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Project Officer (Party Leader) IEC

SALARY: £10 per hour   

CONTRACT: Zero hours or Annualised contract


LOCATION: Iver Environment Centre (IEC), Slough Road, Iver Heath SL0 0EB

REF: IVERPO                                                 

Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working.


Come and join our very popular and successful outdoor party team at Iver Environment Centre. IEC is located within a stunning 4.5 rural acre site between Slough and Uxbridge. We offer ‘nature themed’ weekend birthday parties to primary aged children (4-11 years) aimed at reconnecting them with the great outdoors. Our party themes - Wild Magic, Pirates and Princesses, Wilderness Survival and Bug Mania - include many fun and engaging activities such as pond dipping, treasure hunts, den building and nature crafts to name but a few.

We are looking for dynamic Party Leaders who can run a fantastic party with the help of an assistant. You should be a good communicator with excellent organisational and time management skills. You should be a responsible, reliable individual who understands the importance of delivering activities safely to ensure children have fun and parents feel reassured.

Key Tasks

  • Open up the centre and ensure timely set-up of all birthday activities and resources.
  • Meet and greet birthday clients and provide help, information and reassurance where required.
  • Guide children safely through a variety of party activities
  • Ensure health and safety guidelines are adhered to.
  • Clean up after birthday parties and ensure clients vacate centre at agreed time.
  • Manage birthday party assistants and delegate duties accordingly.

You must be able to work at weekends and be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. We are looking to recruit individuals who would be able to commit to a Saturday or Sunday every week during our busy period April – September. This could be a zero hours or annualised role based at IEC, whichever would suit you better.

In return we offer:

  • Full training in the activities you will be expected to deliver
  • Behaviour management training (where appropriate)
  • First aid training
  • Safeguarding training.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Check with Lists from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Groundwork South’s Working with Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy supports staff in putting into practice our commitment to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people under the age of 18.

A job application pack can be downloaded below. For more information regarding the post please contact Ruth Shelton on 01895 270730

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response. Application forms should be returned to Laura Dyke, Business Support Administrator at or post to Riverside Community Centre, Dickens Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JY.

Closing date:  30th March 2018

Interview date: ASAP

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application.


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We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability. sexuality, religion or age.