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Group Leader for schools

Warwickshire County Council
Warwick, Warwickshire
£15.59 per hour
Closing date
18 Sep 2023

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Job Type
Education - non-schools based
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Working Pattern
Zero hours

Job Details


About Us and the Role


About the role of Relief Group Leader


This role is working with the Learning and Community Engagement team to deliver our school workshop programme. The school workshop programme is delivered at sites based in Warwick, all in walking distance of each other and occasionally in partnership with Warwickshire Country Parks at Kingsbury Water Park. Group Leaders also deliver our schools outreach workshops in schools across Warwickshire, Coventry and occasionally into areas of Solihull and Birmingham. Your base of work would be St Johns House, Warwick, where we have our own car park.


Group Leaders are dynamic people, comfortable leading from the front and holding the attention of a group of people. Our workshops are engaging, encouraging inquiring minds and questioning from the children. There are no worksheets in our workshops.

Details of our existing school workshop programme can be seen on our webpages at

At our onsite workshops the Group Leader team is supported by our Relief Support Assistant team. They facilitate school visits, meeting and greeting schools and ensuring lunch facilities are ready. They also have a role to play in our workshops through-out the day. Team working is an essential part of the Group Leader role to ensure workshops run smoothly.


Our outreach workshops are delivered by one Group Leader in a classroom. All resources for outreach workshops are designed to be easily transportable. Adaptability and self motivation is part of being a successful Group Leader, this is key in outreach workshops.

New team members will train on how to deliver workshops over several observations and will be supported in delivering their first workshops. Group Leaders are not expected to learn how to deliver every workshop we offer but we are specifically interested in candidates who can deliver outreach workshops.


The post is offered as a casual contract as the availability of work is dependent upon school groups making bookings for workshops. The current hourly rate is £15.59 and includes a 12.5% increment for holiday and sickness. There is the potential for the role to become a permanent contract post.


Work is primarily available during term times due to the nature of the role. There will also be the opportunity to work with the Lace Officers on development of the school programme when this work is being undertaken.

We are looking for individuals who enjoy working with people and are friendly and welcoming. Good organisational and time keeping skills will help you succeed in this role.  Teamworking and communication is key to this role.  Willingness to deliver outreach workshops is key for this round of recruitment.


About Heritage and Culture Warwickshire

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) provide a wide range of services that help local communities and visitors to connect and engage with their local heritage. We safeguard Warwickshire’s archives, history and natural sciences, protect its historic and natural environment and provide high quality arts and cultural opportunities and lifelong learning for everyone in the County and beyond.

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire has several sites based in and around Warwick: Market Hall Museum, St Johns House Museum, Warwickshire County Record Office and a Collections Centre for the museum collections. We are a countywide service and work with partners from within and outside Warwickshire County Council to offer outreach services to local communities.


About the Learning and Community Engagement team

The Learning and Community Engagement team (Lace) consists of the Senior Lace Officer, a Lace Officer, a Lace Trainee, the Volunteer Coordinator, an Exhibitions and Engagement Officer who are the core team, and several teams of staff who deliver our activity programmes.


We deliver workshops for schools at HCW sites and in schools, an events and activities programme for families and adult audiences at the Market Hall Museum and the County Record Office, we run regular groups that meet at the Market Hall Museum such as Arty Tots, we run sleepovers and supervise overnight commercial hire of St Johns House Museum.


Our school workshop programme is delivered by a team of Group Leaders, assisted by the Support Assistant team.  The Support Assistant team, with the Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders team, deliver our family holiday events in the Market Hall Museum and evening events. The Evening and Overnight Activity Leaders also supervise and run group sleepovers at the Market Hall Museum.

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic about working with the public, enjoy the challenge of no day being the same and are able to take the initiative if called upon.


For the full Job Description and Person Specification please click the link here.


This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public. 


These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.


Additional Information


For further information about the role please contact Rebecca Coles Email:  


Closing Date: Monday 18th September.


Interview Date:  Monday 2nd October, at St Johns House Museum, Warwick.



To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.
Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 

If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


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.



As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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