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Social Workers

(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: 11th May 2015

  • Reference no: 1837
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £29,556 – £39,096 p.a. dependent on experience
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: Grade Q
  • Closing Date: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 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: 11th May 2015

Purchasing Assistant - SEQOL

Job Title:                Purchasing Assistant
Team:                     Business Solutions
Salary:                    £14,383
Hours:                     37 hours
Contract type:        12 months Fixed Contract
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Assistant within our Contracts team.  As a Social Enterprise we want to get the best from our local suppliers and demonstrate value for money and your role will be to assist us with this, searching for local suppliers, giving them a chance to supply and make a difference for us, since as a not for profit, any savings which are generated will go back into developing the services we provide. We need someone who is a good all-rounder, strong at communicating with different people, good with figures and processes. If you are up for a fun challenging career which you can help shape yourself please apply. If you keep asking “How much?” or “Can we do this better?” this is definitely the job for you!
 
Ideally you will have had experience in administration, Microsoft office packages and working in a business environment. Good communication skills and relationship development experience are essential for this role. Ideally experience of purchasing or buying is required.  You will have at least three GCSEs Grade C, including English and Maths, and have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to a high standard.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers. We will also invest in a personal development plan including external training (i.e. CIPs certificate or similar).
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
To apply please complete the application form on the SEQOL website http://www.seqol.org/about-seqol/vacancies and return it to recruitment@seqol.org or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Toff Andersen on 01793463447 / toff.andersen@seqol.org or Simon Billingham on 0179346777 / simon.billingham@seqol.org
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
 
Closing Date:         25th April 2015
 
Interview Date: 8th May 2015
 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: SEQOL
  • Salary: £14,383 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 25th April 2015

Organisational Development Consultant

The Council has significant challenges ahead including delivering service improvement in an environment where the demand for public services will increase, against a backdrop of reduced resources. The way public services are delivered will continue to evolve and change, and the Council wants to be at the forefront of enabling safe, strong and prosperous communities. It is therefore critical that the Council has the policy framework and culture within which the right workforce can deliver their very best.
 
To partner the organisation to enable its aim of becoming a great employer and developing a high performing culture via high quality learning and OD interventions, using a consultancy approach.
 
Work in partnership with the senior leadership teams, managers, development leads and staff to work as an internal consultant, to fully understand the key business drivers and needs of current and future workforce challenges at a local level.
 
To provide a comprehensive OD and Learning Development internal consultancy service to enable delivery of the organisations vision and the development a HR & OD culture which is results oriented and forward looking.
 
Closing date: 24th April 2015
 

How to apply

This recruitment campaign is being managed by Jobsgopublic's SmartSearch – the innovative resourcing service that targets quality candidates for executive, managerial and specialist vacancies.
Please apply on line by clicking on the link below
 
 
 

  • Reference no: SWBC/15/269
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: HR & OD Resources
  • Salary: Paying up to £39,000 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade R
  • Closing Date: 24th April 2015

Recruitment Strategy Advisor

The Council has significant challenges ahead including delivering service improvement in an environment where the demand for public services will increase, against a backdrop of reduced resources. The way public services are delivered will continue to evolve and change, and the Council wants to be at the forefront of enabling safe, strong and prosperous communities. It is therefore critical that the Council has the policy framework and culture within which the right workforce can deliver their very best.
 
To ensure that we have the right, modern and innovative strategies in place, through our approach, policies and processes, to successfully attract, recruit and select the right people with the skills and capabilities to needed to deliver excellent customer services for the Council.
To turn managers recruitment needs into reality by providing specialist advice and guidance as to the most appropriate approach.
 
Closing Date: 24th April 2015
 

How to apply

This recruitment campaign is being managed by Jobsgopublic's SmartSearch – the innovative resourcing service that targets quality candidates for executive, managerial and specialist vacancies.
Please apply on line by clicking on the link below
 
 
 

  • Reference no: SWBC/15/268
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: HR and OD Resources
  • Salary: Up to £35,000 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade Q
  • Closing Date: 24th April 2015

Workforce and Resourcing Planning Consultant

The Council has significant challenges ahead including delivering service improvement in an environment where the demand for public services will increase, against a backdrop of reduced resources. The way public services are delivered will continue to evolve and change, and the Council wants to be at the forefront of enabling safe, strong and prosperous communities. It is therefore critical that the Council has the policy framework and culture within which the right workforce can deliver their very best.
 
To be responsible for and lead on the development and implementation of SBC’s strategy on workforce planning to enable the corporate vision and direction.
 
Working with HRBP’s and OD  Consultants to translate this strategy into workable and practical recruitment solutions that build on the employee brand and enable high performing organisation and great employer status.
 
Closing date: 24th April 2015
 

How to apply

This recruitment campaign is being managed by Jobsgopublic's SmartSearch – the innovative resourcing service that targets quality candidates for executive, managerial and specialist vacancies.
Please apply on line by clicking on the link below
 
 
 

  • Reference no: SWBC/15/267
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: HR and OD Resources
  • Salary: up to £39,000 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade R
  • Closing Date: 24th April 2015

Step Up to Social Work

Social work with children and families is a challenging but rewarding way to make a real difference in people’s lives.  You’ll need to get alongside families from all sorts of backgrounds facing difficulties and have the skills and judgment to make the right decisions at the right time to protect children. 

 
Social workers say knowing children you have helped are safe and thriving can be one of the biggest rewards in the job.
 
Join the latest cohort of the successful Step Up to Social Work training programme and you’ll get a (Post Graduate) Diploma in Social Work, as well as intensive hands-on experience of working in a social work role. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll benefit from £19,833 bursary to support you for the duration of the course.
 
Local authorities in the South West region have joined together in partnership to offer this opportunity locally for the first time including Dorset, Bournemouth , Poole and Wiltshire, as well as Somerset, Gloucestershire, BANES, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and North Somerset.
 
We’re looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can also demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.
 
Do you have what it takes?
 
You’re eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:
 
 A minimum 2:1 level 6 degree qualification.
 Or, an honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7or above).
 
Plus
 
 Grade C or above GSCE in English and Maths (or equivalent).
 Experience of working with children, young people and families.
 Emotional resilience and maturity.
 
For more information and to complete an online application form visit:
www.stepuptosocialwork.co.uk
 
or contact Jan Wilson: Jswilson@swindon.gov.uk or Maria Young: MYoung@swindon.gov.uk
 
Online applications close: 1 May 2015.

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £19,833 Bursary
  • Hours: Various
  • Grade: N/A
  • Closing Date: 1st May 2015

Children's Placement, Monitoring & Contract Officer x2

In Swindon 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 and children need to come in to care the Children’s Placement Team based within Children & Families Commissioning will play a key part in finding placements for those children.

 
Working with an established, wide ranging and committed team of qualified and experienced professional staff you will be responsible for commissioning   children’s placements, monitoring and reviewing those placements for children coming into care, those already in care and care leavers.  You will ensure the placements commissioned meet the needs of the children and young people placed.  This is an opportunity to work to help make a difference and improve outcomes for Swindon’s children in care and be part of a new team dedicated to children’s placement commissioning.
 
You will play a key role in the purchasing of high quality placements, develop and maintain a good working knowledge of children’s services placement markets as well as developing effective working relationships with providers and other case professionals. In addition to this you will negotiate placement fees that achieve best value.
 
To be successful in this role you will need to be educated to level 3 standard. It would be preferred if you had experience of working in the social care field with knowledge of main legislative framework relating to children in care.  However, applications will also be welcomed if you have vocational or compensatory experience with excellent organisational and IT skills either within a business background or local authority. 
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough and outside of the Borough where necessary, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you would like an informal discussion about the role please speak to Tina Meacham Commissioning, Placements & Specialist Services Manager on 01793 463594
 
Closing date: 23rd 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: 1896
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: From £21,685 to £25,178 pa (pro rata )
  • Hours: 37 per week x1 and 30 per week x1
  • Grade: Grade M
  • Closing Date: 23rd April 2015

Occupational Therapist SEQOL

Job Title:   Occupational Therapist

Team:        Community Intermediate Care Team
Salary:       £21, 388 - £27,901
Hours:       37.5 hours
Contract type: Permanent
 
Come join our team in Swindon!
 
We have a vacancy for a band 5 occupational therapist. In SEQOL you will work alongside OT’s, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers and Reablement Support staff to deliver rehabilitation in a variety of settings. 
 
We are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our team.  You will have the opportunity to develop your skills within the following rotational areas:  
  • Acute inpatient medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, acute Stroke based at The Great Western Hospital
  • Rehabilitation within our Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC) on The Great Western Hospital site
  • Falls, Reablement and Community Rehabilitation Service based within the Community Intermediate CareTeam.  
The successful occupational therapist will be flexible and adept at working as part of an interdisciplinary team. SEQOL’s services are forward-looking and are developing in line with the national agenda, therefore you will be involved in shaping of our services, developing your practise and educating our students and assistants as your skills develop. 
 
An independent means of travel is essential for this role and you will be required to participate in weekend working during some of your rotations.
 
Be part of SEQOL and help shape integrated care – you won’t be disappointed!
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
For more information contact:
 
Lynn Morrison, Occupational Therapy Team Lead
Monday – Friday 8.30–4.30
Tel: 01793 466899         
Mob: 07884733198        
e-mail: lynn.morrison@seqol.org
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date:         24th April 2015     
 
Interview Date:     TBC
 

  • Reference no: NHS Job Reference: 815-A-15-0522 SEQOL
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Community Intermediate Care Team
  • Salary: £21, 388 - £27,901 pa
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 24th April 2015

Project Coordinator - Fresh Moves Project

The aim of the project is to engage 10 -19 year olds who are disengaged, excluded and/or involved in antisocial behaviour into alternative positive and healthy activities.

 
This project is funded by Wiltshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The post is a fixed term contract until 31 March 2016 with potential for continued funding in 2016/17.
 
We are looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated youth worker to join one of our Integrated Locality Teams. You will be nationally qualified or have relevant experience with a proven track record of delivering high quality youth work.
 
You will be expected to deliver to the needs of young people across the Borough of Swindon, using a variety of methods to include generic building based provision, mobile work, detached work, specific project work and residential work.
 
The integrated locality teams consist of a variety of professionals delivering universal and targeted ‘Early Help’ services to families, children and young people 0–19 years. The teams consist of health visitors, school nurses, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists, mental health workers, youth engagement workers, family nurses and education welfare officers. You will be expected to work in partnership with the integrated teams in order to offer the best possible services to and with young people.
 
We will look to you to use your initiative to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate a variety of youth programmes with young people, ensuring the aims of the project remain at the centre of planning and delivery. The aim will be to promote their participation in activities, ensuring that they are actively involved in the project’s decision-making processes, whilst offering them challenging opportunities in a supportive environment and recognising their achievements through formal accreditation programs.
 
You will need to have excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise your own workload. In return you can expect our commitment to your continuing professional development.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will also be required.
 
Closing date: 30th 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: 1904
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Neighbourhood Warden x2

We are currently looking to recruit enthusiastic people to join our team as Neighbourhood Wardens 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.
 
You will need to be numerate and literate for record keeping purposes, with 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 this would be an advantage.
 
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: 30th April 2015
Interview dates: 13th and/or 14th May 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Neighbourhood Wardens
 
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: 1907
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: From £17,932 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Educational Psychologist

An exciting opportunity is available within the Swindon Educational Psychology Service (EPS). Swindon is an innovative place to work, providing both challenges and opportunities for EPs. It is a small Unitary Authority that is easily accessible.  

 
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is a well-respected, valued team with good relationships with schools and other partners. We provide both statutory services on behalf of the Local Authority and have a successful traded service to schools that has allowed us to grow the team. We are committed to multi-agency working and improving outcomes for children and families. We are developing our skills in applying psychology in a multi-disciplinary context for the benefit of families and the community. The EPS operates within an integrated Early Help service that includes health, social care, education and youth professionals.  A recent Ofsted inspection described our Early Help services as a strength.
 
Please consider making an application if you are:
 
·        Committed to supporting the inclusion of vulnerable children and young people
·        Place children and young people at the centre of your practice
·        Creative, flexible, positive and focused on solutions
·        Able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team
·        Able to develop positive working relationships with other practitioners and partners
·        Pro-active in developing and sharing your knowledge and skills.
 
EPs are encouraged to develop a specialism. We offer regular support and supervision, appraisals, induction, excellent CPD opportunities and flexible working practices. The Service is committed to an inclusive philosophy and practice.
 
We welcome applications from EPs in Training (TEPs) who will qualify in 2015.  
 
For an informal discussion please contact Karin Twiss, Senior Educational Psychologist on 07557 319897.  
 
We are committed to making our organisation as diverse as our community and therefore particularly welcome applications from people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and people from other diverse communities who are currently under- represented within our organisation.
 
Closing date:  1st May 2015 
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Educational Psychologist
 
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: 1901
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £34,273 - £42,969
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Soulbury A
  • Closing Date: 1st May 2015

Casual Sessional Worker - BSL Specialist

The Aiming High Short Breaks Team work to develop positive activities and short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Swindon. Here at Swindon Borough Council we want all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support they and their families need to fulfill their potential.

 
As part of this team you will undertake activities with disabled children and young people with a hearing impairment, individually and in groups, providing practical BSL assistance.
 
Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent, ideally you will have a minimum of British Sign language Level 3, however consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate conversational standard without the qualification.
 
You will have experience of working with disabled children and young people, and share our passion for ensuring the best possible support is available. We will look to you to be committed to creating a diverse workforce to reflect the children and families we work with. Opportunities for training will be offered.
 
We are looking for workers who are available in the evenings, weekends and school holidays, but also welcome applications from workers who are available during the day. 
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 12 May 2015
Interview dates: 8, 9 &10 June 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Casual Sessional Worker BSL
 
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: 1905
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Young People and Families Service Delivery
  • Salary: £10.60 per hour
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 12th May 2015

Casual Sessional Worker

The Aiming High Shorts Break Team work to develop positive activities and short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Swindon. Here at Swindon Borough Council we want all children to have the best start in life and the ongoing support they and their families need to fulfill their potential.

 
As a part of this team you will undertake activities with disabled children and young people, individually and in groups, providing practical assistance to families with disabled children.
 
Educated to GCSE standard or equivalent you will have experience of working with disabled children and young people, and share our passion for ensuring the best possible support is available. We will look to you to be committed to creating a diverse workforce to reflect the children and families we work with. Opportunities for training will be offered.
 
We are looking for workers who are available in the evenings, weekends and school holidays, but also welcome applications from workers who are available during the day. 
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 12 May 2015
Interview dates: 8, 9 &10 June 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

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

  • Reference no: 1906
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Young People and Families Service Delivery
  • Salary: £9.29 per hour
  • Hours: Casual
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 12th May 2015

Student Specialist Community Health Practitioner (Health Visitors & School Nurses)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to train as a Student Specialist Community Health Practitioner within Swindon Borough Council. 

 
Swindon Borough Council is committed to increasing the number of Health Visitors/School Nurses nationally, and transforming practice to delivering improved outcomes for children and families.  Join us and help Swindon continue to make good progress in developing our local response to this programme.
 
Swindon has been innovative in its integration agenda and has well established local early support teams. These offer an effective way of working with children, young people and families.
 
In this role you will undertake specialist practitioner (SCPHN) training in order to develop your knowledge and skills required to function safely and effectively as a health visitor/school nurse. This will develop through practical experience, education and guidance from the Practice Educator and study at the University of the West of England (UWE).
 
In this post you will work as part of our integrated service team, delivering a high standard of service provision to children, young people and their families.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 5th May 2015
Interview date: 4th June 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: 1902
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning Children, Family and Community Health Services
  • Salary: £20,000 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 5th May 2015

Children's System Training & Development Manager

Swindon Borough Council is seeking a Children’s Systems Training and Development Manager to join our dynamic and successful Business & Customer Service team.

 
We will look to you to implement OFSTED recommendations in relation to Children Services use of ICS from a systems training and systems development perspective. You will manage and monitor the project plans for software development and you should have knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation frameworks, guidance and policy context relating to children services and an understanding of how data is used to manage performance and report to external government bodies.
 
You will be offered a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering an exciting career with personal development opportunities.
 
To be successful in this role, you should have previous extensive experience working with and developing Management Information Systems in line with Business Requirements
 
Educated to degree level standard (or equivalent), you should have sound management information systems experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills at all levels of the organisation are essential in this role as you will be required to liaise with directorates, outside agencies and private companies/software suppliers.
 
This post provides a fantastic opportunity to shape the change in relation to children's information systems. If you have the skills and experience required for this role, we look forward to hearing from you.
 
Closing date: 23rd 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: 1911
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Business & Customer Services
  • Salary: £29,556 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 23rd April 2015

Youth Engagement Workers

We are currently seeking 2 dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our successful Youth Engagement Worker Team based within our Early Support, Children, Families and Community Health teams.

 
You will need to have excellent communication skills, be self-motivated, enthusiastic and be able to inspire young people. You must have an understanding of the complex and changing nature of relationships experienced by young people, and the pressures facing young people today.
 
The role will require someone with experience of working with challenging young people in a variety of settings, in order to support them to make successful transitions, reduce exclusion from education, or to re-engage young people in education, employment and learning.
 
You will need to be resilient and creative in order to build effective relationships with vulnerable young people with a variety of needs on an individual and group basis.
Being able to appropriately challenge and support them to overcome barriers to success, through a variety of targeted activities, and encouraging them to have high aspirations and achieve positive outcomes.
 
You will be expected to deliver impartial advice, guidance and support to vulnerable young people to enable them to make informed choices and decisions about their lives.
 
We would prefer you to have a relevant Level 4 qualification in youth work, or careers guidance but your proven experience of working with young people in a variety of settings is equally important.
 
Successful candidates will be required to undertake appropriate training for the role at the earliest opportunity.  This may require some study in your own time.
 
Flexible working including some evenings and weekends will be required.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact:
Jane Lyons Early Support Operational Manager – Central North.
Tel : 07818510513         
 
Closing date: 29th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Youth Engagement Workers
 
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: 1891
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families & Community Health
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 29th 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.
 
Please note this is a rolling recruitment campaign and previous applicants need not apply.
 
A DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 26th April 2015
Interviews: W/C: 27th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
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: 1910
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement and Voluteering
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 26th April 2015

Circles Link Worker

The Circles of Support project supports older people to become less isolated and more resilient through social contact.  The project links volunteers to work on a one to one basis with older people at a time and frequency that suits them.

 
As a Link Worker you will be meeting older people, assessing their suitability as clients with the service and then matching community volunteers with clients.  You will be working independently on an outreach basis in the heart of the community.  You will be pivotal in enabling volunteers to support and coach people to participate in social activities to improve their well-being and quality of life.
 
Knowledge of the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding is essential along with familiarity of issues affecting older people and other vulnerable groups. You will have experience of building positive relationships ideally in a one to one setting as well as working collaboratively with other agencies.  Your listening skills will enable you to be sensitive and creative and in identifying and signposting to appropriate packages of support for Swindon Circles clients.
 
The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a wider team is required. You will need excellent verbal and written communication skills and be an active listener.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 30th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

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

  • Reference no: 1900
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Salary: £22,032 - £24,693 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: M
  • Closing Date: 30th April 2015

Community Researcher

We are currently seeking a Community Researcher to join our dynamic and successful Health and Wellbeing Team.

 
The successful candidate will be required to visit local groups and connect with key contacts.  You will identify, research and record community activities in a range of formats including an online directory.
 
You will share the information and contacts across both the Health and Wellbeing Team and the wider teams.
 
You will also take part in community research projects and support local people in accessing groups and activities.
 
You will have experience of working or volunteering in a community setting and knowledge of the local area.   Excellent communication skills and an understanding of equalities issues and the needs of a diverse community are required.
 
This is an opportunity to have a positive impact on the general health and wellbeing of people in Swindon.
 
A DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 29th April 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Community Researcher
 
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: 1908
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Localities, Community Involvement & Volunteering
  • Salary: From £14,952 pa
  • Hours: Various
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 29th April 2015

Community Health Services Manager

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, pro-active and professional Specialist Community Health Services Manager. You will manage Children’s Paediatric Specialist Community Health Services including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Complex Health and Continuing Care Service. These health Services are delivered by Swindon Borough Council and commissioned by Swindon Clinical Commissioning group are based within an Integrated Service at the Salt Way Centre in Swindon.

 
Other services based within the centre include Specialist Early Years Services – Portage and an Opportunity Group, Learning Disability CAMHS – Specialist Community Nurses, Clinical Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Social Care – Social Workers and specialists delivering short break services and a range of visiting professionals including Community Paediatricians. There are strong working links with the local NHS Trust Hospital. We are soon to be joined by other locality based professionals including Health Visitors, Youth Engagement Workers, School Nurses, Education Welfare Officers and Educational Psychologists. There are many opportunities for joint and partnership working across all the professional disciplines.
 
We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is focussed on good outcomes and timely interventions? You must be an experienced community health professional who is able to model good leadership and management by taking responsibility for the provision of high-quality responsive services that can evidence their compliance with the CQC standards.
 
We will look to you to determine priorities, initiate and implement strategies and plans, develop operational business plans, interpret recent research, legislation and policy guidance for the delivery of the Councils Community Health services. Also, work closely with our partners and other external agencies.
 
You will be required to provide line management, performance management and supervisory responsibility for a range of professional leads across Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and the Complex Health and Continuing Care Service. You will ensure that staff are well managed, motivated and developed through learning opportunities that make use of evidence and effective methodologies, that enhances their professional practice, within service aims and objectives.
 
As a firm believer of Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination practices; you will ensure that diversity is respected and take account of the different needs of children and their carer’s, making sure that the decisions made and the service delivered is sensitive to the language, gender, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality and social background of all involved.
 
To be considered for this role, you will need:
 
-  Registered with a professional Health body such as the NMC or the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP)
- Demonstrable evidence of Management Development
- Post qualification professional development and evidence of diverse practice in a front line children’s community health setting.
- Management experience of recruitment, performance management, appraisal and direct responsibility for operational staff.
- High level budget management and audit skills.
- Detailed knowledge of legislation, statutory guidance and policy, and procedures relevant to the work of the Community Health Services.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 
Closing Date: 8th May 2015
Interview Date: W/C 18th May 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: NHS
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £45,091 - £50,813 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 8th May 2015

Kitchen Assistant - SEQOL

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Kitchen Assistant within our Supported Employment Team.  This is a small team based at MOD Lyneham and will involve serving breakfast and lunches to contractors.  It is a training kitchen environment, working alongside people with barriers to employment.

 
Ideally you will have experience in a catering environment and a willingness to learn.  You will have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing to a good standard.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
Job Description: Kitchen Assistant
 
To apply:
 
Please complete the application form on the SEQOL website:
 
 
and return it to:
 
 
Or post to:
 
SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN.
 
For further information regarding this opportunity please contact Lorraine Hickson on 07742 690631. 
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695.
 
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable number of applications has been received.
 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Supported Employment
  • Salary: £12,702
  • Hours: 30 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: N/A

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