Holiday Activities and Food Officer

7 days left

Warwick, Warwickshire
£22,571 - £24,920 per annum
02 Aug 2022
18 Aug 2022
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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Officer


Temporary until March 2025


One full time role and one 0.6 FTE role


Salary Band G



Agile working, office base Saltisford Warwick


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) team working within the wider Family Information Service (FIS) team in Warwickshire.  This is a small friendly team which coordinates the HAF provision across the whole of Warwickshire.  A highly rewarding role which enables eligible children across the county to access HAF provision over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays. 

Warwickshire County Council is a top performing two tier authority with a reputation for innovation and efficiency.  If you can match our ambition to drive Warwickshire County Council forward we would like to hear from you.



HAF programme overview


The HAF programme is rolling -out nationwide in all 151 English local authority areas. It aims to offer valuable support to families on lower incomes, through access to rewarding activities alongside healthy meals. Grant funding will cover coordination and provision of free holiday places for 6 weeks a year: 4 weeks in the summer, 1 week at Easter (2021) and 1 week at Christmas. The aim is that there should be free holiday activities available for school-aged children eligible for benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM). It is not expected that all eligible children will attend. LAs are also encouraged to make provision available for non-eligible children who are able to pay. Activities should include provision across a range of outdoor and indoor sport, physical activities, arts and crafts, games and play, food learning and cooking, and trips etc. Expected outcomes for children and families:


  • Eat more healthily and be more active in the school holidays.


  • To take part in engaging and enriching activities to support the development of resilience, character and wellbeing along with wider educational attainment.


  • To be safe and not socially isolated.


  • To have greater knowledge of health and nutrition.


  • To be more engaged with school and other local services.



The role


The Warwickshire HAF programme is looking to appoint one full time and one part time (0.6 FTE) basis until the end of March 2025.  The role will support the HAF team leader and will work alongside the FIS Officer team, focussing on the day to day running of the HAF programme.  


We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills, knowledge and abilities:


  • Knowledge of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme.


  • Contribute to coordinating the HAF service across Warwickshire.  This may include occasional weekend and evening work at promotional events, e.g., Children and Family Centres, cultural events and staff briefings in schools.


  • Represent the HAF Programme at meetings and events, which may include giving presentations formally and informally, and provide feedback to the HAF Programme coordinator.


  • Excellent customer service skills including the ability to provide advice and guidance by telephone, email, online and face to face.


  • Experience of working effectively with other teams both internally and externally to Warwickshire County Council.


  • Contribute to the organisation's responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and display commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.


  • Deal with any concerns or complaints promptly and effectively.


  • Undertake administrative duties related to the post ensuring emails, queries and tasks are dealt with in a timely manner.



For the full Job Description please click here.



Additional Information


You can find out more about the HAF programme here HAF Programme

If you would like to view the Job Description and find out more about working for Warwickshire please click on the link.

We would welcome conversations with potential applicants to find out more about this role.  Please contact Joanne Rolls 01926 742209 or


Closing date 18th August 2022


Interview date 26th August 2022



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As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.   


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.  


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more.