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Lead Outreach Play Specialist

COPE6/Rainbows Hospice
Post date
29 May 2024
Closing date
23 June 2024
Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS
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Are you an energetic and motivated person with a passion for creating fun and exciting play activities for children of all ages? Do you have the desire to lead on the development of outreach play services and hold a qualification in a Health Play Specialism registered with HPSET?

Then we would love to hear from you!

We are currently seeking a Play Specialist to be part of our outreach services that we provide to our Rainbows Community inside and outside the hospice. Providing therapeutic and generic, play and leisure activities for babies, children and young people at Rainbows, creating meaningful and enjoyable memories in a safe and caring environment.

As well as ensuring all children have access to play and planning appropriate activities based on a child’s needs, you will be responsible for providing assistance, guidance and leadership to the wider Play Team of 3. Supporting the team by overseeing all activities, promoting and maintaining good team work and working alongside the Family Support Lead on any Employee Relation activities.

This is full time role 37.5 hours Monday- Friday with some weekend working for events, for example; Family Fun Days and annual Christmas party.

For this role you will need to have to have the following essential criteria:

  • Fully Qualified Health Play Specialist & registered with HPSET
  • Experience working with babies and children of all ages
  • Experience with babies and children with complex needs
  • Ability to travel around the East Midlands and get to rural locations

Our Benefits include:

  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.
  • Eligibility to join blue light card discount scheme.
  • Bupa Cashback plan.
  • Life Assurance.
  • 27 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Free access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Access to occupational health.
  • Contributory pension scheme or salary sacrifice pension scheme.
  • Affordable meals at the Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough.

For more information about this role, please contact Anne-Marie Rosak; Head of Hospice & Community Services – or call 01509 638000.

To apply for the role please click ‘apply now’ via the link here to complete an online application form. If you require an alternative method of applying or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments further, please contact the Recruitment Officer on

This role is subject to an Enhanced (Disclosure and barring Service Check) and pre-employment checks.

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