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Relief Schools and Activities Assistant

Warwickshire County Council
£23,114 to £23,500 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Jan 2024

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About the 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. The Support Assistant team also supports the Development Team with the delivery of events for income generation.


Our school workshop programme is delivered by a team of Group Leaders, assisted by the Support Assistant team.  The Support Assistant team deliver our family holiday events in the Market Hall Museum and evening events.


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.


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, 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 Role


This role is working with the Learning and Community Engagement team to support school group visits to our three sites in Warwick, Market Hall museum, St Johns House and the Warwickshire County Record Office. You will work alongside the Group Leader team, meeting and greeting visiting school groups, ensuring Group Leaders have all the resources they need, assisting in workshop delivery where required, and making sure the buildings are clean at the end of the school visit. With other Support Assistants you will deliver our holiday activities for families at the Market Hall museum and other venues in Warwick, as well as assist in the delivery of special events such as the Haunted House experience. All carried out during the normal opening hours of the sites and at evenings and weekends. From time to time the role will also include assisting with private functions at the Market Hall museum alongside the Development Team.


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. Although an interest in heritage is useful it is not essential for this role.

The post is offered as a casual contract as the availability of work is dependent upon school groups making bookings for workshops at our museum sites and the programming of events at the Market Hall museum.


For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.


Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them! 

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure.  Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19%, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit:


Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund'  


These are the benefits we offer include 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


Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


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.



To discuss the role please contact Rebecca Coles


Closing date:22nd January 2023

Interview date: 1st February


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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