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Play Assistant x 2

  • Part time
  • £25,796 – £30,057 pro-rata
  • Rachel House, Avenue Rd, Kinross & Robin House, 2 Boturich, Balloch
  • Closing 20th June 2023

  • Advertised from 23rd May 2023
  • Contract: Permanent Part-Time (16-20 hours per week - negotiable at interview)


Rachel House, Kinross - 35hrs per week

Robin House, Balloch - 30 hours per week


Do you believe in the power of play? Are you passionate about creating a variety of exciting play experiences for babies, children and young people and their families? Are you a person with the ability to engage and motivate people?

If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen within our organisation for Play Assistants. We are looking for dynamic and energetic people to join our Activities Teams, in both Robin and Rachel House. The candidates will be offered the chance to work with babies, children and young people and their families.

Key Responsibilities

As a Play Assistant, you will be part of a small team that will design and deliver a variety of play experiences and activities for children of all ages and abilities. You will be working in collaboration with other team members, services and agencies ensuring that life enhancing activities will enrich the leisure, play and educational needs for all the babies, children, young people and their families.

About You

You will have excellent communication skills and a friendly approachable manner. You should ideally have relevant post-qualification experience of working with children or young people with complex care needs and a variety of play experience. You should be confident in working autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

About CHAS

At CHAS, staff and volunteers work together as one team, focused on the common goal of reaching every family in Scotland who needs our support. We have a 3:1 ratio of volunteers to staff members in CHAS. All CHAS staff will at some point work with or alongside volunteers and will be expected to support volunteers.

Our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heart-breaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Play Assistant, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision.

Benefits of a Career at CHAS

• 35 days annual leave and progressively to 40 days after 5 years’ service. For applicants coming to CHAS from an existing NHS post, your accrued annual leave entitlement will be honoured.

• Free parking at all sites.

• Employee Referral Scheme.

• Essential Car User Allowance for certain job roles.

• Enhanced sick pay and progression to 26 weeks full pay. Twenty six and a half weeks, after 6 years.

Application notes

Further Information and How to Apply

Further information about the role and benefits of working for CHAS can be found in the attached documents.

For an informal chat about the position, please contact Donna Nicoll, Activities Coordinator, on 01577 865 777.

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR Team on 0131 444 3293 or by emailing

To be part of the future of CHAS, please go to our website via the links below and complete the online application form. Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s.

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check

Apply for Rachel House Kinross

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