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Posted on 6th January 2020

Activities Coordinator

  • Location

    Calais, France
  • Salary

  • Contract Length

    7 months
  • Start date

  • Experience

    1 Year
  • Number of Positions

  • Passport Held


Project Play brings play and education to the 200+ children living in Northern France. Our small team of volunteers run sessions 6… Read more

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Job description

Project Play is recruiting an Activities Coordinator to join our dedicated team!


Do you want to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable young people? Do you have experience in education and/or youth work and want to use your knowledge to help some of the most at risk children in Europe? 


Project Play is a small grassroots charity, set up to provide play sessions for displaced children in Northern France. We operate our mobile service six days a week and work with over 100 children in accommodation centres and informal refugee camps. We are looking for project coordinators to play a vital role in the implementation of our service.


Our sessions are designed to provide children with a safe space in which to build resilience and develop key skills they may have missed out on. Our volunteers play a key role in providing psychosocial support to minimize the impacts of trauma and adversity. 


We are specifically looking for people with teaching, youth work and/or project management experience for this role. The role includes: 

  • Developing objectives for sessions 
  • Improving our education provision and curriculum
  • Researching and implementing activities ideas to target objectives 
  • Ensuring session planning and activities target key areas of development, including specific activities to target trauma and toxic stress 
  • Facilitating and/or organising training for the team in relation to session facilitation, activities, techniques, behaviour management, teaching etc. 
  • Leading team planning meetings, briefings and debriefs and implementing decisions from these meetings
  • Greeting and liaising with donors and visitors 
  • Updating the donations needs list and sharing this information with relevant parties 
  • Maintaining appropriate levels of stock; making sure we have the necessary resources and that the excess is repurposed appropriately 

You will be working closely alongside our Volunteer Coordinator and Safeguarding Coordinator and will share management responsibilities with them.


You will gain: 

  • Experience working with incredibly strong and resilient young people
  • Experience of frontline humanitarian work 
  • Knowledge of charity management, fundraising, recruitment, partnerships and service implementation on a grassroots level 
  • Experience working in a flexible and dynamic environment


Working weeks are typically 5 days, 9.30am-7.30pm. As a relatively new grassroots organisation, every individual who works with us plays a huge part in creating our culture and shaping our service. You will have the opportunity to run with your ideas, so we are looking for innovative and confident individuals to do so! 


We are very happy to answer any questions and explain the background of Project Play and the coordinator responsibilities in more detail. If you would like to apply, please get in contact with Ellie at [email protected]. Please include your available dates in the initial email. We look forward to hearing from you!


Salary & benefits

Coordinators are provided with accommodation and given financial support of £400 every month, once you have completed your training. 

  • Location

    Calais, France
  • Salary

  • Contract Length

    7 months

Job requirements

We require our coordinators to meet these criteria:


  • Experience of working with children and young people in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • Experience of designing and implementing activities and/or educational curriculums
  • Formal experience of managing a team
  • Over the age of 21
  • Able to provide a DBS check (we can facilitate this for you if necessary)
  • Minimum commitment of 7 months (1 month hand over followed by 6 month term)  
  • Dedication to supporting vulnerable children and families     
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a close-knit team
  • Background in social work, education, community development, psychology or refugee support strongly desirable


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