Work with us at Playskill


We are looking for a Deputy Director, an experienced HCPC registered Senior [ band 7 or above] Paediatric Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team, for the charity Playskill, with pre-school age children, currently working in play based settings in locations Watford and Hemel Hempstead on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. The post would initially be 10 hours a week term time only for a short term contract of 6 months, but the charity is expanding rapidly and we envisage the Deputy Director playing a key role in our exciting expansion plans working alongside the Director closely, with potential to become a Co-Director within the year if the post is successful. Line-management of staff is an essential requirement of the post.

Excellent communication skills are required as the post-holder will be speaking to outside agencies and funders about the work of Playskill. Intimate knowledge of the charity is a significant advantage in this role, with excellent organisation skills for a challenging role supporting the growing office team. Applicants need to be fit for pre-school based group work, including movement of equipment.

£24.25  per hour. DBS and references required.  Deadline for applications: Tuesday 14th January 1pm. Interview date: Friday 17th January AM.

Contact [email protected]/ cc to  [email protected] [over Christmas break] for an application form and Job description .  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 2019?

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]. 

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