Playworker with special responsibility for food and cooking.

  • Organisation: Baltic Street Adventure Playground
  • Salary: circa £19,500 pro-rata
  • Salary info: Initial Term: 3 month trial followed by 1 year rolling, if confirmed. Commitment: 23 hrs per week, overtime in school holidays expected min. 100hrs per annum, subject to availability of funding. Compensation: £12,588 per annum (circa £19,500 pro rata) with overtime during the school holidays at £10.50ph, subject to availability of funding
  • Status: Part time
  • Closing date: 03/02/17
  • Location: 427 Baltic Street, Glasgow G40 3EU
  • Website:


This is a new role, created to both support the existing playwork team, and take special responsibility for food and cooking on site, supporting this area of activity to grow and thrive.

We are looking for a experienced, able person who is comfortable working outdoors in all weathers. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a passionate interest in food and cooking and preferably experience cooking outdoors and on campfires, whether for work or for fun.

Ideal candidate will be approachable, friendly and practical, interested in health, nutrition and well- being. They should be flexible and understanding, recognizing the significant cultural and emotional importance of food, we willing to encourage healthy eating whilst bearing in mind the sensitivity around dietary choices.

Candidates will be expected to undertake an initial period of quiet observation on site and some community outreach work with the Community Coordinator prior to commencing full duty.

Due to the unique nature of the organization and role, formal qualifications in playwork or child care are not required, but training in relevant areas such as child-protection, first-aid and food safety are essential. Promising candidates without relevant training in essential areas will be expected to undertake training before commencing role.

This role is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Organisation profile:

Baltic Street Adventure Playground is a permanent outdoor child-led space, run on democratic principals established in 2013. It is place where children’s needs come first, and where they are enabled and supported to take an active role in all aspects of playground life. Baltic Street is currently staffed by two experienced playworkers, who manage much of the day to day operation. They are supported by a diverse volunteer team and small board.

Application notes:

A job description and person specification is available for download below.

Please apply with a brief CV and a letter describing your interest in the role. This should be sent to  no later than 3rd of February. All suitably motivated and experienced applicants will be invited to interview, and may be invited to join a play session as part of their application process. 

Please inform us of the length of any notice period on current employment or voluntary commitments which would impact on your start date. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

We are also recruiting for other roles (please see goodmoves website for more detail) and we welcome applications from suitably experienced candidates wishing to take on more than one role.


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