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Lay Members - Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)

The Role

 
Are you passionate about ensuring the safety and promoting the welfare of children and young people in your community?
 
Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) is a partnership of organisations that work with children and young people in Swindon. It has a statutory responsibility for overseeing how agencies work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of Swindon’s children and young people.
We are looking to appoint two volunteer Lay Members to the Board to:-
  • Support public engagement in local child safety issues
  • Contribute to an improved understanding of the LSCB’s child protection work in the wider community
  • Challenge the LSCB on the accessibility by the public and children and young people of its plans and procedures
  • Help to make links between the LSCB and community groups
No formal qualifications are required but lay members will need to live in Swindon.
They will need to participate fully in the work of the Board, ask constructive questions and give an informed opinion.
The successful candidates will be offered training and an induction and will need to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service check. The post is unpaid and will involve attending Board meetings (held 4 times per year), for which reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, and possibly some other meetings, depending on personal interests and skills.
 
For more information, please go to the Swindon LSCB website at www.swindonlscb.org.uk or contact Lesley Boorman, LSCB Business Manager, on 01793 466839 or e-mail lboorman@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing date for applications: 8th September 2014.
 
We look forward to hearing from you
 
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: LSCB
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Swindon LSCB
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • Hours: TBC
  • Grade: N/A
  • Closing Date: 8th September 2014

Special Tots Playleader

The Role

 
Special Tots is a group for children and siblings under 5 years old with special needs. We provide a child-centred educational environment in conjunction with, and linking to, other professionals and agencies. We tailor our services to specific and individual plans which are designed for each child to further their development.
 
This is a challenging and rewarding role, in which you will be part of crucial childhood development stages. Responsibilities will include completing observations, writing IPP’s and reports, and attending Team Around the Child (TAC) meetings for specified children. You will build strong working relationships with a range of professionals, building upon your experience of working with children with special educational needs.
 
You will hold an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education, or equivalent, or compensatory experience. Knowledge of child development in an SEN context is crucial. Your awareness and understanding of the legislation regarding safeguarding children will be highly utilised. 
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for the position.
 
Closing date: 11th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Special Tots Playleader
 
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
 
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0153
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 17 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 11th September 2014

Management Support & Duty Officer

The Role

 
Swindon’s remarkable art collection now has a reputation as one of the best of British 20th century art outside London. Our museum has displays of local history, archaeology and geology. An eclectic collection, ours includes a 4.5 meter Indian crocodile and a preserved Egyptian mummy.
 
We are looking for an experienced individual to support our management team in all aspects of the day to day operation of the museum. This will include duty management pf events, administrative, financial and operational tasks and project responsibility. You will ensure that a first class service is delivered to museum visitors, stakeholders and partners.
 
With a broad knowledge of the heritage and museums sector, you will also have experience of operational building and duty management. A Business Administration qualification or relevant experience is desirable. You will have good ICT skills and knowledge of financial management.
 
Closing date: 1st September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0159
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commercial Services
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 1st September 2014

Senior Accounting Technician - Education & Childrens

The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council’s Finance department is committed to providing a high quality support service that delivers a secure platform from which to achieve the Council’s objectives.
 
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and innovative individual to join our team in driving continuous improvement and change. Essentially you will be working with a range of budget managers assisting and advising them in the preparation of budgets and the monitoring of income and expenditure.  In addition this post will be involved in overseeing school funding and monitoring the financial health of schools which will require contact with Headteachers and school support staff. We will also look to you to assist with the cyclical budget setting, monitoring and close-down processes but, more than this, you’ll be able to propose ideas and find solutions to ensure robust financial controls are in place.
 
You’ll be a part-qualified Accountant or Accounting Technician with proficiency in the use of spreadsheet and financial ledger software, however if you have relevant experience in supporting budget holders to embrace the principles of sound budgetary control and financial management we would like to hear from you. 
 
Closing date: 29th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0163
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Finance
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 29th August 2014

Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant

The Role

 
Riverside Tuition Service
 
Term Time Only – 39 weeks per year
 
Swindon Tuition Service is looking to recruit an experienced Teaching Assistant /Learning Support Assistant to support mostly secondary aged pupils. The small group comprises of pupils who are receiving educational provision away from mainstream school at designated centres. This is an exciting opportunity to develop additional skills in this area of work.
 
The pupils that we support are vulnerable and out of school for a variety of reasons. Under the direction of the Teacher at the tuition centre the post holder will work to promote the emotional physical and educational development of pupils including those with special needs. The role will require supporting and engaging pupils to access learning as well as the preparation of the learning environment.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
 
Closing date: 29th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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
 
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0160
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Tuition Service
  • Salary: Grade L: £17,546 p.a. pro rata (actual salary £11,367 p.a.)
  • Hours: 28 hours per week (Term Time Only – 39 weeks per year)
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 29th August 2014

Social Workers

The Role

 
Career Grade Structure
Newly Qualified Social Worker - £26,829 p.a. (1 year Fixed Term Contract – ASYE)
Qualified Social Worker - £28,920 - £33,587 p.a.
Senior Practitioner - £33,587 - £38,254 p.a.
 
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.
 
Closing date: 11th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Social Worker
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0165
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: Career Grade
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N-Q
  • Closing Date: 11th September 2014

Independent Reviewing Officer

The Role

 
Swindon 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. This opportunity in our well established and experienced team is based within Safeguarding and Quality Assurance. The team is focussed on improving outcomes for children and young people, which your exceptional skills of assessment will enhance.
 
Join us, and you’ll be helping to develop and implement new and exciting ways of working, including using the Signs of Safety framework to chair child protection case conferences and children’s looked after reviews to shape even better outcomes for Swindon Borough’s young people and their families.
 
We are looking for a child focused qualified senior social worker or manager with substantial experience of managing cases within the context of complex child care social work. You will have a key role in:
 
  • Chairing child protection case conferences and looked after reviews using the Signs of Safety Framework;
  • Using your expert skills to help  children and their parents  to participate in meetings and achieve the best outcomes;
  • Setting standards, challenging practice and raising quality;
  • Audit and monitor the progress of child protection and care plans
  • Supporting  the LADO, managing  investigations of allegations of abuse against staff and volunteers;
  • Provide specialist consultation to colleagues;
  • Get involved in delivering multi agency training and development
 
 
HCPC registered with a degree (or equivalent) in social work, you will have excellent knowledge of relevant child care legislation and procedures. Experience of chairing complex meetings is desirable. The ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
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.
 
Closing date: 4th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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
 
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
 

  • Reference no: 0170
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 4th September 2014

Repairs Surveyor

The Role

 
Our Property Maintenance team is seeking a Surveyor to help continue the delivery of the best possible service to our customers. As a key member of our maintenance team you will assist in the delivery of responsive repairs works to our housing stock of 10,000 properties. In this pivotal role you will be responsible for administering responsive repairs works in line with agreed policies and budgets. You will survey, diagnose and provide technical solutions / recommendations for remedial works on existing properties along with providing support to our in house workforce and external contractors.
 
Ensuring a high quality of work is delivered to tenants and leaseholders, you will also investigate and respond to complaints and enquiries in respect of repairs and maintenance and related issues.
 
With experience of surveying a wide range of housing buildings, you should be able to demonstrate a broad technical knowledge of construction and building regulation legislation. 
 
A full driving license is required for this position. 
 
Closing date: 15th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Repairs 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: 0168
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service Delivery
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 15th September 2014

Supervised Contact Worker

The Role

 
In this position you will provide a consistent service to families with the aim of achieving high quality contact between children and their families. You will work as part of Children Services to facilitate and supervise contact sessions between children/young people and their families within the agreement and processes of the care planning agenda.
 
Your role will be to provide support children / young people outside of their family home in times of need. The ability to communicate clearly to children, young people and parents/carers is essential.
 
Educated to GCSE standard, your experience of working with children and young people will be highly utilised in this position. You will have good knowledge and understanding of the development and complex needs of children / young people, including spectrums of disabilities.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this position.
 
Closing date: 1st September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 

 
Job Description: Supervised Contact Worker
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0172
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 1st September 2014

Housing Apprenticeship

The Role

 
‘A fantastic opportunity to work, learn, gain skills and qualifications and a really great base for a career in housing’
Sophie Lloyd, Swindon College Housing Apprentice of the Year 2014
 
“Doing the apprenticeship has changed my whole life for the better. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a good start into a career”
Jenna Steadman, Housing Business Development Support Officer (former apprentice)
 
Swindon Borough Council Housing Department are once again recruiting for their successful Housing Apprenticeship Scheme. 
 
We offer the opportunity to gain paid work experience in our busy Housing department while achieving qualifications in Housing.  We will initially be offering a 12 month contract, and there will be an opportunity to progress to a 2nd year apprenticeship for apprentices who are successful in their first year.
 
A career in Housing offers many opportunities.  The Housing department owns over 10,500 properties across the Borough of Swindon.  We are involved in a wide range of activities in managing these properties including allocating them to applicants, maintaining them to a decent standard, ensuring tenancy conditions are met, collecting rent and dealing with arrears as well as tenant involvement and communications. 
 
Our apprentices will focus on one area of our work but will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in other areas through job placements.  We support our apprentices while they study for Chartered Institute of Housing, level 2 certificate and NVQ level 2 in Housing.
 
This is not just a job, but an exciting career opportunity.  Over the 3 years that our scheme has been running, 9 of our apprentices have so far achieved permanent posts within our Housing Department.
 
These are some of the qualities we will be looking for:
 
·         Enthusiasm
·         Flexibility
·         Motivation
·         Ability to communicate effectively – both written and verbally
·         Initiative
·         Team player
·         Willing to learn
·         Good people skills 

What we offer:
·         A Fixed Term Training Contract for 12 months
·         Support, advice and guidance to achieve your qualification
·         Additional learning and development whilst on the apprenticeship scheme
 
Training Rate:
There is a fixed rate of pay for apprentices:
 
Rates of pay apply from October 2014
 
First year apprentices - £2.73 per hour.
 
Second year apprentices:
  • Age 19 and under - £2.73 per hour.
  • Aged 20 - £5.03 per hour
  • Aged 21 and over - £6.31 per hour
 
Application Process
You will need to apply for the vacancy by completing an application form and returning it by the closing date as stated below.  Any applications received after this date will not be considered. 
 
Please note: We do not accept or consider CV's.
 
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a session at Swindon College in September.
 
Interviews will take place on 13th and 14th October.
 
Please note the eligibility for the Apprenticeship Scheme:
You must be living in England, not be in full-time education and not at Level 4 (Degree Level) or above in qualifications.
 
For further information about apprenticeships then please visit the following sites:
 
 
 
Applications are especially welcome from Swindon Borough Council tenants and their families.
 
 
Closing date: Monday 15th September
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Housing Apprenticeship
 
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: 0171
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: See advert
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
  • Grade: Apprenticeship Scale
  • Closing Date: 15th September 2014

Casual Museums Sales & Interpretation Assistants

The Role

 
We are looking for a number of customer focused individuals with proven income generation experience to work in our inspiring heritage venues of STEAM Museum and Lydiard Park. Acting as a sales advisor, you will maximise every opportunity within our Museum and Heritage portfolio to generate income and add value to the customer experience.
 
You will become a heritage expert working across multiple sites. You will deliver every aspect of our frontline service, which includes providing interpretation and information relating to Museum collections and exhibitions, delivering a broad portfolio of activities, workshops, talks and tours for our diverse visitors, as well as supporting our busy education, and retail activities on a daily basis.
 
There are many corporate hospitality events at both sites. The role also requires the lifting and moving of tables, chairs, etc. to facilitate bookings so candidates should be physically able to carry out this part of the duties.
 
Candidates will hold a NVQ Level 2 in a sales or customer service or possess considerable experience, and must be prepared to attain Emergency First Aid. Our ideal candidates will demonstrate excellent organisational and time management skills and be very confident presenting to groups.
 
A flexible approach to working hours is essential in this exciting and fast moving Museum and Heritage sector.  You will regularly be asked to work evenings and weekends with some early starts.
 
Closing date: 29th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0166
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Leisure, Libraries, Culture & Traded Services
  • Salary: circa £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 29th August 2014

Operations Assistants - Highworth Recreation Centre

The Role

 
We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and flexible Operations Assistants to join our team at the Highworth Recreation Centre. Delivering front of house services, this role offers progression and training opportunities.
 
You will deliver day-to-day operations to provide the best possible customer experience. Responsibilities include assisting the delivery of activity programmes and work schedules.  You will perform operational tasks, which include customer advice, membership and swimming lesson sales, admissions control, cash handling, facility inspections and minor repairs. You will carry out regular cleaning and maintenance regimes to uphold our excellent standards.
 
Along with your interest in the leisure service, you will have relevant experience of working in a customer focused role. Ideally you will hold the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), or have the ability to gain the award. In return for your exceptional service, you will receive a local government pension and full training for the post. Funding and training for a relevant NVQ is available.
 
An enhanced DBS is required for this position.
 
 
Closing date: 2nd September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 

 
Job Description: Operations Assistant
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0174
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
  • Department/School: Leisure
  • Salary: £14,383 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: One post at 20.75 average hours per week & one 35 hours per week post
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 26th August 2014

Targeted Mental Health Outreach Worker

The Role

 
In September 2011 Swindon Borough Council launched a new Targeted Mental Health Service for children (TaMHS). This service offers short term therapeutic assessment and interventions to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and their families.
 
TaMHS has been highly successful and as a result we are seeking to expand the team and recruit more staff.
 
As a member of this innovative team you will be based within the integrated locality teams, and will work under the supervision of clinical staff to deliver a range of individual and group programme interventions in a variety of settings. 
 
With an NVQ Level 2 or NNEB Child or Family Care qualification, or equivalent, and relevant experience of working with children, young people and families in a multi-agency setting, you will have a good understanding of how mental health issues can impact emotional development.
 
You should also possess excellent communication skills and the ability to develop relationships with professionals, young people and their families. IT proficient you will also demonstrate the ability to work creatively and on your own initiative.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful applicants.
 
For an informal discussion please contact Heather Prictor, Professional Lead for Targeted Mental Health, on 07785 737586 or email: hprictor@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing date: 29th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0175
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: circa £17,546 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 29th August 2014

Design & Technology Technician - Isambard Community School

The Role

 
Hours: 8.00-16.00 Mon-Fri  37 hours per week, Term Time plus 5 days (45.79 paid weeks per year)
 
We are looking for a Design and Technology Technician to provide efficient and effective technical support to our creative and innovative team of design teachers. 
 
You will need heaps of energy and enthusiasm for all areas within the Design and Technology department and have a strong technical and practical ability, especially Resistant Materials and Product Design.  Knowledge of machinery and tools and their safe use is essential.  You should be a team player able to work using your own initiative.
 
Ideally you will have experience of working with young people in a workshop environment and have Industry Safety Qualifications on machines such as Planer, Circular Saw and Centre Lathe. Experience of CAD/CAM would be desirable but training can be provided.
 
Isambard Community School is a highly successful PFI school located in a new build area of North Swindon, catering for 1200 students aged 11-16 with a specialism in Performing Arts and Media. 
 
As a forward thinking School, we want our curriculum to meet the needs of every student, to reflect an understanding of an ever changing world, deliver the national requirements in a fresh and stimulating manner and optimise the use of existing technologies and other resources in our modern and inspiring school environment.
 
All appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS clearance, and proof of the Right to Work in the UK (this will be required at the time of Interview).
 
Isambard Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
Closing Date: Friday 5 September 2014
Interview Date: TBA
Start Date: ASAP
 
 
 
We are unable to accept CVs.
All Applications are to be made online at the following address:
 
Any queries please contact Julie Jenkins, HR Manager on 01793 705400 or email jenkinsju@isambard.swindon.sch.uk or visit our web site www.isambard.swindon.sch.uk
 

  • Reference no: Isambard
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Education
  • Salary: £17,138 per annum pro rata (actual salary £15,049 p.a.)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Term Time plus 5 days (45.79 paid weeks per year)
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 5th September 2014

Matron (Single Point of Access) - SEQOL

The Role

 
SEQOL are a Health and Social Care organisation with a focus on helping people make the most of their lives. As a Social Enterprise, we are a business with a social purpose. We provide quality care and support for adults in Swindon and the surrounding area that focuses on the individual, not the system. Able to provide a genuine choice of care to our service users, our employee ownership drives the approach of our organisation.
 
Forming part of our leadership team, you will provide effective management and clinical coordination of the Single Point of Access within the Urgent Care Centre. This includes the Rapid Response Service which provides community based care for people experiencing an acute episode, avoiding the need for unnecessary hospital admissions. The postholder will manage the clinical caseload of the Rapid Response Service, and in addition will provide support to our Specialist Nurses and OTs who facilitate early discharges from the Emergency Dept and Assessment Unit. Working as a role model, you will ensure a standard of care that is evidence based, clinically effective and consistent with contemporary models of care, providing supervision and development to a small team of Band 6 nurses.
 
This is an unique opportunity for a leadership role in a dynamic multi-disciplinary team, developing services in line with the national agenda by providing individualised, holistic care outside of a hospital setting.
 
Responsibilities include ensuring clinical standards are maintained by challenging practice that requires change or development, or that does not meet required standards. You will actively explore opportunities to enhance health promotion interventions and working hand in hand with our Senior Social Worker, will ensure that person centred care is delivered throughout the team.
 
With responsibility for the clinical caseload, you will work as an autonomous, advanced practitioner and ideally be a non-medical prescriber. You will have current NMC registration, acting at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
 
Closing date: 3rd September 2014
 
 
 
 
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-14-0187
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0187
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Single Point of Access - Urgent Care
  • Salary: £30,764 - £40,558 p.a.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 7
  • Closing Date: 3rd September 2014

Senior Nursery Nurse

The Role

 
In this position you will provide a high standard of childcare and education within the framework of Council and nursery policies and practices. Based at the Childrens Nursery, you will work in a stimulating and friendly environment ensuring that service users are physically and emotionally secure.
 
You will assist in meeting the statutory requirements of Ofsted, as part of the whole nursery team. Your role will include deputising for the Manager and contributing for the efficient and effective management of the whole nursery. This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on young children’s learning and development
 
Qualified to at least NNEB / NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare, or equivalent; your relevant experience will be highly utilised. Current First Aid training is an advantage, along with a certificate of Food Hygiene training. Knowledge of child protection issues and child development is essential to the position.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for the position.
 
Closing date: 5th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 

 
Job Description: Senior Nursery Nurse
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0177
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 5th September 2014

Nursery Assistants

The Role

 
Here at Swindon Borough Council we currently have several exciting opportunities to join our nurseries. We have a good team spirit and provide a caring environment for our members of staff. Our nurseries provide a warm and friendly atmosphere designed to promote happy, confident fulfilled children.
 
We will look to you to care for a specific group of children, ensuring their physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs are met while your colleagues take their lunch breaks. We will look to you to provide a high standard of childcare and education, helping to maintain a stimulating and friendly environment for the children under the guidance of senior staff.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the childcare sector. Ideally qualified to NVQ Level 2 Early Years or equivalent, you will have experience of childcare and an ability to work as part of a team. An understanding of safeguarding children and experience within a day care setting would be advantageous but not essential.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 5th September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Nursery Assistants
 
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
 
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0176
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Young People & Families
  • Salary: £12,702 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: Casual and 15 hours per week contracts available
  • Grade: J
  • Closing Date: 5th September 2014

Senior Planners

The Role

 
1 x Permanent
1 x Fixed Term Contract until July 2015 (Maternity Cover)
 
We are looking for motivated and experienced individuals to play a leading role in the delivery of high quality development. Your will help shape Swindon’s developments for the future. You will assess and manage a wide range and size of planning applications and related appeals, including major housing, commercial and regeneration schemes.
 
You will manage and negotiate planning applications and related matters.  You will have current experience of working within Development Management and have an up to date knowledge of policy and legislation along with experience of report writing, presenting schemes and formulating recommendations.
 
You will possess a Degree or Diploma in Planning or a related discipline and be eligible for membership of the RTPI. You should also have excellent IT, project management, negotiation and verbal communication skills.
 
The ability to travel throughout the Borough is essential.
 
Closing date: 8th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Senior Planners
 
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: 0181
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Planning & Regulatory Services
  • Salary: from £28,920 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 8th September 2014

Planning Enforcement Officer

The Role

 
An opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced person to join the Enforcement Team. Possessing a sound and working knowledge of Planning and related legislation, your duties will include investigating complaints, conducting witness interviews and gathering evidence of alleged breaches of planning control and criminal offences.  You will also have the skills to assess whether complaints can be remedied through negotiation or by formal action
 
You will be responsible for documenting findings and maintaining good records. In addition to managing a caseload, you will assist in the drafting, preparation and service of appropriate notices, in conjunction with the Councils legal team and the preparation and presentation of evidence for appeals and prosecutions. Experience of conducting PACE interviews will be an advantage. The ability to travel throughout the Borough is essential.
 
Closing date: 8th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0180
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Environmental Services
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 8th September 2014

Children's Commissioner

The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council commissioning team focus on commissioning services to improve the lives of children and young people in Swindon. We endeavour to ensure the best start in life for every child; better opportunities for parents, affordable good education and support for children; and stronger and safer communities. This position is an excellent opportunity to develop leadership qualities and lead our improvement and quality assurance across a range of services which are commissioned, including children's centres.

You will be responsible for evaluating performance of commissioned services, identify priorities for improvement and plan effective change. You will work with a range of partners in order to deliver challenge and support.

You will have excellent knowledge of relevant legislation and national strategies relating to early years, health and social development of children. Your relevant experience will be utilised to make a difference to the most vulnerable children in Swindon
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.

Closing date: 7th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Children's Commissioner
 
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
 
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0182
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 7th September 2014

Senior Systems Support Officer

The Role

 
You will be the principal point of contact for Swindon Borough Council customers, partner organisations and third parties regarding HR and Payroll Management Systems administration, reporting structure maintenance and internal process improvements. In this role you will identify and implement improvements to Business Assurance processes using BPR methodology
 
You will be involved in the development of templates, forms and processes for Midland iTrent. You will manage the testing, evaluation and appraisal of system upgrades and patches prior to implementation in a live environment. Responsibilities include the undertaking of duties in accordance with statutory requirements, Council objectives, policies and procedures.
 
Your extensive experience working with and developing Management Information Systems in line with Business Requirements will be highly utilised in this position. You will be educated to degree level standard, or equivalent, or hold compensatory experience in a local government or complex working environment.
 
The ability to understand, interpret and produce complex information such as Strategic Plans, Business Models, System Specifications & Operating Documents and Performance Information is essential. As a strong team player, you will have the ability to negotiate or influence change diplomatically.
  
Closing date: 4th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0183
  • Category: Apprentices, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Business Services & Support
  • Salary: £25,094 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 4th September 2014

Senior Business & Administration Manager

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until September 2017
 
The Oakfield Project is an alternative educational provision based on the Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue, Swindon. The Project is funded and supported by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with local Secondary Schools.  This Project has been developed for young people to benefit from both academic (GCSE curriculum) and informal learning.
 
The Project supports students in Year 10/11 (14-16 year olds) maximum of 33 students, who have been referred by their Secondary School or Swindon Borough Council to complete their Pre 16 education in this unique small group environment.
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business and Administration Manager to join this small staff team. Working under the supervision of the Project Managers you will be responsible for all aspects of business and administration which will incorporate strategic duties around finance, examinations, resources, event management etc and operational duties to include all pupil related administrative tasks.
 
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to take part in a range of Youth Work/Educational activities which are scheduled throughout the academic year.
 
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Mrs Carole Hemns, Senior Business and Administration Manager, The Oakfield Project on Swindon (01793) 521615.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
 
Closing date: 29th August 2014
 
Interview date: 10th September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0179
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Children's Services - Economy & Attainment
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a. FTE (pro rata salary £19,290 p.a.)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - 41 weeks a year (term time plus 2 weeks)
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 29th August 2014

Commissioner - Care Act System Implementation

The Role
 
Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
 
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 Commissioning teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. This position is an excellent opportunity for working across agencies and making a difference to the most vulnerable people in Swindon.
 
In this position you will act as commissioner, working with providers on the implementation of the Care Act. Your responsibilities will include building and implementing a quality assurance framework across commissioned services, in relation to systems and the Care Act. You will be the project lead for upgrading our adult social care case management system. By challenging and supporting the leadership team, you will ensure that ICT is used effectively. Your efforts will ensure that relevant information governance is in place meeting the requirements of the Care Act and Better Care Fund.
 
You will have significant experience of project management, with a well-rounded understanding of relevant case management systems and systems governance. Your excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and national strategies relating to adults will be highly utilised in this position. You will have strong knowledge of systems, assessments and programme management.
 
Closing date: 31st August 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0178
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £37,132 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 31st August 2014

Change Programme Positions

The Roles

Over the past few years Swindon Borough Council has consistently led the way in responding to the challenges facing local government by delivering complex programmes of change at pace.
 

 

We have pioneered new ways of working with local people and communities; driven out millions of pounds worth of efficiencies; improved the quality of services to residents and secured hundreds of millions of pounds worth of investment for regeneration projects throughout the borough.

 

We have clarity of purpose with a clear direction and set of priorities from our political leadership and Chief Executive. Stronger Together is our overarching strategy which in essence describes an ambition to work in new and different ways with the people we serve – the residents, communities and businesses of Swindon. This ethos guides and unites all of the talented and committed people we have working for us.
 
Now we are looking to go even further and even faster. We are seeking to re-invigorate our change work and in particular the change we are delivering with our partners through our membership of the Public Services Transformation Network.
 

 

Our Chief Executive is establishing a new corporate change board to ensure what we do really sticks and enable the executive team to effectively support longer term change. A number of specific strands of work are already underway and we are seeking to expand these. In support of this we are making a significant investment to put in place a structure that provides the opportunity for talented people to contribute to one of the most exciting programmes of change in the public sector.

 

 
We have some talented people already, but as a result of internal promotion and growing demand we have a number of new roles we are looking to fill. Turning high ambition and big ideas into disciplined programmes of meaningful change that make a difference to local people is the job at hand. If you think you have the have the passion and skill to do that then we want to hear from you.
 
 
Opportunities available:
 
 
Head of Corporate Programmes: £48,821 to £64,741 per annum
 
Asset Transformation Delivery Lead: £48,821 to £64,741 per annum
 
Senior Programme Manager - Integration: £48,821 to £67,741 per annum
 
Senior Programme Manager - Vulnerable People: £48,821 to £64,741 per annum
 
Senior Programme Manager - Culture Change: £48,821 to £64,741 per annum
 
Business Improvement Manager: £32,671 to £43,643 per annum
 
Business Improvement Officer: £25,094 to £28,563 per annum (2 posts)
 
Assistant Project Manager: £25,094 to £28,563 per annum (2 posts)
 
 
 
For further details and details of how to apply, please visit:
 
 

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Business Transformation
  • Salary: Various
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Various
  • Closing Date: 15th September 2014

Independent Supporter

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until March 2015
 
This is an exciting period of change in Special Education Needs nationally and here is an opportunity to make a difference to parents in Swindon. In this position you will have the opportunity to be involved in a new era of Special Educational Needs support.
 
Parent Partnership is an established service in Swindon who work with parents of children with SEND by providing legally based, impartial, confidential and accessible information, advice and support. We also offer face to face, telephone and electronic information and advice along with casework and representation when needed.
 
This new role is specifically commissioned and funded by the Department of Education to support parents and young people through the recent education reforms. You will work alongside other independent supporters in the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to those converting from Statements of SEN to Education, Health and Care Plans, and to support those newly entering the SEN assessment process. 
 
This post is initially until March 2015 and a second phase until March 2016 if successful. A willingness to learn and an aptitude to work closely with a wide variety of professionals and parents are essential. Your initiative, flexibility and flair will cement your position within our team. Knowledge of current SEN and Education Law, Disability Discrimination and Human Rights is essential to this position.
 
You will be required to complete training on current Educational legislation which will be provided.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Closing date: 11th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Independent Supporter
 
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
 
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0184
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until March 2015
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 11th September 2014

Business Objects Report Developer

The Role

 
In this position you will lead and manage all aspects of Business Intelligence reporting for the Council. These responsibilities will include report design and maintenance, user account management and administration, along with the project management of business intelligence product development.
 
You will play the lead role in driving forward the use of business intelligence, providing technical solutions to meet the strategic business direction at a council level. Liaising with key stakeholders, you will identify business / management information specifications and designing, developing and implementing reporting solutions.
 
Educated to degree level, equivalent or with compensatory experience in a business intelligence team environment, you will have experience within a similar role developing Business Intelligence outputs. The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing at all levels of the organisation will be crucial. The ability to interpret performance indicator guidance and definitions is also essential.
 
Closing date: 14th September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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: 0186
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Business Services
  • Salary: £28,920 – £38,254 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 14th September 2014

Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until March 2016 with an option for extension
 
In this position you will provide training to practitioners in the recognition of Speech Language and Communication (SLC) disorders. Responsibilities will include the monitoring and evaluation of referrals as well as providing support to Youth Offending Team practitioners in the delivery of interventions. As a specialist in your field, you will provide Speech and Language Therapy assessments and interventions on complex cases.
 
You will assess, develop and implement highly specialised programmes of care and treatment to meet the needs of children and young people who are at risk of offending or re-offending. We provide emphasis on client adjusted practice, so you will provide children and young people with the opportunity to express their views in an age appropriate way, and to be able to influence the shaping of services.
 
With demonstrable highly specialist knowledge, underpinned by current evidence-based practice, you will have the ability to make highly specialist clinical decisions.  You will have a degree in Speech and Language Therapy, or equivalent qualification, along with the license to practice from Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Registration with HCPC and membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists are also essential.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
 
Closing date: 14th September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
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
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 0187
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £37,132 - £43,426 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: Full or Part time by agreement
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 14th September 2014

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