The Yard
The Yard

Charity registered in Scotland SC002538

The Yard | SC002538

The Yard is a charity providing adventure play opportunities for disabled children, young people and their families in  the east of Scotland.


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Top job! Specialist Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £40,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th April 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.

We are seeking an experienced manager who will develop and manage a holiday playscheme and develop our year-round community of support for families in Edinburgh. To be considered for this role you will have experience of managing regulated care or support services to excellent care standards and the ability to develop and implement family support that will bring about real change for our families.

In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £35,000 to £40,000 with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.

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Playworker: Dundee

  • Part time
  • £18,990 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 28th June 2021

Playworkers plan, resource and deliver a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play activities at The Yard, including a range of activities such as arts and crafts, loose parts play and den building, as well as supporting our clubs to go on trips.

We are looking for people who can initiate and support opportunities for disabled children and young people, which are innovative and engaging for the children and young people involved, and truly led by their interests and needs.

In return, you will be working with a values-led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.

Read more about some of the benefits available to people who work at The Yard.

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Development Assistant

  • Full time
  • £18,360 – £21,600
  • Edinburgh with some home working
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The Yard is a Scottish charity supporting disabled children and young people (aged 0-25), and their families, through adventure play. We offer creative and inclusive play experiences in a well-supported environment, alongside wraparound support for the whole family. We have big aspirations and are looking for an assistant to join our small but successful development team, to provide vital support as we grow our presence across Scotland.

The role of Development Assistant is new at The Yard and will enable the successful candidate to gain experience across all functions within the development team, particularly in fundraising. We are looking for a positive and resilient team player, with excellent attention to detail, who is excited to begin a career in the third sector.

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Playworker

  • Part time
  • £18,990 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. In July 2016 we expanded our services to develop a weekend family service in Fife.

About the role

The purpose of this post is to work with a team of passionate committed playworkers to deliver sessions at our flagship premises in Edinburgh. The applicant will be expected to plan, resource and deliver a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play activities at The Yard, including a range of activities such as arts and crafts, loose parts play, den-building etc, as well as supporting our clubs to go on trips outwith The Yard.

We are looking for someone who can initiate and support opportunities for disabled children and young people that are innovative and engaging for the children and young people involved and truly led by their interests and needs.

You will be passionate about being part of a well-loved charity and ensure our brand values are reflected in all that we do.

We are recruiting for two playworker roles for 7.5 – 15 hours as part of a set rota, over Saturday to Monday with the potential for additional hours

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Play Team Leader (with focus on Early Years)

  • Full time
  • £22,579 – £26,500
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th June 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. In July 2016 we expanded our services to develop a weekend family service in Fife.

About the role

The purpose of this post is to supervise the planning and delivery of sessions and clubs run by The Yard. The applicant will be expected to effectively supervise, and deliver, with other members of the Play Team, a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play-based activities both on The Yard’s premises and in the wider community. This role will have a particular focus on our Early Years service.

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Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,185 – £26,100
  • Edinburgh with some home working
  • Closing 12th July 2021

The Yard is a Scottish charity supporting disabled children and young people (aged 0-25), and their families, through adventure play. We offer creative and inclusive play experiences in a well-supported environment, alongside wraparound support for the whole family. We have big aspirations and are looking for a talented Communications Officer to inspire support and engagement with our work.

Based in Edinburgh, you will work closely with the Communications Manager and will be responsible for supporting a range of communications functions across PR, marketing, social media, publications, advertising and internal communications.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as you will work with key staff to source, create and collate content for various audiences and channels to make our stories shine. Although part of a talented and supportive team, you will be expected to work independently as well as across teams to deliver the priorities of The Yard.

You will ideally have a proven track record of delivering excellent communication products in multiple formats, and a thorough understanding of the full spectrum of communication channels. Importantly, you will be passionate about being part of a well-loved charity and ensure our brand values are reflected in all that we do.

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Playworker: Dundee

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,240
  • Dundee
  • Closing 26th July 2021

Playworkers plan, resource and deliver a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play activities at The Yard, including a range of activities such as arts and crafts, loose parts play and den building, as well as supporting our clubs to go on trips.

We are looking for someone who can initiate and support opportunities for disabled children and young people, which are innovative and engaging for the children and young people involved, and truly led by their interests and needs.

In return, you will be working with a values-led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.

Read more about some of the benefits available to people who work at The Yard.

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Play Team Leader, Fife

  • Part time
  • £22,600 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 9th August 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. In 2016 we expanded our services to develop a weekend family service in Fife.

The purpose of this weekend post is to supervise the development, planning and delivery of our weekend sessions in The Yard Fife. The successful applicant will be one of two Play Team Leaders who lead, supervise, and deliver, with other members of the Play Team, a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play-based activities in The Yard’s Kirkcaldy premises. We seek individuals who can initiate and support opportunities for children and young people that are innovative and engaging for the disabled children and young people involved, and truly led by their interests and needs.

The role of the Play Team Leader is to supervise the services we run, and to ensure the following tasks are undertaken to the highest of standards:

  • To ensure the safety of the children within The Yard at all times; including the safe arrival and departure of children.
  • To engage children in creative play and the development of suitable activity plans for the different ages, abilities and interests of children
  • Liaise with the parents and carers of children and young people, schools and other organisations using The Yard’s services to ensure service satisfaction remains high
  • The supervision and effective management of play and volunteer staff.
  • The successful candidate may have experience working in childcare, early years, nursery, play, youth work or the care sector. You will be passionate about being part of a well-loved charity and ensure our brand values are reflected in all that we do.
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Finance Manager

  • Part time
  • £32,000 – £37,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh office based or hybrid working (part office, park home working)
  • Closing 15th September 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.

We are seeking a part time, 30 hours per week, Finance Manager who will work closely with the Executive and Senior Management team providing accurate and timely financial information on which decisions can be made. The successful applicant will oversee our finance function and ensure proper management of the Charity’s financial affairs. This is a hands-on role; preparing monthly management accounts with reports on cash flow and the break down between restricted and unrestricted funds a key responsibility. The role has management responsibility for a finance assistant, with dotted line responsibility for a finance administrator

In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £32,000 to £37,000 pro rata with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, mentoring from an external Finance Director, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.

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Finance Assistant

  • Part time
  • £19,000 – £21,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh office based or hybrid working (part office, park home working)
  • Closing 16th September 2021

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.

We are seeking a part time, 30 hours per week, finance assistant to join our Finance team. Working with one other part time finance assistant you will work closely with our fundraising and operations teams and external stakeholders such as families, schools and suppliers. You will provide excellent day to day financial administration using QuickBooks Online. While we will maintain segregation of responsibilities, over time you can expect to have experience of the full range of finance administration including accounts payable, accounts receivable, bank payment, bank reconciliation and payroll journal entries.

In return you’ll be working with a values led organisation where your colleagues are committed to delivering our purpose. Your salary will be in the range of £19,000 to £21,000 pro rata with a defined contribution pension and life assurance. We offer regular development, flexible working and a culture where we strive for each person to be recognised for their contribution.

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Support Worker

  • Full time or Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 20th April 2022

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services.

This role will be required during the Edinburgh School Holidays as well as to provide weekly one to one youth clubs based at The Yard Edinburgh. These services will be for children and young people with disabilities, including complex care needs.

The purpose of the role is to work as members of a team to deliver inclusive, social, recreational play activities such as arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor play.

Assisted by another staff member, you will be required to undertake personal care which may require the use of hoists, and other additional tasks associated with a child’s particular care needs.

Some of the key responsibilities are:

  • Play an active role in the set up, delivery and development of play and youth work provision, in line with the organisation’s values, aims and policies
  • Ensure an approach which has the child and/or young person at its centre
  • Encourage and enable children and young people with a range of disabilities and medical conditions to play and socialise in an inclusive way
  • Maintain and develop awareness of ongoing developments in play work, youth work and related areas
  • To work with children and young people as individuals and as part of a team
  • To assist and undertake personal care with individual children if required which may involve the use of hoists and or additional equipment.
  • Maintain and develop professional relationships with parents, carers and other organisations

If you are someone who understands the value of play, is creative, a real team player, and has experience working with disabled children and young people, we want to hear from you.

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Play Team Leader

  • Part time
  • £23,472 pro-rata
  • Kirkcaldy & Dundee
  • Closing 12th September 2022

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. Since we opened in 1986, our services have grown significantly, but we will always retain our holistic approach and ethos of child-centred and child-led play services. In July 2016 we expanded our services to develop a weekend family service in Fife.

The purpose of this post is to supervise the development, planning and delivery of our weekend sessions in The Yard Fife & Dundee. The successful applicant will be part of a team of Play Team Leaders who lead, supervise, and deliver (with other members of the Play Team) a range of inclusive social, recreational and adventure play-based activities in The Yard’s Kirkcaldy & Dundee premises. We are looking for individuals who can be innovative and create engaging activities to support children and young people, always led by their interests and needs.

The role of the Play Team Leader is to supervise the services we run, and to ensure the following tasks are undertaken to the highest of standards:

  • To always ensure the safety of the children within The Yard, including the safe arrival and departure of children
  • To engage children in creative play and the development of suitable activity plans for the different ages, abilities, and interests of children
  • Liaise with the parents and carers of children and young people, schools and other organisations using The Yard’s services to ensure service satisfaction remains high
  • The supervision and effective management of play and volunteer staff

The successful candidate may have experience working in childcare, early years, nursery, play, youth work or the care sector.

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Play Team Leader Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £26,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 30th November 2022

Is leading a team creating fun and friendship your super power?

If so we think we have your ideal role.

About the Role

As a Play Team Leader, you’ll supervise and deliver a range of inclusive, recreational and adventure play-based activities. Leading your team, you’ll create innovative and engaging activities supporting children and young people with additional support needs. You’ll also ensure all relevant compliance and service administrative tasks are completed.

Working at The Yard

When you work at The Yard, no two days are the same. Our innovative and adventurous play means we also encourage our staff to be fun, creative and to try new activities. We are always ready to hear your ideas, and we foster a diverse workforce where everyone’s skills and talents are put into each play session.

Our work environment is non-hierarchical, supportive and understanding and the team is highly passionate and committed to our mission. Personal development is encouraged and supported and regular training is provided.

We are an accredited living wage employer and offer a wide range of benefits.

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Service Manager

  • Part time
  • £36,000 – £40,000 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th December 2022

The Yard offers play and respite services for children and young people with additional support needs and their families. We design our services to support the whole family, building communities through our welcoming culture of inclusion. The Yard provides services to early years, schools, families, holiday, and youth clubs. In addition we offer expert training on play, inclusion and disability. The Yard creates beautiful havens for play for disabled children, but even more than that, opportunities for fun, friendship, and community building, support and a sense of belonging. Somewhere to feel safe, to take risks.

We are looking to for a Service Manager who is inspired by our ethos and is excited to bring their knowledge and experience to develop and deliver new services This will include developing and running a holiday support service for children with medically complex care needs. Other areas for service development include helping to deliver the Scottish Government’s aspirations outlined in The Promise and providing additional services for children and young people in receipt of Self Directed Support.

If you are excited to rise to the challenge, this role can be immensely rewarding.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build relationships with external partners and The Yard colleagues to develop and deliver new services in line with our strategic plan.
  • Hold the Care Inspectorate registered manager role for the holiday support scheme and ensure the service is compliant and improvement-focussed.
  • Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships including social workers, health professionals, university and colleges, head teachers, parents and carers.
  • Develop and manage the budget for services within their remit.
  • Contribute to the operational leadership and management of the organisation as a member of the senior management team.

The successful candidate will have experience of initiating and developing services and successfully leading and managing a diverse team.

Read more about some of the excellent benefits available to people who work at The Yard.

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