Publication - Advice and guidance

Scotland's Play Ranger Toolkit

Published: 30 Jun 2015
Directorate:
Children and Families Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Education
ISBN:
9781785444470

This Play Ranger Toolkit has been developed by the Play Ranger charities supported by Go2Play – focused on growing play opportunities for children and harnessing the expertise of the sector.

93 page PDF

2.5 MB

93 page PDF

2.5 MB

Contents
Scotland's Play Ranger Toolkit
1. Staff and Recruitment

93 page PDF

2.5 MB

1. Staff and Recruitment

Sample Play Ranger Job Description

Sample Play Ranger Job Description

Sample Play Ranger Job Description

Sample Play Ranger Person Specification

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

Youth or Playwork qualification - e.g. SVQ2 in Playwork (or equivalent)

  • basic first aid
  • food hygiene [training can be arranged]

Knowledge or Experience

  • Extensive experience of working with a wide range of children and young people.
  • An understanding of the principles of play and the role of adults
  • Awareness of Child Protection guidelines and relevant legislation
  • Excellent communication skills with children and adults
  • Ability to work in partnership
  • Good team worker and able to use own initiative
  • Awareness of dynamic risk benefit assessments
  • Computing/ IT skills and social media
  • Be able to work within the ethos of the employing organisation
  • Be in possession of a driving licence
  • Understanding of monitoring and evaluation techniques
  • Experience of working with children with disabilities
  • Knowledge of local area
  • Experience of consultation techniques with children
  • Ability to advocate for children's rights and promote participation in decision making.

Personal Skills

  • Adaptable to varied workload
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Willingness to work in all weathers and seasons
  • Good physical health
  • Be patient, tolerant and able to work in a team
  • Be organised and efficient as well as flexible in his/her approach
  • Be able to work within the ethos of the employing organisation
  • Be full of fun and sparkle

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