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Educational Lead required for a growing charity working with displaced children in Calais and Dunkirk

Published: 20 Aug, 2019

Project Play

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France, Calais

Job title

Education Lead

Job description

Project Play is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic educationalists to help shape their growing charity. The 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 there. 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 live and 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 sessions which include education, play, sports and craft.

Salary and benefits

This is a voluntary position and is unpaid. We do have stipend coordinator roles for those who can commit 6+ months and have the necessary skills.

Volunteering with us inexpensive. We do ask volunteers to contribute 155 euro to their first months rent as this allows us to sustain our charity. The charity will pay all further months. The charity provides all transport and some meals so that costs whilst volunteering are very low.


We require all our team members to:

- 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

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