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Projects Officer x2

SBU/Department: Herts Sports Partnership

FTE: 1.0fte working 37 hours (or pro rata) per week

Duration of contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2021

Salary: UH6 £27,830 to £30,395 pa with potential to progress to £33,199pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Location: De Havilland Campus, Hatfield, University of Hertfordshire

The award winning Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) – the Active Partnership for Hertfordshire – is seeking two highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join the team as Project Officers. 

HSP is a forward-thinking county wide partnership which has recently been awarded an “Excellent” QUEST rating, one of only two Active Partnerships to achieve this level in the country.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

You will be responsible for planning and delivering a range of sport and physical activity projects in line with our strategic plan and Sport England’s ‘Towards an Active Nation’ Strategy, in particular delivering across our Sport for Social Change, Physical Activity for Wellbeing and Workforce projects.

Skills and experience needed Applications will be particularly welcome from those with knowledge and experience of employment and education programmes, for disaffected young people and those on the cusp of the youth justice system, or knowledge of the health sector and a track record in the design and delivery of physical activity for wellbeing (health based) programmes.

Experience of working in the sport, physical activity and leisure sector, with a track record of working in partnership with a variety of organisations from the statutory and voluntary sectors is essential. You will also bring experience of evaluating sport and physical activity projects to measure their effectiveness using outcome and process evaluation methods. You will demonstrate a practical understanding of Equality issues and safeguarding in sport and physical activity, and have a passion for communicating effectively with a range of stakeholders across the University and partner organisations. Excellent interpersonal, communication and IT skills are essential as well as a knowledge of and experience of community sporting infrastructures are necessary. The ideal candidates are likely to bring knowledge of Behaviour Change theories and evidence of practical implementation of these.

Qualifications required

You will be educated with a degree in sports science or a related subject, or proven professional work experience.   

The post holders will be based at the University of Hertfordshire's De Havilland Campus.  You will be required to travel within Hertfordshire to attend meetings, so it is essential candidates have a full valid driving license and access to a car for work purposes.

In your Personal Statement please indicate whether you have a preference for the Project Officer (Physical Activity for Wellbeing) post, the Project Officer (Workforce) post, or no preference. The attached Job Descriptions give full details about the specific duties of each.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries:

For an informal discussion on these vacancies, please contact the Partnership’s Deputy Director, Jane Shewring at or on 01707 281203 

Closing Date : 01 September 2019   

Interview Date: 11 September 2019

Reference Number: 021434

Apply online here.


​Family Support Worker (Specialism Parenting)

Hours: 16 hours / 22 hours per week for 38 weeks per year

Salary: £6992 / £9614 (FTE £22425) Hours are negotiable.

Term: Permanent


To support the whole family, helping raise parents’ ability to communicate with their child which in turn can improve relationships and support development. By working with and supporting families, parents/carers and partner organisations you will promote the engagement of the child’s learning, development and wellbeing and to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information. To support parents/carers in addressing unmet needs by removing barriers to learning, promoting positive outcomes and improving the wellbeing of families and the local community. This will include working closely with children & young people, helping raise children and young people’s self-esteem, skills and aspirations while addressing confidence issues that stop them achieving their potential

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th July 2019

Interviews taking place on Thursday 1st August 2019

Please complete the Application form below and email to

For further information regarding this position please contact Pete Maiden on Tel: 07974262875

Family Support Worker Specialism Parenting Job & Person Specification

Family Support Specialism Parenting Application Form


Family Support Worker (Specialism Children & Young People)

Hours:    16 hours / 22 hours per week for 38 weeks per year

Salary £6992 / £9614 (FTE £22425) Hours are negotiable.

Term: Permanent


To support and work closely with children, young people and the whole family. The main aim of this role is to enable children and young people from families experiencing multiple disadvantages to participate in a range of activities and services to help overcome barriers to attainment and social wellbeing. These activities and services will help raise children and young people’s self-esteem, skills and aspirations while addressing confidence issues that stop them achieving their potential. This role will include working with parents’ developing their ability to communicate with their child which in turn can improve relationships and support development. By working with and supporting families, parents/carers and partner organisations you will promote the engagement of the child’s learning, development and wellbeing and to contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of information.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29th July 2019

Interview taking place on Thursday 1st August 2019

Please complete the Application Form below and email to

For further information regarding this position please contact Pete Maiden on 07974262875.

Family Support Worker Specialism Children & Young people Job & Person Specification

CHEXS Application Form – Family Support Worker Specialism Children & Young people


Health Champion Liaison Officer

Full-time post, 37 hours a week. The salary is £24,253 per annum.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual for this exciting opportunity to work with health services across Hertfordshire to improve the identification and support for carers. This role works with staff from across the health care sector, using a variety of skills including training, facilitating best practice groups, providing regular updates via e-bulletins and mentoring new champions.

The ideal candidate will be able to motivate and influence people, manage your own diary and find innovative and creative solutions to overcome barriers.

Closing date: 9am Monday 22nd July 2019.

Interview date: Friday 2nd August 2019.

 Health Champion Liaison Officer Application Pack


Care Support Workers

Salary: Competitive (rate depends on the days and times worked with enhanced rates for evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays).  Full and part-time hours available.

Are you a reliable, compassionate person and want to help people with care needs stay safe and happy in their own homes if that is where they want to be? Did you want to make a difference to family members by giving them a break from caring?

If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then you may be interested in joining our Crossroads Care Service as a Care Support Worker. The Service aims to provide high quality, flexible services that respond to the individual needs of carers and the people they care for. 

We offer:
• Excellent hourly rates - £9 per hour weekdays, £11.56 per hour on weekends, £10.16 per hour on evenings and early mornings, and £13.04 per hour on Bank Holidays;
• Mileage at 40p per mile between clients homes; 
• Paid holiday (based on the hours you work);
• Free uniform and DBS check;
• Training and ongoing opportunities for career progression;
• Support from office based staff and a 24/7 on call team.

Applicants will need a full UK driving licence and use of a car. You will also have good written and verbal communication skills and a calm and caring manner.

We are particularly looking for people able to work:
• Monday to Friday from 4pm to 8.30pm to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Weekends (to work 8am – 12pm noon and/or 3pm to 8.30pm) to provide homecare in the Borehamwood and Bushey areas.
• Flexible, but ideally regular hours Monday to Sunday to provide Carers Breaks in all the areas we serve- the boroughs of Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford.

You can find out more or apply via the Care Support Worker pack available to download below or call us on 020 8905 1158 to discuss the role.

Care Support Workers Application Pack Download (939 KB)



Centre Manager

“The Swan Youth Project”, provides youth services to secondary school students every day during term-time.

The Board of Trustees is seeking a full-time, energetic and motivated manager who likes teenagers and is interested in their welfare.  The successful candidate will be experienced in  team management, fundraising, relationship-building and networking.

The Centre Manager will report to and work in partnership with the Board of Trustees.

The starting salary will be c £30,000 plus NI pension (NEST) at 4% subject to age and experience. Remuneration will be reviewed and adjusted quarterly in response to fundraising and activity targets.  The post is currently for one year but the opportunity to extend and assure continuation of the post is offered dependant upon the financial success of the Youth Centre. This will be discussed in more detail at the interview.

Please respond with a covering letter outlining how your previous experience will support your application along with a recent cv.  Shortlisted candidates will be sent further details of    the job by email.

Closing Date for Applications is Monday 5th August 2019.

Apply to Carole Niven;

Key responsibilities of the role are increasing the Membership and funding.  Duties include:

                 Managing the daily operation of the Youth Centre including:

o   Oversight of its budget and administration.

o   Recruitment and Management of the youth support team.

o   Keeping accurate records of activities and finances, for reporting to the Trustees

o   Ensuring that activities and management comply with all relevant legislation including charitable status, safeguarding and HR matters

o   Representing the Centre with a variety of related agencies, including local councils.

Future Planning including:

o   Developing and expanding the activities and public profile of the Centre to ensure its future success

o   Raising incremental funds to ensure the continuing success of the Centre and the future of the post. 

o   Develop relationships with new sponsors and supporters, especially those in Berkhamsted.

o   Identify and complete applications to grant funding agencies.


The Swan Youth Project is committed to safeguarding young people and the post is subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) check which will be arranged and paid for by the Youth Centre.

 Equal Opportunities

The Youth Centre is committed to openness and equality of opportunity in every activity from the way it employs staff to the way it delivers its services and this job is open to all suitably qualified candidates. 


Specialist Worker Position

Required for the charity Playskill with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting. 

Mondays 9.00am - 3.15pm in Watford and Friday 9.00am - 12.30pm in Leverstock Green term time.

Experience of working with children with Special Needs is essential and applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work.   

DBS & references. £9.22 [including holiday pay], with pension option. 

Informal visits welcomed Monday 15th July. Start date from 6th September.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 14th August 9am. Interview date Tuesday 3rd September am. 

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund

Contact Claire Duggett for an application form Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or

Registered Charity No. 1122745. 



Location: Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts
Position: Casual – every home matchday
Salary: £7.05 /hr (plus commission)
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: Ongoing



Do you want to make a positive difference to young peoples’ lives?  Do you want to play a vital part in an ever growing organisation coaching a range of football-based sessions to a variety of audiences?

Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust deliver over 200 hours of coaching sessions and community activity across a wide range of educational, fun and engaging sport based programmes per week and we are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative and committed football coaches to join our team to help support this delivery across Hertfordshire and Harrow. 

The types of football sessions include:

• Curriculum and after school sessions

• Holiday course and matchday events

• Girls and women’s specific projects 

• Disability multi-sports activities

The ideal candidate will have:

• FA Level 1 (or above) in Football Coaching

• FA Safeguarding 

• FA First Aid

This is a zero hour contract role, most of our coaches initially start with between 6 - 10 hours of coaching per week, depending on qualifications, experience and performance this can very quickly increase to 10 - 15 hours per week and so on. Some of our current sessional coaches deliver 20 - 30 hours per week across various programmes. 

Applicants will need have a flexible approach to work, with evening and weekend projects a possibility. This position is for a casual worker, with hours varying according to assignments.


Sessional project workers

The Gifted are looking for passionate and experienced Sessional Staff to deliver our unique programmes.

Sessional project workers supports young people to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, you play a key role to enable young people to develop themselves further, build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, you will help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive through our Butterfly and Reality Check programme.

You will have experience of working with young people who have been labelled as ‘hard to engage’ and/or who have experienced disadvantage.  You have a proven track record of supporting young people to create change in their lives by providing constructive feedback and development mentorship.

If you are passionate about enabling young people to reach their full potential, to coach and develop the next generation of young leaders, while growing your professional skills  in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with The Gifted. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!

You must have a full driving license and use of a vehicle to travel to sites across Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Sound like you?

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for The Gifted and what skills and experience you have that make you an ideal candidate.

For more information and to download a job description please follow the link below:



Part-time Senior Youth Support Worker

The Swan Youth Project - Berkhamsted  £10 - £11 an hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed person to work in our team of Youth Support Workers and volunteers to help provide a safe friendly environment at our Drop-In sessions for young people aged 12 - 18 years. The main aim of the job is to ensure that young people have a wide range of social educational opportunities, which will encourage their personal and social development as well as raise their level of personal achievement. Experience in Youth Work is expected, plus a willingness to attend training courses where appropriate, and to be a committed member of our team is essential. The position will also include some administration and planning and delivery of activities.

Knowledge in IT experience and technical musical experience is desirable.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 /hour

Applicants need to email Penny at The Swan


  • Youth Work: 1 year (Required)


Play Worker

Dynamic Ducks Ltd are looking to recruit a new Play Worker.

Main duties include:

 Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
 Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
 Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
 Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
 Administering first aid when necessary.
 Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
 Helping with club administration, where necessary.
 Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
 Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
 Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
 Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

To apply please contact Lizzy Duck on for an application form.

Playworker Job Description


HIT Trustee Board Member


At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on / 01923 216951


Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 


Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.

You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.

This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to Any questions, please email