Job Title: Sessional Playworker

Hours: 0-hour contract, mainly after school, on weekends and during holidays.

Salary: £10 – 12 per hour


We are currently growing our team of sessional Playworkers or ‘Play Rangers’ in response to a demand for community-based exciting play opportunities for children and young people in East Lothian.

ELPA facilitates and supports children’s play in a range of ways through various projects. We run our own play sessions as well as activities in partnership with other East Lothian organisations.

ELPA’s goal is to promote and enrich a culture of play in East Lothian and in 2020 was proud to receive an international award for our work to support children’s right to play during COVID-19. ELPA is a partner in two European play projects, one with a focus on Loose Parts Play, and is known for its creative and nimble approach.

Children’s right to play is at the heart of all our plans, projects and partnerships including local spaces, loose parts play, inclusion or school playtimes.


Deadlines and interview dates:

ELPA is accepting applications for the role of Sessional Play Rangers and Playworkers. Please send a completed application form. CVs will not be accepted.

  • Applications submitted before Friday 21st October 2022 will be considered by Monday 31st October.
  • Applications submitted before Friday 25th November 2022 will be considered by Monday 5th December.
  • Applications submitted before Friday 30th December 2022 will be considered by Monday 9th January.

If your application is successful, we will be in touch to arrange a date and time for an in-person interview. Interviews will take place in person at The Fraser Centre, Tranent.

If you are unable to make an in-person interview, this will be held online instead.

Your completed application form should be emailed to for the attention of Audrey Forrest. If you have any issues accessing the forms below, please contact and we can email these to you instead.


Click on the links below to download the job description & person specification and the application form.

Sessional Playworker – Job Description & Person Specification

Sessional Playworker – Application Form