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Housing Apprenticeship

The Role

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

What we offer:
·         A Fixed Term Training Contract for 12 months
·         Support, advice and guidance to achieve your qualification
·         Additional learning and development whilst on the apprenticeship scheme
 
Training Rate:
There is a fixed rate of pay for apprentices:
 
Rates of pay apply from October 2014
 
First year apprentices - £2.73 per hour.
 
Second year apprentices:
  • Age 19 and under - £2.73 per hour.
  • Aged 20 - £5.03 per hour
  • Aged 21 and over - £6.31 per hour
 
Application Process
You will need to apply for the vacancy by completing an application form and returning it by the closing date as stated below.  Any applications received after this date will not be considered. 
 
Please note: We do not accept or consider CV's.
 
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a session at Swindon College in September.
 
Interviews will take place on 13th and 14th October.
 
Please note the eligibility for the Apprenticeship Scheme:
You must be living in England, not be in full-time education and not at Level 4 (Degree Level) or above in qualifications.
 
For further information about apprenticeships then please visit the following sites:
 
 
 
Applications are especially welcome from Swindon Borough Council tenants and their families.
 
 
Closing date: 22nd September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Housing Apprenticeship
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 0171
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: See advert
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
  • Grade: Apprenticeship Scale
  • Closing Date: 22nd September 2014

Special Educational Needs Assessment Team (SENAT) Manager 0-25

The Role

 
This position is a job share, you will be required to work over 3 days – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  We are seeking a candidate who is solution focused and has a ‘can do’ attitude.
 
On behalf of the Council you will lead and manage all aspects of the statutory assessment process in relation to the existing statementing procedure and the implementation of the new processes in line with the SEND reforms starting September 2014.
 
You will fulfil a key feature of the Growing Economy/Attainment outcomes by focusing on the needs of a vulnerable group of children and young people.
 
In this position you will ensure that the administration of requests and referrals for statutory assessment and all associated statutory processes are completed within agreed timescales.  The statutory assessment process must be co-ordinated across education, health and care to ensure a cohesive experience for children, parents and young people. We want families to be at the heart of the new coordinated assessment process and EHC plan. It will be important for you have an excellent understanding of person centred planning and can focus on the outcomes that will be critical to children and young people to improve life chances.
 
You will develop performance management processes to ensure high service standards, costs effective delivery, customer responsiveness and the measurement of impact.
 
A degree qualification or equivalent in Management, or compensatory experience is required. A good understanding of this agenda will be beneficial as will experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners. Your general management skills will be utilised to drive services forward, along with your innovation and problem solving abilities.
 
 
Closing date: 22nd September
 
Provisional interview date: 6th October 2014
 
 
"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"
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: SENAT Manager 0-25
 
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: 1670
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £32,348 - £43,211 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 18.5 hours per week (job share position)
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 22nd September 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 have equivalent relevant experience in an analytical role in a business intelligence team environment.. Extensive knowledge of using Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel at an advanced level is essential.
 
Closing date: 21st September 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1664
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Business Support
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,636 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 21st September 2014

Customer Services Operations Manager

The Role

 
Customer Services is the first point for over 750,000 contacts into Swindon Borough Council every year, through the One Stop Shop, Contact Centre and Control Room Service. It is part of the front line for over 40 Council Services, providing advice, guidance and handling urgent and routine requests for services, for customers and service users.
 
This is a great opportunity to lead and manage the Council’s Customer Service function. You will provide an excellent customer experience to face to face and telephone callers to the Council. You will lead and operationally manage the three core functions within Customer Services; ensuring service standards are set and maintained. Other responsibilities will include driving change and innovation across the service, including building an online and digital offering to customers.
 
We are looking for someone with a passion for great customer service and has a proven track record in a managerial / leadership position within a customer service environment. Your ability to demonstrate contribution to the success of a previous role in customer services will be essential and help us cement your position within our team.
 
Closing date: 21st September 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1671
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Business Services & Support
  • Salary: £32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 21st September 2014

Transport Project Managers

The Role

 
Swindon is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Highways and Transport teams are working to reflect this innovation in a wide range of infrastructure and maintenance schemes throughout the Borough. , Swindon is undergoing an extensive regeneration and the population is set to expand significantly over the over the next 12 years.
 
Swindon Borough Council offers many career opportunities in an environment which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. Joining the Council will be the start of a rewarding and enjoyable career for you. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an  impressive package of benefits including, childcare vouchers scheme, car salary sacrifice scheme, reduced cost leisure facilities, generous leave allowance, Flexible working arrangements and a competitive pension scheme.
 
The Programme & Project Delivery team is responsible for driving forward a wide portfolio of engineering and transportation Capital Projects ranging from minor improvements to multi million pound infrastructure projects. What this means for you is an unrivalled chance to make your mark.You will be a project manager with an impressive background in end-to-end delivery of transportation projects; you’ll have confidence  taking the lead and will understand the needs of a huge range of stakeholders ranging from Council Members to residents to local interest groups and the Department of Transport.
More than that, you’ll be a strong communicator and motivational leader and someone who brings out the best in the people around them.
 
You will be of degree level or equivalent calibre and ideally with a civil engineering or transportation background. You must be equipped to manage complex projects, budgets and multi-disciplinary project teams.
 
 
Closing date:  2nd October 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: 1672
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Transport & Highways
  • Salary: £32,671 - £38,158 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 37 hours per week (Part-time hours or job share will be considered if requested)
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 2nd October 2014

Finance Professional Positions

The Role

 
There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon.  Swindon has a long term, ambitious vision to become a leading regional centre by 2030 with the fastest growing economy outside London, and the quality of life to go with it.  We are recognised as a regional and national growth point and are working hard to deliver that vision.  We are focused on performing better and offering more.
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Finance teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. We are committed to providing a high quality support service that delivers a secure platform from which to achieve the Council’s objectives. We have two professional opportunities for highly-skilled individuals to join our team:
 
 
Head of Finance - Schools
Grade T: £43,372 - £56,123 p.a. + £3,660 market factor supplement
37 hours per week
 
In this position you will provide a professional financial advisory and support service to the Education Leadership Team in accordance with best professional practice and the requirements of best value.
 
Requirements are as follows:
 
- CIPFA qualified accountant, or equivalent CCAB
 
- Substantial post qualification experience
 
- Experience of working constructively with headteachers, school finance managers and budget managers.
 
- Experience of school funding formula and education finance legislation
 
- Strong report writing skills
 
 
 
Finance Manager
Grade R: 32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
37 hours per week
 
You will assist the Head of Finance in the provision of a comprehensive professional accountancy, financial transaction and general financial advisory service to all levels of management and Members. Responsibilities will include managing financial administration staff that have recently been transferred back into the Council having been outsourced to the private sector for the last 7 years.
 
Requirements are as follows:
 
- Strong leadership and staff management skills
 
- Good understanding of transactional financial processes
 
Part of responsibilities will include managing a professional financial support service to Budget Managers
 
- Therefore ideally holding a professional accountancy qualification, preferably CIPFA
 
- Require strong knowledge of budgetary control and financial management
 
 
 
 
Closing date: 29th September 2014
 
Interview dates: 6th – 8th October 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: 1673
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Finance
  • Salary: See advert
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R & T
  • Closing Date: 29th September 2014

Rent Income Officer

The Role
 
Here at Swindon Borough Council we pride ourselves on delivering the most complete housing service possible to the people of Swindon.
 
Working under the direction of the Neighbourhood Housing Manager, you will play a key role in reducing the number of tenancies in arrears and the level of monies owed.
 
You will be expected to effectively present cases at Court and to the Council’s Introductory Tenancy Review Panel when required. You will also be responsible with assisting the Neighbourhood Housing Officers by managing and directing individual rent cases. You should be able to help tenants to maximise their income through giving financial and benefits advice.
 
As well as GCSEs grade C or above including English language and Maths, or equivalent or additional compensatory experience, you will have good numeracy skills and knowledge of welfare benefits. IT literate you will be an excellent communicator with considerable experience of working for a social landlord.
 
An enhanced DSB disclosure will be required along with an ability to travel throughout the Borough.
 
Closing date: 25th September 2014
 
 
"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"

 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Rent Income Officer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
 

  • Reference no: 1674
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: £21,218 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 25th September 2014

Social Care - Children & Families

The Role

 
Being a children’s Social Worker has never been an easy option but here in Swindon we’ve made great progress in working seamlessly with other childcare practitioners to provide an environment that provides all-inclusive support. Our Children and Families Service is fully integrated with children’s health services and we have professional practitioners like Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and many more working alongside our Social Workers. In most cases they are even co-located, fostering an environment of real collaboration, cooperation and support that, not only improves our ability to respond, but is a real benefit to the children that need our help and support.
 
Our forward thinking management team recognises the importance of having manageable caseloads and the need for reflective supervision, on-going support and mentoring. As a result our Social Workers get all the help and support they need to do well in their roles and is a key factor in providing the best possible outcomes for the children.
 
With a formal career progression scheme, a dedicated training and development programme, a leadership programme, and a highly competitive rewards package that recognises and reflects the importance of this vital role, there’s never been a better time to be a Children’s Social Worker in Swindon.
 
 
See our portal for further information and application details:
 

  • Reference no: C&F
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours:
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: Rolling Campaign

Teacher of English - Isambard Community School

The Role

 
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and well-qualified Teacher of English.  The desire and ability to teach drama would be an advantage.  Please see the attached further information, job description and person specification for more details. 
 
Isambard Community School is an innovative community learning centre delivering sustainable, high quality, inclusive education.  As a forward thinking School, we want our curriculum to meet the needs of every student, to reflect an understanding of an ever changing world, deliver the national requirements in a fresh and stimulating manner and optimise the use of existing technologies and other resources in our modern and inspiring school environment. 
 
If you are passionate about teaching and learning and can challenge yourself and your students to achieve the highest possible standards of academic attainment and social behaviour, we would be interested to hear from you.
 
All appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS clearance, and proof of the Right to Work in the UK (this will be required at the time of Interview). 
 
Isambard Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
 
 
All Applications are to be made online at the following address:
 
We are unable to accept CVs.
 
This school welcomes applications from members of minority ethnic communities and those with disabilities.
 
Closing date: 28th September 2014
 
Interview date: w/c 29th September 2014
 
Start date: 5th January 2015
 
 
 
Any queries please contact Julie Jenkins, HR Manager 01793 705400 or e mail jenkinsju@isambard.swindon.sch.uk or visit our web site www.isambard.swindon.sch.uk
 
 

  • Reference no: Isambard
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Education
  • Salary: MPS
  • Hours: 32.5 hours per week
  • Grade: MPS
  • Closing Date: 28th September 2014

Deputy Headteacher - St. Sampson's C. E. Primary School

The Role

 
 
To commence January 2015
 
Following the expansion of St Sampson’s CE Junior School in September 2015 to become St Sampson’s CE Primary School, we are looking to recruit an excellent Teacher with Leadership experience /current Deputy Headteacher, to further raise standards in our school at this exciting time.
 
You will have strong leadership skills, a successful record in school improvement and will share our passion for achievement and high standards for all.
 
Enthusiasm and drive are essential, as well as a commitment to the pursuit of outstanding learning and leading the curriculum. You will work alongside the Headteacher to lead our vision throughout the whole school community.
 
St Sampson’s CE Primary School is a successful, friendly and happy school located in the rural town of Cricklade outside Swindon.  We are looking forward to appointing an enthusiastic and highly motivated professional to join our staff team.
 
Key responsibilities:
 
·         SENCO – To work alongside our SEND Manager (please note: it is not essential that you already hold this qualification).
·         To share responsibility with the Headteacher for organising, monitoring and evaluating the work of the School in order to promote the highest standards and attainment for all pupils
·         To contribute to providing strategic direction for school improvement
·         To teach booster groups across the school
 
Are you the professional that we want?
 
·         Do you have high expectations of yourself and others?
·         Can you inspire and lead a team?
·         Do you have a passion for learning and excellence?
 
We pride ourselves on our commitment to the training, professional development and career progression of all our staff. 
 
You are very welcome to visit us and have an informal discussion with the Headteacher. Mrs Jennifer Bayne
 
For an application pack, please contact Mrs Carole Clarke, Admin. Officer, St. Sampson’s C.E. Primary School, Bath Road, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6AX.  Telephone (01793) 750452 or e-mail admin@st-sampsons.wilts.sch.uk
 
Closing Date: Noon on 3rd October 2014
 
Interview Dates: 9th & 10th October 2014
 
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced CRB clearance.
 
 

  • Reference no: St. Sampson's
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Education
  • Salary: L9-L14
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Grade: Leadership Scale
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

HR & Recruitment Assistant - SEQOL

The Role

 
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Recruitment or HR administrator to join our small but busy Human Resources Team.  
 
SEQOL is an innovative and forward thinking health and social care social enterprise committed to partnership working and delivering the highest standards of performance.
 
Effective and professional recruitment is key to attracting and retaining the best people.  This opportunity will put you at the forefront of this activity and we are looking for a self-motivated and confident individual who can carry this activity forward.  Excellent communication and organisation skills are essential along with a desire to develop this new service.
 
In return for your commitment to us we can offer you a supportive environment and a wide of variety of benefits including training & development, a contributory pension scheme, employee benefit scheme and childcare voucher scheme.
 
For an informal chat please contact Katherine Wren 01793 465556 or Ros Weston on 01793 465536.
 
 
Closing date: 21st September 2014
 
Interview date: 2nd October 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-14-0200
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Administration
  • Salary: £17,546 per annum pro rata
  • Hours: 30 - 37 hours per week – flexible hours negotiable
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 21st September 2014

Child Care Lawyer

The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council is looking for a Solicitor/ Barrister or an experienced Legal Executive to become a vital part of a team specialising in Child Care law. You will provide legal advice and act as advocate for the Borough Council in respect of matters and proceedings relating to child protection functions.
 
You will be primarily concerned with advising and representing the Swindon Children Services Department on Children Act matters. Responsibilities will include representing the Council at Court; attending Child Protection Conferences and establishing good relationships with other Departments and outside agencies.
 
Qualified as a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive, your professionalism and exceptional communication skills will cement your position within our team. You should have experience of Children Act legal work, possess advocacy skills, have the ability to provide clear and concise legal advice and be able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure.
 
Closing date: 10th October 2014
 
Interview date: 24th October 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Child Care 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: 1675
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Law & Democratic Services
  • Salary: £32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 10th October 2014

Portage Teacher

The Role

 
Portage is a home visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. It takes place in the child's own home and aims to equip parents with the skills and confidence they will need to help their child. Portage offers practical help and ideas to encourage a child's interests and make learning fun for all the family.
 
You will work in partnership with parents to empower and enable them to support their child’s development. This position is equally challenging and rewarding due to the development you will see in the supported children. Working collaboratively with a range of professionals, you will support children who are delayed in their development. You will offer advice and support to teachers / practitioners to enable a smooth transition for children into mainstream schools. Exceptional communication skills are essential, as you will build strong working relationships with a range of professionals.
 
You should have a relevant degree in Early Years and Education qualification as defined by the Children's Workforce Council and experience of Special Education Needs. You should have a clear understanding of the safeguarding of children along with an ability to use IT to write reports and maintain records.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure and the ability to travel throughout the Borough will be required for the position.
 
Closing date: 10th October 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Portage Teacher
 
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: 1676
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £28,920 p.a. pro rata (£16,059 p.a. actual salary)
  • Hours: 24 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 10th October 2014

Civil Enforcement Officer

The Role

 
As our Civil Enforcement Officer we’ll look to you to patrol on and off street areas and Swindon Borough Council car parks. You will effectively enforce parking restrictions and where necessary issuing Penalty Charge Notices throughout the Borough of Swindon.
 
An excellent communicator, ideally with previous enforcement experience you will have an eye for detail along with knowledge of working with computerised systems.
 
You will be required to work 37 hours per week, Monday to Sunday, including Bank Holidays on a rota basis, between the hours of 6:00 am and 11:00pm.
 
A standard DBS check is required.


Closing date: 2nd October 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Civil Enforcement Officer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
 
"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: 1678
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Service Delivery
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 2nd October 2014

Customer Services Advisors

The Role

 
We are currently recruiting for permanent Customer Services Advisors for Swindon Borough Councils’, Customer Services department, known as Swindon Direct.   We currently provide these Services from our Town Centre Contact Centre and One Stop Shop for council services, ranging from Waste and Recycling to Council Tax, for the 220,000 residents of Swindon.
 
The role is multifunctional as you will be expected to work between the contact centre and one stop shop, and grow a wide knowledge of Council Services, which you may not have on day one, but we will provide the relevant training and support, as what is key to the success of the role, is that you are a customer services professional.   
 
Our focus is on quality before quantity. Doing the right thing for our customers is how we'll build success, to concentrate on establishing and maintaining good relationships, with both internal and external customers, colleagues and partners You will provide support and solve problems wherever possible and ensuring that our customers have a good service experience at all times.

If you can bring good communication skills, lots of initiative and motivation, we will support you in developing a career with Swindon Borough Council.
 
We provide a customer centric approach and are committed to delivering the best possible customer service, and if you share our 'Putting the Customer First approach, then this will be the role for you.
 

Closing date: 3rd October 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: 1679
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Customer Services
  • Salary: £14,383 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Neighbourhood Warden

The Role

 
We are currently looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to join our team as a Neighbourhood Warden, to deliver a customer focused service to help maintain clean and safe neighbourhoods in Council housing areas in Swindon.
 
With your strong commitment to safe and clean neighbourhoods you will be involved in a range of manual duties such as clearing fly-tipping, graffiti and litter, and you will also provide a service to remove unwanted items for Council tenants. You will also regularly inspect  blocks of Council flats to remove fire hazards and obstructions, and will carry out cleaning in communal areas of high rise blocks. You will also deal, less frequently, with removal of needles, dog fouling and dead animals on Housing owned land.
 
You will engage with local communities to promote respect for people, property and the environment, and to encourage residents, including young people, to make a positive contribution to improving local areas. This will include initiatives in schools and with local community groups.
 
With your excellent communication skills, including basic IT knowledge, you will have a friendly and cheerful approach along with considerable experience of face-to-face contact with the public. You should also be physically fit with an ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, including the use of petrol driven gardening equipment. If you have experience of carrying out very basic repairs then even better.
 
As you will be required to drive a Council van as part of your duties, a full driving licence is essential. A DBS disclosure will also be required.
 
 
Closing date: 1st October 2014
 
Interview date: 10th October 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Neighbourhood Warden
 
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: 1680
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 1st October 2014

Leisure Operational Vacancies

The Role

 
We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable and flexible individuals to join the Borough’s leisure services. Leisure in Swindon is Swindon’s biggest leisure provider, with seven leisure centres across the Borough. Exciting job opportunities are available across many of our sites.
 
We provide a comprehensive and high quality range of health, leisure, fitness, well-being and community focused services.
 
Leisure in Swindon offers a range of sports and services and would suit people who like diversity and have the ability to work independently.
 
Positions we are recruiting to include:
 
  • Catering/Bar/Operations Assistant Level One
from £6.58 per hour
 
  • Operations Assistant Level Two
from £7.46 per hour
 
  • Customer Service Advisor
from £7.46 per hour
 
For specific position requirements and further details please consult the job descriptions below.
 
Please indicate the position(s) and site(s) that you are applying for on the supplemented application form.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
 
Closing date: 6th October 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
 

  • Reference no: 1681
  • Category: Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
  • Department/School: Leisure Services
  • Salary: Various
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: J-K
  • Closing Date: 6th October 2014

Strategic Commissioner - Growth & Regeneration

The Role

 
There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon.  Swindon has a long term, ambitious vision to become a leading regional centre by 2030 with the fastest growing economy outside London, and the quality of life to go with it.  We are recognised as a regional and national growth point and are working hard to deliver that vision.  We are focused on performing better and offering more.
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s leadership team endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide.
 
This role is a key feature of the One Swindon outcome for a growing economy. In this position you will translate Council priorities for strategic growth and regeneration into defined and measurable outcomes. You will procure services from internal and external providers that will help achieve these outcomes.
 
You will have the opportunity to build a new team to ensure internal and external services work together efficiently to deliver these outcomes. Your strategic focuses will include economic development, regeneration, infrastructure, strategic transport, sustainability and green energy.
 
With a management degree qualification, equivalent or previous relevant experience, you will have substantial experience of contract management. You will have significant experience pertinent to developing synergies and partnerships. As a highly organised individual, your problem solving and decision making skills will cement your position within our team.
 
Closing date: 3rd October 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: 1682
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Leadership
  • Salary: £37,132 - £49,719 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor - 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.
 
In this position you will work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active service to victims of sexual violence and abuse. Through risk assessment and safety planning you will enable victims to access statutory and other service needs. You will ensure that victims are kept informed and supported as their cases progress through the criminal justice system.
 
This role provides the opportunity to help improve criminal justice outcomes and change to reduce long term mental health problems for victims. Working as part of a professional team of specialists you will aid reduction in the wider impact upon victims’ families. Exceptional communication skills and professionalism are required, as you will provide telephone and face-to-face support within the context of a non-judgemental and confidential service.
 
With CAADA IDVA training or equivalent, you will also have a professional qualification in social work or a related field. Your experience of assessing support needs, carrying out risk assessments and creating safety plans will be crucial to this position. Your knowledge of the impact of sexual violence on victims and children will cement your position within our team. You will have the chance to make exceptional positive contributions to the post-traumatic experience of victims. Working alongside specialised professionals you will improve victims’ health, wellbeing and outlook.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure the ability to travel throughout the Borough is essential.
 
Closing date: 9th October 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-14-0203
 
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: 815-A-14-0203
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: £18,838 - £22,016 p.a.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 4
  • Closing Date: 9th October 2014

Community Staff Nurse - SEQOL

The Role

 
The Swindon Community Nursing Team are looking for experienced registered nurses to join their team of enthusiastic professionals delivering care to people in their own homes.
 
Working within an integrated virtual ward model we are continually developing the range of services available to people at home, while providing a dynamic environment for nurses wishing to develop their skills and career.
Discover more: We welcome informal visits.
 
Call for an informal discussion and more information: Diane Blake 01793 465530
 
 
Closing date: 3rd October 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-14-0205
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0205
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Community Nursing
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901 p.a.
  • Hours: Full and part-time hours
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 5
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Community Staff Nurse (Evenings) - SEQOL

The Role

 
Interested in working evenings?
 
We are looking for staff nurses to join our Community Nursing Team to work anywhere between the hours of 4pm and midnight, in Swindon.  The exact hours and pattern of work can be negotiated.  This may suit someone looking to fit work around their family needs.
Please call for an informal discussion and more information: Diane Blake 01793 465530
The work is varied and unpredictable providing a wealth of interesting experience.
 
Closing date: 3rd October 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-14-0205
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0206
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Community Nursing
  • Salary: £21,388 - £34,530 p.a.
  • Hours: Variable hours
  • Grade: Agenda for Change - Band 5/6
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Foot Care Operative - SEQOL

​The Role

  • Do you have experience of working in a care setting?
  • Do you like to meet people?
  • Do you like to be out and about with varied working from customers own homes to day centres
  • Do you want to provide a professional toe and hand nail cutting service to our customers.
 
This role will be in a variety of settings, from our sheltered schemes, day centres and residential care homes to those at home who are unable to attend clinic.
 
We will give you full training and guidance on how the role works, ideally we are looking for someone with background in care and possibly experience of Health & Safety, Infection Control and Manual Handling practices and issues. You should also have the ability to complete simple forms and records along with cash handling experience.
A car driver is essential for this role
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 10th October 2014
 
Interview date: 6th November 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-14-0207
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0207
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: from £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 10th October 2014

Business Support Administrator - Aiming High

The Role

 
The purpose of the Aiming High Short Breaks Team is to enable children and young people with disabilities to access social and leisure activities, and to enable their parents and carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities. In this position you will provide a high standard of Business and Administrative support to the team, acting as the key contact for external enquiries.
 
This is an opportunity to be part of a dedicated, hard-working team - striving to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with disabilities and their families. You will ensure that effective and efficient administrative systems are developed and maintained to a good standard.
 
You will utilise and enhance your wide range of skills and experience in business administration and finance. Strong communication skills are required as you will be liaising with families and other services.
 
GCSE’s grade C or above in English and Maths, or equivalent are essential. Your IT and word processing skills will be highly utilised in this position, as you will be supporting Direct Payment processes. This position allows you to use your initiative and manage your own workload – with the challenges and variation that a busy team allows. Office experience and proficient IT skills are crucial.
 
Closing date: 6th October 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: 1686
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £14,383 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 6th October 2014

Family Nurse

The Role

 
The Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) is a preventive, evidence based, intensive home visiting programme for first time young mothers and their families.  Family Nurses offer structured antenatal and infancy home visiting from early pregnancy until the child is two.  The programme was first developed in the United States and is now being implemented across England.

The programme is an opportunity to offer our most vulnerable young parents and their babies a better chance in life.  It aims to improve the health and well-being of our most disadvantaged families and children and prevent social exclusion.  The programme in Swindon has been operational for five years.
 
We are looking to recruit an experienced nurse to join the existing team of six nurses.  This is an opportunity requiring high levels of professional skills and practice.  The ideal candidate will possess warmth and a passion for the ideals of the FNP programme.  It is expected that you will develop therapeutic relationships with the clients and work intensively within complex family situations.  You will be open to learning new skills and participate in on-going training, including attendance of all the residential training offered by the National Unit.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent professional qualification, you will have an ability and desire to manage strong emotions, sensitive issues and undertake courageous conversations.  To be successful in this role you will need to be resilient, empathetic and self-aware.  You will receive regular supervision and have the support of a small dedicated team working within an Integrated Children and Young People’s Service.
 
If you think this role is for you, please contact:
Charlotte Paterson, Supervisor on 01793 466758 or 07917 503447 or Annette Peer on 07500 959187 for an informal discussion.


 
Closing date: 10th October 2014
 
Interview date: 23rd and 24th October 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Family Nurse
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"
 

  • Reference no: 1677
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £32,671 - £38,158 p.a. pro rata (£26,489 - £30,938 p.a. actual salary)
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 10th October 2014

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