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Are you looking for Weekend Work at a Children’s Disability Playscheme?


Weekenders Club requires experienced Care Workers / Play Workers to work a minimum of 2 Saturdays in every 4, at our playscheme for children and teenagers with disabilities. From 1st June 2024 the playscheme is based at The Vinery Centre,20 Vinery Terrace, East End Park, Leeds, LS9 9LU.

The job involves working with children and teenagers 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 9.00am to 5.00pm, including a half hour unpaid lunch break. Pay is £12.72 per hour + holiday pay at the statutory rate. We have 5 shutdown weekends per year when our playscheme is closed.

Please note that for these roles extensive experience of working in disabled children’s/young people’s setting is essential.

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 and return by email to

Please Note: We are committed to the safeguarding of children and young people; a full enhanced DBS check will be required. We are committed to equality and diversity.

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Comments From Staff and Volunteers

“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.” – First year 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!” – Third year Speech and Language Therapy student

“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.”

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