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Social Workers and Senior Practitioners

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits)
 
It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine. It’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Children and Families teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. Our Children’s Services are fully integrated with health, working alongside other specialist professionals which helps us ensure that children in Swindon get the best possible outcomes.
 
We are looking experienced Social Workers who are committed to the task of ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective services. With your experience you will really make a difference to Children and Young People in Swindon, giving them the support they really need to develop essential life skills and achieve their goals. Our teams use local insight to develop a more focused, relevant and effective service.
 
Join us, and you’ll be helping to develop and implement new and exciting ways of working through using the Safeguarding Framework to shape even better outcomes for Swindon Borough’s young people and their families.
 
Once you’re part of our team, we want you to stay. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive regular support, supervision and appraisals, as well as a range of benefits, including a competitive salary, flexible working and childcare vouchers.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
 
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015

  • Reference no: 1837
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £26,829 – £38,254 p.a. dependent on experience
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Independent Reviewing Officer

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

37 hours per week)
 

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

 
This opportunity in our well established and experienced team is based within Safeguarding and Quality Assurance. The team is focussed on improving outcomes for children and young people and we’ll be looking to you to use your exceptional skills of analysis and assessment to improve and enhance the services we provide.
 
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
·         Extensive post-qualifying experience.
·         Experience of chairing complex meetings
·         Experience of managing complex Child Protection and Looked After Children work.
·         Supervisory or management experience
·         Knowledge of current and relevant child care legislation and guidance and procedures.
·         Ability to assess risks
·         Ability to monitor; analyse and interpret management information
·         Ability to resolve conflict and negotiate effectively
·         Experience of working in partnership with families.
·         Experience of multi-agency working.
·         Experience in report writing and maintaining appropriate records
 
You will hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices.
 
If you want to help shape the future of a social care service that is striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
Please click on the link to apply http://socialworkswindon.co.uk/?p=1236
 
If you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail:
kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing Date: 13th April 2015

  • Reference no: 1838
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: Up to £44,603
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Social Work Assistant Team Manager

(Potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
37 hours per week)
 
It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine … it’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
As an Assistant Team Manager you’ll play a key role in ensuring high quality, day to day service delivery to children and families managing, supporting and developing your team. You can expect to manage a team of around six social workers and two or three social care workers under the guidance of a Social Work Group Manager.
 
You will have demonstrable experience of managing and supervising staff including performance management, formal supervision and appraisal. In providing clear leadership and direction to the team, you will have skills in mentoring/coaching staff in managing complex cases. You will focus on delivering good outcomes with timely interventions at the right level; within statutory guidelines and with given resource and budget availability.
 
You will also hold a professional qualification of Social Work or equivalent, be HCPC registered with proven management experience, have excellent communication skills and have sound working knowledge of current legislation and safeguarding practices. Working alongside colleagues from health and other practitioners, statutory agencies and with independent and third sector partners, you will contribute to the development of services to improve the experience of children and families.
 
Flexibility and adaptability to the needs of our services are the key attributes needed for this role, and in return Swindon offers excellent opportunities for professional development, regular supervision and promotes a work and life balance.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Operational Manager (PDF 44Kb). If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that already striving to be the best and you’re committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive high quality effective and protective outcomes, we want to hear from you.
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015

  • Reference no: 1839
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Teacher

 

Malmesbury C of E Primary School

 
“This is a school which fully lives up to its motto: ‘Together taking every opportunity to make our best better’. Pupils make outstanding progress in their personal and academic development throughout the school.Ofsted 2012.
 
We need a teacher to join our team. If you have a passion for learning and want to share it we want to hear from you. We have the capacity to be flexible in this appointment so we welcome applications from those interested in teaching KS1,KS2 or EYFS. We want to appoint an energetic, enthusiastic, dedicated, forward thinking individual who will establish a great rapport with learners and enjoy working in our large, vibrant school.  Our friendly, dynamic team are dedicated to making learning challenging, exciting, infectious and fun. 
 
This is an exciting time to join us as we look to further our development. Malmesbury C of E Primary School was judged outstanding by Ofsted in September 2012 and converted to an academy on 1st June 2013.
 
Our innovative, forward-looking team always strives together to “take every opportunity to make our best better” and our eager, inquisitive pupils love a challenge. Our school has a great reputation for developing creativity, ICT in the curriculum and sport.
 
There is a strong culture of nurturing and developing talent and the supportive staff and governors are committed to continuous professional development for all. A team of effective, well-trained teaching assistants support all classes. We welcome applications from newly qualified and experienced teachers. 
 
The successful candidate will:
  • Have a passion for learning.
  • Be able to inspire pupils to achieve their best.
  • Have high expectations of all groups of pupils to ensure they reach their potential.
  • Be creative and innovative in their approach to teaching and learning.
  • Have good classroom organisation and behaviour management skills.
  • Demonstrate high levels of emotional literacy.
  • Be committed to working as an active team player.
 
Visits to the school are positively encouraged; however please note that the school is closed from Monday 30th March – Friday 10th April 2015. Please contact the school to arrange a visit (01666 823514 or admin@malmesbury-pri.wilts.sch.uk).
 
An application pack is available from the school’s website (www.malmesbury-pri.wilts.sch.uk) or by contacting the school.
 
Malmesbury C of E Primary 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 applicants will be subject to a full Discloure And Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
 
Closing date; 12 noon on Monday 13th April 2015
 
Interview date; Friday 17th April 2015
 
For further information;
 
 
 
 
 

  • Reference no: Malmesbury C of E Primary School
  • Category: Apprentices, Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Malmesbury C of E Primary School
  • Salary: MPS
  • Hours: 1.0 FTE
  • Grade: MPS
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015 - 12 noon

Health Visitor

Swindon is making excellent progress in our implementation of the national Call to Action programme and we want you to join us! We currently have vacancies for Health Visitors to join our well established integrated locality teams.
 
You will be co-located with the other members of the multi-disciplinary team. This offers an excellent opportunity for effective partnership working to facilitate the delivery of early intervention to children and families. This work is undertaken in collaboration with Children Centres.
 
As a Health Visitor in Swindon you will work as a part of the skill mix team delivering universal and targeted health visiting services in a defined geographical location, in line with The Healthy Child Programme.
 
The common assessment framework and team around the child processes are well embedded in Swindon, with the whole of the integrated team fully engaged. The integrated teams work closely with all schools and Children’s Centres across the Borough to support this process.
 
Swindon Borough Council is committed to the continued investment in excellent Children’s Centre provision across the town and is involved in the Payment by Results pilot.
 
As a Swindon Borough Council employee you will benefit from excellent benefits including a final salary pension scheme, a 37 hour working week and child care vouchers. You will be supported in your practice and your professional development through comprehensive supervision, appraisal and a workforce development programme. You will experience the benefits of working within a forward looking and innovative borough council which is proud to be delivering health visiting services to the local community.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 10th April 2015
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: J182-A-15-0983
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: 1875
  • Category: Apprentices, Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £30,029 - £39,722 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade Q
  • Closing Date: 10th April 2015

Mainscale Classteacher

Shrivenham C of E Primary School Vacancy

 
Mainscale Classteacher
Permanent position from 1 September 2015
 
We are looking for a new or recently qualified teacher, committed and passionate about working with children in key stage 2.  The candidate will be aspiring to be an outstanding practitioner with high expectations of the children’s learning and behaviour.  They will be an enthusiastic, caring and dedicated individual, keen to deliver a creative curriculum alongside our hardworking team of staff and governors.
 
This is an ideal opportunity to join our friendly village school (part of the Faringdon Academy of Schools) in a supportive environment and with many opportunities for exciting collaborative work across schools.
 
Visits to the school welcome.
 
Closing date: 14th April 2015
Provisional interview date: 28th April 2015
 
For further details and an application form please visit the Oxfordshire County Council Website : www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
where an application form can be downloaded.
 
Completed applications should be emailed to the school office.
Email: office@shrivenham.oxon.sch.uk or tel: 01793 782406
 
If you have not been contacted by 21st April then unfortunately on this occasion you have not been shortlisted.  For feedback on your application please contact the school office.
 
Due to this post having access to children and/or their details, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
 
Shrivenham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Shrivenham C of E Primary School
  • Salary: £22023 - £32187
  • Hours: Full-Time
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 14th April 2015

Business Development Support Officer

You will support the Housing Business Development Team in creating opportunities for the active engagement of tenants and leaseholders. Our team’s aims are to improve tenant participation with the housing service, engage tenants in using the Tenant Academy to improve their skills, and promote volunteering, involvement and access to employment opportunities in our communities.

  

This role primarily provides support to the Tenant Academy which helps tenants obtain new skills to help them become more involved in their communities, as well as managing the Housing Apprenticeship Programme.  It also provides support for Tenant Participation Activities to ensure that we offer our tenants ample opportunity to get involved and to seek their views in areas relating to their housing wherever possible. 
 
Key elements of this role will include making arrangements for meetings, events and training programmes; conducting surveys; assisting in the delivery of projects within housing and helping to support the Housing Apprenticeship Programme.
 
You will also be responsible for establishing and maintaining office systems relating to the Tenant Academy and Tenant Participation, including maintaining database records as necessary as well as minute taking, record keeping and document collation. Through this wide range of duties you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and be involved in new initiatives.
 
We are looking for someone with strong organisational skills and the ability to manage their time effectively and multi-task.  The role will involve working on your own initiative and making decisions within agreed parameters.  Experience of dealing with customers and excellent communication skills are also required.
 
This position offers an exceptional starting point for a career in Housing.
 
Closing date:  6th April 2015

 

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: 1874
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: From £17,932 pro rata
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Grade: Grade L
  • Closing Date: 6th April 2015

Social Work Group Manager – Fostering and Adoption

In Children Services, we strongly believe in the value of family life. We know that most children thrive best in the care of their own families, and where families are having problems we will do all we can to support parents in the continuing care for their children. When this is not possible the Fostering & Adoption Team are instrumental in matching the needs of the children with the abilities and skills of prospective foster carers and adopters that are based in and around the Swindon area.
 
Providing leadership to the Fostering and Adoption team, you will determine priorities, assess needs, and manage the team’s delivery and performance. You will have an in-depth understanding and experience of safeguarding and an ability to promote positive outcomes for children in line with national standards.  You will also contribute to the strategic development of Swindon’s integrated Children, Families and Community Health teams more widely.
 
If you are already an experienced social care manager or assistant team manager  with demonstrable knowledge and experience in Fostering and/or Adoption services, excellent communication skills and managing a budget and data competence, this could be an ideal opportunity to progress your career.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you.
 
HCPC registration, an ability to travel throughout the Borough and an enhanced DBS disclosure are essential for this role.
 
 

Closing date: 13th April 2015

 

To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk

 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:

HR Shared Service

Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West

Beckhampton Street

Swindon

SN1 2JG
 

  • Reference no: 1881
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children & Families
  • Salary: Salary: £37,949 - £50,813
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Swindon Local Safeguarding Children & Adults Board

INDEPENDENT CHAIR - Swindon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)
 
INDEPENDENT CHAIR - Swindon Local Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB)

Swindon LSCB and LSAB are seeking Independent Chairs to provide leadership and to drive forward the ambitious work agenda for the Boards.
 
Salary:  £550 per day – self-employed basis.
 
You will provide independent challenge and leadership to the LSCB, which was judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in March 2014 and/or the LSAB, whilst ensuring that the Boards operate effectively and meet statutory requirements as set out by the Care Act (2014) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013).

With a proven record in strategic partnership working, you will have the presence and ability to develop trust and respect of the Board partners and the ability to chair complex multi-agency meetings.  An excellent communicator, you will have substantial senior management experience and an excellent operational and strategic understanding of the safeguarding agenda across partner agencies.
 
The roles will require a commitment of 25 days per year for the LSCB and 15 days per year for the LSAB, with negotiated additional days if required.
 
Applications will be welcomed for either or both roles.
 
For further information about this opportunity, please contact Lesley Boorman, LSCB Business Manager (LSCB) on 01793 466839 or Doug Bale, Adult Safeguarding Manager (LSAB) on 01793 463559.
 
Shortlisting will take place in mid-April, with interviews planned for week commencing 18th May 2015.
 
To apply, please see:
 
To apply please complete the Application form - Word.
 
 
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015
 

  • Reference no: NA
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: LSCB/LSAB
  • Salary: £550 per day
  • Hours: Various
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Deputy Headteacher

Are you ready for an exciting new challenge?  Committed to improving teaching and learning across the whole school?  Chiseldon School is a thriving one form entry school, with a caring, nurturing environment.  The Head Teacher and Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational and energetic Deputy Head Teacher to work in partnership with them.
 
You need to be:
·         Passionate about teaching and learning
·         An outstanding classroom practitioner
·         Able to inspire and motivate
·         Committed to achieving high standards
·         Enthusiastic and energetic
·         Know how to drive a school forward to achieve outstanding
·         Have a good sense of humour
 
We can offer:
·         Happy, well-behaved children
·         Friendly and supportive staff
·         First class resources
·         Opportunities for your own professional development
·         A shared office!
 
Chiseldon Primary School is a good school with outstanding features and is quickly becoming a high-performing school.  The school has recently undergone an Ofsted inspection (Nov ’14) where it was graded Good in every area.  Our aim is to be outstanding by the next full inspection.
 
Visits to our website and the school are positively encouraged.
 
Chiseldon Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore it is imperative that you provide all relevant information requested in order to meet this commitment. Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance, references and proof of right to work in the UK will be obtained prior to appointment.
 
 
Start Date: 1st September 2015
Salary: Leadership Pay Spine 1 – 4 depending on experience.
Contract: Full Time and Permanent
Application Close: 12pm 13th April 2015
NQTs Considered: No

  • Reference no: Chiseldon Primary School
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Chiseldon Primary School
  • Salary: Leadership Pay Spine 1 – 4 depending on experience.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12pm 13th April 2015

Health Improvement Programme Co-ordinator (Diabetes Pilot Project)

Are you passionate about improving people’s health? If so then this could be the opportunity for you. We are currently seeking to appoint an active individual to help improve the health and well-being of Swindon residents.
 
Joining our dynamic Health Improvement Team, you will co-ordinate, develop and deliver a pilot project targeting Swindon residents who have Diabetes. You will have natural leadership skills to manage the delivery and administration of this programme; consulting with partners and customers to develop the programme further if the pilot is successful.
 
Ideally you will hold a Level 2 fitness qualification or equivalent but most certainly you will have excellent experience of delivering health related physical activity projects.  Along with experience of working with health professionals and other partners you will also have considerable ICT skills including experience of using spread-sheets or databases.
 
You will be expected to supervise, develop and train staff members who are responsible for the delivery of the programme. You will produce evaluation reports and present these to your Line Manager to demonstrate achievement of outcomes and continuous improvement.
 
To be successful for this role, you will:
·         Have a keen interest in Diabetes and the desire to help those living with this condition
·         Hold a current driving licence or the ability to travel to satisfy the demands of the job.
·         Be physically capable of performing the job role as the job requires physical effort
·         Be available to work occasionally outside normal office hours as required
·         Be willing to undertake further training relevant to the job role
·         Hold a level 2 fitness qualification
·         Wright Foundation Exercise Referral qualification or equivalent
·         Have a good understanding of the health inequalities issues
·         Hold an up-to-date first aid qualification
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
“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: 1886
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities
  • Salary: £21,685 pro rata
  • Hours: 20 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Social Work Team Manager

It’s a job that makes a difference in ways that most of us can only begin to imagine … it’s a job that can save and transform lives.
 
In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing and ensuring high quality service provision for children and families, providing leadership to operational teams. Leading three or four teams you will determine priorities, assess needs and safeguard children to promote positive outcomes in line with national standards.
 
In initiating and delivering strategies and plans you’ll work closely with other areas of children’s services, partners and other agencies and ensure that performance expectations are known and understood by all staff. You’ll contribute to the strategic development of children’s social care and Children, Families and Community Health more widely by taking lead responsibility for your part of the service and specific aspects of work, developing skills and knowledge of the team.
 
You will have the lead responsibility for issues that relate to safeguarding children ensuring that all guidance, procedure and practice around safeguarding children are followed.
 
You’ll be an experienced social care manager; motivated, an excellent communicator, data competent, experienced in quality improvement and budget management keen to develop your career. You will be expected to provide accurate, timely monitoring and activity reports on service delivery. In return we offer a compelling career opportunity with scope to shape service delivery working alongside health and other practitioners to provide a wide range of high quality resources to support children and their families.
 
If you have the background and experience to deliver in this exciting and challenging role, we want to hear from you. Check out the full details by downloading the Role Profile – Social Work Group Manager.
 
If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact:
 
Kelly George
Tel: 01793 465202
E-mail : kgeorge@swindon.gov.uk
 
Closing date:13 April 2015
 
Job Description: Social Work Team Manager
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1887
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Services
  • Salary: £37,949 - £50,813
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13.04.2015

Clinical Pratitioner TaMHS

Complementing a supportive multi-disciplinary team, you will be an integral team member of the Targeted Mental Health Service (Tier 2 CAMHS).
                                   
As a qualified health or social care professional, you will be a dynamic and forward thinking team player with a vision to drive forward a range of initiatives, and be prepared to meet the challenges of a changing and developing service.  You will be responsible for a managing your own caseload of children and young people between the ages of 0 - 19 for which you will co-ordinate care in conjunction with Primary Care colleagues and undertake short term therapeutic assessment and intervention.

A key component of this role will be to develop relationships at the interface of primary and secondary care delivery, and to be able to construct and deliver training to professionals from a variety of backgrounds.

Essentials for this position are a relevant professional Mental Health qualification e.g. Registered Mental Nurse or Social Worker, and significant experience of working with children and young people. This can be in the capacity of working either in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) or another relevant setting. An equivalent professionally accredited qualification with relevant experience is an alternative skill set requirement. In return you can expect our commitment to your continuing professional development.
            
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
For an informal discussion about the role, please call Heather Prictor on 07785 737586.
 
Closing date:  10th April 2015     
 

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: 1879
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: from £25,646 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 37 hours per week - Term time only
  • Grade: Grade N
  • Closing Date: 10th April 2015

Customer Services Advisors

We are currently recruiting for permanent Customer Services Advisors for our 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 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:  9th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Customer Services Advisors
 
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: 1876
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Customer and Business Services
  • Salary: From £14,383 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 9th April 2015

Business Support Officer

Swindon Borough Council requires a Business Support Officer to join our Child Health Administration team.  Working in a small supportive team, you will be working with Practitioners, professionals and managers, processing all new birth notifications and maintaining records for immunisation.
 
You will be responsible for providing a high standard of administrative support to service managers, professionals and officers across a variety of programmes. This may include processing invoices, recording casual staff timesheets, data-entry, assisting with programme delivery, supporting maintenance of budgets and collating information for evaluation reports.
 
In this expanding dynamic team you will be provided with excellent training and support. Your work will be crucial to our team’s efforts to provide exceptional business support. This eclectic role includes customer contact, volunteer support, office administration, supporting budget monitoring and co-ordinating information.
 
Educated to GCSE standard in Maths and English or equivalent, you will be IT literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft packages. Along with your experience of working in a busy office environment, you will be a team player with excellent communication and prioritisation skills.
 
Closing date: 9th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Business Support 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: 1880
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: from £14,717 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 20 Per Week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 9th April 2015

Community Navigator

We are currently seeking a number of empathetic and motivated Community Navigators to join our dynamic and successful Health and Wellbeing Team.
 
You will be responsible for supporting and coaching individuals to navigate through health, community and voluntary sector services in Swindon to improve their well-being and quality of life. By empowering service users, you will promote independence in the management of their Long Term Condition and/or circumstances.
 
This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the general health and wellbeing of people in Swindon. You will be based in a number of local GP surgeries and will be working alongside a multi-disciplinary team. Working at the heart of the community, you will be making a real difference to people’s lives by helping them choose and adopt healthier lifestyles so they live well and can manage independently.
 
You should have knowledge of the available community resources across the health, social care, voluntary and community sector.  You will need a good understanding of the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding and ideally you will have previous experience of working in health, social care, voluntary or community sector environment.
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015
 
"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"
 
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, sex, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation
 
Job Description: Community Navigator
 
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: 1888
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement and Volunteering
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Health & Wellbeing Ambassador

We are currently seeking a number of Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors to join our successful Health and Wellbeing Team.
 
Providing information, advice and guidance in a motivational way to encourage and help people improve their health and wellbeing will be at the heart of everything you do. To enable you to do this, you will meet regularly with an individual on a one to one basis or in a group over a short period of time and offer practical support and encouragement toward behavioural change.
 
You will promote and deliver a holistic service covering a full range of topics, including weight management, physical activity, stress and anxiety, learning, smoking and healthy eating. Building strong and effective relationships with partner agencies including a network of practitioners and workers will ensure that information is shared, work is co-ordinated and clients receive a positive and effective service.
 
You should have knowledge of the local area, awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the ability to treat information in a confidential manner. You will be required to work with a diverse range of individuals and groups so you will need to be enthusiastic about meeting new people and have excellent communication skills.
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015
 
"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"
 
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, sex, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation
 
 
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: 1889
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement and Volunteering
  • Salary: £14,952 - £17,080
  • Hours: up to 37 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Casual Wellbeing Befriender

We are currently seeking Casual Wellbeing Befrienders to join our dynamic and successful Health and Wellbeing team to provide support to our Health Ambassadors.
 
You will be required to meet both individuals and groups to motivate, encourage and promote people to access the services and opportunities that are already available in Swindon. You will be working closely with GP surgeries and Community Navigators in order to support people with long term health conditions.
 
Discussing issues regarding health, wellbeing and lifestyle, you will offer information and sign post people to relevant agencies and networks to ensure the best possible outcomes for them.
 
Safeguarding training, information briefings and events will be provided as part of your continuous professional development.
 
It is essential that you have previous experience of working or volunteering in a community setting. You should have excellent communication skills and be enthusiastic about meeting new people.
 
The ability to motivate and promote health and wellbeing in an empathetic way will be vital to your role. You should have a good awareness of the barriers that people face and the potential solutions that are available to them.
 
Closing date: 13th April 2015
 
"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"
 
The Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, sex, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation
 
 
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: 1890
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement and Volunteering
  • Salary: £13,709 - £14,366 pro rata
  • Hours: up to 37 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

Complaints Manager

We are currently looking to recruit a Complaints Manager to join our dynamic and successful integrated Children Services team.
 
This post provides an exciting opportunity to be a part of the services management team and to manage, develop, resource and administer the complaints procedure of the service as a whole.
 
You will be responsible for managing the complaints process, ensuring that Children’s Social Care complies with the relevant statutory guidance. This enables children and young people to complain about the services they receive in conjunction with approved advocates where appropriate.
 
You will be providing a single point of contact for both service users and carers with issues to discuss. You will provide advice on how they can make a complaint so that they understand the options available for resolution.
 
To be successful for this role, you must have previous social care experience, the ability to interpret and communicate government legislation, good negotiating skills and experience of SOPs and protocols.
 
We will offer you a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting career and personal development opportunities.
 
Closing date: 15th April 2015
 
Job Description: Complaints Manager
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1892
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Local Provision, Children Services
  • Salary: £25,656 - £29,191 per annum
  • Hours: 28
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 15th April 2015

Information Governance Manager

We are currently looking to recruit an Information Governance Manager to join our successful Resources ICT team.

 
You will be responsible for bringing together all aspects of information governance and compliance and providing technical expertise to drive up standards and assist the business in upholding its duty.
 
This is an excellent opportunity to bring professional expertise and create pragmatic solutions to support the Council with Information Governance, ensuring corporate policies and procedures are in line with legal requirements and government initiatives.
 
Bringing thought leadership around strategic solutions for improved live and archived records management; you will promote awareness and best practice in all aspects of information governance.
 
Along with your experience in information management, you will take the lead in implementing national initiatives as well as locally driven projects; giving you the chance to stretch your skills and expertise to meet local government and its partner’s needs.
 
To be successful in this role you will need to be able to interpret and implement policy and complicate standards and have experience in working with digital and paper based systems.  Experience implementing EDRMS solutions would be advantageous.  You should be educated to degree level with strong I.T. skills.
 
Closing date:  13th April 2015
 
 
To apply for this post please complete theMS 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: 1893
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £33,390 - £44,603 per annum
  • Hours: 28
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 13th April 2015

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