Playworker Staff at Routeways

Playworker Staff

We are currently looking for Playworker Staff both Session Leaders and Support Workers to work at Beckly and at our Devonport Activity Centre. We have vacancies for jobs on contracted hours or as a bank worker.

If you are interested in a rewarding playworker job either on contracted hours or with the flexibility of working hours as a bank worker we would love to hear from you. We are looking for people with skills to share with others so whether you have passion and skills in outdoor pursuits, gardening, music, art, drama or anything else that you feel others would enjoy then contact us today.

For details of the job description for Session Leader click here

For details of the job description for Support Worker click here

For the application form click here

Return your completed application by email to

Advocate (Multi disciplinary) – 30 hours per week

Salary: Starting salary £23,314 per annum pro rata (Range £23000 – £26000)
Location: Plymouth – home based with travel within the city

Advocacy is a powerful force for change. It allows individuals to have their voices heard and respected when decisions are being made about their health and social care. It raises awareness of people’s rights and entitlements and empowers people to advocate for themselves or speak up for them when they can’t.

The Advocacy People are an independent, Human Rights based charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy, advocacy-related and Healthwatch services who make sure people are heard when it matters most.

You can find out more about advocacy and what we do on our website:

Being an advocate makes a difference, so if you’re hoping for a rewarding, varied, interesting role as part of a friendly, supportive team, read on!

About the role

Advocates support people to express their views, understand their rights and make informed decisions. Much of their work is with some of the most vulnerable in our society who cannot speak up for themselves and have no family members or friends who can do so. Most of what we do operates within the legislative frameworks of the Mental Capacity Act, Care Act, Mental Health Act and NHS Health Complaints process.

We are looking to recruit a permanent multi-skilled advocate to join our Plymouth team, working 30 hours per week, starting salary £23,314 per annum pro rata. Whilst the post is multi-disciplinary, a large proportion of the work will be to act as a rule 1.2 representative for people under Community Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

What we need from you

Putting people at the heart of what you do, you will work with people from across our communities. How you work will depend on each individual so the ability to communicate in a variety of ways, verbally and non-verbally, with clients and professionals, is key to success.

You may or may not have direct experience of this in your own life, or in another role, or have relevant qualifications but this isn’t a problem as we can offer training. We’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and organised, able to balance direct work with people with important administrative tasks.

As this role is home based with regular travel in Plymouth, you must be based in or close to Plymouth, with access to your own transport as well as some flexibility with working hours and a stable broadband connection.

What happens next

If you’d like to know more, the full job description and information about how to apply can be found on our website on the Job Vacancies page.

Please note that applicants invited to interview will need to bring evidence (photographic where possible) of their right to work in the UK. New employee start dates will only be confirmed once relevant checks, including enhanced DBS clearance and 2 satisfactory references have been received.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Closing Date:        Tuesday 7 May 2024 at 9am

Interview Date:    Wednesday 15 May 2024

Interview venue:  Online via Microsoft Teams

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Abbi Sheppard at: or Sarah Deason at:

The Advocacy People values equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity no.: 1080679.

NB: The Advocacy People reserves the right to bring forward the closing date if it believes sufficient applications are received to make an appointment.

Plymouth Environmental Action – Volunteer Conservation Leader

Plymouth Environmental Action (PEA) is seeking a volunteer Conservation Leader.
Do you care about wildlife and want to do something to make a difference? Want to gain experience in the conservation sector and learn new skills? As a volunteer Conservation Leader with PEA you will work as part of a friendly and supportive team developing and leading practical conservation events in and around Plymouth.
Click here to apply by 20 April.

Circles South West Volunteers

Are you looking for a challenging but rewarding volunteer opportunity?
Circles South West is seeking volunteers to work with adults and young people who have sexually harmed and integrate them safely into the community, modelling appropriate behaviour and combatting social isolation which can often lead to re-offending.
Contact or visit