered with his mental health and died tragically young.  She uses his memory as motivation to give Westminster Youth Council members the opportunity to have a voice and get involved in decision-making.  This passion resulted in her innovation:  The Westminster Youth Market.  Here local teenagers learn about entrepreneurship and develop their personal skills. This is an inclusive platform where everyone’s contribution and abilities are celebrated. Inspired by a promising life cut short, Shofa believes that without vision there is no direction and every young person should be supported to realise their dreams.

The Role:

As a Sessional Play Worker, you can make your own powerful contribution to the lives of children and young people with disabilities, supporting them as they develop social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional skills. As part of Westminster’s ‘Team of the Year’, you will assist in delivering a varied programme including sports and games, arts and crafts and other activities on site and in the community, and will plan and supervise family days and trips out. Expect to work collaboratively with other professionals such as occupational therapists and social workers, as well as parents and carers, and to extend your professional learning and development within a close-knit, child-centred team who share the goal of making children happy. 


Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’ll have experience of working with children and young people, including those with learning disabilities, autism or complex health needs.  Familiarity with safeguarding is essential. You’ll also be aware of the needs of children from different cultures, ethnic and religious backgrounds. As a minimum, you should hold a Level 3 NVQ qualification in play work, child development, childcare or a related discipline, while training in paediatric first aid or moving and handling would be a plus. The flexibility to work evenings and weekends is essential.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. There are 250,000 diverse residents, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people working here every day.  Our mission is to create city for all. We’re an organisation that wants the very best for our residents:  a supportive and safe environment, the chance to grow and learn throughout their lives, to build fantastic careers in world-leading industries, to have access to high-quality, affordable housing and to retire into the community with dignity and pride.


We want Westminster to be a place you can make the most of your talents and thrive as an individual. That’s why we’re proud to have won Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative in the 2020/21 Business Culture Awards.  By being the best you can be, you’ll help us adapt to the changing needs of our organisation and communities.  As a progressive and innovative organisation, we welcome applications from candidates keen on working in an agile environment with flexible conditions.


At Westminster City Council, we are passionate about our aim to be an inclusive workplace for all that reflects the communities we serve, and we believe everyone is valued. We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and those with hidden or visible disabilities. We’re committed to ensuring all our staff – regardless of gender, age, religion, sexuality, ethnicity or disability – can succeed. We value diversity and appreciate that people work in different ways. So, as a Timewise employer we work to provide flexible working arrangements and an empowering environment that enables you to be your best, that is the Westminster Way.

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