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.

Current vacancies

Office and Facilities Administrator

  • Full time
  • £23,475
  • On site: 22 Eyre Place Lane, Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd July 2024

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in 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.

As part of our fast-paced Office and Facilities team, you will be working together to provide a welcoming, friendly, positive and efficient service to our external members and internal colleagues.

With a wide range of shared responsibilities, no two days will be the same and you’ll thrive on multitasking, thinking creatively, and finding 'the Yardie way' to deliver excellent service.

You’ll not only cover our Reception and provide first class back office administrative support, you’ll also help us manage health and safety, hospitality, procurement and day to day maintenance across our whole organisation.

The Yard is all about adventures, why not join us and yours could start here. 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



  • Full time or Part time
  • £23,473
  • On site: Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th August 2024

The Yard is an award-winning charity that runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in Scotland. We offer disabled children and their siblings the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well-supported environment. Our services are known for their innovative and inclusive approaches, and our facilities are unique in Scotland.

Due to increasing numbers attending our services, we are looking to increase our team of Playworkers at The Yard Edinburgh.

Job details

Do you get a buzz from helping children and young people, creating laughter, mess and happy memories? If so, we think we have the ideal role for you.

We are looking for individuals who can initiate and support innovative and engaging play for disabled children and young people, focusing on their interests and needs.

If successful you will join our team of passionate and committed playworkers, delivering child-led, family sessions at our purpose-built site in Edinburgh. You’ll plan and deliver a range of play activities such as arts and crafts, loose parts play, den-building, sensory and water play. You’ll be an integral part of our team, with the opportunity for training and development. We are an accredited living wage employer and offer a wide range of benefits.

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