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About the organisation

Islington Play Association

Islington Play Association is a vibrant, proactive children’s charity based at several locations around Islington, including Paradise Park Children’s Centre and six adventure playgrounds. Our aim is simple: to create, improve, promote and protect opportunities for the children of Islington to play.

Do you enjoy playing sports and/or being outdoors’ Islington Play Association is a local children’s charity that runs six adventure playgrounds, a children’s centre and a number of play focussed projects across the London Borough of Islington. We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic Sports & Outdoor Games Playworker volunteer to take a lead in running sports and outdoor games sessions for children aged 6+ on our adventure playgrounds.

Role Aim: 

• Assist in the well-being of the children who use the project

• Help provide for the social, emotional, physical and recreational needs of children by establishing and maintaining a safe, creative and stimulating environment for play

• Help provide appropriate activities for children, reflecting an understanding of children’s individual needs

• Work co-cooperatively with parents/carers and the staff team to ensure the child’s needs are met


• Promote children’s development through play and interaction using a wide range of activities, particularly sports and outdoor games.

• To contribute to the promotion of anti-discriminatory practice in terms of race, gender and disability

• To help ensure that the building and site are clean and secure and that all play equipment is well maintained and in a safe condition.

Skills needed: 

Enthusiasm for working with children


- Internal safeguarding induction (Internal)

- Safeguarding & Information Sharing Foundation (Islington Council)

Timbuktu Adventure Playground Lumpy Hill Adventure Playground Toffee Park Adventure Playground
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Term-time - Monday, 3.30pm – 6.30pm - Tuesday, 3.30pm – 6.30pm - Wednesday, 3.30pm – 6.30pm - Thursday, 3.30pm – 6.30pm - Friday, 3.30pm – 6.30pm - Saturday, 12.00pm – 5.00pm