Job vacancy: Play Coordinator, The Royal Parks

Location: The Regent’s Park – London
Closing Date: 04/03/2019
Salary: £26,700 – £32,539 pro rata
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Department: Fundraising & Engagement
Hours Per week: 21.5
Length of Contract: 3 years

Are you passionate about providing children with access to engaging and inclusive places to play? Do you have the necessary experience and skills to coordinate an inspiring outdoor play project with the local community?

If the answer is yes, then The Royal Parks would love to hear from you.

About us

London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. They are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year and provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.

The Royal Parks are Hyde Park, The Green Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Bushy Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, and Kensington Gardens. We also manage other important open spaces in the capital including, Brompton Cemetery, Victoria Tower Gardens, Canning Green and Poet’s Corner, and we maintain the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.

The Royal Parks is a registered charity, number 1172042, created in March 2017 to manage 5,000 acres of historic Royal parkland across London. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.

About the role

Working with partner London Play, The Royal Parks are embarking on an innovative three-year Play Programme engaging local communities with outdoor play. This initiative, funded by the London Marathon Charitable Trust, will be delivered alongside capital works to complete the renovation of the Greenwich Park playground and the construction of an innovative new natural playground at Gloucester Gate in The Regent’s Park.

This is a unique opportunity to develop, coordinate and support the delivery of a bespoke play programme to support and encourage all children ‘out to play’.

About you

We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced Play Coordinator who understands the complexities of working with children and communities and is keen to grasp this amazing opportunity to create a sustainable play programme with our project partner London Play.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to build strong relationships with colleagues, partners and local communities. You will have excellent project management skills with a focus on delivering a high quality and impact led play initiative for The Royal Parks.

To apply

For further information and to apply, please visit The Royal Parks website

If you have any queries about the role or the application process, please contact vacancies@royalparks.org.uk.

You will be asked to submit your CV and a Cover Letter (no more than 1 page), describing how your skills and experience meet the relevant criteria described in the Person Specification.