Play Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,068 – £24,068
  • On site: Edinburgh office base with regular travel across Scotland
  • Closing 24th June 2024

  • Advertised from 7th June 2024
  • (including some weekends) £24,068 (fleet driver training must be completed within probationary period) or £23,068 (must have access to own car but will not be required to drive fleet vehicles)
  • Staff Benefits: Enhanced sick pay, Employee Assist Programme, Pension


Smart Play Network is a dynamic, forward thinking play organisation and charity supporting and delivering a range of play services in Scotland.

PlayTalkRead is a Scottish Government Early Years campaign aimed at promoting positive parenting in order to give children the best start in life and a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment.

Are you a fun and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of a high energy team? Do you like to travel? Are you passionate about making a positive impact on families and understand the importance of parent and child relationships? Then this may be the job for you.

Our PlayTalkRead Roadshow travels across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities to inspire and support parents and carers to interact with their babies and little ones through fun, simple and inexpensive activities.

As a key member of the play worker team you will travel to locations across Scotland. Working away from home is an integral part of the role and offers a great opportunity to see Scotland while making a difference!

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills.

We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

When applying, please refer to the job details for full list of essential and advantageous criteria.

Application notes

When applying, please refer to the job details for full list of essential and advantageous criteria.

If you would like an informal chat about the Play Worker role please call us on 0131 652 2655 or email us at

How to Apply: A link to our online application form and full job details can be found at: We also accept CVs but may ask you to submit further details.

Closing date: 24th June 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Stage 1 phone interview. Successful candidates will then be invited to a Stage 2 interview in person, dates to be confirmed.