General Assistant

Candidates that apply will be added to a pool where our sites will contact you when a position becomes available

Salary: £9.07 + £0.38 Location Allowance per hour (if based at Blackland Farm or Foxlease)

Job type: Temporary

Hours: Casual 

Location: Blackland Farm (East Grinstead, West Sussex), Foxlease (Lyndhurst, Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Clitheroe, Lancashire)

Role

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We have begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Let fun and adventure be at the heart of your everyday!

Our General Assistants are important for the smooth running of the Centre. The day-to-day job role will be varied, allowing you to be involved in a wide range of duties in order to increase your skillset and experience!

The variety of the role differ at each centre but may include; the smooth operation and clean presentation of campsites, self-catering accommodation & Main Hall buildings, undertaking regular cleaning to all buildings, equipment and facilities and to monitor camp and self-catering equipment. General Assistants also assist in the delivery of Girlguiding’s fun and exciting events, so ensuring that customers and guests have the best experience whilst with us is vital!

Our General Assistants take pride in their work, ensuring that the customers’ needs are recognised and prioritised. They are the public face of Girlguiding, being the first point of contact for our customers. General Assistant’s create an excellent first impression for our guests and ensure that their overall visit to the Centre is as enjoyable as possible.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV and supporting statement. Please return by email to at [email protected].uk

Candidates that apply will be added to a pool where our sites will contact you when a position becomes available.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual interview.

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.