The award, established in honour of the former Head of Play at SkillsActive and a well-loved member of the playwork family, aims to recognise an individual who has made a significant contribution to the play and playwork sector. There are 4 other award categories: training provider, playwork writer, local development: sustaining front line playwork and playwork team.
If you'd like to make a nomination, the please follow this link to see the criteria and submit your form. The closing date for nominations is 31 January 2013. And while you're there, why not consider coming to the conference to see if your nominee wins an Award?
The conference is taking place on 5 and 6 March at the Winter Gardens, Eastbourne where there will be a wide variety of workshops, speakers, exhibitors and opportunities to network. SkillsActive will have a stand and be offering two workshops there, providing you with your chance to tell us what you need.
To book your place at the conference, follow this link
Paul worked as a playworker before moving into a development role, supporting and encouraging others to provide opportunities to play.
Following this, he took up his role with SkillsActive, leading the Playwork team in the development of workforce strategy, occupational standards and qualifications.
While at SkillsActive he continued his involvement in the delivery of play services through an active involvement in the management of an adventure playground, never losing touch with the children and young people who benefit from play provision.
The Award is being presented at the 10th Annual Playwork Conference in Eastbourne on 6- 7 March 2012.
SkillsActive will also be at the event, offering workshops on the new level 4 and 5 playwork qualifications at the event and explaining the fascinating world of SIC and SOC codes!
To nominate someone for this special award, please visit http://www.playworkconferences.org.uk/Awards.html
Nominations close Friday 10 February 2012.