Directorate: Children’s Services
Starting salary: JG7: £28,672 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Based at Portishead Children’s Centre
Closing date: Monday 01 November 2021
Would you like to be part of a dynamic and rewarding service working with children and young people with additional needs in North Somerset?
The SEND Clubs and Activities Service is looking to recruit a passionate, enthusiastic and organised person to become a Team Lead and be part of our small team which provides valuable services for children and young people aged 5 to 25 with a wide range of needs.
This work will require working some evenings, occasional Saturday morning’s during school term and daily during school holidays.
This position is responsible for the planning, running and ongoing development and success of the SEND Cubs and Activities Service (SENDCAS), delivering school holiday activities including the summer play scheme, the Saturday Club, held at The Firs, Weston-super-Mare, as well as overseeing an evening youth provision held on Wednesdays, term time only. Other work includes providing advice and guidance to community based out of school projects/activities which promotes inclusive play and leisure opportunities, management of approximately 20 casual workers (Buddies), and attending multi-agency meetings.
You will need a level 3 childcare qualification or equivalent.
We have strong partnership working with colleagues across a range of teams including social care, children’s centres, health and education. You will be required to comply with standards set by Ofsted.
Excellent communication and IT skills, flexibility and being a team player are essential for this post.
These posts are exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion about this post please contact Suzanne Thorne on 07775 406579
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Saturday 13 November 2021
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.