We’re recruiting Children’s Programme Leaders and Volunteers! Find out more about each position below…

Children’s Programme Leaders

The Children’s Programme Leaders support the Children’s Programme Manager to lead and further develop New Unity’s programme to develop confident, thoughtful, justice-seeking children and young people.

About the role

The role is for three hours per week. You'll be working on some Sunday mornings, and sessions are organised on a rota basis – so you won't work every week.

We urgently need people who are able to work on Sunday 14th July, Sunday 4th August and Sunday 18th August. But we also need people who can work well into the future, so please apply no matter what your availability is.

The pay is £15 per hour, and each practical session lasts two hours plus one hour for planning – so three hours in total per session. Successful applicants would be sharing the role with two other session leaders.

The start date is as soon as possible to allow for training to get you up and running for sessions in July, August and the autumn term.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and a bit about you to our Children's Programme Manager Charlie George on charlie@new-unity.org.


Experience working with children and a valid DBS check are both required. 

Some experience of working with social justice/radically inclusive community themes is desirable.

Children’s Programme Volunteers

The Children’s Programme Volunteers support the Children’s Programme Manager and group leaders and further develop New Unity’s programme to develop confident, thoughtful, justice-seeking children and young people.

Availability on Sunday mornings is essential, and there is a 10.30am/10.45am start. We have a lovely group of well-behaved, enthusiastic children.


The positions available are 2-3 hours per week. The role involves:

  • Supporting group leaders

  • Connection with parents and children

  • Growing the programme

  • Creating and supporting events

  • Safeguarding

Skills and experience

We are looking for proactive, creative, Programme Volunteers with great communication and interpersonal skills who are passionate about working with children and young people,  understand child learning and development and who have proven experience:

  • Working with children in an educational or enrichment setting

  • Storytelling

  • Working with curricula

  • Creating events

  • Are over 18 years of age


Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Start date is flexible. The role is unpaid, but successful candidates will receive a DBS check and a reference following completion of a period of six months volunteering with us.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to the Children’s Programme Manager on charlie@new-unity.org