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Health Visitors - Return to Practice

The Role

 
As a qualified experienced Health Visitor, your skills and expertise are invaluable to Swindon Borough Council. We are encouraging Health Visitors to return to practice in order to ensure succession of the high quality of professionals across our service. We will endeavour to make your return to practice as smooth as possible, with refresher opportunities and support provided.
 
The UWE return to practice programme provides theory and clinical based training as a refresher course. Areas of study include population health, clinical practice and Health Visiting policies; providing a diverse and wide-reaching support programme. A national bursary scheme from the Department of Health is available, along with additional Swindon Borough Council financial incentives. We work closely with University of West of England (UWE) to support our staff through training, practice and placement.
 
After you have completed the return to practice supported re-introduction, you will join our diverse and experienced team. In this challenging and varied role, you will have responsibilities for a caseload of local children and their families. You will work in partnership with clients, carers and other agencies to deliver the Healthy Child Programme and the national Health Visiting service model.  In addition to this you will contribute to our programme of developing and delivering evidence based intervention packages to enable the implementation of the national service vision for Health Visiting.
 
Health Visitors in Swindon work in multi-disciplinary local Early Help teams and are co-located with their colleagues in the local communities. The benefits of working in this way are many and varied. There are many developments in progress in Swindon and lots of opportunities locally to take part in innovative work.
 
You will be supported in your practice and on-going professional development through regular supervision and performance review with Senior Staff. The Health Visitors from all of the teams come together for continuous professional development sessions throughout the year and access internal and external opportunities for learning and development. 
 
As a Swindon Borough Council employee you will have access to excellent pension scheme, child care vouchers and a 37 hour week.
 
Recognition of NHS continuous service is offered to successful candidates. 
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date:  31st July 2014
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: J88-LG-KJ-666
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 
"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: J88-LG-KJ-666
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: £30,228 - £33,587 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 31st July 2014

Community Learning Disabilities Nurse - SEQOL

The Role

 
An opportunity has arisen for a committed and enthusiastic worker to become part of the Specialist Learning Disability Service. The successful applicant will work alongside the multidisciplinary team supporting the delivery of the specialist healthcare service for individuals with a Learning Disability. The work involves joint working within the direct specialist LD team but lends itself strongly towards enabling and facilitating access to mainstream services. You will be expected to carry your own case load and work autonomously under the supervision of your line manager.
 
The applicant will need to demonstrate a genuine interest and commitment in working with people with a cognitive impairment in a variety of settings, their carers and multidisciplinary team and have a working knowledge of physical and mental health needs of individuals with a Learning Disability.
 
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge of the legal framework around people with LD.
 
For further information please contact: Sue Smith Health Lead CTPLD 01793464316
 
Closing date: 11th August 2014
Interview date: 9th September 2014
 
 
Working pattern:F/T 37.5 hrs – mainly Monday – Friday 0900- 1700hrs but with some necessity for flexible working arrangements
 
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-14-0148
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0148
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL - Community Team for People with a Learning Disability
  • Salary: from £21,388 p.a.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 5
  • Closing Date: 11th August 2014

Administrative Assistant - Purton Parish Council

The Role

 
A vacancy exists for a part-time Administrative Assistant. The role is varied and includes receptionist, word-processing/IT, general correspondence, filing, meetings and more.
 
The job involves dealing with the general public and some
evening work.
 
For an application form, or an informal chat about the post please contact Steve Wylie, Parish Clerk on 01793 771066 or e-mail clerk@purtonpc.eclipse.co.uk
 
Closing date: 23rd July 2014
 
 

  • Reference no: Purton
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Administration
  • Salary: £17,333 - £19,817 p.a. pro-rata
  • Hours: 24 hours per week
  • Grade: Spinal Points 18-22
  • Closing Date: 23rd July 2014

Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist - SEQOL

The Role

 
£5k Recruitment and Retention premium payable in the 1st year
 
SEQOL is a Social Enterprise established in October 2011, delivering health and Social Care to the residents of Swindon.
 
We are currently looking for a dynamic and highly skilled practitioner to lead and redevelop our community Tissue Viability service, taking a leading role in driving forward quality improvement and to be a key player in the local patient safety improvement programme. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in service redesign and development whilst continuing to enhance your clinical skills.
 
Based in the community, the post holder will need to work closely with community practitioners and in partnership with GP colleagues and professionals in the acute sector and therefore you will need  a proven track record of influencing and motivating a wide range of colleagues and professionals both inside and outside of organisations. There will be particular emphasis on shaping services to be proactive in the prevention and management of pressure and leg ulcers.
 
You will need to show extensive experience, knowledge, and further study in the field of tissue viability and be able to demonstrate how this knowledge has developed your practice and the service you deliver. The role will include responsible for managing a small team, providing specialist advice and leading education in the management of all wounds. In order to be successful in this role you will need to be a self-starter whilst working within the corporate structure of this dynamic organisation.
 
Car driver/owner is essential to this role. You will need to be a Nurse Prescriber or prepared to undertake this training.
 
Relocation assistance may be available in certain situations. Informal enquiries about this role are encouraged. Please contact Lesley Shepherd in the first instance on 01793 465530.
 
Closing date: 27th July 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-14-0154
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0154
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL - Adult Community Team
  • Salary: from £30,764 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 7
  • Closing Date: 27th July 2014

Team Leader - Financial Assessments

The Role

 
In this position you will co-ordinate the resources and officers who assess financial contributions towards both domestic and residential care costs in order to calculate client contributions. Leading your team we will look to you to learn, develop and improve our processes for the benefit of our customers and Swindon Borough Council.
 
You will personally undertake assessments for residential and nursing care clients, helping them to understand the financial contributions that they need to make. Evaluating the client financial information provided, you will verify with appropriate agencies and bodies, notify homes and clients, and collect income ensuring that key and local performance indicators are met. You will record, review and maintain records of Deferred Payments, liaise with council officers, agencies, clients and their representatives and residential/nursing home management. Other responsibilities include the maintenance of a database for occupancy recording, to provide statistical information for Swindon Borough Council Government returns.
 
You will have demonstrable experience of working in a financial environment, along with excellent IT skills. Your knowledge of state benefits will be highly utilised in this position, as will your ability to complete complex financial calculations.
 
Closing date: 25th July 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: 0129
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Resources - Revenues & Benefits
  • Salary: £25,094 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 25th July 2014

Health Visitor - Community Public Health Nurse

The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council is looking to recruit a qualified Health Visitor to deliver and promote health activities and care to our service users throughout the Borough. 
 
This challenging and varied role will involve being responsible for a caseload of local children and their families and working in partnership with clients, carers and other agencies to deliver the Healthy Child Programme and the national Health Visiting service model.  In addition to this you will contribute to our programme of developing and delivering evidence based intervention packages to enable the implementation of the national service vision for Health Visiting.
 
Health Visitors in Swindon work in multi-disciplinary local Early Help teams and are co-located with their colleagues in their local communities. The benefits of working in this way are many and varied.
 
There are many developments in progress in Swindon and lots of opportunities locally to take part in innovative work.
 
You will be supported in your practice and on-going professional development through regular supervision and performance review with Senior Staff. The Health Visitors from all of the teams come together for continuous professional development sessions throughout the year and access internal and external opportunities for learning and development. 
 
It is essential that you are a Registered Health Visitor with up to date relevant professional knowledge and a good understanding of the national Call to Action plan.
All newly qualified HV will have protected caseloads during their preceptorship year and a programme to support their development is led by one of the Practice teachers.
 
As a Swindon Borough Council employee you will have access to excellent pension scheme, child care vouchers and a 37 hour week.
 
Recognition of NHS continuous service is offered to successful candidates. 
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date:  25th July 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Health Visitor
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: J88-LG-KJ-689
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
"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: 0136
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Health Visiting
  • Salary: £30,228 - £33,587 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 25th July 2014

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

The Role

 
Flexibility required as additional hours may become available during the new financial year
 
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with an interest and or experience in Paediatrics.
 
We are an integrated team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists across Health and Social Care, providing services to children aged 0 – 18 years.  We can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills working with children across social care, health and education specialities.
 
Initially the role will be to support the occupational therapists in the social care role- specifically home equipment and adaptations. Depending on your experience and interests there will be the opportunity to have a mixed caseload of children and work. In the future there will be opportunities to also work across health care specialties, in various community locations and clinics including mainstream and special schools. You will be supported through supervision to develop your knowledge and skills in community paediatrics.
 
The team is based at the Salt Way Centre, a multi-agency site, and part of the Integrated Service for Disabled Children and Young People. The team brings together services from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector, to share skills and knowledge and to improve outcomes for our children and families. We also have strong working relations with the medical departments based at the GWH.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Full driver’s licence and access to a car for use at work, or ability to attend site visits required
 
 
Closing Date: 24th July 2014
 
Interview Date:  12th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: J88-LG-KJ-688
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
                                                                  
"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: 0124
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 24 - 31.5 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 24th July 2014

Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Fixed Term

The Role

 
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with a wide experience in Paediatrics across the health and social care roles. This post will support the team manage a short–term pressure on waiting times within social care and respond to an increase in service requests from the Commissioners.
 
We are an integrated team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists across Health and Social Care, providing services to children aged 0 – 18 years.  We can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills working with children across social care, health and education specialities.
 
Initially the role will be to support the occupational therapists in the social care role- specifically home equipment and adaptations. Depending on your experience and interests there will be the opportunity to have a mixed caseload of children and work. You will be supported through supervision to develop your knowledge and skills in community paediatrics.
 
The team is based at the Salt Way Centre, a multi-agency site, and part of the Integrated Service for Disabled Children and Young People. The team brings together services from health, education, social care and the voluntary sector, to share skills and knowledge and to improve outcomes for our children and families. We also have strong working relations with the medical departments based at the Great Western Hospital.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Full driver’s licence and access to a car for use at work, or ability to attend site visits required
 
 
Closing Date: 23rd July 2014
Interview Date:  12th August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: J88-LG-KJ-690
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
                                                                  
"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: 0125
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £25,094 - £28,563 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 15 - 21 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 23rd July 2014

Registered Nurse (Forest Ward) - SEQOL

The Role

 
Swindon Intermediate Care Centre is a 56 bedded inpatient Rehabilitation unit admitting patients direct from the Community and accepting patients stepping down from the Acute Trust. 
 
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse.
 
The successful candidate will be an agent for change and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.  You should have excellent interpersonal skills - enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team.  Responsibilities include: assessment, delivery and evaluation of client centred goals; putting the needs of the individual at the centre of all our work.
 
In addition to job satisfaction we can offer:-
 
  • A Friendly and Supportive Team Environment
  • A Dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation
  • An excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills
 
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply
 
For an informal visit, please contact Matron Rachel Green, or Sister Teresa Milo / sister Jo Prior on 01793 605546 or 605512
 
 
Closing date: 22nd July 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-14-0114
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0160
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Intermediate Care
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901 p.a.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 5
  • Closing Date: 22nd July 2014

Casual Sessional Worker

The Role

 
This is an opportunity to think creatively with the appropriate support, developing upon your genuine interest in providing support for young people and families. In this position you will provide a consistent service to families, with the aim of achieving high quality contact between children and families or direct contact with children and young people in various settings.
 
You will work as part of Children’s Services to facilitate and supervise contact sessions or activities between children / young people and their families. Working within the agreement and processes of the care planning agenda, your ability to follow instructions will be crucial to the role.
 
Your experience of working with children and young people will be highly utilised in this position. Essentials include the knowledge and understanding of the development and complex needs of children / young people, including spectrums of disabilities. You will be educated to GCSE standard, or equivalent, with the ability to communicate clearly.
 
Your flexibility will cement you as a crucial member of our team.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Closing date: 22nd July 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Casual Sessional 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: 0140
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 22nd July 2014

Senior Accounting Technician - Education & Children's

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: 24th July 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: 0137
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Finance
  • Salary: £25,094 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 24th July 2014

Health Emergency Planning & Resilience Officer

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
 
You will support the Director of Public Health in delivering the statutory health protection functions of Swindon Borough Council. A key part of the role is to ensure that there is co-ordinated planning across a range of organisations including local government and NHS Trusts. These preparations include being equipped for emergencies and incidents which impact on the health of the public, and ensuring that health emergency planning and resilience issues are taken forward by the relevant organisations.
 
Working closely with health emergency planners from NHS England and other partners, you will ensure satisfactory arrangements are in place for responding to major incidents. You will endeavour to ensure satisfactory local arrangements for public health incidents. This position will give you the opportunity to participate in shaping and influencing the structure of emergency planning and resilience in Swindon. As part of our small but committed team, you will focus on improving health outcomes and reducing inequalities in health.
 
You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Emergency Management, or hold compensatory experience. A Diploma in Health Emergency Planning or a willingness to obtain the qualification is essential. You will be cleared to Security Check level or be willing to undergo clearance. Your demonstrable knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and Health and Social Care Act 2012 will be highly utilised in this position.
 
To discuss the position please contact Dr Ayoola Oyinloye on 01793 444674.
 
Closing date: 1st 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: 0138
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commissioning - Public Health
  • Salary: £28,920 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 1st August 2014

Senior Practitioner Social Worker - 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.
 
We are offering to the right person an opportunity to join one of our forward thinking teams. We would like to give you the chance to join a creative and dynamic Learning Disabilities Team.  
 
We are looking for an experienced and confident Senior Practitioner with professional credibility to join our front line team to contribute to the programme of change and influence best practice. This role will include a focus on safeguarding , both operationally and strategically and experience of safeguarding practice would be advantageous.
 
You will have the opportunity to work in partnership with GPs, Community Nurses, Social Workers and Therapists, and be part of a multi-agency team. You will need to have excellent organisational and problem solving skills and work closely with service users and their carers / families.
 
Holding either a Diploma in Social Work, BA (Hons), a Degree in Social Work, and post qualification awards, you will also be registered as a social worker with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). We expect you to maintain a commitment to and involvement with continuous professional development for yourself and other SEQOL team members.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Swindon and the surrounding area will be required along with an enhanced DBS disclosure.
 
Closing date: 24th July 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: 0142
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL - Learning Disabilities
  • Salary: from £32,671 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 24th July 2014

Sheltered Housing Officer - George Hall Court

The Role

 
Accommodation comprises of a 1st floor, 2 bedroom flat.  Rent for accommodation that the post holder occupies as their sole residence will be £100.56 per week, this includes heating and water charges. This fee is reviewed each financial year.
 
 
A residential post carrying out the day-to-day management of George Hall Court, you will share our passion for ensuring our residents receive the highest standard of quality support achievable.
 
You will oversee all aspects of support from morning welfare calls to liaising with agencies and families regarding resident’s needs. Ensuring the scheme is safe from hazards, you will not only be keen to provide assistance but also encourage resident social committees and group activities. Key to this role is your ability to respond promptly and effectively to any emergency that may arise.
 
Along with experience of working within a sheltered or supported housing environment or other compensatory experience you will have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy skills.  An excellent communicator you will possess some clerical experience and a good knowledge of basic IT systems such as email.
 
Most important to us however, is your strong commitment to the ethos and principles of equal opportunities and the ability to apply this to everyday practice.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
 
Closing date:  23rd July 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: 0139
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 23rd July 2014

Care Manager - SEQOL

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.
37 hours per week
 
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.
 
We are offering to the right person an opportunity to join one of our forward thinking teams. We would like to give you the chance to join a creative and dynamic Learning Disabilities Team.  
 
We are looking for an innovative Care Manager to join our front line team to assess the needs of people with a learning disability, to work with them and their families in identifying support plans to meet their needs and to review their care.
 
You will have the opportunity to work in partnership with Specialist LD and Community Nurses, Social Workers and Therapists, and be part of a multi-agency team. You will need to have excellent organisational and problem solving skills and work closely with service users and their carers / families.
 
Holding either a Diploma in Social Work, or a BA (Hons) Degree in Social Work, Occupational Therapy or Nursing you will also be registered as a social worker with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). We expect you to maintain a commitment to and involvement with continuous professional development for yourself and other SEQOL team members.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Swindon and the surrounding area will be required along with an enhanced DBS disclosure.
 
Closing date: 24th July 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Care 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
  
"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: 0141
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Learning Disabilities
  • Salary: Career Salary Scale
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N-Q
  • Closing Date: 24th July 2014

Commissioning Support Officer

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
 
Swindon is ranked among 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 existing business and residents as well as inward investors. With so much sustainable growth and development planned, it’s a really exciting time to be working in Swindon.
 
Providing effective and co-ordinated support, you will assist in planning and managing Swindon’s long-term physical and economic growth, and regeneration of Swindon Town Centre. We’ll look to you to support and deliver key projects within our Economy and Skills function, providing you with an excellent opportunity to work on projects that will transform Swindon into a regional centre where people want to live, work and play.
 
A relevant degree or equivalent is required for this position. Experience of working within economic development, planning or regeneration will be an advantage. This is a great opportunity to develop valuable project coordination skills and gain experience of working with influential business leaders. You will work closely with planning and transport, Forward Swindon, our Economic Development arm, other public service providers in Swindon as well as the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership and our routes to employment team.
 
Experienced when it comes to information collation and analysis, you will be IT literate and able to make informed decisions.  Most crucially, you will have the drive and ambition to support Swindon’s growth.
 
Closing date: 7th 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: 0147
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 7th August 2014

Adult Social Care Performance Analyst

The Role

 
In this position you will provide statistical analyses to inform all areas of Adult Social Care. You will develop and improve integrated data reporting to inform commissioning of services. This position provides you with the opportunity to work on your own initiative and build upon your fastidious attention to detail.
 
Responsibilities include the interrogation, analysis and validation of data. You will identify data quality issues and show trends, presenting through various statistical techniques and reports. A self-starter, you will respond to and manage fluctuating workloads. Your positive attitude and ability to work both alone and with others will cement your position within our team.
 
You will be educated to degree level standard or equivalent in a quantitative discipline. Your demonstrable experience in statistical interpretation will be highly utilised in this position. Extensive knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel at an advanced level is essential.
 
Closing date: 29th July 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: 0150
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Business Support
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 29th July 2014

SEN Case Officers 0 - 25

The Role

Start date 1st September 2014

Fixed Term Contract until August 2016 (or secondment with employer's agreement)

 
Recent DFE reforms due to be implemented in September 2014 have made significant changes to the way we will assess the needs of children and young people aged 0 – 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
 
It is the statutory responsibility of the Council to conduct an assessment of education, health and care needs when it considers that it may be necessary for special educational provision to be made for the child or young person.  Swindon Borough Council is seeking additional SEN Case Officers who can work proactively with young people and their families to coordinate the new Education, Health and Care plans. We are committed to using a person centred approach and making sure that young people and their families are central to this process.
 
You will be educated to degree level, or hold relevant compensatory experience and have a good understanding of current issues and legislation relating to special education, disability and inclusion. 
 
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested in working in a person centred way to join an experienced, skilled team and be part of significant national changes.  
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Previous applicants need not re-apply.
 
Closing date: 31st July 2014
 
Provisional interview date: 20th August 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: SEN Case Officers
 
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: 0145
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Economy and Attainment
  • Salary: £28,920 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until August 2016 (or secondment with employer's agreement)
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 31st July 2014

Trainee Neighbourhood Housing Officer

The Role

 
Have you considered a career in Housing?
Do you possess the following skills?
 
ü  Pro-active
ü  Innovative
ü  Ambitious
ü  Determined
ü  Enthusiastic
ü  Reliable
ü  Willingness to learn and study
ü  Excellent customer service ethos
ü  Team player
 

Trainee Neighbourhood Housing Officer           

£12,702 - £17,138 p.a. (career grade)
2 year fixed term contract until September 2016
37 hours per week
 
This is a great opportunity if you’re looking to start a career in housing.  We’ll support you in working towards achieving a Chartered Institute of Housing professional qualification, whilst providing you with experience in housing management.
 
We will provide a structured training programme and work will be undertaken within Tenancy Services providing a varied and interesting role including rent recovery, anti-social behaviour, property and tenancy management.  
 
You will be responsible for visiting tenants in their homes, providing support to housing management teams and undertaking special project work.  You will be committed to high standards of customer service, a good team player and flexible in your approach to work.
 
You will ideally be of graduate calibre, but have two A Levels (or equivalent) as a minimum, with a commitment to study for a professional qualification, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to travel throughout the borough, plus good IT skills including use of Microsoft Office products.
 
This represents an excellent opportunity for you to take the next step on your career path in a supportive but challenging environment. You will also receive generous annual leave and day release to attend your course.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough and an enhanced DBS check is required.
 
Closing date: 1st August 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
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
 
"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: 0146
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing - Tenancy Services
  • Salary: £12,702 - £17,138 p.a. (career grade)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until September 2016
  • Grade: Career Grade
  • Closing Date: 1st August 2014

Senior Practitioner / Best Interest Assessor

The Role

 
Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
 
Swindon Borough Council holds responsibility under the Mental Health Acts to provide an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service. In this role you will co-ordinate and be accountable for the effective operation of this service, upholding our exceptional standards.  Our team is committed to integrated working, with a strong commissioner identify.
 
You will assist the Mental Capacity Act Programme Manager in the management and on-going legal and practice requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This will include the recovery programme in response to changes in case law, on behalf of Swindon Borough Council along with support partnership organisations.
 
You will working with the Programme Manager to address the challenges that the Supreme Court Judgement presents, utilising your strong professional values and supervision to support our services. You will contribute towards the interpretation of national policy and guidance and translate into a programme of local action, securing the support of local stakeholders. In this role you will contribute to and assist in the implementation of a programme which supports the establishment of safe services.
 
You will have the skills necessary to obtain, evaluate and analyse complex evidence, to be utilised in crucial decision making. You will hold the qualification of Best Interest Assessor, along with a relevant specialist qualification. These will comprise of one specialism of the following: a social work qualification with HCPC registration; nursing qualification; occupational therapist registration; or as a registered psychologist.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Closing date: 4th 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: 0091
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Adult Social Care
  • Salary: £32,671 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract until August 2015
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 4th August 2014

Social Worker

The Role

 
We are looking for a Social Worker with relevant post qualification experience committed to the task of managing an Adult Services caseload in a Mental Health setting. Through your work with highly complex cases you will ensure that resources are utilised effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of service users and carers.
 
With your experience you will really make a difference to adults requiring care throughout the Borough. As a long term service, we can offer stability and reliable practice. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team based in a purpose built community and hospital facility. There are opportunities for joint working with a range of different professional groups. You will be working with the full range of mental health needs within the older population in Swindon. Working in the context of a new Dementia Strategy, you will address the personalisation agenda with clients and carers.
 
HCPC registered with a degree (or equivalent) in Social Work, you will have excellent knowledge of relevant adult care legislation and procedures. Join us, and you’ll be helping to develop and implement new and exciting ways of working to shape even better outcomes for Swindon Borough’s adults in need of support.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, along with an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 4th August 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: 0148
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Adult Social Care
  • Salary: £28,920 - £33,587 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 4th August 2014

Finance Officer - Residential Assessments

The Role

 
Within the Revenues and Benefits team an opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and customer focused individual to join us in delivering a financial assessment service. You will work in a small friendly team in an office based environment.
 
In this position you will learn how to carry out financial assessments for contributions to care costs. Drawing upon your extensive knowledge and understanding of the benefits systems, in addition to undertaking assessments you will provide advice and guidance to enable service users to access their benefits entitlement.
 
You will manage deferred payments, liaise with Council Officers, agencies, clients and their representatives and residential / nursing home management. Other responsibilities will include the maintenance of our database for occupancy to provide statistical information for government returns.
 
An excellent communicator, with experience of working with members of the public, you will be fully literate and numerate with a Maths and English qualification of at least GCSE Grade C or equivalent. With demonstrable experience of working in a finance environment, you will have excellent IT skills including the use of financial systems, Microsoft Office, email and the internet.  
 
Closing date: 15th 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: 0149
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Resources - Revenues & Benefits
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 25 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 15th August 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: 1st August 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: 0099
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning - Children & Adults
  • Salary: £32,671 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 1st August 2014

Business Support Supervisor

The Role

 
We have an exciting opportunity for someone to come and work in a varied and challenging role within the Business Services function, primarily supporting the Housing Property Services Team based at Waterside Park.
 
This role will be part of highly operational function, requiring you to work closely with your team members, trade managers and tradespersons; and at the same time, keep the Customer at the forefront of everything we do.
 
You will be joining the team at a time when the service is undergoing a lot of change; so you will need to be able to respond to this.  You will be making sure the day job is done; as well as manage the implementation of both continuous improvement and transformational changes in the way we need to deliver services.
 
In this position you will provide line management responsibility for a team of approx. 22 staff. You will also work closely with the Customer Operations Manager in the continuous management and development of the business support function at the site.
 
We are looking for someone who has demonstrable office experience and knowledge and can combine their substantial experience of managing a large multi-disciplined team alongside strong people and change management skills.  Ideally you will have previously supported and help implement a major service change and can demonstrate you have been a key player in leading that change.
 
Closing date: 31st July 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: 0092
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Business Services
  • Salary: £25,094 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 31st July 2014

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

Social Worker - SEQOL

The Role

[Weekend working/ bank holidays – enhancements apply]

 
SEQOL is a successful and forward thinking Health and Social care organisation at the forefront of transforming, and developing new and innovative adult care services. If you have the energy, drive and a passion to make a difference, then we are looking for you!
 
SEQOL has a focus to help 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 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.
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Social work practitioner to join a dynamic and busy team within the Integrated Discharge Team based at the Great Western Hospital.  The SEQOL Integrated Discharge Team IDT comprises of Social Workers and Community Intermediate care Nurses and Occupational therapists specialising in facilitating discharges from the acute hospital setting.  
 
An innovative multi provider Discharge assessment referral team -DART focuses on the screening and triage of a single referral from the acute Great western hospital wards to facilitate the patient discharge pathway at an early point of the admission
 
  • You will hold a Diploma in Social Work, or BA (Hons), a Degree in Social Work,  and  have active registration with HCPC
  • You will work with partners across the Whole Health and Social Care System. An excellent communicator, you will liaise with Health and Social Care professionals across the organisation, ensuring compliance with relevant policy and legislation  and ensure that transfers of care are timely and planned and above all that the transfer is ‘safe’.
  • You will also have a good working knowledge of the specific needs of older/vulnerable people in relation to safeguarding, mental capacity and best interests legal frameworks, an understanding of and commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and equalities.
  • This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain further experience of working within a busy team, based in an acute hospital setting with a clear community focus
  • The service  will be provided over seven days so your working week on a rota basis will include weekends and bank holidays
  • 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/SEQOL IDT and DART caseload pressures.  
  • A car driver with full driving licence, vehicle business insurance cover, or equivalent mobility, plus a DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you wish to contact us for more information about the role/informal visit please call to speak to  Kulvinder Badesha or Louise Holmes on 01793 646120
 
Closing date: 31st July 2014
 
For shortlisted candidates- Interviews will take place Wednesday August 20th- so please save the date!
 
Job Description: Social Worker
 
 
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-14-0161 
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Integrated Discharge Team
  • Salary: £28,920 - £33,587 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 31st July 2014

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