Vacancy: Children’s Programme Facilitator (Maternity Cover)

Do you want to help build a world where everyone feels part of a community? 

Are you a creative, energetic person?

Do you have experience in using the power of play to help children develop socially, culturally, creatively and physically?

If you answered yes to all of the above, this could be the role for you!

We’re looking for a children’s programme facilitator with strong delivery experience, enthusiasm for children’s development, and experience in designing and delivering children’s activities using arts, physical activity, gardening and food play. The children’s programme facilitator reports to the Delivery Manager and works in a team alongside two children’s programme assistants.

This part-time post plays a vital role in growing and delivering our children’s programme. It is an exciting opportunity to support us to deliver our strategy by building excellent, trusting, and appropriate relationships with children and their parents/ guardians, as well as strong partnerships with volunteers, schools and other community organisations. This post will also act as point of contact for queries regarding our children’s programme via the generic inbox and various social media accounts.

Therefore, the successful candidate will have a high level of experience leading children’s play and education. If you are outgoing, creative, flexible and take initiative, this is a fantastic opportunity for you.

What we do

Time & Talents is a lively, busy community centre in the heart of Rotherhithe, London SE16.  Set in a leafy heritage building, and ‘T&T2’, our second venue in Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, we offer something for everyone. With a history of 134 years of supporting people of all ages in Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, we bring people together for mutual support, fun and friendship, with a wide range of services and activities for older people and other adults, along with children and families’ programmes and a range of volunteering projects.  We are at an exciting stage of development. Our income has grown substantially in recent years and this growth has enabled us to develop our programmes and activities to reduce loneliness and social isolation in the local community by supporting more older adults, children and families.

The role

In this role, you will:

  • Develop, deliver, and support a weekly, 10-hour programme of creative and physical activity
  • Broaden access to extra-curricular/cultural learning through play for local children aged 0-11

With the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Run and support weekly activities that enable local children of all backgrounds and abilities to access the same opportunities to develop socially, culturally, creatively and physically
  • Design and deliver Holiday Clubs during school holidays, coordinating lunches and breakfast packs for children and families to take home and working with partner organisations
  • Directly run and deliver some activities, and support volunteers and partners to deliver others
  • Maintain excellent two-way relationships with families and community partners
  • Ensure that care for the child is put at the heart of all activities and that high standard, safe activities are delivered
  • Design and deliver digital activities for children to take part in at home including considerations of digital access and literacy

About you

You are passionate about the power of community to connect and support people, and you like to work in collaboration with others. You are creative and excited to try new things, with a genuine commitment to children’s learning through play. You have energy and enthusiasm – a real people person, with demonstrable experience of leading informal creative children’s play and education across a range of ages (0-11) including nature and garden-based activities. You have an early years/ primary teaching qualification or a CWDC recognised, relevant Level 2 qualification, e.g. NVQ 2 in Playwork. You’re flexible, accountable, take responsibility, are highly organised and skilled in multitasking and balancing priorities. 

About us

We are an energetic, experienced, and passionate team of 17, with a strong sense of shared purpose and a lively sense of humour. You’ll have the chance to make a big contribution to a growing, ambitious and innovative organisation which has doubled its reach and impact in recent years.

This role is 3 days per week (22.5 hours), with flexibility for regular evening and occasional weekend working.

Time & Talents is wholly committed to inclusion and diversity, and to building a culture and environment where everyone is appreciated for the unique person that they are. We actively encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

If you would like an informal chat about the job, please email with your phone number and a suitable time for us to call.

The closing date is 09.00 on Monday 15th November; interviews the weeks commencing 22nd and 29th November

TO APPLY: A complete job description and person specification are online at CharityJob; all applications must be submitted through CharityJob. Send a CV and a cover letter of no more than two sides of A4, explaining why you want the job and how your experience relates to the job description and person specification.

IMPORTANT: We’ll use cover letters to assess applications alongside CVs. Please ensure you take the time to include a well-written cover letter as detailed above. We won’t assess applications without one.

COVID-19: the safety and wellbeing of our current and future employees remains a top priority, therefore while interviews are planned to be in-person, they will be conducted remotely by video if necessary.