Work with us at Playskill

Paediatric Occupational Therapist [ Term time only / Part time]

Playskill is an award winning, growing children’s charity.  We are looking for an experienced Paediatric OT to join our multi-disciplinary team, for the charity Playskill, with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting. Fridays, term-time, 9am-12.15pm in Hemel Hempstead, Tuesdays 9am to 3.30pm  in Watford and Mondays from November 9-3.30pm for maternity cover [applicants can apply for either or both].

Qualified paediatric experience is an essential requirement.  You will have 3+ years’ experience in working with children under 5 years who have physical and complex needs and a range of associated sensory difficulties. Applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work. The role also involves supporting staff and parents with training.

Playskill has a team of  HPCP registered Occupational Therapists who work together for CPD purposes and to support excellent practise.

Rate £22.21 per hour (including holiday pay).  DBS and full references required.

Deadline for applications

Thursday 16th September by 10am. Interview date Monday 20th September PM.

For more information call 01923 227229, or e-mail [email protected] For an application form contact [email protected]

Administration Assistant

Working for Award winning charity Playskill with pre-school age children with physical difficulty in a play-based setting with a multi-disciplinary team based in Watford.

We are looking for an exceptional Administration Assistant to play a critical role in supporting our Parent and Child team. You will be responsible for administrative tasks across all aspects of the children’s paperwork.

Attention to detail is a vital characteristic. A clear understanding of GDPR and it’s implications and good IT skills, including use of databases are essential.

Working 7 hours per week from the office base

(all year round).

Rate £10.30 per hour depending on experience, with pension option. DBS & references required.

Deadline for applications:

Monday 6th September 12pm.

Interview Date:

Tuesday 14th September PM at LeMarie Centre for Charities, 524 St Albans Road, Watford, WD24 7RX

Please contact [email protected] for an application form.

Or for more information contact 01923 227229.

Reg Charity no 1122745. Funded by The Big Lottery Fund.


Required for the Award winning charity Playskill,

 working with pre-school age children with physical difficulty, working in a play based setting. 

Fridays 8.30am – 3.30pm in Leverstock Green term time.

Experience of working with children with Special Needs is essential and applicants need to be fit for pre-school

 based work.   

DBS & references.£10.06 [including holiday pay], with pension option. 

Deadline for applications is Thursday 16th September by 10am.
Interview date Monday 20th September PM.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund


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

Registered Charity No. 1122745.

Trustee Vacancies

Are you looking for a fresh challenge for 2021?

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 [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 email us at [email protected]

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