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Posted on 1st March 2020

Educational lead & teachers required for charity providing play and education to displaced children

  • Location

  • Salary

  • Contract Length

    2 months
  • Start date

  • Experience

    None needed
  • 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 looking for dedicated and enthusiastic educationalists to help shape their growing charity. Our charity is based in Northern France and provides varied education and play sessions, 6 days a week, to some of the 250+ displaced children living in dire conditions here. For many of the children, this is the only service that they access and a vital opportunity for them to be in a safe space in which they can relax, play, escape, learn and explore. Our objective is to support our students development, provide psycho-social care and help mitigate the effects of trauma through play and learning. 

Founded in 2018, Project Play is a growing charity that has already seen the positive effects of its service. It is an exciting time to be joining the friendly and hard-working team as we continue to consolidate and improve our work. One key strand of improvement is bettering our education provision. We are looking for motivated and qualified English teachers to develop and employ our English curriculum. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills as an educator to improve the outcomes of these wonderful children. Also, there are many opportunities to develop your own pedagogy, teamwork, problem solving and leadership skills. 

Successful applicants will  work with our volunteer team spending the mornings developing the curriculum, resources and education strategy. In the afternoons, they will be working out in the field, conducting lessons alongside the team. The location and style of session and number of children attending varies throughout the year. They will then return to the volunteer accommodation. We are lucky enough to work alongside some other organisations in Calais and are part of a fantastic community of volunteers. 

If you would like more information please take a look at our website ( or our Facebook ( Alternatively, you can email Rachel on [email protected] She is always happy to answer any further questions you may have. 


Salary & benefits

The role is voluntary and therefore unpaid. However, the charity does support volunteers with accommodation, travel and some meals.  

  • Location

  • Salary

  • Contract Length

    2 months

Job requirements

Have experience working with children and young people in a paid or voluntary capacity

Be over the age of 18

Be able to provide a DBS check (we can facilitate this for you if necessary)

Make a minimum commitment of two months

Be dedicated to supporting vulnerable children and families

Have a strong work ethic and ability to work in a close-knit team

Be committed to safeguarding the vulnerable people in our care

Project Play

Calais, France

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Day-to-day, France has quaint village markets, local boulangeries and locals that truly care about high-quality food. It’s also home to quintessential architecture, colourful landscapes – from the pastel pink Camargue Salt Flats to the azure water of the French Riviera – and world-famous museums.

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