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Specialist Advisory Teacher

Wiltshire’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Service builds capacity across the county so that pupils who have additional learning needs in the areas of: communication and interaction; cognition and learning; and physical and medical make good progress and have improved life chances. The service provides expertise over and above that found in an outstanding school or setting.
 
There are three main dimensions to the work of the service: (1) supporting special educational needs and disability (SEND) processes and systems e.g. training for special educational needs co-ordinators, in-school evaluations of provision; (2) building capacity to meet complex needs e.g. working with parents, providing training for school staff; and, (3) assessing pupils with complex SEND to inform effective support.
 
We are now looking to recruit additional teachers, employed under teachers’ terms and conditions on a full time, 0.8 FTE or 0.6 FTE basis. The successful applicants will have a wide range of expertise in SEND, excellent personal, organisational and communication skills (including effective use of Information Technology), and a flexible ‘can do’ attitude. There is a strong, positive team ethos and a range of skilled practitioners within the team.
 
The service requires increased capacity in all areas of specialism and particularly autism spectrum.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from teachers with extensive secondary experience who are able to develop their expertise in the primary phase.
Much of the activity of the service relies upon team members working independently and travelling to a wide range of different locations. There are office bases in Chippenham, Trowbridge or Salisbury. It is essential that candidates are able and willing to work in the north and east of the county.
 
Closing date: Midnight on the 8th February 2015
Interview Dates:  Monday 23rd February 2015
 
**Due to the safeguarding nature of the post, references will be sought prior to interview for shortlisted candidates**
 
If successful, you’ll be required to apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
 
For informal enquires please contact Ian Abbott on 01225 712582 or email  ian.abbott@wiltshire.gov.uk  or Helen Ortner 01722 434496 or email helen.ortner@wiltshire.gov.uk.
 
Wiltshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People and all staff working with these groups are expected to share a commitment to this. You will be expected to report any concerns relating to the safeguarding of children and/or young people in accordance with agreed procedures. If your own conduct in relation to the safeguarding of children or young people gives cause for concern, the Council’s agreed Child Protection procedures will be followed, alongside implementation of the Authority’s Disciplinary Procedure.
 
You will be required to undertake driving as part of your duties. You will be required to produce your original driving licence as part of the selection process as well as agree to a live DVLA licence check.
 
A full UK driving license is essential for this role, and must not have more than seven penalty points.
 
All candidates are assessed against the Council’s Behaviours Framework (available below) during the interviewing process.  Approximately half of all questions relate to the framework
 
 
 
To apply for this role please go to http://jobs.wiltshire.gov.uk/

  • Reference no: CS00384
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Children Social Care Operations
  • Salary: Teachers main grade + SEN 1 or 2
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 8th February 2015

Social Workers and Senior Practitioners

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits)
 
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.
 
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 are fully integrated with health, working alongside other specialist professionals which helps us ensure that children in Swindon get the best possible outcomes.
 
We are looking experienced Social Workers 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 in Swindon, 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.
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
 
 
Closing date: 9th February

  • Reference no: 1777
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £26,829 – £38,254 p.a. dependent on experience
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th February 2015

Independent Reviewing Officer

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits

37 hours per week)
 

“With your skills of analysis and assessment, you’ll help us shape the future of social care in Swindon”

 
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 and we’ll be looking to you to use your exceptional skills of analysis and assessment to improve and enhance the services we provide.
 
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
·         Extensive post-qualifying experience.
·         Experience of chairing complex meetings
·         Experience of managing complex Child Protection and Looked After Children work.
·         Supervisory or management experience
·         Knowledge of current and relevant child care legislation and guidance and procedures.
·         Ability to assess risks
·         Ability to monitor; analyse and interpret management information
·         Ability to resolve conflict and negotiate effectively
·         Experience of working in partnership with families.
·         Experience of multi-agency working.
·         Experience in report writing and maintaining appropriate records
 
You will hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices.
 
If you want to help shape the future of a social care service that is striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
Please click on the link to apply http://socialworkswindon.co.uk/?p=1236
 
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail:
kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing Date: 9th February 2015

  • Reference no: 1778
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: Up to £44,603
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th February 2015

Social Work Operational Manager

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
37 hours per week)
 
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.
 
As an Operational Manager you’ll play a key role in ensuring high quality, day to day service delivery to children and families managing, supporting and developing your team. You can expect to manage a team of around six social workers and two or three social care workers under the guidance of a Social Work Group Manager.
 
You will have demonstrable experience of managing and supervising staff including performance management, formal supervision and appraisal. In providing clear leadership and direction to the team, you will have skills in mentoring/coaching staff in managing complex cases. You will focus on delivering good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level; within statutory guidelines and with given resource and budget availability.
 
You will also hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices. Working alongside colleagues from health and other practitioners, statutory agencies and with independent and third sector partners, you will contribute to the development of services to improve the experience of children and families.
 
Flexibility and adaptability to the needs of our services are the key attributes needed for this role, and in return Swindon offers excellent opportunities for professional development, regular supervision and promotes a work and life balance.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Operational Manager (PDF 44Kb). If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
Closing date: 9th February 2015

  • Reference no: 1779
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th February 2015

Planning Lawyer

Developing good relationships with client departments, elected Members and the public, you will be involved in the negotiation and preparation of section 106, section 38 and section 278 agreements. You will be expected to deal with enforcement matters and planning appeals, and give sound written and verbal advice to officers and Members of the Council on subjects covered within your role.
                                               
Our legal department offers a fantastic career choice for anyone who is interested in dealing with high profile, complex and major projects, with the opportunity to work with highly regarded professionals from both the public and private sectors.
 
A minimum qualification as a solicitor, barrister, FILEX or equivalent is required.
 
Closing date: 6th February 2015
 
Job Description: Planning Lawyer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1801
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £44,603 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th February 2015

Contracts and Corporate Lawyer

Swindon Borough Council is looking for an experienced lawyer to provide comprehensive legal service to a variety of internal and external clients. You will provide legal advice to members and officers of the Council, Fire Authority Schools and Academies.
 
Dealing with complex and high profile matters, your expertise will cover the following areas: Procurement, Contracts, Corporate matters, Highways, Traffic Management, Charities and Trusts.
 
This is an exciting opportunity to utilise your skills in an interesting and challenging role including on a number of the Council’s high profile projects, across a variety of service areas.
 
A minimum qualification as a solicitor, barrister, FILEX or equivalent is required.
 
Closing date: 6th February 2015
 
 
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: 1802
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £44,603 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th February 2015

Gas Fitters

You will be responsible for the service, repair and renewal of domestic gas appliances to our housing stock and operational buildings.
 
You will be able to diagnose faults to gas appliances and fix problems without delay on a daily basis and be competent in the use of data recording and analysing equipment.
 
You will be expected to use the latest technology for appointments and maintain the highest level of customer care.
 
You will be up to date with the latest technical standards and be expected to maintain ACS or similar qualification for gas safety work.
 
Along with experience of working with Gas Safety Regulations, knowledge of other building crafts and Asbestos awareness,  you will need a City & Guilds  NVQ Level 3, a Craft Apprenticeship or similar.
 
Closing date: 7th February 2015
 
Job Description: Gas Fitter
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1803
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service Delivery
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 7th February 2015

Head of Service/Service Manager –Quality Assurance & Review

Swindon Borough Council is looking for a senior manager to join our dynamic and successful integrated Children, Families & Community Health team. We’ve recently reviewed and adapted this senior manager role to ensure that Swindon stays at the forefront of good practice and has a great track record of continuous improvement with meaningful initiatives that really help our team provide child centred services.
 
We will offer you a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting career and personal development opportunities.
 
This post provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of the services senior management team and to offer excellent leadership in relation to the safeguarding and quality assurance strategies and practice of the service as a whole.
 
The role acts as the Principal Social Worker strategic lead and as such will be the voice for social work across the Swindon partnership, manages a small number of staff and is the key link and plays an active role with the Swindon LSCB.
 
To be successful for this role, you must have considerable experience and understanding of statutory children’s social work; you will also need demonstrable experience of successful performance management within a national framework and experience of successful change management.
 
We are unable to consider any applications from individuals who have not attained a Social Worker qualification or do not have current HCPC registration.
 
 
Closing Date: 10th February 2015
 
Interview Date: 25th February 2015
 

For details on how to apply please visit our Social Worker websitePlease click on the link to apply:

www.socialworkswindon.co.uk/service-manager-quality-assurance-and-review 

  • Reference no: 1797
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: Up to £66,165
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 10th February 2015

Seqol Rehabilitation Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 3 Rehabilitation Assistant to permanently join the Community Intermediate Care Team

Are you passionate about helping others to be the best that they can be?
 
Do you have Reablement, Rehabilitation, Fitness Industry or healthcare experience?
 
Would you enjoy working one to one with individuals in their community and leading dynamic rehabilitation groups?
 
Do you enjoy the challenge learning new skills and achieving formal qualifications?
 
Yes ?
 
We would like to hear from you ….
 
To discuss further, please contact Lynn Morrison
Tel: 01793 466899 or 07884733198
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date:            2nd February 2015
 

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol
  • Salary: £16,271 - £19,268
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 2nd February 2015

Seqol Registered Nurse

An opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse within Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC). As a registered nurse for SwICC you will be working in a 56 bedded inpatient rehabilitation unit admitting patients direct from the community and accepting patients stepping down from the Acute Trust. We pride ourselves on providing a dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation.
 
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 return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers. This is an excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills whilst working in a friendly and supportive team environment.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply.
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
 
For further information regarding this opportunity please contact or for an informal visit, please contact Ward Manager Ernesto Sevilla Jnr or Ward Sisters Wendy O’Shea or Victoria Asante on 01793 605514 or 605501
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date:            31st January 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SwICC
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 31st January 2015

Commissioning Support Officer: Employment and Skills

We are looking for a Commissioning Support Officer to join our forward-thinking and successful Commissioning Team.
 
Our Commissioning Support Officers assist the commissioning and implementation of key actions, strategies and processes across employment and skills. Working alongside colleagues who hold specific responsibilities for managing and implementing commissioned activity, and relevant partners; we will look to you to oversee major projects and make significant contributions to the planning and commissioning of employment and skills activities.
 
You will be the key point of contact with Routes to Employment for communication on key areas of planning, liaison and the implementation of strategies.
You will be required to undertake detailed, long term analytical studies to support local research required for key actions, ensuring that there is direct communication, presentation and dissemination of evidence to influence implementation with the specific aim of improving the skills of Swindon residents and enabling residents to compete for jobs.
 
Ideally, you will have good understanding and experience of working within partnerships, supporting projects and commissioning processes; needs assessment and analysing need, procurement, contract negotiation, management and performance management. You should also have Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young people and residents within the borough particularly those who are at risk of not participating in education, employment or training.
 
 
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: 1804
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £25,646 – £29,191 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th February 2015

Commissioning Manager: Employment & Skills

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated professional to join our successful Commissioning team here at Swindon Borough Council.
 
A commissioning manager is required to lead on the development of the Employment & Skills Commissioning Strategy, and ensure its implementation. We will look to you to co-ordinate the Raising Participation work stream by working with commissioning, delivery, and locality and other key partners
 
Leading and coordinating the work of the Adult Community Learning Service, particularly the Adult Community Learning Partnership; you will have sole accountability for the Adult Community Learning Budget to the value of approx. £460K.
 
You will need to ensure that all commissioned activities are delivered in line with the agreed commissioning intentions. You will also be working with partners to review current outcomes, approaches and delivery of services and to ensure creative approaches and problem solving to agree strategies which will meet agreed outcomes.
 
To be successful in this role, you will need to have substantial experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners in order to improve outcomes.
 
You should have demonstrable and significant experience and knowledge in one or more areas of responsibility pertinent to the delivery of the assigned outcomes and evidence of successful innovative approaches, problem solving and effective decision-making.
 
 
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: 1805
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th February 2015

Crematorium Technician

Swindon Borough Council is looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent customer service skills to work as a Crematorium Technician/Administrator.

Your duties will include carrying out the cremation of human remains in accordance with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s ‘Guiding Principles’ and following the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and all associated subsequent legislation.
 
You will provide a dignified cremation service to the public and assist other crematorium staff in their duties in accordance with Swindon Borough Council’s own policies and procedures.

Liaising with Funeral Directors, Ministers and families and, where appropriate, stone masons, organists or musicians, you will be responsible for the day-to-day provision and administration of the funeral service, and ensure that the services in the crematorium chapel are carried out in accordance with the families’ instructions.
 
Possessing excellent communication skills, you will process enquiries from the general public and funeral directors and receive and deal with telephone enquiries as necessary. The role will include carrying out the duties of Chapel Attendant, including general cleaning and preparation of the service chapel, flower room and adjoining accommodation, and attending services including burials as required.

A high degree of care and understanding is a major requirement of the post including excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should also have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s grade B or above to include English Language, Math’s and Science. Ideally you will have Cremator Technician qualifications (training will be provided however).
 
Job Description: Crematorium Technician
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1808
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Service Delivery
  • Salary: £17,932 – £21,298 pa
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th February 2015

Finance Assistant

We are looking for a confident and versatile team player with demonstrable administrative experience, including the use of financial IT systems, and who enjoys working with people.
 
Working as part of the Appointees and Deputy Team, you will contribute to the effective delivery of high quality customer service. Administering appointee and deputy finances on behalf of clients in residential care and the community, you will ensure that legal and financial requirements are met.
 
As part of deputyship requirements, you will carry out home visits to ensure that documents and homes are secured, inventories made, insurance put in place and clearances and sale of property are arranged under the jurisdiction of the Court of Protection.
 
You should have demonstrable administrative experience to include the use of Financial IT systems; inputting high volume transaction data. You will have strong numeracy and analytical skills with the ability to focus on financial information, be computer literate and have the ability to provide excellent customer service.
 
Job Description: Finance 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

  • Reference no: 1812
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Finance
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,298
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th February 2015

Senior Economy, Growth and Regeneration Officer – Commissioning

Swindon is a business-driven town, with 4 private sector jobs for every one in the public sector; the second highest ratio in the country.  Seeking solutions with and through the private sector is how we approach economic development in the Borough.
 
Swindon’s location is a major asset.  It is an economic powerhouse on the M4 corridor with excellent links to the rest of the UK and beyond, together with a superb natural setting.  It retains a significant heritage from its Brunel origins but has transformed itself from a town dominated by the railway industry into one with a prosperous economy and a mix of modern industries. It has attracted considerable inward investment from national and international businesses, including Honda, BMW, Zurich, Nationwide, Intel and WH Smith. We also host The National Trust, English Heritage and Government’s Research Councils, including the UK Space Agency.  
Around 175,000 people live in the town, 214,000 live in the Borough and the shopping catchment population is forecast to increase from around 470,000 to almost 600,000 by 2026.  We have the third fastest growing population in the country.  Swindon has strong potential for further economic growth and we are keen to recruit dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic individuals to help us maximise our economic success through business growth and physical regeneration.  We have recently been successful in securing £100million for capital infrastructure in Swindon and want to continue to build on our funding success.
 
We are seeking two motivated individuals who will be responsible for coordinating the strategic overview of the Economic Development Programme and manage the implementation of the Economic Strategy and the Town Centre Master plan.  In recognition of our drive for innovation, there are also additional responsibilities to build further on Swindon’s green credentials and progress exciting and progressive strategies to deliver Hydrogen and renewable energy projects including District Heating.
You will translate Council priorities for strategic growth and regeneration into defined and measurable outcomes and procure services from internal and external providers to deliver services that will help achieve those outcomes across the borough. As such, you should have demonstrable experience of writing/developing and procuring strategies in a collaborative way, reviewing and monitoring deliverables from commissioned activities and experience of developing synergies and partnerships within the organisation and with external partners.
 
You will commission and carry out work to ensure a strong evidence base for growth and regeneration. You will foster and encourage economic development activities which enhance Swindon’s competitiveness and result in job creation and increased tax base from which BRR can be derived.
 
Ideally, you will have experience of contract management, team working and managing your own variable workloads and significant experience and knowledge in one or more areas of responsibility pertinent to the delivery of economic growth and regeneration.
 
 
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: 1815
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Economy and Skills
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 pa
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: Monday 9th February 2015

HR Advisors X 3

We are seeking to recruit 3 excellent HR Advisors providing a pro active and professional HR support service to Directors, managers and staff.
 
We are looking for confident communicators who are used to dealing with a wide range of HR queries and who can demonstrate that they have an organised, calm and methodical manner of working.   You will have high levels of accuracy with exceptional levels of attention to detail.
 
We are looking for candidates who are strong team players who are:
Reliable and discreet
Friendly and enthusiastic
Self-motivated with an ability to meet deadlines
Proactive
Flexible
 
You will have:
 
Previous experience as an HR Administrator/Assistant in a busy environment
NVQ3 or equivalent experience
Proficient in the use of MS Office, email and Internet
 
HR Advisor (Advertising)                       Ref: 1816
Job Description: HR Advisor (Advertising)
 
You will be responsible for providing an excellent customer service experience for recruitment advertising advice and guidance to managers across the Council.  You will liaise with external recruitment advertising agencies and publications on advertising content and deadlines and offer expertise to line managers to ensure that they receive the optimum advertising medium for their vacancies. You will be required to record all recruitment contacts on the HR Information Service database.
 
HR Advisor (HR First Response)           Ref: 1817
 
You will be responsible for providing an excellent customer service experience to all managers and staff across the Council and other agencies.  You will deal with a range of HR queries both on the telephone and by email including giving advice on terms and conditions of employment, sickness, maternity , annual leave etc.  You will also be involved in HR projects, supporting the wider team as required.
 
HR Administrator (Recruitment – 12 months fixed contract)    Ref: 1818
 
You will be a strong administrator providing advice and guidance to line managers on the recruitment process recording all information on the HR Information Service database.  You will liaise with successful candidates to manage the pre-employment check process effectively and efficiently to ensure new staff join the Council at the earliest opportunity. 
 
Closing date:  6th February 2015
 
Interviews: w/c 16th February 2015
 
 
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: 1816, 1817, 1818
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Business & Customer Services
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,268
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 6th February 2015

Technical Support Officer (Energy Management)

We are looking to recruit a pro-active and professional Technical Support Officer. Joining our successful Customer & Business Services team, you will provide support and assistance to the Senior Energy Manager.
 
Energy Management is an important area of focus for the Council; and this role will play a key part in assisting the Senior Energy Manager in the delivery of a number of initiatives and the emerging Energy Strategy. 
 
We are looking for a strong team player who can take the lead on reviewing smart meter information; demonstrating their ability to identify wastage and savings opportunities throughout the Council estate.
 
Supporting the Energy Manager with practical matters relating to metering e.g. meter exchanges, communication failures etc. you will demonstrate your excellent awareness of energy management and carbon reduction.
 
You will be required to support the Energy Manager and others with disconnections of electric, gas and water services in line with site demolitions, also assisting with new electric, gas and water connections for new builds etc.
 
You will be the first point of contact for service users and tenants regarding energy issues and contractual matters so it is essential that your verbal and written communication skills uphold the council’s reputation to deliver excellent customer service.
 
You must have a demonstrable technical and practical aptitude, proficient administration skills and the ability to demonstrate your confident management and co-ordination skills by making decisions that will lead to high quality outputs within set timescales.  This is a high profile role and an ideal role to develop skills and knowledge in the Energy Management profession.
 
To apply for this role, you will need be educated to a minimum of A level standard or equivalent; or have significant experience in a similar role. You will need strong ICT skills – particularly in relation to tracking and monitoring information.
 
Closing Date: 4th February 2015 
 
Interview Date: 11th February 2015
 
 
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: 1819
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Business & Customer Services
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 4th February 2015

School Nurse X 2

An excellent opportunity has arisen for experienced trained nurses to work as Community Public Health Nurses (Schools) within Swindon Borough Council’s Children, Families and Community Health Teams.
 
You should have a recognised 1st Level Registered Nursing qualification with extensive post registration experience and have a current NMC registration.
 
Experience of working with school-aged children and young people is essential.  You will need to be pro-active and creative in engaging with children, young people and families within identified Swindon schools in order to deliver the school nursing service offer.  You will also be required to undertake a clinical role delivering school based immunisation programmes. Effective time management and IT skills are required for these posts.
 
A working knowledge of the ‘Common Assessment Framework’ , ‘Team Around the Child ‘,Safeguarding processes and the ‘Troubled families programme’ will be a distinct advantage, however relevant training, mentorship and supervision will be provided.
 
You will be required to show evidence of your continuous professional development, be able to demonstrate sound clinical skills, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
 
It would be advantageous to have completed the BSc (Hons) Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting & School Nursing however candidates who do not have this qualification will be expected, with support to undertake this training at the earliest opportunity.
 
Working hours will need to be flexible to meet the needs of the defined client group.  Services are delivered in a variety of locations so you will need to be able to travel within Swindon using personal transport. (SBC work mileage allowance scheme applies)
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
To support you in your role we will provide:
  • A tailored induction programme
  • Regular supervision
  • A wide range of training and development opportunities
  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic and changing service
  • Eligibility for Swindon Borough Council staff pension scheme
  • Eligibility for reduced leisure and shopping activities via Swindon Borough Council’s staff benefit scheme.
 
If you think this role is for you please contact: Jan Sadler, Professional Lead for School Nursing on 07919 545570 or email jsadler2@swindon.gov.uk
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: J-182-A-15-0715
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £29,556 - £39,096
  • Hours: 1 X 20 hour term time only, 1 x 30 hour term time only
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: Thursday 5th February 2015

Specialist Community Health Services Manager

We are seeking an enthusiastic, pro-active and professional Specialist Community Health Services Manager to join our successful Children, Families and Community Health team based in a multi- agency setting here at Swindon Borough Council.
 
Are you a self-motivated individual who is focussed on good outcomes for children with timely interventions? We are looking to recruit an experienced community health professional who is able to model good leadership and management by taking responsibility for the provision of high-quality responsive services that can evidence their compliance with the CQC standards.
 
Managing some of our Specialist Children, Families and Community Health team, we will look to you to determine priorities, initiate and implement strategies and plans, develop operational business plans, interpret recent research, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Councils Community Health services. Also, work closely with our partners and other external agencies.
 
You will be required to provide line management, performance management and supervisory responsibility for a range of professional leads across Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Complex Health and Continuing Care Service. You will ensure that staff are well managed, motivated and developed through learning opportunities that make use of evidence and effective methodologies, that enhances their professional practice, within service aims and objectives.
 
As a firm believer of Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination practices; you will ensure that diversity is respected and take account of the different needs of children and their carer’s, making sure that the decisions made and the service delivered is sensitive to the language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background of all involved.
 
To be considered for this role, you will need:
-  Registered with a professional Health body such as the NMC or the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP)
- Demonstrable evidence of Management Development
- Post qualification professional development and evidence of diverse practice in a front line children’s community health setting.
- Management experience of recruitment, performance management, appraisal and direct responsibility for operational staff.
- High level budget management and audit skills.
- Detailed knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and policy, and procedures relevant to the work of the Community Health Services.
 
Closing Date: 13th February 2015
 
Interview Date: W/C 23rd February
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: J182-A-15-0717
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £45,091 - £50,813
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th February 2015

Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Support Officer

We are seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional to join our busy Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards team based in Adult Social Care Commissioning.

 
As our Support Officer, you will have a key role in receiving, acknowledging and recording written requests for authorisations under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and ensuring the referrals contain all the required information. You will be confident in responding to frequent telephone enquiries from professionals or families of service users
 
You will assist the Mental Capacity Act Programme Manager in organising assessments, issuing standard authorisations, appointing Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and Relevant Persons’ Representatives and organising reviews and re-assessments within statutory time scales.
 
It is essential that you are able to record and maintain all related information on a database and in the relevant paper files, ensuring all records are up-to-date as well as making mandatory statistical returns. You will also ensure that all information about individuals related to requests and authorisations under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is handled and stored confidentially and securely in accordance with local requirements and the Data Protection Act 1998 and shared in line with the agreed information sharing protocol.
 
To be successful in the role, you should be educated to GCSE level or above and have previous experience in an administrative post. Previous experience in a post involving health or social care administration would also be preferable.
 
Closing Date: 6th February 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete thePDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1809
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,298
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th February 2015

Headteacher of Swindon EOTAS (Educated Other Than At School)

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference to vulnerable children. You will be an aspiring and dynamic individual with excellent interpersonal skills who is able to lead EOTAS into a new phase. Swindon EOTAS consists of four units providing for young people aged 11-16, who have been permanently excluded or may have challenging and complex social, emotional, behavioural or medical needs.

We would wish the new Headteacher to create a culture of optimism, resilience and achievement, to prepare young people for the challenges they face.

EOTAS has made dramatic improvements in recent years and judged as good in all areas by Ofsted in May 2013. We would wish the new Headteacher to lead its journey to outstanding. 

You will:
· Provide a range of full time, high quality, personalised educational programmes, delivered on four sites, ensuring the best possible educational outcomes
· Provide successful, strategic and creative leadership to continue the changes that have already begun, in order to create an outstanding provision
· Demonstrate a passion for learning and teaching, understanding the needs of vulnerable young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs
· Be able to focus on raising standards and continuously develop the aspirations of vulnerable young people.
· Work in partnership with the Local Authority and Education Providers across Swindon to ensure expertise is shared and the most appropriate provision is provided for Vulnerable young people within Swindon

In return, the Management Committee, local educational community and Local Authority will provide support and training and a commitment to the sustainable success of the provision.

For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a visit please call Bridget Sinclair on 01793 463064.

EOTAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Please forward a completed application form and supporting statement outlining your suitability for the post to

Anna Thompson, HR Service Centre, 1st Floor, Wat Tyler House, Beckhampton Street, Swindon, Wilts SN1 2JG or e-mail to athompson@swindon.gov.uk

Closing date: 23rd February 2015

 

Interview date: 19th March 2015

To apply for this role, please click the link below:

http://www.eteach.com/microsite/jobdetails.aspx?vacno=565098&Page=1 

  • Reference no: 565098
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Stratton Education Centre
  • Salary: £58,096 – £67,290
  • Hours: full-time
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 23rd February 2015

Housekeeper

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

Closing Date:            4th February 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol - Fessey House
  • Salary: £6.58 p/h, permanent role
  • Hours: 15
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 4th February 2015

Community Phlebotomist

Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
As an experienced phlebotomist, you will enjoy working in a busy unit, while working fairly independently managing your daily visits. 
 
You will be visiting patients in their own homes taking blood samples at the request of a District Nurse. You will need to have a caring and understanding approach and the ability to deal with a wide variety of people in their home environment.
 
A keen and enthusiastic person, you will have good communication and organisation skills, be flexible and able to manage your own work load.
 
You must have a good standard of education, ideally with an NVQ2 with healthcare modules, but this is not essential. Previous experience of working in the community would be advantageous.

A full driving licence and car, or equivalent mobility are a must as is the ability to plan your daily journeys across Swindon.
 
For more information please contact Diane Blake or Lesley Shepherd on 01793 465530 or Lesley.shepherd@seqol.org  
 
To apply for this role please visit NHS Jobs Ref 815-A-15-0427
 
Closing date:           8th February 2015

  • Reference no: 815-A-15-0427
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Community Nursing
  • Salary: £14,294 pro-rata
  • Hours: 25
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 8th February 2015

Care Assistant (Nights)

Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
We are looking for an exceptional individual to assist us in the provision of excellent services to vulnerable adults. You will provide support to maintain our service users’ skills. We endeavour to maximise independence and maintain a high quality of life.
 
The ability to attend training and work in a team environment will be crucial to the position. Experience of working with elderly people is also essential, along with an NVQ Level 2 in care.  You must also be able to read and write in English.
 
You must have an awareness of Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you think this is you please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies  and return it to recruitment@seqol.org  or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
Closing Date: 10th February 2014

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol - Whitbourne House
  • Salary: £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 10th February 2014

Waste and Recycling Service Manager

It’s exciting times here in Swindon. We’re a vibrant and expanding town with big plans for economic growth and the ambition to be a major business Centre in the central, south region of the UK. The ‘Cities Outlook Report 2015′ ranks Swindon as the third-fastest growing city by population in the UK and having the second largest growth in housing in the UK. With growth and expansion at such a high level, we’re focusing on the delivery of innovative and efficient services to our fast-growing residential and business populations.
 
Handling Swindon’s waste and recycling in such a fast-growing and dynamic environment is a major undertaking and we’re now looking to recruit a Waste and Recycling Service Manager who can help us develop our services for the challenges of the future. This is an opportunity for an experienced and dynamic individual with strong leadership skills to join a new senior management team and to lead a high quality, high profile service through transformational change.
 
As Waste and Recycling Service Manager you’ll be responsible for managing our £6m, waste and recycling operation … a service which features highly in the priorities of both elected Council Members and residents of Swindon. You’ll be an experienced leader with a track record of delivering a customer-focused service delivery model that demonstrates value for money and embeds a culture of continuous improvement.
 
You’ll be responsible for the operational delivery and strategic direction of Swindon Borough Council’s Waste and Recycling Service which includes general waste, business and trade waste, and recycling. The role also has responsibility for waste and recycling assessments and the development of community capacity and education that encourages increased participation in recycling and responsible disposal of waste.
 
You’ll be an exceptional communicator with strong people management skills enabling you to articulate how you will lead and connect with the 120-strong workforce and ensure that everyone is clear on the vision and priorities of the service.
 

  • Reference no: 1807
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Services
  • Salary: Up to £50,813 pa,
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 23rd February 2015

Mobile Library Driver/Library Assistant

Working every Monday and Tuesday:
Monday 8:30-17:00
Tuesday 8:30-17:00
 
Are you enthusiastic about customer care?
 
Love working face to face with the public?
 
Based on the Mobile Library, you will provide frontline customer care and assistance to all library service users and ensure that service standards for Swindon Libraries are maintained.  Ideally you will have a general awareness of books and other materials, internet sources and information available through libraries.  A basic level of IT skills is essential.
 
Due to the nature of this role a full driving licence with A to E categories or C is essential. 
 
Closing date: 12th February 2015
 
Interviews: 23rd and 24th February 2015
 
 
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: 1810
  • Category: Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
  • Department/School: Library Services
  • Salary: £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 15.87 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th February 2015

Health and Safety Advisor (Construction)

Swindon Borough Council is currently seeking an experienced Health and Safety Advisor, with a background in supporting construction and major project work; as well as more general Health & Safety management skills.
 
You will be required to provide the Council with competent advice and support on all Construction, Demolition and Property compliance matters in line with current CDM Regulations. You must have a NEBOSH Construction Certificate. 
 
Reporting to the Health and Safety Lead, you will be part of the team responsible for supporting the entire Council in safety matters.  The team’s role is to embed a culture of good safety management; and support this by developing Health and Safety policies, procedures and guidance to ensure legal compliance that ultimately safeguards people from injury and poor health.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice to all levels of management across all Council Services in respect of construction related Health & Safety and property compliance matters ensuring duty holder responsibilities are understood. It will also involve working and liaising with external partners and contractors
 
Ideally you will have previous experience of working in construction, demolition and refurbishment projects and management of asbestos from survey to removal under CAR 2012 with a a minimum of 5 years Health & Safety Advisory experience in a medium to large or multi-disciplined organisation.
 
If you have the above skills, experience and qualifications then we want to hear from you.
 
Closing date: 20th February 2015
 
 
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: 1828
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Service Delivery - Customer and Business Services
  • Salary: £28,920 – £38,254
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 20th February 2015

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