London, Greater London
£25,480 per year
Contract, 6 month contract, Part-time
Job description

Shadwell Community Project (SCP) is a charity delivering play sessions at Glamis Adventure Playground in Shadwell, providing free, open-access, inclusive play opportunities for children aged 5 – 15. Children participate in building play structures, dens, swings and tree houses. Changes are discussed with the children and we keep to the traditional “adventure play” way of running the playground, which means the children have access to tools, timber, paint, nails and so on. 

We are seeking someone to underpin the work of the charity, supporting the organisation through monitoring for grants and allocation of financial resources as well as organising payroll and staff hours. 

Salary: £25,480 pro rata (0.4 FTE) / £14 per hour

Contract: 14 hours per week 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To understand the existing organisational infrastructure of the charity, and further develop this
  • To gather and organise quantitative and qualitative data, e.g. collating numbers of children using our playground and café each month to support funding applications
  • Using accounting software Xero to administer invoices and payments.
  • Monitoring spending and allocating costs for grants
  • Reporting on grants
  • Organising payroll and administering of staff timesheets, including pension, HMRC, annual leave and sick pay, as well as processing new and leaving staff. 
  • Website administration
  • To assist the Playground Manager, Senior Playworker or Sessional staff with any other admin task, as and when needed, to fulfil the purposes of the charity

Person Specification:


  • Experience of administration
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Experience of Google Drive, including Google Forms
  • Experience of record-keeping and able to contribute to reports relevant to the role
  • Highly organised and able to work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, colleagues, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Committed to improving play opportunities for children and young people 


  • Experience with a website manager such as Wix 
  • Experience using an accounting software and/or payroll system
  • Experience of grant report writing
  • Experience of fundraising
Application Instructions

Please send a CV and a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4, detailing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria of the person specification.

IMPORTANT: Your covering letter will be used to assess applications alongside your CV. Please take the time to include a well-written cover letter as detailed above as we won’t assess applications without one.

Posted on: 27 October 2021
Closed date: 03 November 2021
Job ref: SCPFA003
Tags: Admin, Finance

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