Education Lead for growing charity working with displaced children in Northern France

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Role Description: 

An exciting opportunity to shape a growing charity and make a real impact! 

Project Play is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic educationalist 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 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 sessions which include education, play, sports and craft. 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 She is always happy to answer any further questions you may have. 

Desired skills & experience: 

Our volunteers must: 

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

- 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

Organisation Description: 

Project Play is a grassroots organisation founded in 2018. It was founded to counter the complete lack of provision for the 250+ displaced children living in the area. Our small team runs sessions 6 days a week. The sessions include craft, sport, education and play. Our objective is to support our students development, provide psycho-social care and help mitigate the effects of trauma through play and learning. 

Our service is vital. These children have missed out on key years of education due to being in transit and continue to experience traumatic experience. Our service offers them a safe space in which to relax, laugh, learn and explore. 


Project Play
21 August 2019
21 August 2020
L'Auberge de Migrants
50 Rue Clement Ader
Nord-pas de Calais

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