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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: 16th March

  • 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: 16th March 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: 16th March 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: 16th March 2015

Member Contact and Locality Fund Administrator

Swindon Borough Council is looking for a highly organised administrator to join the Business Services team and provide support to the Highways and Streetsmart departments in their work within the Community.   
 
Much of the work will be focussed around highly effective meeting organisation; booking venues, preparing papers and information, making sure the team have everything they need to have a successful meeting; and being responsible for tracking all follow up actions to ensure they are completed…    
 
You will also be part of the team that provides the Councils Member Hotline Service, giving Councillors a main access point to escalate issues and report faults and problems; you will then monitor all logged issues through to resolution.  As part of this you will be tracking and monitoring all correspondence, and checking they are completed within the procedural timescales, quality-checking each response to ensure they are customer focussed and address the issues reported
 
To be successful for this role, you must have excellent organisational and communication skills, the ability to prioritise and organise your workload effectively and demonstrable experience using ICT systems to log and track work activity. 
 
For the right person, we are offering an attractive salary, continuing support, and personal development opportunities.
 
If you have a proven track record in effectively managing a high profile workload and you are able to deliver service excellence, in a professional manner then we would like to hear from you.
 
Closing date: 3rd March 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: 1840
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Business Services Team
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 3rd March 2015

Seqol - Social Workers

Help us give people the greatest gift. A future.
 
As an award-winning, not-for-profit social enterprise, SEQOL transforms peoples’ lives across Swindon. We offer integrated care and support that gives adults dignity, self-respect and independence. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation, enabling them to shape our future direction and development. Join us and you can create a better tomorrow for everyone.
 
Senior Practitioner Social Worker in Learning Disabilities
 
Experienced in caring for people with learning disabilities, you’re ready for a new challenge and responsibility. Ideally you’ll be an experienced supervisor, and you’ll certainly be familiar with personal budgets and support planning, but we’ll provide comprehensive and supportive training where required.
 
Social Worker Transitions
 
Closely partnering Children’s Teams as well as Adult Services, you will be part of the Transitions Team working with young people from age 14 up to the age of 25. We are looking for people who are passionate and committed to enhancing service users’ lives. You’ll bring excellent interpersonal and IT skills and real determination to make a difference.
 
Social Worker Integrated Discharge Team
 
As an experienced Social Worker you will join a dynamic and busy team within a hospital setting with a clear community focus. You will be responsible for carrying out a high number of assessments, discharge planning, mental capacity assessments ensuring the safeguarding of vulnerable adults. You will have a good working knowledge of the specific needs of older/vulnerable people in relation to health and social care.
 
Social Worker Community Intermediate Care Team
 
Working closely with other professionals including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Reablement Support Staff, you will be an experienced Social Worker based within a multi-disciplinary team. You will undertake care management tasks with adults and their carers including completing discharge planning assessments, support planning and reviews. You will have excellent communication skills, be resourceful and able to support and empower service users and carers. 
 
We’re always looking for caring and committed people to join our fast-growing team. Please get in touch today if you are interested in social work careers with SEQOL. We support all our social workers with their CPD, by offering free membership to the College of Social Work, and also hold regular professional forums facilitated by our Principal Social Worker.
 
Join SEQOL and you can expect a flexible pension scheme with employer contribution, generous annual leave, childcare voucher scheme, employee assistance programme and discount benefits. We put people first and we’ll make sure you enjoy an exceptional future.
 
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 any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695.
 
Closing Date: 5th March 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Seqol - Various Departments
  • Salary: £28,920 - £32,671
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 5th March 2015

Electrician X 6

Swindon Borough Council is currently looking for qualified Electricians to join our successful and dynamic Service Delivery team.

 
Working as part of our team, you will be responsible for the service, repair and renewal of domestic electrical installations including all types of electronic and manually door controlled systems.
 
Able to diagnose faults to domestic electrical installations and door entry systems, you will be required to fix any faults you find without delay on a daily basis. You will need to be competent in the use of data recording and analysing equipment.
 
As a Swindon Borough Council employee, you will be expected to use the latest technology for appointments and maintain the highest level of customer care. Keeping up-to-date with the latest technical standards and maintaining NIC EIC, ACS or similar qualifications will also be required to ensure you are able to work with electrical equipment safely.
 
You must have a City and Guilds NVQ Level 3, or equivalent, City & Guilds 2394 Level 3 Certificate in Initial Verification of Electrical Installations or equivalent, City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395-01) or equivalent, and be compliant with NIC EIC Electrical Safety Regulations. You will have sound knowledge of domestic electric maintenance and detailed knowledge of all other building crafts.
 
Please note that there will be opportunities to do call-out work / out of hours to top-up your earnings. This will be paid extra in addition to your basic salary.
 
Closing date:   11th March 2015
 
Job Description: Electricians 
 
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: 1852
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service - Delivery Property Maintenance
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th March 2015

Customer Services Advisor

We are currently recruiting for a permanent Customer Services Advisor for Swindon Borough Councils’, Customer Services department, known as Swindon Direct.   We currently provide these Services from our Town Centre Contact Centre and One Stop Shop for council services, ranging from Waste and Recycling to Council Tax, for the 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: 4th March 2015
Job Description: Customer Service Advisor
 
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: 1841
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Customer and Business Services
  • Salary: £14,717 - £17,515
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 4th March 2015

Nursery Staff x3 (supply)

 

Nursery Staff x3 (Supply)

Here at Swindon Borough Council we currently have 3 exciting opportunities to join nurseries in the Borough. 3 Nursery Assistants (Supply Staff) are needed for The Children’s Nursery (all year round).
 
Our nurseries provide warm and friendly atmospheres designed to promote happy and confident children.
 
We will look to you to provide a high standard of childcare and education. You will work with one or more children as their key person in communication with their families. In addition, you will ensure their physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs are met, and assist in maintaining a stimulating and friendly environment for the children under the guidance of senior staff.
 
Ideally qualified to NVQ2 Early Years or equivalent, you will also have experience of working in a childcare setting with children aged 5 and under. You should be a strong team-player and have a friendly and approachable manner. An understanding of safeguarding children is essential in this role.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 

Closing date: 5th March 2015
 
 
Job Description: Nursery Staff
 
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: 1842
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £13,709 pro rata
  • Hours: Supply
  • Grade: J Grade
  • Closing Date: 5th March 2015

Environmental Inspector x3

 

Environmental Inspector
 
We are currently seeking 3 highly organised and professional Environmental Inspectors to ensure the safe passage of the general public in line with the Highways Act 1980.

 

 
Joining our successful and dynamic Highways and Transportation team, we will look to you to carry out weekly inspections of the highway including carriageways, footpaths, shopping areas, cycle routes etc., identifying and prioritising any defects found.
 
Working closely with our Operational team, you will ensure the best practice; relevant materials and Traffic Management are ordered and used. You will also be required to implement emergency work to ensure the safety of the public.
 

 

To be successful in this role, you will need good working knowledge of highway construction and civil engineering techniques, the Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Streetworks Act. Previous experience of Microsoft Office would also be preferable.

 

 
Due to the nature of this role, a full driving licence and the ability to travel throughout the Borough are essential.
 
Closing date: 10th March 2015
 

 

Job Description: Environmental Inspector

 

 
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: 1844
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Highways & Transport
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade M
  • Closing Date: 10th March 2015

General Road Worker x2

General Roadworker ​

 
We are looking to recruit 2 General Road Workers to ensure Safe Passage of the General Public in line with the Highways Act 1980.

 

 
Joining our successful Highways & Transportation team, you will be completing a programme of work identified by the Highway Supervisor, under the direction of a Skilled or Specialist Road worker.
 
In this role, there may be times when you will be working in unpleasant or hazardous conditions; to reduce any risk to yourself, you will be required to wear all PPE as issued. Working safely is of the utmost importance and you may be required to set up warning signs and cones as well as managing traffic and pedestrians close to the work site.
 
You will need to be able to follow instructions closely and work well within the team. You will also need a good understanding of the basis of Risk Assessments and Method Statements.
 
There may opportunities to do overtime / call-out work in the evenings and weekends if you wish to top-up your basic salary.
 
If you are physically fit and would like a practical job working outside, we would like to hear from you.
 

 

Closing date: 5th March 2015

 

 

Job Description: General Roadworker

 

 
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: 1845
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £14,747 - £17,515 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 5th March 2015

Skilled Roadworker - Chargehand x6

Skilled Roadworker - Chargehand x6

As part of the Highways and Transport team, you will undertake the maintenance and construction of the roads, highways and footpaths in Swindon.

 

Your responsibilities are to erect and remove appropriate signs and barriers in accordance with current legislation. Other duties include surfacing works; drain laying, man-hole construction, reinforced concreting, demolition operations and drainage maintenance.

 
You will be directing / supervising general road workers therefore it is essential that you have excellent communication skills and the ability to give clear and concise directions to the team.
 
 
Whilst at work, you are responsible for making sure you and your team adhere to the guidelines set out in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, making safety on the job your top priority at all times.
 
Previous experience in the operation of powered hand tools and plant machinery is important. With an acute awareness of Health and Safety, we expect you to maintain the highest level in customer care.
 
You will have extensive experience of all types of ground works and the ability to work using your own initiative. In addition to this you must be able to complete daily records and hold a current CPC qualification and LGV licence.
 
Closing date: 5th March 2015
 
Job Description:Skilled Roadworker/charge hand                                               
 
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 thePDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 

 

 

  • Reference no: 1846
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways and Transport
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,298 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade L
  • Closing Date: 5th March 2015

Payroll Systems and Reporting Administrator

Payroll Systems and Reporting Administrator
 
Swindon Borough Council are looking to recruit a Payroll Systems and Reporting Administrator to ensure that the payroll service is administered and delivered within SBC’s defined policy, legislation frameworks and agreed service levels.
 
Joining our dynamic and successful Payroll team, you will be responsible for processing mileage and expense forms and other data received by the department for input onto payroll. You will also maintain structures and assist in the process of reporting information and queries through to resolution in an efficient and effective manner.
 
You will provide excellent customer service and support to all members of staff contacting payroll, applying specialist knowledge to deal with complex problems i.e. queries regarding pay, allowances, payments and deductions etc.
 
In return for your service, we will offer you an excellent package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting career and personal development opportunities.
 
To be successful for this role you should have considerable previous experience in Payroll / MI administration, up to date knowledge of payroll legislation, full working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook and Excel and be confident in giving accurate and timely advice on Payroll / Business assurance processes.
 
Closing date: 6th March 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: 1849
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Customer & Business Services
  • Salary: £17,932 - £21,298 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 6th March 2015

Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurse

 

Here at Swindon Borough Council we currently have an exciting opportunity for someone to join us at The Children’s Nursery. The nursery, rated good by Ofsted, provides a warm and friendly atmosphere designed to promote happy, confident and fulfilled children.
 
As our Nursery Nurse you will care for a specific group of children, ensuring their physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs are met. We will look to you to provide a high standard of childcare and education, helping to maintain a stimulating and friendly environment for the children. This is an excellent opportunity to have a positive impact on young children’s learning and development.
 
Along with your experience of working with children in this age range within childcare settings you will also possess a professional qualification, either a NNEB Diploma or NVQ Level 3 in Early Years and Child Care.
 
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to keep accurate records, and be confident to communicate with parents/carers and other childcare professionals. You will also have a good knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and experience of working within Child Protection procedures.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 3rd March 2015
 
Job Description: Nursery Nurse
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

 

 

  • Reference no: 1850
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools
  • Department/School: Child & Families
  • Salary: £14,717 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 3rd March 2015

Highways Supervisor

We are looking to recruit a Highways Supervisor to co-ordinate and control Highways teams and tasks, ensuring all requirements are carried out efficiently, effectively and safely.
 
Playing a key role in delivering Highways and Transport construction works throughout the Borough, this role will include the supervision of activities by our construction operatives, in order to ensure service compliance to a high standard.
 
Through co-ordination and control of the Highways Team, you will ensure all requirements are carried out efficiently, effectively and safely. By monitoring departmental resources, you will ensure adherence to national policies and procedures.
 
Along with a CSCS Construction Skills Certification qualification, LGV licence CPC qualification and StreetWorks supervisory accreditation, you will have the ability to use Council IT systems once trained. Along with experience of supervising Highways operations, you will need an awareness of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
 
Closing date: 11th March 2015
 
Job Description: Highways Supervisor
 
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: 1847
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Highways & Transportation
  • Salary: £25,646 - £29,191
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 11th March 2015

Depot Support Officer

We are looking to recruit a team of Depot Support Officers to maintain a high standard of service to all customers and clients at the Waterside Depot, ensuring access and egress to residents, businesses and staff; checking identity cards where required for those wishing to enter the building.

 
You will show excellent customer service to all staff and members of the public, handling any difficult situation with tact and diplomacy to diffuse any issues that arise.
 
Carrying out site patrols and static duties as directed, you will remain alert to any potential risks and strive to maintain a safe environment. You may be required to assist with emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of a test or true alarm.
 
You will be working on a 4 days on and 4 days off rota. You shift pattern will be either 06:00 to 18:00 or 08:00 to 20:00.
 
You should be educated to GCSE level Grade C or above or equivalent in English Language, ideally you will also have previous Security or Stewarding/Marshalling experience. A car driver would also be preferable for this role.
 
Closing date: 9th March 2015
 
Job Description: Depot 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: 1851
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Infrastructure Assets
  • Salary: £14,717 - £17,515 p.a.
  • Hours: 48
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 9th March 2015

Stock Transition Officer

We are looking for an experienced individual with significant knowledge of libraries or the book trade. You should be a self-starter, with well-developed organisational and project management skills, and innovative ideas about transforming stock work and processes in order to ensure cost efficiency and effectiveness.

 
The position requires a highly self-motivated individual. You will put in place new ways for working in co-operation with other library services to deliver shared services for stock management. You will ensure the smooth transition from existing well-established stock processes to more radical and innovative ways of delivering stock work with reduced staff hours, and you will put improvements to stock management and acquisitions processes in place.
 
Working with the Stock Librarian, you will develop collection policies and review the use of new technologies and formats. You will be a Qualified or Chartered librarian, or hold significant compensatory experience.
 
Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential in this role. Preferably, you will also have project management skills and the ability to be innovative and find creative solutions to problems.
 
Closing date: 5th March 2015
 
Interview date: 18th – 19th March
 
Job Description: Stock Transition 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: 1848
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service delivery – Planning
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 pro rata
  • Hours: 15
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 5th March 2015

Seqol Housekeeper

An opportunity has arisen for a Housekeeper within Whitbourne House a residential care home that supports people with dementia. Your role will be to provide a thorough cleaning service throughout the home.

 
We are looking for people with high standards of housekeeping skills who have experience of domestic tasks including cleaning, laundry and washing up. You will also be required to prepare snacks and drinks for our service users.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Working at SEQOL you will be part of an award-winning, not-for-profit Social Enterprise. Being employee-owned, we are driven by our employees’ values and a real sense of innovation and a desire to change things for the better.  Our focus is on people, not the system and we are fully integrated, delivering for both NHS Community Services and Local Authority Adult Social Care.
 
To apply please complete the Application Form on the SEQOL website www.seqol.org and return it to recruitment@seqol.org or post to SEQOL, North Swindon District Centre, Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, SN25 4AN
 
For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
Closing Date:            5th March 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Whitbourne House
  • Salary: £6.58 p/h
  • Hours: 16 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 5th March 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.
 
Closing Date: 17th March 2015
 
Interview Date: W/C 23RD March 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-15-0900
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

 

 

  • Reference no: 1853
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £45,091 - £50,813 per annum
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade S
  • Closing Date: 17th March 2015

Seqol Reablement Assistant

We are looking to recruit into our highly motivated and committed Reablement Team.
 
This rewarding role is dedicated to supporting people to maximise their level of independence enabling them to remain in their own homes.   The emphasis of this service is to encourage people to “do for themselves” and not to “do to them”.
 
The Reablement Team is integrated Health and Social Care which ensures the best possible outcomes for service users within the Swindon catchment area.
 
Through home visits, you will be required to support individuals with day to day needs, which may include personal care; prompting with medications; following prescribed therapy goals. Additionally, you will be required to maintain an overview of their general wellbeing.
 
Sound literacy skills are essential and an organised, flexible approach to your work is also required.  Due to the active nature of this role, a good level of physical mobility is also required.
 
A clean driving license and access to a vehicle or equivalent mobility is essential for this role.
 
Experience in a similar role is derisible but training will be provided.
 
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.
 
For informal enquiries, please contact Tina Banyard or Alison Barker on 01793 466844.
 
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 any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
Closing Date:            15th March 2015

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Community Intermediate Care Team
  • Salary: £17,546 pro rata
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 15th March 2015

Continuing Healthcare Co-ordinator

The Swindon NHS Continuing Healthcare Team provides assessment and review of patients with needs as determined by the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare, on behalf of Swindon CCG.

 

 
The team require a registered nurse to join our friendly team, experience at Band 5 is essential and the post is open to nurses from all adult branches (RGN, RMN, RNLD).
You will be required to complete detailed multidisciplinary health needs assessments and reviews in line with current legislation and local policy for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and Funded Nursing Care. There will be frequent liaison with patients, families, care providers and other health and social care professionals. The post holder will also be expected to case manage patients with complex needs making it a varied role day to day.
 
You should have excellent communication skills and be able to work in a fast paced environment, with an ability to be flexible in your approach. You are also required to produce clear reports. You should also have a high standard of interpersonal skills to support you in working with a wide range of professionals and public.
 
There is potential for the post holder to be involved in developing Personal Heath Budgets.
Previous experience of working in, or completing CHC Health Needs Assessments would be an advantage.
 
This post is managed by Swindon Borough Council, on behalf of Swindon CCG, therefore is not subject to NHS Terms and Conditions. Part time working and job share arrangements would be considered for the right candidate.
 
For further information please contact Christopher Riggs (Team Manager) or Elizabeth O’Callaghan (Assessment Manager) on 01793 444691
 
Closing date: 17th March 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-15-0914
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

 

 

 

 

  • Reference no: 1857
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Adult Commissioning Team
  • Salary: £25,783 - £34,530 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Band 6
  • Closing Date: 17th March 2015

Continuing Healthcare Assessment Manager

 

The Swindon NHS Continuing Healthcare Team provides assessment and review of patients with needs as determined by the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare, on behalf of Swindon CCG.

 

 
The team require a registered nurse to join our friendly team, experience at Band 6 is essential and the post is open to nurses with mental health and general training. Dual registration in these fields is an advantage. The post holder will join the existing management team to support the daily work of the team as well as developing the service for the future.
 
The post holder must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be able to manage a patient caseload and have a flexible approach to rapidly changing clinical situations. The post holder must have experience in complex care assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation to be able to support clinical members within the team. The post holder must display good leadership ability and be able to work alongside multiple agencies.
 
The post holder will be expected to support the implementation of personal health budgets, which is a new and exciting development in the provision of care to the CHC patients.
 
Knowledge and experience in Safeguarding, the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards is a vital part of the daily work. Relevant training can be provided if required, but experience is an advantage.
 
A car driver and access to a vehicle is essential as the post requires travel both locally and regionally.
 
This post is managed by Swindon Borough Council, on behalf of Swindon CCG, therefore is not subject to NHS Terms and Conditions. Part time working (minimum 30 hours over 5 days) and arrangements would be considered for the right candidate.
 
For further information please contact Christopher Riggs (Team Manager) or Elizabeth O’Callaghan (Assessment Manager) on 01793 444691
 

Closing date: 17th March 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-15-0913
 

If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Reference no: 1858
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Adult Commissioning Team
  • Salary: £30,764 - £40,558 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Band 7
  • Closing Date: 17th March 2015

Finance Assistant (Administrator)

 

We are looking for a highly organised, professional individual to join our successful Finance team, contributing to the effective delivery of the high quality customer service within the Appointees and Deputy Team, ensuring that legal and financial requirements are met.

 

 
You will be required to provide administration support of appointee and deputyship finances on behalf of Clients in residential care and the community, particularly where there is no other appropriate person to act on their behalf, ensuring that legal and financial requirements are met.
 
On a day-to-day basis, you will record management information on processed transactions, arrange payment of outstanding invoices, investigate any invoice queries to avoid duplicate payments, ensure that all client correspondence is kept organised and filed and assist in dealing with enquiries from external and internal customers.
 
This is a varied role and no two days are ever the same. We are looking for a bright, forward-thinking and motivated individual who is able to work under pressure and with demanding deadlines.
 
In return, you will receive on-going support and benefits as well as offering an exciting career plan with personal development opportunities.
 
To be successful in this role, you should be educated to GCSE level (grade A-C) or equivalent, have demonstrable administrative experience to include the use of Financial IT systems, be computer literate including MS Excel and MS Word  and be able to confidently communicate with colleagues, customers and clients.
 
Closing date: 16th March 2015

 

Further Information and Applications

 

 

 

Job Description: Finance Assistant (Administrator)  
 

 

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: 1856
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Finance
  • Salary: £14,717 - £17,515 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 28 per week
  • Grade: Grade K
  • Closing Date: 16th March 2015

Crematorium Technician

Swindon Borough Council is looking for a highly motivated individual to work as a Crematorium Technician/Administrator.

Your duties will include carrying out the cremation of human remains in accordance with the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management’s ‘Guiding Principles’ and following the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and all associated subsequent legislation.

 
You will provide a dignified cremation service to the public and assist other crematorium staff in their duties in accordance with Swindon Borough Council’s own policies and procedures. To ensure this is done to health and safety standards, the successful candidate will be physically fit to be able to manually charge large coffins and lift heavy weights etc.
 
You must ensure the collection, identification, processing, storage and final disposal of all cremated remains either by scattering or by burial.  If burial on site is required then you will be required to prepare the ground and location accordingly.

Responsible for the day-to-day provision and administration of the funeral service, you will ensure that the services in the crematorium chapel are carried out in accordance with the families’ instructions.

A high degree of care and understanding is a big requirement of the post including excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should also have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s grade B or above to include English Language, Math’s and Science. Ideally you will have Cremator Technician qualifications (training will be provided however).
 
Closing Date: 12th March 2015
 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description:Crematorium Technician
 
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: 1861
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Service Delivery
  • Salary: From £17,932 pa
  • Hours: 37 per week
  • Grade: Grade L
  • Closing Date: 12th March 2015

Outreach Support Worker

An exciting opportunity to be part of a team in Swindon improving outcomes for children, young people and their families  that offers a restorative and collaborative way of working that aims to keep children and young people with their families.

Our work involves close liaison and joint work with other service providers as part of an integrated service; including facilitation of group work/programmes for children and parents. You will provide a range of individual and family work packages tailored to suit the needs of each family.

 
For those children and young people living away from home, you will be involved in the ‘assessment and reunification’ of children with their families; assisting in the assessment of the family environment, under the guidance of a social worker.
 
You must be able to work flexibly to fit in with the needs and requirements of the families.  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 relocation package, as appropriate.
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.
 

Closing date: 19th March 2015

 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Outreach Support 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: 1855
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 30
  • Grade: Grade M
  • Closing Date: 19th March 2015

SEQOL - Infection Prevention and Control Professional

 

We’re an infectious place – our enthusiasm, innovation and culture are spreading across all levels of our organisation, fuelled by our Employee Ownership. We inspire ourselves and others, we get to have a say in our company and in the way we develop our services. We generate more of our own income and drive standards to new levels we can be proud of. We’re Public Service Mutual of the Year, and HSJ Efficiency award winner and Wiltshire Business of the year for customer and staff care.
 
Do you have an infectious personality and want to work in an environment where your approach to infection prevention and control is seen a real contributor to our quality and success? If so, we want to hear from you.
 
We pride ourselves on providing an environment that encourages and supports innovation. Join us and bring your creativity, expertise and passion to lead your service in supporting SEQOL’s continued growth.
 
If you think you have caught the bug but want more information about how you would like to develop, including a personal training programme and mentorship, feel free to call Liz Tregoing on 01793 465510 or Aileen Davies on 01793 465642.
 

 

To apply please visit NHS Jobs Ref:  815-A-15-0490

 

For any recruitment queries please contact the Recruitment Team on 01793 465694/465695
 
 
Closing Date:         8th March 2015

 

Interview Date:      17th March 2015

 

 

 

 

  • Reference no: SEQOL
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Business Solutions - Quality Team
  • Salary: £39,239 – 47,088 per annum
  • Hours: 37.5 per week
  • Grade: £39,239 – 47,088 per annum
  • Closing Date: 8th March 2015

Youth counsellor

We are seeking an experienced, caring and empathetic Youth Counsellor to join our successful Children, Families & Community Health team (On Trak). You will provide assessments and counselling sessions for our newly referred clients, ensuring their needs and their suitability for counselling are assessed.

 
In this role, you will be required to take responsibility for the welfare and safety of all clients and volunteer counsellors during the counselling shifts. You should be aware of trends and developments in the counselling field and in the client group and ensure that the service being delivered accurately reflects these. You will also participate in organisational meetings and inform management, counsellors and the wider partnership about any developments and issues arising from the clinical work.
 
To be considered for this role; you should have experience of counselling and experience of counselling young people and people with mental health problems. You should also hold a Diploma in Counselling, BACP accreditation or nearing accreditation
 
It would be beneficial if you have your own personal experience of having undergone or undergoing personal therapy to enable you to have a deeper understanding of how clients are likely to feel. 
 
We will offer you a substantial package which combines support, reward and benefits as well as offering exciting

 

Closing date: 18th March 2015

 

Further Information and Applications

 
Job Description: Youth Counsellor  

 

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: 1860
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children's Services
  • Salary: £21,685 - £25,178 pa pro rata
  • Hours: 20 per week
  • Grade: Grade M
  • Closing Date: 18th March 2015

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