Thursday, 27 November 2014

* * *
 

Social Worker jobs

Refine search

Job Vacancies

Searching for Vacancies

Please use the search and filter facility below to view current job vacancies.

Please Note:

For the current Children's Social Care vacancies, please see the Children's Social Work Website.

For vacancies within Swindon schools, please visit the E-teach website.

Keyword
Jobs Type







Salary Range




Job Reference

SEQOL - Matron, Urgent Care

The Role

We are searching for an experienced Matron to lead our team of nurses and to work alongside our Business Partner and Clinical Director in developing our Urgent Care services.  If you have a proven track record of excellent management, communication and clinical skills, and would like to work in a dynamic, employee-led organisation where innovation is positively encouraged, then we’d love to hear from you.
 
At our Urgent Care Centre we offer a unique range of services providing our employees with a range of experiences and training opportunities. These services include: Walk in, out-of-hours, telephone triage, nurse led clinical pathways, community based Rapid Response for admission avoidance plus our award winning Telehealth service. We also offer a unique development programme for our Nurse Practitioners.
 
SEQOL is a Community Interest Company that believes in its employees. Ideas for service development are welcomed from all staff and every SEQOL employee has an opportunity to become a share owner and make decisions at our colleague assembly.
 
If you are interested in finding out more or arranging an informal visit, then please contact:
Ruth Gumm, Business Partner on 01793 646466 ruth.gumm@seqol.org
 
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0274
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0274
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Urgent Care
  • Salary: £39,239 - £47,088 Depending on experience
  • Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
  • Grade: 8a
  • Closing Date: 28th November 2014

Senior Amenities Operative and Amenities Operative

Can you help us to keep Haydon Wick looking good and to an exceptional level of cleanliness?
 
Following the creation of a new Amenities Team we need two keen and energetic people to join us. One as a Senior Amenities Operative and one as an Operative. Both will work a 37 hours a week from 07:00 to 15:30 Monday to Thursday and 07:00 to 15:00 on Friday with a 60 minute meal break.
 
The start and finish times may be varied to suit the needs of the role for example during the summer months. Additional hours and/or weekend working may be required. The role covers emptying of litter & dog waste bins, horticultural work, street & park cleansing, maintenance of street furniture and working on other services provided by the Parish Council.
 
The successful candidates must be able to work on their own initiative, prepared to accept new work areas, be flexible & willing and hold a driving license, preferably clean. Applicants for the Senior post must be able to show some supervisory experience.
 
The salary band for the Senior Operative post is £14,880 to £16,215 and for the Operative post £12,915 to £14,880 with the appointment being made at the appropriate point based on experience and skills.
 
For an application form and a job description please contact Haydon Wick Parish Council on 01793 722446.
 
Applications need to be returned by 5th December 2014.

  • Reference no: Haydon Wick
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Haydon Wick
  • Salary: £12,195 - £16,215
  • Hours: full-time
  • Grade: SPC Range Grade 19-23
  • Closing Date: 5th December 2014

SEQOL Specialist Physiotherapist - Neurological and General Rehabilitation

The Role 

The Stroke Therapy Team provides Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy across the stroke pathway from Acute to Community.
 
SwICC is a purpose built inpatient rehabilitation unit which has excellent facilities and a dedicated inter-professional team. The centre contains step up and step down wards as part of the Community Intermediate Care services for Swindon including stroke and is a base for the Stroke Therapy Team.
 
The team in SwICC works in an interdisciplinary way with all members of the team working to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. The emphasis is on enabling discharge to the community for patients to continue their rehabilitation in a more meaningful environment.  Discharges are often complex and work includes care planning for our Reablement service and working closely with our social work colleagues.
 
We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative Physiotherapist to join our Rehabilitation and Stroke Therapy Team.
 
You will be based on the Step down ward in SwICC but will have opportunities to work across the stroke pathway
 
Experience in general and neurological rehabilitation is essential.
You will have the support of an experienced senior team.
Ongoing professional development is actively encouraged and there are many opportunities to develop your clinical skills and be involved in the development of our services.
You will be HPC registered with excellent communication and organisational skills. Proven postgraduate experience within the NHS is essential in this role.
 
For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:
 
Judith McLain or Anne Kettlewell, Swindon Intermediate Care Centre on 01793 605520
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0294
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0294
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Swindon Intermediate Care Centre (SwICC)
  • Salary: £25,783 - £34,530 p.a
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Band 6
  • Closing Date: 27th November 2014

SEQOL Infection Prevention and Control Practitioner

The Role
 
SEQOL is a successful and forward thinking Health and Social care organisation at the forefront of transforming, and developing new and innovative adult health and care services. We are an employee owned social enterprise with the core aim to support people to make the most of their lives.  Our vision is to become the organisation people actively want to do business with.
 
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced Infection prevention and Control Practitioner to join us in the Quality team to continue develop this successful nurse led Service.
 
The Infection Prevention and Control Service in SEQOL has a history of providing innovative infection prevention and control initiatives and professional support to both SEQOL services and partner organisations where service level agreements are in place. As an expert infection control service within a social enterprise organisation, opportunities are encouraged to extend the business and develop links with other health and social care organisations including providing audits, training and advice.
 
This role will provide a fantastic opportunity for the successful applicant to bring new ideas and approaches to working, undertake research and to continue to develop the service within a diverse range of community services and intermediate care.
 
The post holder must have:
·         Professional registration
·         specialist Infection prevention and control knowledge, including a specialist qualification
·         a degree of equivalent level
·         motivation and a  passion for continuously improving patient experiences and safety
·         the ability to support and challenge practice across all professional roles
·         ability to  apply microbiological, immunological and epidemiological knowledge to promote health, prevent and control infection and communicable diseases
 
A car and a full driving licence, vehicle business insurance cover, or equivalent mobility, plus a CRB disclosure will be required.
 
If you wish to contact us for more information about the role or arrange an informal visit please contact Elaine on 01793 465509
 
Closing date: 2nd December 2014
 
Interview date: 16th December 2014
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0194(A)
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0194(A)
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Business Support – Quality Team
  • Salary: £30,764 – £40,558 per annum plus £5k Recruitment and Retention premium payable in the 1st year
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Band 7
  • Closing Date: 2nd December 2014

SEQOL Social Worker/Care Manager

The Role​

Do you have a real passion for helping people with Learning Disabilities make the most of their lives? Would you like to help older people be independent for longer? Do you feel strongly about helping people in their rehabilitation and reablement? There will be opportunities for rotation, if desired.
 
Would you relish the opportunity to not only to improve the lives of those you work with but also the organisation you work for and how it works?
 
We are looking for someone to focus on the individual, whilst working across the health and social care system and with all our partners. You will be passionate about ‘Valuing People’ and delivering it through personal budgets, holistic planning and exceptional safeguarding practice.
 
You will have experience of Care Management and Valuing People and hold a current social work qualification or another relevant qualification (e.g. Occupational Therapy or nursing ). Newly qualified Social Workers will be offered support under the ASYE programme and commencing salary will be £26,829 pa.
 
If you join SEQOL then you will be working in 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.
 
A full driving licence and car, or equivalent mobility, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.
 
In return you will receive a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including pension and discounts at major retailers.
 
Closing Date:            1st December 2014
 
Interview Date:       12th December 2014
 
 
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: 1722
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Adult Social Care and Transitions
  • Salary: Starting from £28,920 pa
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 1st December 2014

SEQOL Night Care Assistant

The Role

SEQOL are a Health and Social Care organisation with a focus on helping people make the most of their lives. As a Social Enterprise, we are a business with a social purpose. We provide quality care and support for adults in Swindon and the surrounding area that focuses on the individual, not the system. Able to provide a genuine choice of care to our service users, our employee ownership drives the approach of our organisation.
 
Whitbourne House is a 41 bedded dementia home for elderly residents. We are looking for an exceptional individual to assist us in the provision of excellent services to vulnerable adults. You will provide support to maintain our service users’ skills. We endeavour to maximise independence and maintain a high quality of life.
 
The ability to attend training and work in a team environment will be crucial to the position. Experience of working with elderly people is also essential, along with an NVQ Level 2 in care.
 
You must have an awareness of Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards.
 
An ability to read and write in English is essential. 
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 30th November 2014
 
Job Description: Night Care Assistant
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

  • Reference no: 1724
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Whitbourne House
  • Salary: From £7.46 per hour
  • Hours: 20
  • Grade: K1
  • Closing Date: 30th November 2014

SEQOL Housekeeper

​The Role

We will look to you to provide a thorough cleaning service throughout our care centres.
 
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.
 
Closing date: 27th November 2014
 
Job Description:Housekeeper
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG
 
"This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment"

  • Reference no: 1730
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering), Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Whitbourne House
  • Salary: £6.60 - £7.19 per hour
  • Hours: 25 Hours per week
  • Grade: J
  • Closing Date: 28th November 2014

SEQOL Business Support Assistant

The Role

 
An opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Assistant within our Community Adult Social Care Team. This is a varied administration role, requiring a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Business applications, good organisation skills and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
 
Ideally you will have experience in an administration role including minute taking, however this is not essential. You will be qualified to GCSE Grade C in English and Maths or equivalent 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.
 
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 further information regarding this opportunity please contact Marilyn Read on 01793 465519.
 
 
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
 
Closing Date: 1st December 2014

  • Reference no: 1731
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Community Adult Social Care Team
  • Salary: Starting from £12,702 pa
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: BS1
  • Closing Date: 1st December 2014

Electoral Services Assistant

The Role
 
We’ll look to you to provide administrative and clerical support as part of a busy election team that is proactive and forward thinking.
 
Working within our Electoral Team, you’ll work on a range of projects relating to electoral services, in particular the preparation of the electoral register for Individual Electoral Registration, the electoral canvass and rolling registration and the administration of all elections within the Swindon Borough. The small team prides itself with working to a high standard, ensuring all processes are completed efficiently and within strict legislative guidelines.
 
To be a success in this role you must have considerable demonstrable experience of working in a busy office environment as well as a proven track record of dealing with people at all levels. IT literate you will have experience of using Microsoft packages.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of the electoral process within the UK.
 
 
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: 1721
  • Category: Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services
  • Department/School: Law & Democratic
  • Salary: £14,383 - £17,138
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: K
  • Closing Date: 28/11/2014

Experienced Social Workers

“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.”
 
We have recently reviewed our teams to ensure that we have the right number of people both to support children and families and to provide social workers with excellent supervision. We now have opportunities for experienced Children’s Social Workers to join our team. We want to hear from Social Workers who are fully committed to ensuring that children in need of safeguarding receive a high quality effective and protective service.
 
With your experience you will really make a difference to our children and their families; giving them the support they really need to develop essential life skills and achieve their goals. We use local insight to develop a more focused, relevant and effective service.
 
To be considered for this role, you will need:
·         A Degree in Social Work or equivalent e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS. 
·         Evidence of Continuous Professional Development by producing documentation to HCPC required for social worker registration. 
·         Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker. 
·         Commitment to work towards the Post Qualifying Award.
·         Ability to travel across the Borough to visit service users’ homes, attend meetings and court.
·         Ability to work flexibly across all service areas as and when required. 
·         Recent practice experience in the UK.
 
 
In 2015, we will introduce a career progression scheme for our social work staff. This scheme is linked closely to the Social Work Professional Capability Framework and introduces clear levels of performance and achievement in social work that are directly linked to levels of pay.  We are developing a programme of development interventions to support staff in meeting their aspirations and being able to demonstrate their development against this framework
 
So if you want to help shape the future of a social care service that is 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: 1st December 2014.

  • Reference no: 1729
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: up to £38,245 p.a. plus potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 01/12/2014

CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and Missing Children Operational Manager

Swindon Borough Council are investing in this new role which will be the operational lead on work within Children, Families and Community Health for children and young people who are subjected, or vulnerable, to child sexual exploitation, missing children, trafficking, honour based violence, female genital mutilation and other related issues.
 
Whilst that sounds like a considerable span of work for any practitioner, we want to ensure we are offering a single point of contact within our service to act as a specialist advisor and champion of good practice for partner agencies (such as the police).
 
In this role, you’ll share intelligence, provide expert advice, raise awareness and help develop policies in this key area of work. You’ll have an interesting mix of development functions as well as the ability to influence and support the work of the front line staff that are doing critical work to protect vulnerable young people. You will also provide senior managers with the necessary support to ensure that effective strategies and procedures are in place.
 
We are looking for an individual with the experience, motivation and enthusiasm to help us develop this key area of activity.
 
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
 
·         Significant experience of developing and managing services for children and families in a statutory setting.
·         Experience of working pro-actively with multi-agency partners including police, voluntary sector and external provider.s 
·         Understanding of Child Protection, Looked After Children and Children in Need services
·         Good knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and policy context relating to the work of Children’s Services as it relates to safeguarding, CSE, missing children and to other related issues (e.g. trafficking, honour based violence & FGM).
·         Innovative and able to recognise and develop potential for doing things differently.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
·         Commitment to work as part of a team
·         Commitment to Multi-agency working across a range of services to promote better outcomes for Children and Families.
 
Qualifications
Social Work Qualification Degree or equivalent
Management qualification or previous relevant management experience
What career development is Swindon offering in return?
 
 
Closing date: 1st December 2014.

  • Reference no: 1729
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: Up to £43,646 per annum plus potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th January 2015

Independent Reviewing Officer

There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon’s Children and Families team. We’ve already taken huge strides forward with our development plans and as we move forward it’s vital to ensure that everything we do and every service we provide is delivered in a robust way and in line with national standards and protocols. That’s where you come in!

 
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.
 
Good communication skills are essential as you use your skills to help children and their families to participate in meetings and achieve the best outcomes possible This is a vital and important role and we are inviting applications from those who are HCPC registered, have a degree (or equivalent) in social work and have excellent knowledge of relevant child care legislation and procedures.
 
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.
·         Skills and experience in communicating with children and young people
·         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
·         Evidence of continuing professional development
 
Qualifications
Diploma in Social Work, CQSW, CSS or equivalent
Registration with HCPC
 
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.
 
Please click on the link to apply http://socialworkswindon.co.uk/?p=1236
 
Closing Date: 1st December 2014

  • Reference no: 1729
  • Category: Apprentices, Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: Up to £43,643 per annum plus potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 01/12/2014

Mobile Creche Worker

The Role:

Opportunities have arisen to join the fastest growing Children & Families Charity.  4Children is the leader in the Children & Families sector and quality is at the heart of everything we do.  You will have the opportunity to work with children and families and make a difference to their lives.
 
We are looking to recruit a Mobile Creche Worker in Swindon.
 
For further details and application pack: http://www.4children.org.uk/Jobs
 
Please send applications to:
Recruitment Administration
Minerva Centre
Burnham Road
Mundon, Maldon
Essex CM9 6NP
 
Telephone: 01621 827105
 
Closing Date: 27th November 2014
 
4Children is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure.
4Children is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.

Equality of opportunity is part of our philosophy and an essential feature of our practice. To help us monitor the application of our policy, please complete the Equal Opportunities form as part of your job application.

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: 4Children
  • Salary: £13,014 per annum
  • Hours: full-time
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 27th November 2014

Senior Practitioner – Emergency Duty Service

​The Role

Our Emergency Duty Service is the out-of-hours, first point of contact for anyone who is concerned about the immediate safety or protection of a child, young person or vulnerable adult. It operates through night-times, weekends and holidays and delivers a high quality and responsive service in a timely manner, within emergency statutory guidelines, eligibility criteria and within given resources. It also undertakes a range of assessments and interventions specifically linked to priority child in need, child protection, looked after children and vulnerable adult issues; the core being child protection and urgent Mental Health Act assessments.
 
The service works closely with police and health protection partners, ensuring the provision of an effective, well-coordinated and comprehensive service.
In this role, you’ll lead child protection investigations and will assess and support children in need, within the framework of relevant legislation. In doing so you’ll act immediately to secure the protection and safety of children and families, including the placement of children in foster care.
 
Being adept at assessing needs and determining priorities is a must in this role to safeguard children and you’ll use these skills to instigate timely interventions and promote positive outcomes in line with national standards. This includes the preparation and submission of  emergency court applications out of hours, and representing Swindon Borough Council to ensure the protection and welfare of all children and vulnerable adults.
 
Qualifications required:
·         You’ll already be an experienced Social Worker and will have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience in a child protection or mental health setting.
·         You’ll have a Diploma or Degree in Social Work or equivalent qualification, and will have an HCPC recognised qualification and registration.
·         Ideally you’ll have an Approved Mental Health Professional Social Work Award (post-qualifying award – post 1 – 5).
Knowledge & Experience
Candidates must have substantial knowledge and experience in the following areas of business and will be required to provide evidence of this:
 
• Ability to work in and manage crisis situations, to prioritise and work effectively alone and as part of a team.
• Ability to assess children and vulnerable adults, form and implement immediate protection and welfare plans, contributes to short and long term planning processes and problem solve.
• Ability to understand, interpret and provide complex information.
• Ability to use a range of computer applications.
• Full Drivers Licence.
• Minimum of two years post qualification experience in a child protection or mental health setting.
 
 
Closing Date: 1st December 2014.

  • Reference no: 1729
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £33,587 to £38,254 per annum plus 20% Market Factor Supplement, a potential relocation package of up to £8,000 and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 1st December 2014

Neighbourhood Warden (x2)

​The Role

We are currently looking to recruit  enthusiastic people  to join our  team as a 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.
 
With your excellent communication skills, including basic IT knowledge, you will have a friendly and cheerful approach along with considerable experience of face-to-face contact with the public. You should also be physically fit with an ability to carry out strenuous manual labour, including the use of petrol driven gardening equipment.  If you have experience of carrying out very basic repairs then even better.
 
As you will be required to drive a Council van as part of your duties, a full driving licence is essential. A DBS disclosure will also be required.
 
Job Description: Neighbourhood Warden
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1725
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Housing
  • Salary: £17,546 p.a. pro rata
  • Hours: 1st role (permanent) 18.5 hours per week.2nd role (FTC till March 2016) 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 4th December 2014

Project Co-ordinator

The Role
 
Here at Swindon we have approximately 10,500 homes and 3,000 garages that need annual planned maintenance.  You will be responsible for keeping  stock condition and energy efficiency records up to date, and helping the Asset Manager to compile programmes of work.
 
Responsibilities will include the provision of stock condition information and monitoring of progress of various work programmes. You will prepare performance reports for servicing contracts and specialist services works, and assist in investigating and applying for external funding for improvements.
 
With your understanding of building components and elements, you will have extensive experience in preparing reports, with the ability to think logically. 
 
Your qualifications will include GCSEs in English, Maths and ICT to grade C, above or equivalent experience.  
 
Job Description:Project Co-Ordinator
 
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: 1726
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Delivery
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840 p.a
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 1st December 2014

Legal Assistant – Property

​The Role

You will provide legal advice and support to the Council, particularly in relation to Property matters. You will conduct and carry out conveyancing transactions in relation to commercial and residential property, including drafting and completing deeds of transfer of land, leases (mainlly commercial leases), Wayleaves and Easements, as well as a variety of legal documentations, including section 38 and section 278 Agreements and Public Open Space transfers. 
 
You will provide legal advice regarding an array of property related matters and undertake research where necessary. Your responsibilities include dealing with rent reviews, Rights to Buy sales, miscalleneous licences, and drafting a variety of statutory notices.
 
You will be expected to have experience of drafting legal documents and providing legal advice. Exceptional communication skills and initiative will be crucial. 
 
The minimum qualification required for this role is membership of the Institute of Legal Executives, LPC graduate or equivalent.
 
Closing date: 15th December 2014
 
 
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 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: 1733
  • Category: Economic Development and Planning
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £28,563 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 15th December 2014

Planning Lawyer

The Role
 
Developing good relationships with client departments, elected Members and the public, you will be involved in the negotiation and preparation of section 106, section 38 and section 278 agreements; you will be expected to deal with enforcement matters and planning appeals, and give sound written and verbal advice to officers and Members of the Council on subjects covered within your role. You will be a Solicitor/Barrister/FILEX or equivalent.
                                               
Swindon Borough Council is a unitary authority with an ambitious growth agenda.  We are currently going through a time of massive expansion and regeneration. Our legal department offers a fantastic career choice for anyone who is interested in dealing with high profile, complex and major projects, with the opportunity to work with highly regarded professionals from both the public and private sectors. You will work in an environment where you will be given the chance to develop your career and at the same time make real improvements to the community.
 
Closing date: 15th December 2014
 
Job Description: Planning Lawyer
 
To apply for this post please complete the MS Word Application Form and email it to jobs@swindon.gov.uk
 
Alternatively you can print and complete the PDF Application Form and return it to:
 
HR Shared Service
Swindon Borough Council
1st Floor Wat Tyler West
Beckhampton Street
Swindon
SN1 2JG

  • Reference no: 1734
  • Category: Professional and Technical
  • Department/School: Law and Democratic Services
  • Salary: Up to £43,211 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: R
  • Closing Date: 15th December 2014

Graduate Environmental Health Officer

The Role
 
We are looking to recruit an Environmental Health Graduate to work within our busy Public Protection Service. The post will be based within the Environmental Protection team where there is currently a need for support on the important Environmental Enforcement work being undertaken. Experience in dealing with noise complaints, other statutory nuisance and wider environmental protection initiatives would be an advantage.
 
You will also have the opportunity to develop experience in all aspects of Environmental Health, using your knowledge and experience to promote compliance with Environmental Health legislation across all teams. This post will particularly suit an EH graduate with some Local Authority experience now wishing to complete their PPP / ELP and other professional requirements. Alongside this personal development, you will also make a significant contribution within a busy Environmental Health team.
You will have a degree, or equivalent, in Environmental Health and graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Officers. You should be able to demonstrate a broad technical background across a range of Environmental Health disciplines, in particular in the field of Environmental Protection, and possess some relevant practical experience.  It is also critical that you possess excellent people management skills with a proven ability to listen, explain, negotiate and influence. 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 4th December 2014
 
Job Description: Graduate EHO
 
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: 1735
  • Category: Professional and Technical, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £25,094 p.a.
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: N
  • Closing Date: 4th December 2014

Professional Lead Health Visitor

​The Role

 
Swindon Borough Council is looking to recruit a Professional Lead Health Visitor to join the Children, Families and Community Health Service.
 
Health Visitors in Swindon work in multi-disciplinary geographically based Early Help teams and are co-located with colleagues close to their local communities. There is now plenty of evidence of the benefits to families and staff of these working arrangements and these have been reported in our recent CQC and Ofsted inspections.
 
You will work directly with the Principal Officer for Health and Wellbeing, Senior Managers and the Health Visitor Team leaders and their staff to ensure that the service can demonstrate that it is delivering quality evidence based interventions in a consistent way across Swindon in line with the national Health Visiting specification.
 
You will also lead the work needed to develop the performance management of the HV service in line with the national and local performance indicators within the HV dashboard. You will work with colleagues to enable all HV to keep up to date with current and future legislation, best practice NICE guidance and developments within the HV profession; ensuring national and local policies are integrated into practice. For example ‘Call to Action’ and the ‘Healthy Child Programme’.
 
There are many developments in progress in Swindon and lots of opportunities locally to take part in innovative work. There is investment in workforce  development and we are active members of the regional Health Visiting Community of Practice.
 
As a Swindon Borough Council employee you will have access to an excellent pension scheme, child care vouchers and a 37 hour week.
 
Recognition of NHS continuous service is offered to successful candidates. 
 
An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date:  Tuesday 9th December  2014
 
 
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 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: 1738
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families Health and Community
  • Salary: £36,663.00 - £38,264.00
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: Tuesday 9th December 2014

Supervising Social Worker

The Role

 
In Swindon 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 Family Placement 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.
 
Working with an established and committed team of qualified and experienced professional staff you will ensure that children looked after by Swindon Borough Council are placed with carers who can provide safety, stability and security. You will have a key role in undertaking assessments of prospective new carers. This is your opportunity to demonstrate innovation and creativity in developing strategies for recruiting new carers and supporting existing ones.
 
HCPC Registered, you will have a relevant Professional Social Work Qualification and considerable post-qualification experience in a statutory child-care setting. You should have a clear understanding of the relevant legislation relating to Fostering and Adoption along with considerable experience of producing and presenting complex reports.
 
An ability to travel throughout the Borough, plus an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
 
Closing date: 10th December 2014
 
 
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 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: 1737
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: £28,920 - £38,254
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Grade: Q
  • Closing Date: 10th December 2014

Seqol Registered Nurse

​The Role

Orchard Short Stay Ward is a 26 bedded Community Admission Ward, which forms part of the new Community Services Development. 
 
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurse.
 
The successful candidate will be an agent for change and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.  You should have excellent interpersonal skills - enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team.  Responsibilities include: assessment, delivery and evaluation of client centred goals; putting the needs of the individual at the centre of all our work.
 
In addition to job satisfaction we can offer:-
 
  • A Friendly and Supportive Team Environment
  • A Dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation
  • An excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply
 
For an informal visit, please contact Ward Manager Ernesto Sevilla Jnr or Ward Sisters Wendy O’Shea or Victoria Asante on 01793 605514 or 605501.
 
Closing date: 26th October 2014
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Job Reference: 815-A-14-0313
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0313
  • Category: Apprentices
  • Department/School: Orchard Ward
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 4th December 2014

Social Workers

The Role 
There has never been a more exciting time to work in Swindon.  Swindon has a long term, ambitious vision to become a leading regional centre by 2030 with the fastest growing economy outside London, and the quality of life to go with it.  We are recognised as a regional and national growth point and are working hard to deliver that vision.  We are focused on performing better and offering more.
Our town is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK. Swindon Borough Council’s Children and Families teams endeavour to reflect this innovation, and are constantly assessing the service that we provide. Our Children’s Services is fully integrated with health, working alongside other specialist professionals which helps us ensure that children in Swindon get the best possible outcomes.
 
We have several opportunities to join our teams across our service. Join us on our venture to improve outcomes for children and young people, highly utilising your exceptional skills of assessment.
 
We are looking for Social Workers of all levels 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, 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.
 
Swindon Borough Council offer relocation allowance of up to £8,000.                                                                                       
 
Job Description: Social Work Roles
To apply for any of these posts 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: 1729
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children, Families and Community Health
  • Salary: Up to £38,254 p.a.
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 5th December 2014

Head of Education

​The Role

The role holder will be the Council’s lead for education provision, supporting the delivery of the Stronger Together vision that the Council has. 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.
 
The role will be required to develop and implement a Borough-wide education strategy that continuously improves the quality of, and access to, education. To achieve this, the role holder will be required to develop positive and productive working relationships with a variety of local, regional and national stakeholders, along with supporting Swindon’s Councilors in their approach to education.
 
The purpose of the role is to lead the delivery of high quality education provision, in line with the Council’s Stronger Together vision, to improve skills and attainment levels for all members of the local community.
 
For full details and to apply for this post please visit: http://swindonjobs.org.uk/job-opportunities/head-of-education/ 

  • Reference no:
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £78,500 to £94,000 (potential relocation package of up to £8,000)
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

Strategic Commissioner of SEN

The Role​

The role is about developing and implementing a Borough-wide strategy to support local people with special educational needs, responding successfully, and quickly, to national reforms to provide parents and service users with the control and choice of how best to meet their particular needs.

The role holder will work in partnership, across the Council, Borough and region to align and commission service provision, ensuring it is cost effective and responsive to the needs of Swindon’s diverse communities.
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A wide breadth of senior leadership or management experience
  • Knowledge in school/academy, focussing specially in the SEN and Disability sector and services
  • A track record of building and sustaining credibility with senior educational figures.
Ideally, you will have experience of developing synergies and partnerships within an organisation and with external partners, and you will have worked within a performance management culture as well as successful contract management working.
In addition, you will have experience of working collaboratively, and influencing a variety of external partners, groups and organisations to ensure mutual outcomes.
 
For more information or to apply for this role, please visit; http://swindonjobs.org.uk/job-opportunities/strategic-commissioner-of-sen/ 

  • Reference no: 1727
  • Category: Education, Teaching and Schools, Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Commissioning
  • Salary: £48,821 – £64,741, potential relocation package of up to £8,000, and local government benefits
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: U
  • Closing Date: 19th December 2014

SEQOL - Registered Nurses

The Role:

Swindon Intermediate Care Centre is a 56 bedded inpatient Rehabilitation unit admitting patients direct from the Community and accepting patients stepping down from the Acute Trust. 
 
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurses.
 
The successful candidates will be an agent for change and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.  You should have excellent interpersonal skills - enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team.  Responsibilities include: assessment, delivery and evaluation of client centred goals; putting the needs of the individual at the centre of all our work.
 
In addition to job satisfaction we can offer:-
 
  • A Friendly and Supportive Team Environment
  • A Dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation
  • An excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills
 
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply.
Full time and part time hours available
 
For an informal visit, please contact Ward Manager Ernesto Sevilla Jnr or Ward Sisters Wendy O’Shea or Victoria Asante on 01793 605514 or 605501; and Sister Rachel Green, Ward Manager or Sister Teresa Milo / sister Jo Prior on 01793 605546 or 605512
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0315
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0315
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Intermediate Care
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901
  • Hours: Various - Internal Rotation
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 12th December 2014

SEQOL - Registered Nurse

The Role
 
Forest Ward is a 30-bedded Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation Ward.  Within our bed compliment is the Meadow Suite, a 5 bedded Nurse Led Bed Unit, giving opportunities to work closely with Community Matrons, GP’s and District Nursing Services.
 
We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Nurses.
 
The successful candidate will be an agent for change and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.  You should have excellent interpersonal skills - enjoy working in a patient focused interdisciplinary team.  Responsibilities include: assessment, delivery and evaluation of client centred goals; putting the needs of the individual at the centre of all our work.
 
In addition to job satisfaction we can offer:-
 
  • A Friendly and Supportive Team Environment
  • A Dynamic patient centred approach to rehabilitation
  • An excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop your skills
 
Newly qualified registered nurses are welcome to apply
 
 Hours: 30hrs per week– Internal Rotation would be expected.
          
For an informal visit, please contact Ward Manager Sister Rachel Green or Sister Teresa Milo on:  01793 605546/09
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0318
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.
 

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0318
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Forest Ward
  • Salary: £21,388 - £27,901
  • Hours: 30 hours per week
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 12th December 2014

SEQOL - Business Manager

​The Role

Would you like to be a Business Manager within a fast paced innovative health and social care social enterprise?  This will be a lead role within SEQOL’S urgent care services which is a Swindon based nurse and GP led walk-in centre that is open 365 days a year and offers a 24/7 service. It also offers a diverse range of other services such as ambulatory care pathways, telehealth monitoring and a multi-disciplinary Rapid Response team.
As a Business Manager you will be encouraged to use your own initiative and introduce changes in structure and delivery of service. You will be passionate about delivering quality service to patients and helping improve the service the unit offers.
 
You will have proven management experience with a solid understanding of the health and/or social care environment. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to lead and motivate our excellent business support staff, whilst providing vital support across our senior management team. You will have experience of budget management, data analysis and possess excellent IT skills along with the ability to manage change.
 
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 further information regarding this opportunity please contact Ruth Gumm on 01793 646466 or 07867358798
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0319
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0319
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Urgent Care
  • Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 14th December 2014

SEQOL - Senior Physiotherapist

The Role​

Due to internal promotion, we have a vacancy for a band 6 physiotherapist to join the Community Intermediate Care Team in Swindon. The successful applicant will work alongside members of our large interdisciplinary team which includes OT’s, Rehabilitation Assistants, Nurses, Social Workers and Reablement Support staff.
 
The physiotherapy team provides rehabilitation to patients in a variety of settings including patients own homes, Discharge to Assess beds in a residential rehab unit, Falls and Movement Disorder Service in an outpatient setting and Long Term Condition management in a day centre. The Reablement service is also part of CICT and physiotherapy has an integral role in this team. You will have supervisory responsibility and we also provide clinical placements for UWE students.
 
Ideally you’ll be familiar with the rehabilitation needs of a variety of conditions that affect both working age adults and older people, having gained these skills and knowledge through your rotational experience at band 5. Experience of community working would be an advantage but isn’t essential as you will be supported to gain these skills through regular supervision and training. You will need to be flexible and adaptable to change in order to meet the needs of the service.
 
An independent means of travel is essential for this role.
 
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 more information contact: Angela Lloyd, Physiotherapy Team Lead, 01793 466899 or mobile: 07881 281792
 
All applications for this position are being handled through NHS Jobs. Please visit the NHS Jobs website for application details.
 
NHS Jobs Reference: 815-A-14-0321
 
If you have any queries about this process, please contact the HR First Response team on 01793 464343.

  • Reference no: 815-A-14-0321
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Intermediate Care
  • Salary: £25,783 - £34,530
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Grade: Band 5
  • Closing Date: 11th December 2014

SEQOL - Business Support Supervisor

The Role

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your business administration skills in an innovative and dynamic environment?  As Business Support Supervisor for SEQOL’S urgent care services you will have scope to do just that. The Urgent Care GP/Nurse Centre is a Swindon based walk-in centre that is open 365 days a year and offers a 24/7 service. It also offers a diverse range of other services such as ambulatory care pathways, telehealth monitoring and a multi-disciplinary Rapid Response team.
 
As a Business Support Supervisor you will supervise and help develop other business support staff and assist the Business Support Manager. You will be passionate about delivering quality service to patients and improving the service the unit offers.
 
You will have substantial administration experience with exceptional IT skills in order to support staff with IT needs/issues. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to build and sustain relationships with colleagues and service users. You will have experience of working in a busy and dynamic environment and the ability to work to deadlines.
 
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 further information regarding this opportunity please contact Ruth Gumm on 01793 646466.
 
 
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: 1742
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Urgent Care
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade: L
  • Closing Date: 14th December 2014

Head of Performance, People and Engagement

The Role
 
Swindon Borough Council has a track record of innovation that is recognised nationally. We have built strong relationships with our local public sector partners. We are already implementing our 2015-16 budget proposals and are looking at the next stage of our transformation programme for the years beyond. We have a sound platform, but we recognise that we need to improve further, to deliver the best results possible to our residents with the resources available.
 
We want to do this in partnership with local people, through meaningful conversations, informed by quality information about the issues that matter most to them and what we can deliver jointly that will have the greatest positive impact on their lives.
 
We need to be able to track that our actions are having the impact we expect and respond quickly if they are not. We need to ensure that our staff have the right skills to work in new ways, increasingly focussing on outcomes rather than service provision.
 
This is a great challenge. This is where you come in.
 
We have created a new function; Performance, People and Engagement, to lead this work and we need an inspirational individual to bring it to life. You will need to be credible as a senior player in a complex, democratic organisation. Key to this will be your ability to combine strong, professional leadership with an influencing and collaborative style. You will have a real passion and track record of improving performance, process and driving culture change in line with strategic operational direction, ensuring that the benefits of such improvements can be measured and translated to those they will impact on the most, both externally and internally.
 
If you are a confident Head of Service or Assistant Director, with a track record in developing strategies and plans whilst also raising performance and business excellence in a large and complex organisation, then we look forward to receiving your application.
 
You can apply for this role online by visiting the JobsGoPublic application site. When making your application please quote the reference SWBC/14/226.

  • Reference no: SWBC/14/226
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Resources
  • Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 3rd December 2014

Social Work Group Manager – Locality

​The Role

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
 
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: 1747
  • Category: Supervisory and Management, Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £37,132 to £49,719 per annum
  • Hours:
  • Grade: S
  • Closing Date: 12th January 2015

Director of Public Health & Public Protection

The Role
 
At Swindon, we are recognized as being at the forefront of partnership working within the public sector.  We are now looking for an inspiring and talented individual with demonstrable experience of tackling inequalities in health and improving the health of local people.  
 
The Council is looking to recruit a Director of Public Health (DPH), who can make a difference to the health and wellbeing of the population and build on existing achievements to integrate Public Health functions into the work of the Council. The DPH reports to the Board Director Commissioning (DCS/DASS) and is directly accountable to the Chief Executive for the exercise of the local authority’s Public Health responsibilities.   The role holds line management responsibility for all Public Health and Public Protection/Environmental Health staff within the Council.
 
The Director of Public Health will understand and enhance the health of the people of Swindon and understand the link between economic success and good health. They will need to develop a clear, targeted long term strategy that ensures health and social care, education, housing, jobs and economic policies and infrastructure are shaped in ways which deliver maximum improvements in health and well-being. The DPH will need to ensure that we have a medium term strategy to respond to the needs of the growth in numbers of older people and people with disabilities.
 
The DPH will also build on the integration of Environmental Health and Public Health staff within the Council to develop a community health and protection service. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to work with a range of agencies, groups and individuals to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of the local population by reducing health inequalities and improving health outcomes.
 
We are looking for a visionary and motivational leader with proven accomplishments in improving the health of communities who also has the skills and sensitivity to deliver through partnerships and in a political environment in order to help improve community health and well-being. You will also have exceptional people management skills, which will be deployed in developing across the public health and environmental health community and in helping to develop the Public Health leadership across organisations, communities and the wider workforce.
 
If you would like to discuss this post further please contact John Gilbert, Board Director Commissioning (DCS/DASS) on (01793) 463068
 
Interviews will take place on the 15th January 2015. Candidates will be required to present to a stakeholder panel.
 
Job Description: Director of Public Health
 
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
 
Once you have applied for this position, , please send details of 3 referees to hrfirstresponse@swindon.gov.uk
by the closing date of Monday 15 December 2014.
 

  • Reference no: 1752
  • Category: Supervisory and Management
  • Department/School: Public Health
  • Salary: £78,500 - £94,000
  • Hours:
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 15th December 2014

Asbestos Removers (x2)

Swindon Borough Council are currently looking to recruit 2 full-time permanent Asbestos Removers.
 
On a day-to-day basis you will be responsible for the removal and encapsulation of asbestos containing materials in all Council owned buildings. You will ensure that all properties are left clean and tidy and that the decontamination unit, vacuums, negative air pressure units and any other plant used is checked, cleaned and recorded on the appropriate forms.
 
With your extensive knowledge of asbestos removal you should also possess a qualification in Asbestos Removal Operative Modules 1A-18A and 24-27.
 
You should also have good working knowledge of asbestos regulations along with excellent organisational and time keeping skills.
 
You will receive all relevant training to the role and have the opportunity to grow within the organisation.
 
A full driving licence and access to a car or equivalent mobility is essential.
 
Job Description: Asbestos Remover
 
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: 1746
  • Category: Manual (including Cleaning and Catering)
  • Department/School: Housing Property Services
  • Salary: £17,546 - £20,840
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 18th December 2014

Social Work Operational 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.

 
As an Operational 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 .
 

If, having read this, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any particular aspect of the role, please contact 

 

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: 1745
  • Category: Social Care and Community
  • Department/School: Children and Families
  • Salary: £32,671 to £43,643 per annum
  • Hours: 37
  • Grade:
  • Closing Date: 12th January 2015

©2014 Swindon Borough Council. All rights reserved. Terms and Condition