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Legal Assistant – Property

​The Role

You will provide legal advice and support to the Council, particularly in relation to Property matters. You will conduct and carry out conveyancing transactions in relation to commercial and residential property, including drafting and completing deeds of transfer of land, leases (mainlly commercial leases), Wayleaves and Easements, as well as a variety of legal documentations, including section 38 and section 278 Agreements and Public Open Space transfers. 
 
You will provide legal advice regarding an array of property related matters and undertake research where necessary. Your responsibilities include dealing with rent reviews, Rights to Buy sales, miscalleneous licences, and drafting a variety of statutory notices.
 
You will be expected to have experience of drafting legal documents and providing legal advice. Exceptional communication skills and initiative will be crucial. 
 
The minimum qualification required for this role is membership of the Institute of Legal Executives, LPC graduate or equivalent.
 
Closing date: 19th December 2014
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete thePDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1733
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Planning Lawyer

The Role
 
Developing good relationships with client departments, elected Members and the public, you will be involved in the negotiation and preparation of section 106, section 38 and section 278 agreements; you will be expected to deal with enforcement matters and planning appeals, and give sound written and verbal advice to officers and Members of the Council on subjects covered within your role. You will be a Solicitor/Barrister/FILEX or equivalent.
                                               
Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority with an ambitious growth agenda.  We are currently going through a time of massive expansion and regeneration. Our legal department offers a fantastic career choice for anyone who is interested in dealing with high profile, complex and major projects, with the opportunity to work with highly regarded professionals from both the public and private sectors. You will work in an environment where you will be given the chance to develop your career and at the same time make real improvements to the community.
 
Closing date: 19th December 2014
 
Job Description: Planning Lawyer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1734
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £43,211 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Head of Education

​The Role

The role holder will be the Council’s lead for education provision, supporting the delivery of the Stronger Together vision that the Council has. The Council has significant challenges ahead including delivering service improvement in an environment where the demand for public services will increase, against a backdrop of reduced resources.
 
The way public services are delivered will continue to evolve and change, and the Council wants to be at the forefront of enabling safe, strong and prosperous communities.
 
The role will be required to develop and implement a Borough-wide education strategy that continuously improves the quality of, and access to, education. To achieve this, the role holder will be required to develop positive and productive working relationships with a variety of local, regional and national stakeholders, along with supporting Swindon’s Councilors in their approach to education.
 
The purpose of the role is to lead the delivery of high quality education provision, in line with the Council’s Stronger Together vision, to improve skills and attainment levels for all members of the local community.
 
For full details and to apply for this post please visit: http://swindonjobs.org.uk/job-opportunities/head-of-education/ 

  • Reference no: 1723
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £78,500 to £94,000 (potential relocation package of up to £8,000)
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 2nd January 2015

Strategic Commissioner of SEN

The Role​

The role is about developing and implementing a Borough-wide strategy to support local people with special educational needs, responding successfully, and quickly, to national reforms to provide parents and service users with the control and choice of how best to meet their particular needs.

The role holder will work in partnership, across the Council, Borough and region to align and commission service provision, ensuring it is cost effective and responsive to the needs of Swindon’s diverse communities.
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A wide breadth of senior leadership or management experience
  • Knowledge in school/academy, focussing specially in the SEN and Disability sector and services
  • A track record of building and sustaining credibility with senior educational figures.
Ideally, you will have experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners, and you will have worked within a performance management culture as well as successful contract management working.
In addition, you will have experience of working collaboratively, and influencing a variety of external partners, groups and organisations to ensure mutual outcomes.
 
For more information or to apply for this role, please visit; http://swindonjobs.org.uk/job-opportunities/strategic-commissioner-of-sen/ 

  • Reference no: 1727
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £48,821 – £64,741, potential relocation package of up to £8,000, and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: U
  • Closing Date: 2nd January 2015

Social Work Group Manager – Locality

​The Role

It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine … it’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing and ensuring high quality service provision for children and families, providing leadership to operational teams. Leading three or four teams you will determine priorities, assess needs and safeguard children to promote positive outcomes in line with national standards.
 
In initiating and delivering strategies and plans you’ll work closely with other areas of children’s services, partners and other agencies and ensure that performance expectations are known and understood by all staff. You’ll contribute to the strategic development of children’s social care and Children, Families and Community Health more widely by taking lead responsibility for your part of the service and specific aspects of work, developing skills and knowledge of the team.
 
You will have the lead responsibility for issues that relate to safeguarding children ensuring that all guidance, procedure and practice around safeguarding children are followed.
 
You’ll be an experienced social care manager; motivated, an excellent communicator, data competent, experienced in quality improvement and budget management keen to develop your career. You will be expected to provide accurate, timely monitoring and activity reports on service delivery. In return we offer a compelling career opportunity with scope to shape service delivery working alongside health and other practitioners to provide a wide range of high quality resources to support children and their families.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Group Manager.
 
If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
 
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail : kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1747
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £37,132 to £49,719 per annum
  • Hours:
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 12th January 2015

Asbestos Removers (x2)

Swindon Borough Council are currently looking to recruit 2 full-time permanent Asbestos Removers.
 
On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for the removal and encapsulation of asbestos containing materials in all Council owned buildings. You will ensure that all properties are left clean and tidy and that the decontamination unit, vacuums, negative air pressure units and any other plant used is checked, cleaned and recorded on the appropriate forms.
 
With your extensive knowledge of asbestos removal you should also possess a qualification in Asbestos Removal Operative Modules 1A-18A and 24-27.
 
You should also have good working knowledge of asbestos regulations along with excellent organisational and time keeping skills.
 
You will receive all relevant training to the role and have the opportunity to grow within the organisation.
 
A full driving licence and access to a car or equivalent mobility is essential.
 
Job Description: Asbestos Remover
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1746
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Housing Property Services
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Senior Educational Psychologist

An exciting opportunity is available within the Swindon Educational Psychology Service (EPS) for a Senior Educational Psychologist. Swindon is an innovative place to work, providing both challenges and opportunities for EPs. It is a small Unitary Authority that is easily accessible.  
 
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-respected, valued team with good relationships with schools and other partners. We provide both statutory services on behalf of the Local Authority and have a successful traded service to schools that has allowed us to grow the team. We are committed to multi-agency working and improving outcomes for children and families. We are developing our skills in applying psychology in a multi-disciplinary context for the benefit of families and the community. The EPS operates within an integrated Early Help service that includes health, social care, education and youth professionals.  A recent Ofsted inspection described our Early Help services as a strength.
 
We are looking to appoint to the Senior EP role a practitioner who:
·         brings us a range of experience and enhances our skill base
·         will support and develop our EPs through supervision and mentoring
·         will advise and support our Early Help Operational Managers
·         wishes to develop practice within the team and integrated service
·         will influence and contribute to SEN/D practice and development
·         is committed to the development  of the profession
·         will develop good relationships with our partners
·         is creative, flexible, positive thinking and focused on solutions.
 
EPs have regular support and supervision, appraisals, good induction, excellent CPD opportunities and flexible working practices. The Service is committed to an inclusive philosophy and practice.
 
For an informal discussion please contact Karin Twiss, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07557 319897  or Annette Peer, Principal Educational Psychologist, Early Support Manager on   
07500 959187.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
Interview date: 8th January 2015
 

  • Reference no: 1744
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £46,244 - £50,745
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: Soulbury Scale B
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Financial Assessment and Benefits Support Officer

The Role

This position offers a chance to learn and assist in the assessment of financial contributions for care by providing administrative assistance to the Financial Assessment and Benefits team.
 
Excellent communication skills are essential, as you will be responsible for assisting members of the public with enquiries.
 
Your willingness to learn and integrity will cement you as a crucial member of our team.
 
A confident telephone manner coupled with proven exemplary customer service skills will aid the team to provide excellent service. Experience of working in a financial environment and knowledge of state Benefits are desirable.
         
You should be educated to Grade C GCSE standard in Maths and English, or equivalent.
 
Job Description:Support Officer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1749
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Resources - Revenue & Benefits
  • Salary: £14,383 - £17,138p.a
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Multi-Skilled Operative Carpenter

The Role

You will be responsible for the repair, installation and maintenance of a variety of carpentry works. This is to be completed to an exceptional standard, reflective of Swindon Borough Council’s reputation for excellence.
 
As a highly skilled individual you will be able to assess problems, interpret complex information and decide the appropriate measures to correct faults without delays. Your analytical and judgmental skills will be crucial to this position.
 
Awareness of trade modules within our training matrix is essential. You’ll also need to be able to work to tight deadlines and work in a clean, tidy and proficient manner.
 
We expect you to maintain the highest level in customer care. With an acute awareness of Health and Safety, you will endeavour to complete your duties with efficiency. In return, you will be rewarded with training for skill advancement and excellent prospects within the organisation.
 
You must have a minimum qualification NVQ Level 3, Apprenticeship or equivalent, or compensatory experience. Your sound working experience in domestic maintenance and detailed knowledge of the building crafts will be utilised within this role.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1751
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Property
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,636 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Early Years Support Assistant

The Role
 
Swindon Borough Council is currently seeking an Early Years Support Assistant to provide support assistance to two children with special educational needs.
 
The successful candidate will be required to work as part of the Early Years Team to assist in providing flexible, variable sessions which provide high quality play and learning experiences that meet the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of children under 5 years of age, that support the Bright Start Nursery’s programme.
 
We are looking for a candidate who will value all children, be patient and understanding and have a positive, motivating approach.  The person appointed will need to be able to work well in a team, following the direction of the Room Leader, be adaptable and be able to work on their own initiative and under the direction of the Nursery Manager to support the needs of the two children you will mostly be working with.
 
To be successful in this role, you should have:
·         NVQ Level 2 in Childcare or Child minding practice
·         Good general level of education including Maths and English
·         Experience of working in a childcare environment
·         Commitment to working with parents and to equality of opportunity
·         Able to identify and report issues around child protection following Nursery policies in line Local Safeguarding Children Board policies and procedures.
·         To be able to work and communicate with children, parents & families.
 
Ideally you will have experience of working with children and an up to date First Aid Certificate. You should be willing to undergo any additional training relevant to the child’s needs.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1743
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Bright Start Day Nursery
  • Salary: £6.58 per hour
  • Hours: 23.5 hours a week, term-time only
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 22nd December

Court and YOT Administrator

You will need enthusiasm, energy, and skill to join our friendly multi agency team in children’s services!
 
An Administration Clerk is required to support a high performing Youth offending team, dealing with pre and post offenders. 
 
You should have excellent communication and customer care skills, and a willingness to be flexible in adapting to a range of interesting and differing demands. Attention to detail is imperative as you will be preparing documents for youth court and using a sophisticated case management system.
 
Enhanced DBS check is required for this post if an offer of
employment is made.
 
To find out more contact 01793 464662. Minicom for deaf users 01793 436559.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1750
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Children's Services (Youth Offending Team)
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Asbestos Site Supervisor

​The Role

Swindon Borough Council is currently looking to recruit a full-time permanent Asbestos Site Supervisor.
 
On a day-to-day basis you will be supervising the removal and encapsulation of asbestos containing materials. You will set up the site as directed by the plan of work and prepare the site ready for a four stage clearance
 
With your extensive knowledge of asbestos removal you should also possess a qualification in Asbestos Removal Operative Modules 1A-18A and 24-27.
 
You will be working with Asbestos Insulation, Asbestos Coatings and Asbestos Insulation Board under supervision; this requires analytical and judgmental Skills.
 
To be successful in this role, you will need to be able to follow the procedures laid down by Plans of Work, undertake risk assessments and be aware of legislation whilst working with Asbestos.
 
A full driving licence and access to a car or equivalent mobility is essential.
 
Job Description:Asbestos Site Supervisor
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1753
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Delivery - Property Maintenance
  • Salary: £21.008 to £24.392 p.a
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Educational Psychologist (X2)

An exciting opportunity is available within the Swindon Educational Psychology Service (EPS). Swindon is an innovative place to work, providing both challenges and opportunities for EPs. It is a small Unitary Authority that is easily accessible.  
 
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-respected, valued team with good relationships with schools and other partners. We provide both statutory services on behalf of the Local Authority and have a successful traded service to schools that has allowed us to grow the team. We are committed to multi-agency working and improving outcomes for children and families. We are developing our skills in applying psychology in a multi-disciplinary context for the benefit of families and the community. The EPS operates within an integrated Early Help service that includes health, social care, education and youth professionals.  A recent Ofsted inspection described our Early Help services as a strength.
 
Please consider making an application if you are:
 
·         Committed to supporting the inclusion of vulnerable children and young people
·         Place children and young people at the centre of your practice
·         Creative, flexible, positive and focused on solutions
·         Able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team
·         Able to develop positive working relationships with other practitioners and partners
·         Pro-active in developing and sharing your knowledge and skills.
 
EPs are encouraged to develop a specialism. We offer regular support and supervision, appraisals, induction, excellent CPD opportunities and flexible working practices. The Service is committed to an inclusive philosophy and practice.
 
We welcome applications from EPs in Training (TEPs) who will qualify in 2015.  
 
For an informal discussion please contact Karin Twiss, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07557 319897.  
 
We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as our community and therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and people from other diverse communities who are currently under- represented within our organisation.
 
Job Description:Educational Psychologist
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1760
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary:
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Soulbury Scale A
  • Closing Date: 14th January 2015

Health and Safety Advisor - Construction

​The Role

Swindon Borough Council is currently seeking an experienced Health and Safety Advisor, with a background in supporting construction and major project work; as well as more general Health & Safety management skills.
 
You will be required to provide the Council with competent advice and support on all Construction, Demolition and Property compliance matters in line with current CDM Regulations. You must have a NEBOSH Construction Certificate. 
 
Reporting to the Health and Safety Lead, you will be part of the team responsible for supporting the entire Council in safety matters.  The team’s role is to embed a culture of good safety management; and support this by developing Health and Safety policies, procedures and guidance to ensure legal compliance that ultimately safeguards people from injury and poor health.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice to all levels of management across all Council Services in respect of construction related Health & Safety and property compliance matters ensuring duty holder responsibilities are understood. It will also involve working and liaising with external partners and contractors
 
Ideally you will have previous experience of working in construction, demolition and refurbishment projects and management of asbestos from survey to removal under CAR 2012 with a a minimum of 5 years Health & Safety Advisory experience in a medium to large or multi-disciplined organisation.
 
If you have the above skills, experience and qualifications then we want to hear from you.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1758
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Service Delivery - Customer and Business Services
  • Salary: £28,920 - £38,254
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 7th January 2015

Leadership Support Officer

​The Role

Swindon Borough Council is seeking two Leadership Support Officers, who will deliver a first class, flexible, responsive and confidential service to senior managers across the organisation.  The role combines the elements of a traditional PA service with modern business support activities.
 
A key source of support, the role is wide-ranging and varied.  You will tackle everything from diary management, arranging meetings, producing presentations and reports, maintaining data bases, minute taking and a variety of other business support tasks. 
 
You will build extensive relationships across the organisation, and have lots of opportunity to learn more about our work, and gain new insight and skills that will serve you well in the future.
 
What we’re looking for:
  • Excellent ICT skills and experience of using of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Sharepoint, and using these tools to develop creative solutions to support projects and key activities
  • Experience of PA and business support activities to senior leaders in a large, complex organisation
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to GCSE including basic budget management experience
  • Experience in dealing with difficult and challenging complainants in a calm and patient manner
  • Experience in providing administrative project management support, including producing project documentation
  • Ability to liaise and communicate with others verbally and in written format, liaising with team members (including the senior leadership team) to challenge and influence prioritisation of activities and meetings and ensuring that actions are being delivered to time
  • Awareness of customer needs and expectations within a business support environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable across a range of tasks, working for a range of people
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1755
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Customer & Business Services, Service Delivery
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,363
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Assistant Project Manager

​The Role

The Programme & Project Delivery team is responsible for driving forward a wide portfolio of engineering and transportation Capital Projects ranging from minor improvements to multi million pound infrastructure projects. What this means for you is an unrivalled chance to make your mark. 
 
Using established project management principles you will be responsible for the management of small to medium size transportation and engineering projects and play a supporting role in larger or more complex projects.  Additionally, we’ll look to you to develop and improve our project management processes in pursuit of best practice.
 
Ideally you will have experience of managing and delivering civil engineering projects, plus a sound understanding of relevant highway legislation.  Methodical, organised and an excellent communicator you should also be able to work outside of normal working hours to attend meetings, committees etc.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1757
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 23rd December 2014

Transport Project Manager

The Role

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.
 
Swindon Borough Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an  impressive package of benefits including, childcare vouchers scheme, car salary sacrifice scheme, reduced cost leisure facilities, generous leave allowance, flexible working arrangements and a competitive pension scheme.
 
The Programme & Project Delivery team is responsible for driving forward a wide portfolio of engineering and transportation Capital Projects ranging from minor improvements to multi million pound infrastructure projects. We have secured substantial funding grants to deliver major junction and infrastructure improvements over the next five years.
 
What this means for you is an unrivalled chance to make your mark.You will be a project manager with an impressive background in end-to-end delivery of civil engineering projects; you’ll have confidence in taking the lead and will understand the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders including Council Members, residents and local interest groups to the Department for Transport. More than that, you’ll be a strong communicator and motivational leader and someone who brings out the best in the people around them.
 
You will be of degree level or equivalent calibre and ideally with a civil engineering or transportation background. You must be equipped to manage complex projects, budgets and multi-disciplinary project teams.
 
Job Description: Transport Project Manager
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1759
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £32,671 - £38,158 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 15th January 2015

Electrician

The Role

You will be responsible for the service, repair and renewal of domestic electrical installations, including all types of electronic and manually door controlled systems.
 
You will be able to diagnose faults to domestic electrical installations and door entry systems and fix problems without delay on a daily basis and be competent in the use of data recording and analysing equipment.
 
You will be expected to use the latest technology for appointments and maintain the highest level of customer care.
 
You will be up to date with the latest technical standards and be expected to maintain NIC EIC or similar qualifications ACS or similar qualification for electrical safety work.
 
You must have a City and Guilds NVQ Level 3, or equivalent, City & Guilds 2394 Level 3 Certificate in Initial Verification of Electrical Installations or equivalent, City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395-01) or equivalent, and be compliant with NIC EIC Electrical Safety Regulations. You will have sound knowledge of domestic electric maintenance and detailed knowledge of all other building crafts.
 
Job Description: Electrician
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1761
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service - Delivery Property Maintenance
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,636
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Seqol Care Home Manager

​The Role

 
The Care Home Manager will have overall responsibility for leading and managing the team in this 41 bed residential home situated in Swindon.
 
The successful candidate will be required to register with the Care Quality Commission and will have a proven track record of effective and engaging leadership and will need to be fully conversant with CQC standards, understanding of the changes to legislation taking into account current new case law directives.
 
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in care for the elderly including those with dementia needs.  You will also have a record of effective and engaging leadership and management of staff teams as well as building and maintaining effective relationship with stakeholders, statutory organisations, and eternal multidisciplinary teams.
 
A flexible approach to working is necessary, as is willingness to support weekends if required. You will be passionate about, and committed to, the delivery of quality care service.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better. Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website www.seqol.org and return it to recruitment@seqol.org or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
For an informal chat about the position please contact Val Timms on 01793 725844
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Residential Specialist Dementia care home
  • Salary: £28,920 - £33,587 per annum
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Senior Contracts Manager

The Role:
 
Swindon Borough Council is currently seeking a Senior Contracts Manager to join our successful and dynamic Commissioning team.
 
You will be required to ensure that all commissioned activity from private providers in relation to vulnerable adults and children are delivering the contracted benefits in line with the Council’s performance and cost expectations. The aim is the delivery of the required outcomes within the Council’s Strategic Plan/NHS Annual Operating Plan and joint commissioning plans, whilst protecting the Council additional risk and exposure.
 
Critical and creative thinking is essential in this role to enable you to develop innovative ideas and options, beyond traditional boundaries, to widen the adult social care market in Swindon in line with the Care Act 2014.
 
To be successful in this role, you will need to have a positive “can do, will do” attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills and be highly organised and efficient.
 
Ideally you will have demonstrable management or supervisory experience within a similar industry. 

Senior Contracts Manager

 

Job Description: Senior Contracts Manager
 

 

To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk

 

 

Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:

 

 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

 

  • Reference no: 1764
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning Children's and Adults
  • Salary: up to £49,192 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th January 2015

Housing Participation Officer

The Role 

Do you have a “can do” attitude? Do you look for opportunities, take pride in your work and remain positive even in the face of adversity. 
 
We are currently seeking a Housing Participation Officer to develop and project-manage a wide range of opportunities; this will include involving tenants and leaseholders and engaging with local communities. The role will also involve working on other projects for the Tenant Academy as well as more general housing projects as the need requires.
 
Unfazed by new situations and able to take control and deal with people positively, you will give advice and support regarding the development of new tenant groups or new opportunities for tenant involvement. You should therefore possess excellent customer facing skills, have a professional telephone manner, have a flexible approach to work and be able to work well with a wide range of stakeholders.
 
In this role, you will be required to research and keep up-to-date with current good practice in the field of housing participation and make appropriate recommendations to the Lead Housing Participation Officer.
 
For this role you will potentially have previous management or supervisory experience and ideally have 2 years’ experience or in-depth knowledge of social housing or community engagement.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1762
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: Monday 5th January 2015

SEQOOL Housekeeper - Fessey House

An opportunity has arisen for a Housekeeper within Fessey House a residential care home that supports older people. Your role will be to provide a thorough cleaning service throughout the home.
 
We are looking for people with high standards of housekeeping skills who have experience of domestic tasks including cleaning, laundry and washing up. You will also be required to prepare snacks and drinks for our service users.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
To apply please complete the Application Form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies and return it to recruitment@seqol.org or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
Closing Date:           24th December 2014
 
Interview Date:       8th January 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £6.58 per hour
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 24th December 2014

Seqol Care Assistant - Fessey House

Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.

 
We are looking for an exceptional individual to assist us in the provision of excellent services to vulnerable adults. You will provide support to maintain our service users’ skills. We endeavour to maximise independence and maintain a high quality of life.
 
The ability to attend training and work in a team environment will be crucial to the position. Experience of working with elderly people is also essential, along with an NVQ Level 2 in care.
 
You must have an awareness of Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
 
An ability to read and write in English is essential. 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies  and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: From £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 31st December 2014

Domestic Gas Fitter

The Role

You will be responsible for the service, repair and renewal of domestic gas appliances to our housing stock and operational buildings.

 
You will be able to diagnose faults to gas appliances and fix problems without delay on a daily basis and be competent in the use of data recording and analysing equipment.
 
You will be expected to use the latest technology for appointments and maintain the highest level of customer care.
 
You will be up to date with the latest technical standards and be expected to maintain ACS or similar qualification for gas safety work.
 
Along with experience of working with Gas Safety Regulations, knowledge of other building crafts and Asbestos awareness,  you will need a City & Guilds  NVQ Level 3, a Craft Apprenticeship or similar.
 
Job Description:Gas Fitter
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1772
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service Delivery - Property Maintenance
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 7th January 2015

Social Workers

It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine. It’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon.  Swindon has a long term, ambitious vision to become a leading regional centre by 2030 with the fastest growing economy outside London, and the quality of life to go with it.  We are recognised as a regional and national growth point and are working hard to deliver that vision.  We are focused on performing better and offering more.
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Children and Families teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. Our Children’s Services is fully integrated with health, working alongside other specialist professionals which helps us ensure that children in Swindon get the best possible outcomes.
 
We have several opportunities to join our teams across our service. Join us on our venture to improve outcomes for children and young people, highly utilising your exceptional skills of assessment.
 
We are looking for Social Workers of all levels who are committed to the task of ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective services. With your experience you will really make a difference to Children and Young People, giving them the support they really need to develop essential life skills and achieve their goals. Our teams use local insight to develop a more focused relevant and effective service.
 
Join us, and you’ll be helping to develop and implement new and exciting ways of working through using the Safeguarding Framework to shape even better outcomes for Swindon Borough’s young people and their families.
 
Once you’re part of our team, we want you to stay. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive regular support, supervision and appraisals, as well as a range of benefits, including a competitive salary, flexible working and childcare vouchers.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 

Swindon Borough Council offer relocation allowance of up to £8,000

To apply, please click on the following link: http://socialworkswindon.co.uk/job-opportunities/social-worker-vacancies/social-workers/  

  • Reference no: 1777
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £26,829 - £38,254
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th January 2014

Seqol Community Support Worker (nights)

Role

As a Community Support Worker (CSW), you will provide practical, emotional and physical support for up to 41 older people living with dementia at Whitbourne House in Swindon. You will support older people to enable them to maintain skills in order to maximise their independence and sustain a higher quality of life.
 
You will be required to participate in the assessment and care/support planning process.  To continuously assess service users’ needs and monitor the aims, objectives and outcomes of the Support/Care Plan. You will need to be aware and comply with Health & Safety, Manual Handling, COSSH, Food Hygiene, Fire, First Aid and Accident/Incident policies as set down by SEQOL
 
Ideally you will have experience of caring for vulnerable older people in the community or a care home environment on a one-to-one basis. You will have sound knowledge of supporting people with dementia, be aware of issues affecting vulnerable people and of anti-discriminatory practice. NVQ level 2 in care is essential.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies  and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
Closing date: 24th December 2014

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £17,546 pro rata
  • Hours: 20
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 24th December 2014

Seqol Reablement Assistant

​The Role

We are looking to recruit into our highly motivated and committed Reablement Team.

This rewarding role is dedicated to supporting people to maximise their level of independence enabling them to remain in their own homes.   The emphasis of this service is to encourage people to “do for themselves” and not to “do to them”.
 
The Reablement Team is integrated Health and Social Care which ensures the best possible outcomes for service users within the Swindon catchment area.
 
Through home visits, you will be required to support individuals with day to day needs, which may include personal care; prompting with medications; following prescribed therapy goals. Additionally, you will be required to maintain an overview of their general well being.
 
Sound literacy skills are essential and an organised, flexible approach to your work is also required.  Due to the active nature of this role, a good level of physical mobility is also required.
 
A clean driving license and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.
Experience in a similar role is derisible but training will be provided.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
For informal enquiries, please contact Tina Banyard or Alison Barker on 01793 466844.
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies  and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
Closing Date: 24th December 2014

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,843
  • Hours: 30 hours per week (Permanent and Fixed Terms Contracts available)
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 24th December 2014

Seqol Nurse Auxiliary

Swindon Intermediate Care Centre is looking to recruit a Nursing Auxiliary to join our interdisciplinary team.  You must have a genuine interest in rehabilitation, and should be someone who would like to practice in an area committed to the highest standard of care delivery.
 
Previous experience working in a caring environment would be beneficial.  As a team member, good communication skills, a friendly approach and the ability to work in an ever-changing environment are essential qualities.
 
Shift hours vary, and cover 24hours on a three-shift basis.  The rotational shift patterns are flexible to reflect the needs of patient in our care as well as the staff.
 
There are opportunities in SwICC to further develop your skills and knowledge through the NVQ route, and you would be encouraged and supported in this by the SwICC based NVQ Coordinator.
 
Whilst we look for staff with experience to bring to the role, those who can demonstrate an aptitude for the role and they feel they have the qualities needed are welcome to apply as we offer support and development based on individual need.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.

NHS Job Reference: 815-A-14-0342

 
For more information or an informal chat, please contact Rachel Green, Matron on 01793 605546 or Sister Teresa Milo or Jo Prior on 604091
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date: 24th December 2014

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £14,294 - £17,425
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Grade: Band 2
  • Closing Date: 24th December 2014

Seqol Business Support Assistant

21 hours (Mon – Wed 1000-1400, Thur 1000-1500, Fri 1000-1400)

 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a business support assistant to join a dynamic and busy team within the Integrated Discharge Team based at the Great Western Hospital.  The Integrated Discharge Team comprises of Social Workers ,Occupational Therapists and Community Intermediate care Nurses specialising in facilitating discharges from the acute hospital setting.
 
  • You would assist the Integrated Discharge Team by contributing to the established administration team function supporting highly complex discharge planning and whole system working.
  • You will have excellent communication skills; both written, and verbal.
  • You will demonstrate abilities of working with a range of IT packages word/excel/outlook/databases. 
  • You will be able to evidence accuracy, organisational and customer care skills, demonstrate knowledge of data protection and a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equalities.
  • You will contribute to service development  and change adhering to Care Quality Commission outcomes ensuring a quality service is being delivered,
  • A car driver with full driving licence, vehicle business insurance cover, or equivalent mobility, plus a CRB disclosure will be required.
  • You may be required to flex to the pressures of service delivery within other business units within the SEQOL organisation. The pace is fast and requires an adaptable team player willing to reprioritise and manage their own workload in relation to time/caseload pressures. You will be expected to be participant in weekend working.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better. Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
If you wish to contact us for more information about the role please call to speak to Anne Marie Birch on 01793 646120
 
 
Closing date: 29th December 2014 ( N.B if applications levels are high this vacancy may close early)
 
Interview Date:  6th January 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £14,383 p.a
  • Hours: 21 Hours per week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 29th January 2014

Seqol Business Support Assistant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Assistant within our highly motivated and committed Reablement Team. The Reablement Team is integrated Health and Social Care which ensures the best possible outcomes for service users within the Swindon catchment area.
 
This is a varied administration role, requiring a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Business applications, good organisation skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
 
The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator, qualified to GCSE Grade C in English and Maths or equivalent and have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to a high standard. You will be able to adapt to the fast moving SEQOL environment and proactively look for service delivery improvements.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Tina Banyard or Angela Lloyd on 01793 466844.
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies  and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
Closing Date:            6th January 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: CICT - Reablement
  • Salary: £14,383
  • Hours: 25 Hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th January 2015

SAM Advocates

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with learning disabilities in Swindon.  Following recent changes in legislation, an exciting opportunity has arisen for us to work with Swindon Borough Council to develop a broader range of independent advocacy including IMCA/IMHA.  We want to create a flexible and responsive advocacy service enabling people to access their rights within health and social care services.
Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care or a voluntary setting, or experience of working with vulnerable adults or young people?  If so, we want to hear from you!
 
We are looking for both qualified advocates and people who are interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others.  We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including City & Guilds level 3 Independent Advocacy qualifications.
 
We need non-judgemental, compassionate people who enjoy working with others to make positive change happen.
 
SAM takes the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children very seriously and the position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
 
Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. 
 
In order to provide a flexible advocacy service we are offering a range of hours and working arrangements to support the right candidates.
 
Competitive salary depending on qualifications and experience.
 
If you would like to be part of this exciting new venture and would like more information please ring 01793 542575 and ask for Dawn or email us at swindonadvocacy@gmail.com for our application pack.
 
Closing date for applications is  midday 8th January for interviews being held 14th and 15th January 2015.  Applications received after 8th January will be considered  at a later recruitment date.

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SAM
  • Salary: £21,714 - £26,539
  • Hours: full and part time hours available
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 8th January

Senior Asset Engineer

Swindon is a vibrant and expanding town with big plans for economic growth and the ambition to be a major business centre in the central, south region of the UK. We’re already ranked among the top 10 most highly innovative areas in the UK and the Swindon Borough Council management team endeavours to reflect this level of innovation in the way we provide and deliver services to our growing business and residential populations.

 
To facilitate this, we are making a major investment in our Highways and Transport operations to ensure that we have an effective and efficient roads and transport network that befits our ambitious development plans. That’s where you come in!
 
To help us deliver our plans we’re looking for an individual with substantial knowledge and experience highway and planning legislation. You’ll be well qualified in this area of operation with a degree, HND/C or equivalent in civil engineering or appropriate discipline. You’ll be a Chartered, Incorporated Engineer or equivalent.
 
Your experience will include using pavement and/or asset management systems and will have a detailed understanding of highway maintenance standards, policies and techniques. With your track record of success and experience in this complex area of operation you’ll be able to demonstrate your continued professional development in management and leadership.
 
You’ll be a skilled communicator who will represent the Council at meetings with Councillors, members of the public, developers, contractors, as well as stakeholders and members of staff at all levels. With your extensive subject knowledge, you’ll be able to articulate plans and defend decisions in relation to Highway Asset Management.
 
You’ll have a great knowledge of process and standards, including Well Maintained Streets, the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway works, together with a working knowledge of all health and safety legislation that apply to highway works.
 
If you have the knowledge, skills, background and qualities to take on this challenging, but exciting, opportunity we want to hear from you.
 
Job Description: Senior Asset Engineer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1768
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: Up to £44,603 p.a
  • Hours: 7 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Highway Infrastructure Asset Technician

We are currently looking for a Highway Infrastructure Asset Technician to join our successful Service Delivery, Highways and Transport Team.

 
You will manage assigned project requirements, and in conjunction with other staff, prioritise project needs, construct project goals, devises timelines and makes decisions concerning distribution of project resources.
 
You will be responsible for managing the editing, reviewing and verification process for adherence to applicable codes and standards.
 
To be successful in this role you will need:
 
·         Experience of precision data entry.
·         The ability to carefully document working procedures and assist in the preparation of reports.
·         Proficiency with standard computing software (e.g. MapInfo, G.I.S.) and the internet.
·         Data capture experience.
·         Knowledge of legal terminology concerning land descriptions.
·         Knowledge of land surveying sufficient to convert data for mapping.
·         Experience in performing complex map drafting, and computing areas and closures from legal descriptions.
·         To be skilled and experienced in interpreting and reading various types of maps.
·         Strong organisational and analytical skills.
·         An ability to travel throughout the borough to complete site visits
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1769
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Transport Planner and Section 106 Coordinator

Swindon is a vibrant and expanding town with big plans for economic growth and the ambition to be a major business centre in the central, south region of the UK. We’re already ranked among the top 10 most highly innovative areas in the UK and Swindon Borough Council’s management team endeavours to reflect this level of innovation in the way we provide and deliver services to our growing business and residential populations.
 
To facilitate this, we are making a major investment in our Highways and Transport operations to ensure that we have an effective and efficient roads and transport network that befits our ambitious development plans.
 
To help us achieve that strategy we are looking for an experienced, professionally qualified individual help us develop transport policies and strategies and to manage our Section 106 portfolio … in accordance with agreements made and including the coordination of all associated project briefs, management of finances and delivery against agreed performance standards.
 
You’ll be educated to degree level (or equivalent), will be a member of a relevant professional institution and will have at least five years’ experience of managing civil engineering and related projects through all stages to final delivery.
 
You’ll have demonstrable project management skills and will be familiar with local transport planning issues, public consultation processes. Your knowledge will cover a wide range of highways and transport planning issues such as planning and Section 106 agreements and the Land Compensation Act.
 
With your knowledge, experience and exceptional communication skills you’ll be capable of working with other senior professionals and stakeholders in a multi-disciplined team setting and will directly influence the outcome of individual, major highways and transport projects.
 
If you have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver in this important role, we want to hear from you.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1770
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £25,646 to £29,191 pa
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Graduate Trainee Planners

Swindon Borough Council Planning is seeking to recruit four motivated individuals who would like to pursue a career in Planning. 
 
You will be a Geography Graduate (or Graduate in a related subject).  You will have a strong interest in the built environment and a passion for using the Council’s planning powers to improve the quality of life for Swindon residents.
 
We will support you in working towards a formal Planning Qualification.  Our Career Progression will enable you to rapidly develop from a Graduate Trainee Planner into a Chartered Town Planner. 
 
You will gain experience in all aspects of the work of the Planning Department.  You will have the opportunity to manage a caseload of planning applications, to work with the planning enforcement team and to help create a new Local Plan for Swindon.
 
This is a great opportunity for an individual to work in a pioneering planning department.  You will be involved in a range of high profile development projects from an early stage and will become an integral part of an innovative and dynamic Planning Team.
 
Job Description: Graduate Trainee Planner
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1771
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,298 pa
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Auditor / Trainee Auditor x2

The Council provides the whole spectrum of services to some 186,000 residents, including education, housing, highways, social care and benefits. The Borough of Swindon is growing rapidly, and is expected to have a population of 250,000 by 2026. Extensive projects are underway, including complete town centre rejuvenation, 30,000 new homes, integration of Health and a Strategic Partnership with Capita. Our highways asset plan alone is worth over £1 billion.
 
This equates to an exciting opportunity for a skilled individual with exceptional potential who is willing to commit to training for an established internal audit qualification. We will support you in pursuing the Institute of Internal Audit qualifications (PIIA and MIIA) which is a requirement of this job.
 
We are looking for two auditors/trainee auditors to join our team. This opportunity is available for a highly motivated person. You will have the chance to establish a career in internal audit. Driving up standards and continuous improvement is key to our continued success. You’ll work on interesting audits in a rapidly changing environment. As part of a team reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will use modern audit techniques and risk based methodologies to deliver a top quality service.
 
Strongly analytical and with excellent communication skills, you will work with other audit staff to uphold our well respected and valued service.
 
You will be expected to have at least 5 GCSE’s Grade C or above (including English and Mathematics) and a desire to learn and develop within the role.
 
Job Description:
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1773
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Audit
  • Salary: £13,928 to £25,178 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th January 2015

Major Projects Engineer

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. , Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.
 
You will be responsible for providing an effective service covering all aspects of Transport Development Management across the Borough.  This includes the support of the process from initial inquiry, through the planning process, to the adoption of new transportation assets.
 
Responsibilities include interpreting, advising and applying national and corporate guidance to help formulate the Council’s Policy and delivery of professional services. The role includes examining and assessing planning applications, and providing recommendations on behalf of the Highway Authority.
 
You will visit and inspect sites of application and pre-application enquiries to assess the potential transport implications. Your expert professional advice will ensure that we achieve and maintain quality designs.
 
Responsible for the line management responsibilities of the team technicians, you will manage day to day workload, providing advice and guidance as necessary. This includes management of the Section 38 trading account.
 
You will have a Higher National Diploma / Certificate, in Civil Engineering, Transportation or a related discipline, or equivalent compensatory experience. A membership of an appropriate professional institute or ability to join is also required.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough is essential.
 
Job Description: Major Projects Engineer        
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1780
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £29,556 - £39,096 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Section 38 Highway Technician

This is a challenging role, but offers the opportunity for personal development as you support a wide range of projects and enhance the image and reputation of Transportation Services in Swindon.
 
You will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring applications for works carried out by developers under Section 38, 278 and 106 agreements of the Highways Act.  Working as part of our local Estates Adoption team you will provide technical support, checking drawings, plans and cost estimates, collating reports and documentation relating to the adoption of roads subject to legal agreements.
 
Using your experience within a highway or civil engineering environment and accompanying excellent interpersonal skills, you will liaise with and advise developers, the general public and internal colleagues as required.
 
You’ll need Grade A-C Maths and English GCSEs or equivalent, plus commitment to working towards Street Works accreditation and a professional certificate in Highway or Traffic Engineering.  You will have a good level of IT skills, experience of reading plans and maps and an interest in transport and sustainable growth and development.  You should also have a current driving licence and be happy to make site visits.
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete thePDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1781
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Traffic Technician

Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.
 
Swindon Borough Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an  impressive package of benefits including, childcare vouchers scheme, car salary sacrifice scheme, reduced cost leisure facilities, generous leave allowance, Flexible working arrangements and a competitive pension scheme.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking member of staff to work alongside others in Highways and Transport Delivery Services. A motivated team player, you provide a high quality service to all customers of Highway Network Management, and implement initiatives within our sector.
 
You will assess, prioritise and give instructions for traffic management, data collection and road safety improvements. Your enthusiasm for offering practical solutions for these areas is essential.
 
With a HNC in a relevant field, you will have extensive experience at Technician level in traffic management, transportation planning or a similar road safety role. Your working knowledge of understanding traffic related data collection and its applications will be utilised in this post.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough will be required.
 
Job Description: Traffic Technician
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1782
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Transport Development Management Technician

Swindon is a vibrant and expanding town with big plans for economic growth and the ambition to be a major business centre in the central, south region of the UK. We’re already ranked among the top 10 most highly innovative areas in the UK and Swindon Borough Council’s management team endeavours to reflect this level of innovation in the way we provide and deliver services to our growing business and residential populations.
To facilitate this, we are making a major investment in our Highways and Transport operations to ensure that we have an effective and efficient roads and transport network that befits our ambitious development plans. That’s where you come in!
 
We’re looking to recruit a Transport Development Management Technician to provide assessments of the implications for Transport in proposals for planning and developments. In your assessment you’ll make recommendations and decisions within a framework of government and council guidelines and will ensure that national, regional and local advice is covered. You’ll ensure that the adoption and improvements of roads is in line with the provisions of the Highways Act and that financial contributions are negotiated under the terms of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act.
 
You’ll have great interpersonal and communication skills and will represent the local highway authority’s decisions through both written representations and at informal hearings. You’ll undertake site visits and verify the details provided in submitted plans and will negotiate financial contributions from developers.
 
You’ll be computer literate and educated to GCSE level or equivalent, having 5 subjects or more at Grade C or above, including Maths, Science and English. You will also have a higher education qualification or will have significant experience of transport development management.
 
If you have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver in this important role, we want to hear from you
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1783
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £21,685 to £25,178 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Swindon is a vibrant and expanding town with big plans for economic growth and the ambition to be a major business centre in the central, south region of the UK. We’re already ranked among the top 10 most highly innovative areas in the UK and Swindon Borough Council’s management team endeavours to reflect this level of innovation in the way we provide and deliver services to our growing business and residential populations.
To facilitate this, we are making a major investment in our Highways and Transport operations to ensure that we have an effective and efficient roads and transport network that befits our ambitious development plans.
 
That’s why we’re now looking to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor who will ensure the cost effective control of construction and revenue projects. For this role you’ll be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have an HND/HNC/ONC in construction or other relevant discipline. You’ll also need to have a full, clean driving licence. You’ll have direct experience of drafting and producing bills of quantity and specifications.
 
You’ll have significant experience of controlling the financial arrangements and budgets for highways and construction projects and will have a detailed knowledge of planning and construction regulations/legislation, contracts law relevant to construction contracts and all aspects of highways construction and defects.
 
Your background is likely to be from a large multi-functional organisation and you’ll have first-class interpersonal and communication skills enabling you to develop excellent working relationships at all levels within the organisation and with external contractors and other stakeholders.
 
You’ll be a highly organised self-starter, motivated and used to working with limited supervision. You’ll be committed to staying up to date with regulations and legislation in this dynamic, complex and continually changing environment.
 
If you have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver in this important role, we want to hear from you.
 
Job Description: Senior Quantity Surveyor
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1785
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: Up to £39,096 p.a. plus potential relocation allowance of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 16th January 2015

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