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Relief Club Leader - Children and Young People

About the role

Are you looking to further develop your leadership skills in a role where your creative skills can flourish?

A next step, full of opportunities to develop and support others to thrive?

Then we hope our Relief Club Leader role is for you.

About CamPlay…

CamPlay is part of the Community Support Service, running clubs for Children and Young People aged 6-19 years across the county of Cambridgeshire.

We have Saturday clubs and youth clubs running at weekends and holiday clubs running during the summer, Easter and Christmas school holidays, supporting a wide range of children and young people with a learning and or physical disability. We provide a safe, fun and engaging place where children and young people can play, make friends, get out into their local community and develop lifelong skills in preparation for adulthood.

CamPlay clubs run in Chatteris, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Wisbech, Huntingdon, St Neots, Cambridge and Grafham Water.

My daughter has developed a lot of confidence, her speech has improved significantly. She enjoys both the holiday club and Saturday club, has developed friendships, created a positive routine for herself during the weekends and has something to look forward to in the holidays. Parent.

About the role…

You’ll be motivating, leading and supervising a team of Play Workers and Play Leaders. You’ll be involved in the planning, preparation and delivering of clubs including, activities, events, equipment and resources. You’ll be confident to guide and develop clubs giving the children and young people the best experiences at CamPlay. You’ll create a space where independence, communication, choice and decision making are at the forefront of everything we offer.

CamPlay is a dynamic and fast paced service, but it’s a very friendly and supportive team.

“Watching the Management Team work over the summer honestly made me realise what a dedicated team I work for which is brilliant and very inspiring! Seeing my managers get stuck in and work within a variety of situations does bring home what a great service we are and I am proud to work for you all. – Club Leader

About you..

  • Creative, fun and full of enthusiasm
  • Experience of supporting children or young people with a disability
  • Strong mentoring and leadership skills
  • Reliable, motivated and able lead a diverse team
  • Able to encourage and promote independence, choice and communication
  • Dedicated to delivering inclusive services to children and young people with additional needs
  • Enjoys challenges and problem solving
  • Understanding of play work principles
  • Understanding of the significance of safeguarding and implementation of procedures

What we can offer you..

  • Flexible working around your schedule at your preferred locations
  • Weekend enhancements for a Club Leader increase the hourly rate to Saturday £20.54 per hour and Sundays £24.37 per hour. 
  • Additional Play Working available £12.18 p/h with weekend enhancements of Saturday £18.27 per hour and Sundays £21.68 per hour. 
  • Bespoke induction and mentoring program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Regular supervision, support and monthly team meetings 
  • A friendly, dynamic and supportive team to work within
  • Opportunities to shape and develop our clubs and services

"CamPlay is a really nice environment to work in. The Managers and Club Leaders not only give praise to the group but will always take time to highlight good practice and successes for individual staff members" Play Worker

We’d love you to give us a call and have a chat about the Club Leader role and our service. We can tell you much more about how wonderful it is to work at CamPlay.

You can call us on 01480 379800 or if you prefer, email us at

This is an ongoing recruitment campaign, we hold face to face interviews monthly, at one of our Huntingdon office bases.

Shortlist Date    Interview Date

08/05/2024        22/05/2024

05/06/2024        19/06/2024

26/06/2024        10/07/2024

04/09/2024        18/09/2024

02/10/2024        16/10/2024

30/10/2024        14/11/2024

27/11/2024        11/12/2024

08/01/2025        22/01/2025

05/02/2025        19/02/2025

05/03/2025        19/03/2025

Business insurance is required on all personal vehicles used to travel from home to work, for relief workers.

We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits in addition to the basics like annual leave, sick pay, pension and mileage…

  • A comprehensive wellbeing package to cover all aspects of wellbeing, both in and out of work, which can also be accessed by your family
  • Buy up to 4 weeks additional annual leave (pro-rata) through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Take your bank holidays flexibly to better suit your personal circumstances
  • Make Additional Voluntary Contributions (Shared AVCs) to your pension with tax and National Insurance savings
  • Access to development opportunities, apprenticeships and qualified coaches to support your personal and professional growth
  • Paid volunteering hours each year so you can make a positive impact on our community during your normal working day
  • Access to Peer Support Groups through our IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Opportunities to nominate and receive Employee Recognition Awards
  • An Our Cambs Rewards account, giving you access to in-store and online discounts as well as our Car Lease and Cycle to Work schemes

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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