Holiday Playworker Vacancy – West Lothian

The popular holiday playscheme is back in West Lothian during the summer and October school breaks! We are looking for energetic and passionate individuals who want to support children and young people with disabilities and other support needs to participate in a range of fun holiday activities and outings.

The West Lothian holiday playscheme enables children and young people aged between 5-18 who have support needs and learning disabilities to have stimulating inclusive play.  The emphasis is on the young people having fun and developing their confidence. The scheme gives children the opportunity to interact with other children and to engage in active, creative and sensory play, and provides families and carers with a short break in the school holidays.

We are looking for responsible and positive people, who can easily relate to children and young people and ensure their safety and respect for each other as well as making sure they have fun!

  • Location: Livingston area, West Lothian.
  • Dates: 5 – 30 July & 11 – 16 October
  • Shifts: Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 15:30
  • Pay: £9.30 per hour
  • Paid training is provided

Being a playworker is a great way to gain experience in working with people who have support needs. Experience in childcare, support work or education would be an advantage, but is not required as paid training is provided.

Successful candidates will be reliable and will share our values of inclusion and opportunity for all.  You should also possess good communication skills and a sense of fun.  You should be able to commit to at least one of the holiday schemes, but you are welcome to apply to work at both.

To apply, please read the job description and person specification, and complete the application form.

If you have any questions, please email us at

The closing date for applications is 09:00 on Monday, 26 April 2021


You can send your completed application, self-declaration and equal opportunities form to

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Action Group is an Investors in People Gold Award winning organisation, and we demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion by being a Disability Confident Leader and a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Disability Confident Leader

We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will be invited to interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job.  If you feel that you fit this criteria, then please make us aware of this in writing when you apply.

Stonewall Diversity Champion

To ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities in which we live and work, we encourage and welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity. We are an organization which values people of all faiths, religions, disabilities, ages and ethnicities and believe our differences are our strengths.

*Owing to the nature of the work we do, some roles are exempt under section 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

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