We are currently recruiting candidates to work as passenger assistants to work with children, young adults and the elderly with learning difficulties and disabilities.
This rewarding role is open to candidates local to Hillingdon looking to give back to their community. You will be working term time only, Monday to Friday 7am-9:30am and 2pm-4:30pm depending on your round (it is a split shift and you have to do both morning and afternoon). Previous experience in care or schools would be beneficial but is not essential.
In order to join this role, you will be required to complete a DBS application to demonstrate you have no previous criminal convictions and have an active 5 years work history. We have a training course running in the 2nd week of September, so if you are interested please send us your CV and we will be in touch to discuss more details with you
Spencer Clarke Group are looking for a Service Manager within the Child Assessment team in Southampton
Contract – 3 month agency contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.
Working hours – Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Rate of pay – £400 - £450+ per day
This is negotiable depending on experience – please send over your CV with the required rate.
About the role
We are seeking a Service Manager to manage and develop the Assessment service, that provides short term statutory child protection
The Service Manager will work closely with the Head of Service for Children in Need of Support & Protection, partner agencies and Early Help.
We need someone who is creative, innovative and motivated to safeguarding vulnerable children
We want you to be a qualified social work practitioner as well as HCPC registered with experience of leading and managing children’s social care services (including high risk and high complexity work) that deliver high quality performance and good outcomes for children & young people.
We offer a £250 referral bonus – so please pass on any details to someone who you think may be interested!
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Hello Good afternoon, today My client is looking for a Refuge Worker to start with them working for a Housing Association based in Royal borough of kensington and Chelsea.
They are looking for someone to start as a Temp for 3 months.
Title: Refuge Worker
Duration: 3 months
Hours: 39 hrs - Some extended hours at times.
Pay: Paye: £12.85ph (inc hols) / Umbrella: £15.06
This role involves supporting 11 women and their children who have been affected by Domestic violence.
-Experience working in a refuge or as a Refuge Worker.
If you would like to be considered for this Job role - Submitt your most recent CV and someone will be in-touch.
Eden Brown Synergy is an equal opportunities employer. For more opportunities, please visit (url removed)
Swindon Borough Council are currently searching for an experienced Locum Senior Social Worker to join their Disabled Children's Team based out of Saltway. The role will be looking to start as soon as possible due to an unexpected departure, and will be for a 3 month rolling contract.
This is a great opportunity for social workers with experience in Children with Disabilities teams to join a welcoming team with a history of typically long contracts due to their working environment and team structure.
Benefits for you as the Social Worker:
Competitive pay rates of up to £35p/h
Typically long contracts lasting over 6 months
Supportive team in a challenging industry
Flexible working patternsJob Responsibilities:
As well as the usual responsibilities found in a Social Worker role you will:
Require access to a car as public transport would not cover entirety of patch
Providing assistance and support to other Social Workers within your team
Managing cases for duration of service, focusing on continuity of careRequirements:
Social Work Qualification and a minimum of two years post qualified experience
Clear Enhanced DBS
Full Clear Driving License
Location: Swindon (SN5 5TG)
Rate: up to £35p/h
If you want to discuss anything regarding this Locum Senior Social Worker vacancy please contact Kenny Mansfield on the following:
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If this role isn't right for you, but you are still looking for a change within Social Work, get in touch, as we have many other opportunities
Contract Clinical Coder*
ACC Clinical Coder required for an NHS Trust in the North West to help meet monthly deadlines and work as part of the Clinical Coding team. This is coding NON complex cases.
- ACC qualified
- 2+ Years experience
- Ability to code a range of specialties
In return you will get a flexible working pattern such as 37.5 hours over 4 days or early starts and finish. A competative daily rate circa £240-£250 per day depending on experience. On top of this a highly experienced team around you with a wealth of coding knowledge.
If you are interested in finding out more please get in touch on
Referrals welcome and rewarded
Transformation Programme Coordinator - Kingston Upon Thames - Full Time - 2 Month Contract - £43 - £50ph umbrella
We currently have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Transfomration Programme Coordinator in London to provide professional project and business support across the function whilst also delivering projects as may be required.
This role will involve helping to develop internal business processes, maintain the team work programme, manage multiple communication channels and continually seek ways to improve the service.
This role will support and enable the development of a number of strategic objectives.
Your duties and responsibilities will include;
- Developing the Change and Improvement work programme
- Embedding internal governance processes
- Coordination of the budget setting process
- Development of a stakeholder map and engagement strategy
- Raising the profile of the Change & Improvement team through development of effective communication channels
- Identify opportunities for change and/or improvement
To be suitable for this opportunity; you must have:
- Experience in a similar role within the public sector
- Experience working on a large change or transformation project
- Experience of working on programmes and/or in a PMO environment
- Ability to challenge current processes and procedures with the aim of driving improvements
- Strong stakeholder management skills
The rate for this position is £43 - £50ph umbrella.
This position is available full time Monday - Friday 37 hours a week.
This is initially a 2 month contract, but there is potential for extension.
Additional checks will be required on application.
This role is based in Kingston Upon Thames.
For more information on this opportunity and to apply please call Ali Worsfold at STR Group on (phone number removed) and email your CV to (url removed)
strgroup is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy
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Operational Commissioning Officer
£33 per hour
Our client is looking for an experienced Operational Commissioning Officer.
The operational commissioning team sits within Strategy and Commissioning and serves as the placement finding function of the council. The service works closely with a range of teams across the council, as well as external partners, in order to achieve sufficiency of placements for our vulnerable adults, our looked after children and care leavers. To support the Commissioning Manager with the operational commissioning function for Adult Social Care and Children’s services, support commissioning projects and other areas that effect Adult Social Care and Children’s budgets e.g. Project management of commissioning shared support services, dealing with Ordinary Residence.
Contribute to aspects of safeguarding projects to ensure service quality is maintained, liaising with safeguarding and commissioning teams in other areas. Under direction of the Commissioning Manager provide advice and support to frontline practioners on all aspects of commissioning and market knowledge concerning suitable providers, and expanding customer choice. Support the efficiency savings group with identified saving targets
1. Review and benchmark existing commissioned services, where appropriate negotiate fee reduction
2. Attend and contribute to Social Care Forums and cost panels
3. Lead fee negotiation for new services using the Care Funding Calculator and other costing tools
4. Support Adult Social Care and Children’s services teams with placements, by sourcing appropriate placements and other provision by exception in line with Council and Legal requirements
5. Record achieved efficiencies and report via efficiency saving group. Propose further areas of potential cost savings
6. Lead on the commissioning of complex services e.g. where a number of service users may be pooling different personal budgets, via referral from frontline services
7. Maintain local service options minimise out of county placements, lead on bringing people back to locality, and develop local services to meet complex social care needs. Support customers and practioners to find appropriate placements that maximise independence and choice
8. Project manage the decommissioning of existing services. e.g. de-registration of Adult services and service closures where required
9. Attend all the departmental meetings relating to Commissioning as required.
10. Maintain future needs information in relation to frameworki and department requirements
11. Inform the Future needs re up and coming needs to be met to consider commissioning in county and joint commissioning
12. To undertake other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as required.
A project management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2
Competent in use of IT and in particular of Microsoft suite of products – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
Excellent communication skills – written and oral
Ability to negotiate, persuade and influence at all levels, including senior managers and partners
Good planning and organisational skills, and ability to manage own and others’ workloads to achieve desired outcomes
Good problem solving skills and ability to identify and implement appropriate solutions
Broad understanding of local government structures and functions
Knowledge of Ofsted inspection frameworks in use within Children’s Services
Knowledge of Council’s financial regulations and how they may effect procurement
Please only apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise. The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV
Position: Interim Housing Options Officer
If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.
You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.
The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.
Do you have…
Background in homelessness prevention casework
Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Experience of case management systems
RDR are recruiting for a Fixed Term (12 months) Resident Liaison Officer to be based in London. This is a fixed term full-time role working 08:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. On offer is a competitive salary.
The role of the Resident Liaison Officer (RLO) is a vital one. For many residents the RLO is the first person they will meet from the client. Through the RLO words, actions and commitment to giving great service, an impression of the company will be formed in the minds of our customers that will directly reflect on our good name. The RLO also facilitates the smooth running of projects by building and maintaining positive relationships to ensure effective liaison between the residents, sub-contractors, client representatives and the clients’ team. To understand, implement and adhere to the company SHEQ policy/strategy.
Main Duties / Accountabilities for the Resident Liaison Officer Role:
* Ensure implementation of all Company Policies and Procedures
* Develop effective working relationships with client representatives including housing department to reduce duplication and ensure consistency of information and approach keeping tenants fully informed with regard to the programme
* Assessing where high risk/vulnerable residents are present and ensuring Site Manager (SM) tailors works according to the risk level
* Visit each resident prior to work commencing to introduce the clients’ and communicate the scope of works. Give residents contact numbers and a pack detailing the full RLO process
* Establish resident’s individual requirements by carrying out an initial resident profile, documenting any points discussed and tailoring individual communication plans accordingly. Work with site staff to implement effective practices
* Carry out a property condition survey and appliance survey with photographs with the Resident before works start in the home and create and maintain plot files (both paper and electronic)
* Liaise with site management staff to enable the flow of information between all parties
* Where appropriate, consult with resident representatives and groups, arranging meetings to communicate the programme, get feedback and discuss any other locally significant issues with Senior Resident Liaison Officer and Community Investment Team
* Arrange appointment for surveys and works
* Ensure letters are sent out confirming all survey and work dates and ensure the “Key Safe” procedure is adhered to in line with Company policy
* To prepare a report where appropriate for the Senior RLO of events occurring affecting Residents. This report to include notes of all visits to Residents, all complaints or problems encountered and how these have been remedied, notes on problem addresses and manage complaints in line with our complaint’s procedure
* Distribute high quality, easy to understand communication materials as requested and participate in Project Management meetings as required
* Community Initiatives and awareness i.e. Newsletters / safety competitions etc. by working alongside Senior RLO and Community Investment Team
* To provide aftercare packs and instruct on new installations and observe site Health & Safety rules and ensure any risks and near misses are reported immediately to the site manager and attend community events alongside fellow employees
* Arrange satisfaction surveys for all residents, collating responses and work with Senior RLO to use feedback to improve our service and be responsible for your safety and others around you, to include public protection
* Attend all mandatory courses related to your role and comply with all the roles and responsibilities as set out within the SHEQ management system
* Ensure the Lone Working Procedure is adhered to. (including usage of Skyguard App) and any other reasonable management request as agreed with Senior RLO
Required Qualifications, Skills or Experience for the Resident Liaison Officer Role:
Skills / Knowledge for the Resident Liaison Officer Role:
* Excellent organisational skills
* Excellent communication skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
* Ability to work remotely as well as part of a team and professional attitude and approach to work
* Ability to competently operate MS office (Word & Excel) and current and Valid UK driving license
Experience (Beneficial but not necessarily required) for the Resident Liaison Officer Role:
* Previous customer service experience and basic understanding of construction in social housing
* Report writing and previous resident liaison experience within the construction / social housing sector
How to apply for the Resident Liaison Officer Role:
Please apply directly for the Resident Liaison Officer Role
Due to the high volume of applicants we will not contact unsuccessful applicants at screening process.
For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. RDR do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community
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Senior Policy, Consultation and Research Officer
£21.56 per hour
Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Policy, Consultation and Research Officer.
This post reports directly to the Strategic Coordination Manager and is responsible for the development and review of the Council’s Policy and Strategy Framework and Consultation and Engagement approach.
The post holder is responsible for supporting the Strategic Co-ordination Manager and services in the development and review of strategic and corporate policy and strategy development in support of the achievement of the Councils Corporate Plan and delivery against its stated aims and objectives. This involves the development and review of the Councils Policy and Strategy Framework and approach and the Consultation and Engagement Policy and Strategy, in line with CMTs requirements, and providing a level of challenge to Managers on service specific Policy and strategies.
The post holder also has a responsibility to undertake key research activity to inform the Council’s Corporate Plan and associated strategic and Corporate Policies and Strategies, this will include undertaking and assisting services to complete appropriate consultation and engagement activity.
1. To lead the development of the strategic policy framework and key strategic and corporate policies and strategies such as the Corporate Plan, Community Strategy etc.
1. To author and manage the policy development process for key strategic and corporate Policies through to formal adoption involving Elected Members, Senior Management and Partners, as necessary.
1. Provide technical advice surrounding the standards for policy and strategy development across the organisation and ensure templates that shape the development of policy/strategy are implemented corporately.
1. Develop and implement initiatives to heighten the awareness of service managers to their responsibilities for effective Policy and Strategy Development.
1. Design and research, as commissioned by CMT, to inform the development of corporate policy/strategy, investigate innovation and best practice from other organisations recommending where appropriate and using qualitative and quantitative data to support the direction of the Council’s consultation and engagement programme and statistical analysis capability.
1. Coordinate significant consultation and engagement activity, providing support and guidance to the responsible lead service.
2. Maintain a comprehensive awareness of emerging legislation, political/social/economic developments and best practice guidance affecting the Council and the community and provide advice on the content and implications of this, advising CDs/CMT as appropriate.
3. Lead on key projects, both internally and externally in partnership with other agencies and organisations.
4. Assist the council to identify funding opportunities and development of projects to meet organisational priorities. Leading or supporting Strategic Leads in the preparation of such funding bids and Project briefs.
Extensive practical experience (5 years) of undertaking Research and Policy and Strategy Development
Extensive practical experience of Consultation and engagement with stakeholders
Sound knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
A track record in team working and team leadership, working across departmental services.
Experience in presenting and facilitation of workshops.
Ability to identify and summarise complex information within tight timescales
Experience of leading, managing, influencing and negotiating change in a complex organisation.
Please only apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise. The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV