+ Play Worker – SEND (Connect Team)


Salary: £11.44 – £13.10 per hour (depending on experience)


BLGC Sites and Bolton


Permanent Part-time


Options of Monday 16.30-20.30 and/or school holidays

The Role:

The role is to work as part of our Connect team, supporting children and young people with SEND or who have additional support needs including personal care.

We provide safe, creative and appropriate play, and developmental opportunities for children and young people aged 8-25 years. This includes preparing and delivering activities, through both individual and group activities. All of this is done in a nurturing and caring environment ensuring that all children and young people are safe and happy.

The role works directly with children and young people to develop their social skills, building their confidence by delivering a planned, high-quality programme of activity. The programme directly responds to the diverse needs, concerns, and interests of our members during the evenings, school holidays and occasionally on residentials, and provides positive outcomes for young people through appropriate assessment and intervention.


If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the application form and return with your CV to: Head of HR BLGC 18 Spa Road Bolton BL1 4AG or email to  recruitment@blgc.co.uk


Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) is an innovative, dynamic and progressive children and young people’s charity based in Bolton. Established in 1889, our mission statement is “to enable children and young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to live happier, healthier and positive lives by providing somewhere to go that’s safe and modern, something to do that is inspiring and engaging, and someone to talk to when they need it the most”.  Open 51 weeks of the year, we provide a vast array of opportunities to improve the lives of our 4,000 active members through universal and targeted services.  We operate across three sites, employ around 100 people and have the support and commitment of 100 volunteers.  Over the last few years we have seen the demand for our services increase significantly and we’ve set ourselves a target to help more young people than ever.

BLGC were the first youth organisation to be awarded ‘Youth organisation of the year’ by UK Youth and we are the proud recipient of the Queens Award, amongst other prestigious awards. Our charity has a strong reputation locally, regionally and nationally. We are ambitious and aspirational and are growing and have recently re-opened our main centre in the heart of Bolton following a major £2.6m refurbishment programme

All staff have free access to our high-quality gym, during the day, you will also be enrolled into our pension plan and have access to free holiday club child-care. We offer flexible working, and have a wellbeing offer for you to access at times when you may need it. We have a fantastic track record for professional development and training opportunities, and are committed to developing our team. 

Come and join us in a fun working environment, where no two days are the same . It’s an exciting time to join BLGC!