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Support Playworker

Application Deadline:
24 June 2024 at 08:00:00





Part-time opportunities in Edinburgh area.
Shifts: 7 hours (Monday to Thursday 9am – 4pm).

About the Role

Our Playscheme enables children and young people aged between 5-18 years old with support needs and learning disabilities to have a stimulating inclusive play with an emphasis on young people having fun and developing their confidence. Our service provides families & carers with a short break in the school holidays and gives children the opportunity to interact and engage with others in an active, creative and sensory environment. - Paid training is provided.


Casual hourly rate: £12 per hour

Scheme Dates 2024: 

  • Summer: 1st July – 9th August 2024

  • October: 14th October - 18th October 2024

Scheme Dates 2025:

  • February: 17th February - 21st February 2025

  • Easter: 7th April – 18th April 2025 


Do you want to make a real difference to children and young adults in your community?

Our Playscheme team in Edinburgh is looking for enthusiastic individuals to provide ongoing seasonal support to children and young people aged between 5-18 years old with support needs and learning disabilities. We are looking for support workers who share The Action Group’s values and who are great communicators. The ideal candidate would be patient and practical, and also have a sense of fun. You need to be energetic, creative and have great attention to detail.

Applying Information


To apply, please read the job description and complete the application form.


Do you have questions before applying? Send us an email to


Please send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities forms to

HSF Health Plan to all our Full-time & Part-time employees


Good annual leave entitlements

TAG Rewards – our exclusive discounts and savings programme

Travel time payable where applicable

Ongoing support, training and development opportunities

Mileage allowance where applicable

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Golden Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Silver Employer 2022

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.  For more information, please contact our Equality Network:


Some posts are covered by exemptions listed in schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.


We value the privacy of our job applicants.  To find out more, please read our privacy statement.

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