Bristol, City of Bristol

£6.95 - £8.21 per hour, dependent on age

Contract, Part-time


Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new outdoor party team at The Vench in Lockleaze.

Role: Party Assistant
Salary: NMW – Under 20 - £6.95, 21 to 24 - £7.70, 25 and over - £8.21
Contract Type: Zero hours
Operational Area: West of England
Location: The Vench, Lockleaze Youth & Play Space, Romney Avenue, Bristol, BS5 9AN

Role Description:

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.

We offer ‘nature themed’ and ‘play themed’ weekend, evening and holiday birthday parties to primary aged children (4-11 years) aimed at reconnecting them with the great outdoors. Our parties will include many fun and engaging activities such as treasure hunts, den building and nature crafts. The Vench is located on the doorstep of Stoke Park, which comprises of 270 acres of grassland, woodland and glades. Its adventure playground and youth centre aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment for local children and young people. 

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about the countryside and keen to pass this enthusiasm on to the party goers. You should be a good communicator and understand the importance of ensuring both the children and their parents enjoy the party activities safely.

This is a zero hour role and you would be part of our team covering the parties at The Vench working with a party leader.

You must be able to work at weekends and be prepared to work outdoors and get muddy.

In return we offer:

  • Full training in the activities you will be expected to deliver
  • 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.

Closing Date: 6th June 2019
Interview Date: 12th June 2019
Start Date: 19th June 2019 (negotiable)


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our site. There you can download the application pack.

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.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme 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. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.