Casual Community Event Steward (Carnival 2018)

Post Number MEHSTW
Service Community Wellbeing
Location Various – along the 2018 Harlow Carnival route 
Grade Not applicable 
Salary Fixed Fee of £75 for work undertaken on Sunday 26 August 2018
Hours Between 6 and 7 hours – exact times to be confirmed ahead of the event
Closing Date Friday 27 July 2018
Interview Date To be confirmed


Following the huge success of the Harlow is 70 Carnival in July 2017, Harlow Council will be holding another Carnival on Sunday 26 August 2018. The Carnival will leave Bush Fair shopping area and travel to the Showground at Harlow Town park where it will join the very popular Linkfest event. 

The Council is looking for a number of individuals to work as Casual Community Event Stewards to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly. The role will include crowd management; overseeing road closures, registering and processing Carnival vehicles and walking groups and providing various other support duties as directed by the Council’s Carnival Management Team. Stewards will work mainly as part of a small team, closely supervised by a Team Leader but should also be able to work independently using their own initiative and be able to communicate clearly and confidently with staff and members of the public. 

Exact working times will be advised ahead of the event but Stewards will most likely be required to work between 9am and 3pm, although working times may be staggered to suit requirements of the event. The rate of pay is a £75 fixed fee.

All applicants will be required to complete a short application form detailing why they feel they are suitable for this position. You will be asked to confirm eligibility to work in the UK and availability and willingness to attend a short briefing session ahead of the event (W/C Monday 13 August 2018 and W/C Monday 20 August 2018).   

If you would like more information about the role of Casual Community Event Steward at the Harlow Carnival please contact Christine Howard, Youth and Citizenship Manager on 01279 446192 or by email at 

The success of local community events very much depends on the participation of local people and we hope you will support this exciting event by applying for one of these important roles. 

To apply

To apply please email your completed application form to or by hand to Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: if you are returning your application form via Hotmail please attach the file as a document rather than using SkyDrive.

Alternatively the above application pack is available for collection from Contact Harlow at the Civic Centre.

Please note: Harlow Council does not accept CVs

Contact details

  • Christine Howard, Youth and Citizenship Manager, 01279 446192
  • Harlow Council HR: 01279 446017