Working with Us

Our dedicated team of playwork staff ensure children are kept safe, are very well cared for and get the most out of the tailored play activities provided. They work for us on a bank staff sessional basis, as and when needed to meet the needs of our Saturdays, evenings and school holiday clubs. Our bank staff system allows us to enhance the individual development of the children and young people in our care by matching up their needs with the skills of the staff team.


Equal Opportunities

Malvern Special Families operates a robust equal opportunities policy. We are committed to anti discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all staff, children and families.

Safer Recruitment

Malvern Special Families is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults that come into contact with our work. We believe that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity and consider the welfare of the child/ young person / vulnerable adult is paramount.

We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected where our staff and associates are involved in the delivery of our work. All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.


We enable all our staff and those who work with us to make informed and confident decisions regarding safeguarding. We expect everyone to have read, understood and adhere to safeguarding policy and related procedures.

We believe that everyone involved in the care and development of young people has a role to play in safeguarding, and we take this responsibility very seriously. Our staff recruitment procedures are robust and consistent.

Prior to any appointment you will be required to provide:

  • Two written satisfactory references
    One must be from the present or most recent employer, and one preferably from a childcare setting. Referees are specifically asked if they know of any reason why the applicant should not be employed to work with vulnerable children
  • A satisfactory enhanced DBS check
  • Original qualifications certificates relevant to the post
  • A recent passport photograph
  • Proof of identity