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Is this the most fun job in the Midlands?

Molly Taylor has opened Santa's Grotto and will oversee other Christmas activities Credit: Westfield Derby

Arguably one of the most 'fun' jobs in the Midlands has been given to an 8-year-old girl.

Molly Taylor from Derby is now 'Head of Fun' for the Westfield shopping centre in Derby and will receive payment in the form of vouchers and toys.

Molly with her Deputy Heads of Fun Credit: Westfield Derby

She landed the role after impressing judges with her fun ideas and 'infectious laughter'. Her duties now include overseeing a refurbishment of the centre's parent and child facilities as well as providing a consultation service on all children's activities taking place over the next year.

Westfield Derby's management team also appointed four Deputy Heads of Fun; Joseph Preedy (7), Penelope Harrison (9), Lucy Farrow (9) and Kieran Wakefield (10), who will all make up the 'Panel of Fun'.

Molly impressed judges with her fun ideas and infectious laughter Credit: Westfield Derby

Head of Fun, Molly Taylor, said: "I saw the job advertised in the paper and applied as I thought I might be good at it. I have lots of fun ideas for children's activities during the school holidays and weekends. I was so excited when I was told I had got the job!"