Jobs at Islington Play Association

After school childcare

Jobs at Islington Play Association

Paradise Park Children's Centre

Jobs at Islington Play Association


Working at IPA is challenging but fulfilling. We have high expectations of our staff and we support them to be the best that they can be. We like you to continue your personal development and will try to help you to go on to further study and gain new experiences as part of your work with us. Staff need to be flexible and adaptable as no two days are ever the same when you are working with children.

There are five core competencies required for any role within IPA. You will be:

  • Resourceful
  • Innovative
  • Committed to our values
  • Reflective
  • An advocate for play

There are a further two required for frontline workers: You will be:

  • Responsive
  • Dynamic


**IPA is currently hosting Islington’s Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum and we are recruiting**

CYPVSF Development Worker

The Islington’s Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum is committed to facilitating strong statutory and voluntary and community sector partnerships, improving the practice of delivering services and responding to the changing needs of young people in Islington. We believe that this will be achieved by the continued provision of high quality, need-responsive organisations working with children and young people and the creation of new organisations/partnerships relevant to Islington’s issues.

We are looking to recruit a part time development worker who will work closely with the chair and executive to build relationships, facilitate networks and identify key themes and issues for the children and young people’s sector in Islington. You will communicate with stakeholders and work with them to develop case studies that will inform the work of the forum and form the basis of a community of practice that will enrich the sector.

This is an ideal opportunity to learn about the voluntary sector and put your community skills to work to make a real difference for children and young people.

POST: Development Worker (Part-time)
HOURS: 14 hours per week
SALARY: £25 per hour
LOCATION: Offices in Islington
RESPONSIBLE TO: Host Organisation (if currently employed) OR CYPVSF Executive (if consultant)

CYPVSF Development Worker Job Description and Application Information


Sessional Playworker Vacancies at Islington Play Association

POST: Playworker (Sessional)
HOURS: As and when
SALARY: £11.43 per hour, including holiday pay
LOCATION: Various venues and adventure playgrounds throughout Islington
RESPONSIBLE TO: Playground Coordinator

Islington Play Association is a vibrant, proactive children’s charity. Our aim is simple – to create, provide, improve and protect places for the children of Islington to play. Play is what children do when they are allowed freedom to explore their world. Our Adventure Playgrounds are unique exciting places to work where no two days are the same. Expect to be amazed and inspired by the depth and breadth of the innovative and original ideas of children at play.

We are looking for creative, playful people to become part of the teams at our adventure playgrounds and early years setting. This post would suit someone who wants to work flexibly on an as and when basis. We particularly need sessional playworkers in the school holidays, and have some opportunities during term time.

To find out more about this role, contact us on:
Phone: 020 7607 9637

Sessional Playworker Job Description
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**Applications for Sessional Playworkers are accepted and considered on an on-going basis throughout the year**

If you are interested in applying for the role, please email a completed form to or post to Paradise Park Children’s Centre, 164 Mackenzie Road, London, N7 8SE

35% increase in the number of children attending our sites in 2016 Source: Annual Report 2016