Hengrove Play Officer vacancy – Parks Department – Bristol City Council

This Play Officer vacancy based at Hengrove Play Park is now live on the Bristol City Council website.

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Hengrove Play Officer – Full Time & Permanent job. 37 hours per week. Closing date – 25th June 2023.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Bristol City Council Parks Department as a Play Officer at Hengrove Play Park.

Hengrove Play Park is one of Bristol’s Destination Parks located in South Bristol.

You will be part of a small team which is committed to delivering high quality customer and maintenance standards across the play park.

Hengrove Play Park is a unique play park in the south of Bristol with a large play dome and skate park which is staffed and open to the public throughout the week.

This is a unique role within the organisation which will ensure that the Hengrove Play Park is kept clean and tidy while looking at opportunities to animate and ensure the park users enjoy their visit.

There will be weekend working on a rota basis. This will be on a rota and will involve working two weekends a month. It is also worked on annualised hours working either 8.5, 7.5 or 6.5 hours a day depending on the time of year.

You will be provided with all uniform and safety equipment.


What will I be doing?

As a Play Officer you will be working outdoors at Hengrove ensuring that all the play equipment is inspected and tidy ready for the day ahead.

You will log inspection reports and carry out repairs as required.

You will help look after the maintenance and facilities on the site ensuring the park provides a nice and pleasant place to visit

You will have a highly important and visual role in making sure the park is a welcoming and attractive place to visit.

You will ensure that the park is cleared of litter and that bins are regularly emptied and maintained, and the toilets regularly cleaned and serviced.

You will be part of a team working on horticultural tasks such as grass cutting, weeding and shrub pruning. You will ensure parks facilities are clean and safe for visitors to use and check for issues that may impact on park users.


What do I need to have?   You will have a flexible approach to work, be required to work weekends on a rota basis and you will need to be able to meet the physical demands of the role. You will have a strong customer focus and be prepared to work both in a small team and on your own at different times.


Please note that this role is subject to a Standard DBS Check.

 How do I apply?   To be shortlisted for interview you’ll need to demonstrate how you meet each of the essential criteria in the Person Specification within the Further Information section of your application. On occasion we will receive high numbers of applications, we may then shortlist against the desirable criteria along with the essential criteria, so if you can, please demonstrate how you meet this in your application.

It is Bristol City Council’s practice to request references for candidates that have been offered a job. However, if you are applying for a job that requires a Disclosure and Barring Service check then we will request your references once you have been invited to an interview.


For further information, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification or alternatively, please contact Tom Penn tom.penn@bristol.gov.uk