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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

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

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

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
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: J88-LG-KJ-779
 
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: 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

Customer Services - Feedback & Insight Officer

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.  It also plays a key role in managing the Councils Customer Feedback process, This position is a great opportunity to be at the heart of the Customer Services function and to deliver a high profile service to Customers and Councillors
 
You will manage day to day activity that delivers the Corporate Customer Feedback process and provide the main contact point for Councillors to log issues and requests for service. Through your activity you will ensure accurate logging of feedback, complaints and compliments; and that timely responses are sent. You will also produce quality management information regarding customer feedback that provides insight into customer demand and areas for improvement. This is a chance to use your great co-ordination skills to manage a busy workload and maintain service standards in a high profile role.
 
Educated to a minimum of A-Level standard, equivalent or with compensatory experience, your strong ICT skills are essential to the position. Exceptional communication skills are key – along with demonstrable skills in influencing colleagues and communicating with the general public.
 
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: 1687
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Business Services & Support
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,636 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 3rd October 2014

Handyperson - St. Luke's School

The Role
 
Fixed Term until 31 August 2015
15 Hours per week
Scale K2-K5 £15072 - £17138 FTE
(Actual part-time salary £6110 - £6947) £7.81 - £8.88 per hour
 
 
St Luke’s is a well established and successful Day Special School providing education for up to 70 secondary aged pupils experiencing Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties.
Governors are looking to appoint a Handyperson to assist the Site Manager with the security, maintenance and repairs to the school. This is a part time and temporary position for one year.
Key accountabilities:
  • Security of the premises
  • Cleaning, maintenance and repairs of buildings, equipment and grounds.
  • Health and Safety
The successful candidate will show they have:
  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Awareness of health and safety regulations and procedures, in relation to the post.
  • Relevant desirable experience
  • Handy person experience/DIY
  • Willingness to participate in training and development opportunities
  • Knowledge of moving and handling procedures
·         Is willing to work additional hours within the needs of the service
·         Lives within 20 minutes travelling distance to the building.
·         Ability to work in a customer focused environment whilst interacting with pupils with special needs (BESD)
·         Good physical fitness to fulfill all aspects of the role including some heavy lifting.
 
For further details and an application pack please contact Personnel, St Luke’s School, Cricklade Road, Swindon SN2 7AS. Alternatively, you can ring 01793 705566 or email personnel@stlukes.swindon.sch.uk. Details can also be found on our website at www.stlukes.swindon.sch.uk. (Please note we do not accept CV’s).
 
Closing date for applications is Tuesday 07 October 2014 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 October 2014. 
 
St Luke’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure. Swindon Borough Council welcomes diversity.
 

  • Reference no: St. Luke's
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: School - non-teaching
  • Salary: £15072 - £17138 p.a. FTE
  • Hours: 15 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 7th October 2014

Head of Information & Technology

The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council has already delivered a huge amount of change and innovation. We have done this by being at the forefront of partnership working within the public sector. Our “One Swindon” initiative – through which all major public sector providers in the Borough have signed up to a set of shared objectives. This has attracted the attention of Central Government and, as a result, Swindon is one of a dozen areas selected to join the Public Service Transformation Network.
 
We have big plans and are looking to re-invigorate our change work and what we are delivering with our partners. To support this our Chief Executive is establishing a new Corporate Change Board to ensure that what we do really sticks and to enable the Executive Team to effectively support longer term delivery. Consequently, we are investing in the development of our internal delivery capability and recognise that we need to take a significant step forward in our use of information and technology.
 
Over the past few months the Council has developed an IT strategy that will move us away from a fairly traditional approach of managing systems and servers to working in a virtual environment, using cloud based technology. Through this, we will be able to work more seamlessly across organisations and with the third sector.
 
Having recently decided to bring all of our internal IT resources together, we are now looking for the right individual to lead the implementation of the strategy. This will involve directly managing the transition for some of our key business systems (e.g. for social care and housing) as well as working closely with our external IT provider, Capita, who support our networks and corporate systems.
 
The successful applicant will bring strong professional leadership as well as a commitment to understanding and responding to the needs of our internal and external customers. Technical awareness is important, but the ability to build effective relationships with service providers and ensure that projects are clearly scoped and delivered to expectations is critical in realising our future vision for IT.
 
If you’re up for the challenge and you have the skills, knowledge and experience to make a real difference to the delivery of public services to more than 200,000 residents, we want to hear from you.
 
For further information and application details, please visit our microsite:
 
 
 
 

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Resources
  • Salary: up to £75,000 p.a.
  • Hours: Full time - Fixed Term Contract for 2 years
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th October 2014

Bridges & Structures Technician / Inspector (2 posts, including Career Grade Trainee)

The Role
 
The Bridges Team is responsible for around four hundred highway structures and numerous other corporate bridge assets and multi-storey car parks within the Borough. We are currently seeking Technician / Inspectors either as fully qualified and experienced individuals or Trainee positions with career progression. You will assist in the management of these key assets along with development and delivery of reactive and planned maintenance works. This position is an opportunity to make your mark and develop existing or new expertise within the Bridges Team.
 
For the fully qualified position, you will be educated to HND level in a related engineering discipline or of equivalent calibre. Significant experience in bridge inspection, maintenance and construction supervision are  also required. Your experience will enable you to confidently carry out programmed inspections; assist in the preparation of annual maintenance schemes; prepare contact documentation and provide technical assistance and support to the Bridges and Structures Group.
 
For the trainee position, applicants with HNC or working towards HNC will be given the opportunity to study part time for a HND in Civil Engineering, and will be provided with structured training opportunities. Progression within the grades will be dependent on reaching specific training objectives and demonstrating competency in the working environment. Support will be provided throughout the training.
 
For further details and a breakdown of the specific requirements, please read the role profile and appendix relating to training.
 
Closing date: 16th 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: 1688
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Highways & Transport
  • Salary: £21,218 - £28,563 p.a. depending on qualifications and experience
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M-N
  • Closing Date: 16th October 2014

Senior Asset Engineer

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.
 
In this position you will lead the team responsible for the delivery of highway asset management, programming, planning and valuation functions. You will review, develop, manage and implement the Council’s strategy and plans for management of the highways, drainage, signals and street lighting. This is an opportunity to work within a dynamic team in developing an asset management driven approach to service delivery in line with recent national guidance.
 
You will be a Chartered, Incorporated Engineer or equivalent, or hold compensatory experience. A degree, HND/C or equivalent in civil engineering or appropriate discipline is essential for the position. You will have evidence of continuous professional management and leadership development, along with exceptional knowledge of highway maintenance standards, policies and techniques. Exceptional communication skills and professionalism will cement your position within the team.
 
 
Closing date: 16th October 2014
 
 

Further Information and Applications

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

  • Reference no: 1690
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways & Transport
  • Salary: £32,671 - £43,643 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 16th October 2014

Drainage Engineer

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.
 
In this position you will support the delivery of the Council’s responsibilities as Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) and the implementation of SuDS. You will undertake approval of drainage designs associated with planning applications, and design and implement minor drainage improvement schemes. This is an opportunity to work within a dynamic team in developing an asset management driven approach to service delivery in line with recent national guidance.
 
With a HNC/D in Civil Engineering or equivalent, or compensatory experience, you will have a proven track record of understanding the core principles of Civil, Municipal Engineering. Your knowledge of the civil engineering process, design detailing and construction will be crucial to this position. You will be an Incorporated Engineer, or equivalent, and have significant experience of drainage design. CSCS card holder registration is desirable.
 
Closing date: 16th October 2014
 

Further Information and Applications

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

  • Reference no: 1691
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways & Transport
  • Salary: £28,920 - £38,254 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 16th October 2014

Website Co-ordination & Development Officer

The Role

 
In this position you will contribute to our Stronger Together organisational change and One Swindon partnership priorities by ensuring that the ‘My Care My Support’ website and the ‘Local Offer’ information and advice services offer effective advice, information and support. You will maintain our high standards with current, accurate information and an extensive directory of providers.
 
You will work with providers of information to develop good quality, consistent and accessible services. This will include co-ordination of the collection of content, and allocating responsibility for the writing of directory listings and adverts. In this position you will lead on stakeholder management and ensure that all service users understand the purpose of the websites, see the value and are actively contributing content and listings.
 
Responsibilities will also include taking an operational lead on delivering the marketing element of the websites to ensure they are visible, have a high profile with intended audiences and achieve targets for visits and usage.
 
You will have excellent oral and written communication skills with the proven ability to distil, translate and communicate complex information accurately. Experience of writing/editing for web-based media and with CMS technology and site manager software is essential. You will have relevant experience in a communications role, preferably within marketing communications with a bias towards electronic communications.
 
Closing date: 9th 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: 1692
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £21,218 - £24,636 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 9th October 2014

Teacher in Charge - Tuition Service

The Role

 
The Tuition Service is part of Swindon Education Other than at School (EOTAS) provision and supports up to 75 secondary age pupils who are not able to attend school due to a range of reasons that can manifest themselves in challenging behaviour or high levels of anxiety. Our pupils do access core subjects to GCSE level and a range of enrichment activities. Our aim is to use a range of teaching and learning strategies to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to reach their potential.
 
We have five small group centres across Swindon as well as a group of individual tutors and a central management/administrative team.
We require a highly skilled and qualified teacher with proven management experience to lead in the areas of teaching, learning and curriculum together with the day to day operational aspects of the Service including some performance management.
 
This is a new role and provides an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the Tuition Service working closely with the Head of the Service and Senior Management Group. It is essential that you are experienced in working with students with challenging behaviours and have the ability to command the respect of colleagues and lead in the areas noted above. We are looking for a teacher who has strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work in teams and maintain positive working relationships with a range of service areas and agencies.
 
Swindon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore all positions in the school will be subject to a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.
 
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Nigel Pickering Additional Provision and Reintegration manager on 07919 113 054
 
Closing date: 6th October 2014
 
Interview date: proposed 17th 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: 1693
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Economy & Attainment
  • Salary: MPS + TLR2b (£3,978) + 1 SEN
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Grade: MPS
  • Closing Date: 6th October 2014

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