Groundwork West Midlands
Tipton, West Midlands
£18,534 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Community Project Officer
£18,534 per annum
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week (with regular evening and occasional weekend working)
Core Hours: from 10am – 4pm, with some flexibility of starting earlier/finishing later
Benefits: 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays. All necessary PPE will be provided by the company. Laptop, mobile phone, and mileage allowance.
Based: Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region (currently remote working due to Covid-19).

Are you looking to make a difference every day to children and young people? Are you passionate about education and play? Do you want to join a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation and work as part of a friendly project team? Then this could be the role for you!

Groundwork West Midlands are offering flexible working conditions and plenty of on-the-job training and support.

Groundwork West Midlands is a registered charity based in the West Midlands.

What we need from you:

  • Ideally you will have a qualification and experience working with Children and Young People, specifically 6-12-year olds (up to 16-year olds with additional needs).
  • An understanding of the needs and issues relating to children and young people living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. 
  • Experience in planning and leading child-led sessions and resources for delivery.
  • Hold a current UK Driving Licence, with access to your own vehicle as the position involves regular evening and occasional weekend work


  • Experience in marketing and the use of social media and / video making software for engaging with audiences and promoting the project.

As a Community Project Officer on the Go Play Sandwell project you would be leading on the delivery of outdoor / indoor play activities that are age-appropriate, safe, child-led, creative, and engaging. Responsibilities and Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • To deliver high quality, safe and creative after-school, and holiday play sessions.
  • To deliver activities to children aged 6-12-year olds (up to 16-year olds with additional needs) in parks, community venues and across the Zoom video platform.
  • To plan and develop new play, environmental, arts and crafts sessions and activities for physical and virtual sessions.
  • To ensure all sessions offer children a variety of child-led play opportunities including sports, games, creative and imaginative play activities, arts and crafts.
  • To ensure all paperwork, (including project monitoring, evaluation, participant data, risk assessment forms, safeguarding and incident/accident report forms) are kept up to date and inputted accurately in a timely manner and to the required standards.

**PLEASE NOTE: CVs will not be accepted without a covering letter stating how your experience/qualifications meet the requirements of this role.

Closing date: Friday 12th March 2021.

Please apply now to avoid disappointment!

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website where you can complete your application for this position. 

An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for this post.

No agencies please

Posted on: 12 February 2021
Closed date: 12 March 2021
Job ref: 156482_GWM
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management