Work with us at Playskill


Playskill is award winning charity which is seeking to recruit a dynamic & energetic person to help us develop our corporate, community and trust fundraising. The post holder will have skills and experience in soliciting high level donations, as well as being able to demonstrate excellence in proposal writing skills. Playskill is looking for someone who can hit the ground running, and who has ideally worked within a similar role or can demonstrate the relevant skills and experience required in the job description.  You will be confident working independently and will have a pro-active, can-do approach to your work. You will have excellent communication skills, and will lead a team with 2 other part time fundraisers.

A full driving licence and use of a car is required for this position, as you will be required to complete some travel for events and meetings ( expenses are covered). 

 The job will involve some home working, with some events and meetings on weekends and evenings. IT skills are essential, plus access to a computer and the internet. 

 Part-time role 20-30 hours per week.  Hours are flexible with reduced hours in school holidays, daytime term time availability is essential on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.  Rate between £11-£16 per hour, depending on experience. 

 DBS and references essential.  Membership of the Institute of Fundraising is desirable. 

 Informal visits welcomed Tuesday 26th February and  Monday 4th March.

Deadline for applications Thursday 7th March midnight.

Interviews Monday 11th March pm.

 Contact Claire Duggett for an application form with a CV to [email protected] or call for more information 07572 465504

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Playskill is an award winning, growing children’s charity. As a result of the growth of our organisation we are looking to recruit a co-ordinator for our volunteers who will  recruit, manage and support the workforce and grow it to support further fundraising events and groups as the charity grows.

Experience of people management is essential.

The applicant will need to understand working with children with special needs, and the training required for this and work flexibly between bases in Watford and Hemel Hempstead etc, and work from home as required. Work will be sessional 13 weeks per term, 10 hours per week at £13 per hour. DBS and references required.

Informal visits welcomed Tuesday 26th February and  Monday 4th March.
Deadline for applications Thursday 7th March midnight.
Interviews Monday 11th March pm.

Contact Claire Duggett for an application form [email protected].  Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or [email protected]

Charity No. 1122745.  Funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Trustee Vacancies

Are you looking for a fresh challenge for 2018?

If so, we are currently recruiting for TRUSTEES for Playskill

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child.

Financially sound and with good governance we are now poised for a period of expansion.

We are looking for experienced, skilled and capable people to join our Trustee team. We are looking for candidates who will bring new skills in all areas but particularly Finance and in Fundraising and Marketing.  Candidates who will enjoy and add value to our current team of Trustees.

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in Society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at [email protected] and copy in [email protected] and let us know a little about yourself.  

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references.

Please visit our website to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone please call 07572 465504. 

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for new Shining Stars to join our successful volunteering team. 

We would be grateful if you could share these vacancies with anyone you think may be interested.   

 We are a very friendly team and this is also a great way to gain new skills and be part of something very special.  Volunteers can claim mileage and bus fares.  We also offer training and development opportunities. Due to the nature of our work all our volunteers will have an informal interview, DBS check and we also take 2 references.  

For further information on any of these vacancies please contact our Team and Training Co-ordinator, Claire Duggett at [email protected]. 

Click here to see our voluntary vacancies