Enhancing the lives of children and families within the Leeds area



Are you looking for working hours to fit around other paid employment or study or family commitments?

Are you looking for a job that offers valuable experience towards your future career?

Would you enjoy being part of a team which provides fun based leisure activities for disabled children / young people?

Then you might like to consider working for the Leeds Weekend Care Association.

Why work for Leeds Weekend Care Association?

LWCA is a registered charity offering short breaks to disabled and special needs children. We can offer;

  • Flexible working hours including weekends and/or weekdays
  • An above average hourly rate
  • Working as part of a team or 1:1 with clients
  • Training
  • Holiday Pay

Current vacancies

We currently have vacancies for careworkers/playworkers at our Weekenders Club.  Please note that for these roles extensive experience of working in a disabled  children’s/young people’s setting is essential. 

Weekend Work

Weekenders Club requires experienced careworkers/playworkers to work a minimum of 2 Saturdays at our Playscheme for Children and Young People with Disabilities, which is based in the Headingley/Kirkstall area of Leeds. (LS6).

The job involves working with children and young people with a variety of disabilities, aged between 5 and 18 years. It is essential that you have had extensive experience of working in a disabled setting (e.g. SILC School or an ongoing disability playscheme).

Hours of work are 9.30am to 5pm. Pay is £8.19 per hour + holiday pay at the statutory rate. We have 5 shutdown weekends per year when our playscheme is closed.

It is desirable (but not essential) that you have the appropriate qualification (minimum of NVQ Level 3 in playwork or childcare).

If you meet these criteria and are interested in applying for this position, please download an application pack: CAREWORKER JOB APPLICATION PACK 2015




Please note we are always seeking applicants for volunteering please refer to the relevant page on our Website.

Comments from past employees:

“Weekenders is an amazing opportunity to support local children and families who really need and greatly value your time. It’s hard to think of a more rewarding job that is possible to fit around study. It’s given me the opportunity to learn many life skills that will be invaluable to my future career.”

Yr. 1 BSc Physiotherapy Student

“Sick of working at unappreciative, underpaid jobs – good to find something rewarding, worthwhile and well paid.”

“I never thought I would find a student job that is so fun, has staff so friendly, and in which I could learn so much about myself and others. The best student job I could have wished for!”

Yr. 3 Speech & Language Therapy

“Working for Weekenders has allowed me to earn money whilst bringing happiness to others. The job allows you to have the privilege of meeting the wonderful individuals who happen to interact with the world differently because of the fabric of their existence. It has been a joy to work for such a brilliant Charity.”