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Legal Assistant (Ref 3509)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £20,444 - £22,571 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Devon County Council seeks to recruit a permanent legal assistant to work within our busy childcare support team. The main requirement of this post is to offer general support to the childcare legal team, examples of which may be booking Counsel for Court hearings, diarising Court orders and dealing with post.The postholder will have achieved a good standard of general education, with GSCE grades A to C (or equivalent) in English and Maths.Good interpersonal skills are essential as are ICT skills with the usual Microsoft Office packages and the ability to be administratively self-sufficient.The successful candidate should ideally have previous experience of working in a similar environmentThe role is currently offered on a remote basis, however, there may occasionally be a requirement for office attendance in Exeter We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.  The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice. Happy to Talk Flexible Working. For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page. This role requires a DBS check.
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School Administrator (SEND) - St Luke’s School (Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade C £19,264 - £20,043 pro rata

Required from as soon as possible.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.St Luke’s is an ambitious and inclusive Church of England school which is dedicated to ensuring all students live life to the full. The work of the SEND team is integral to this and also to ensuring that we reflect our values of working hard to achieve our best, being inclusive, giving hope, taking responsibility and showing respect.The SEND department at St Luke’s consists of 14 members of staff including 11 teaching assistants with a range of experience specialisms. The department has the use of two mentoring and student support rooms, and a sensory room, as well as specialist equipment and rooms to support students with physical disabilities.We are a cohesive and supportive team with a strong drive towards narrowing the academic gap for our SEND students. Working across the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust, we develop and deliver a number of specific interventions across KS3 and KS4.The SEND department also plays an active role in whole-school activities delivering a Homework Club, Break & Lunchtime Club and Breakfast Club along with other engagement and enrichment activities.A number of St Luke’s SEND students receive regular mentoring. As well as mentoring, we also deliver specific interventions, such as: additional numeracy, literacy, social skills, Lego therapy, ASD support and life skills. All of the sessions are tailored to individual students’ needs and aim to support them throughout their school journey to become more successful learners and well-rounded individuals who are prepared for life after school. We have procedures in place to monitor the impact of these sessions, and we regularly use student voice to inform our planning.Communication within the SEND team, between St Luke’s whole school staff and with parents/carers is a vital part of our day-to-day work, and it is important that everyone in our team understands the importance of clear, supportive and helpful communication. We also appreciate that SEND can add a layer of additional complexity to attending secondary school, so we strive to be as inclusive and supportive as possible towards students and parents/carers. We work closely with the Pastoral and Inclusion Team to enable this.Staff within the SEND team work tirelessly to enable pupils to achieve the best progress possible during their time at St Luke’s. We are looking to appoint somebody who will strive to do their very best for every student in our school as part of our team.Key Purpose of Job:• To provide efficient, effective and professional administrative support within the SEND department;• To work alongside the Assistant Headteacher (SENDCO) and Head of Learning Support.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School, please email office@stlukescofe.school.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.stlukescofe.school/recruitment.All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: w/c 12 September 2022
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Pastoral Support Officer - St Luke’s School (Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade D £20,444 - £22,571 pro rata

Required from as soon as possible, to cover maternity leave.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.St Luke’s is a wonderful place to work and is full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school. We work closely with other schools in the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and are part of a wider family who all believe passionately in high quality education for all. We offer our staff disruption free classrooms, weekly coaching, in-house career progression, wider MAT leadership development opportunities and a high-quality staff wellbeing programme. Our vision is to ensure that our community, both staff and students, live ‘life to the full’ with this being underpinned by our five core values:• Taking responsibility;• Being inclusive;• Showing respect;• Giving hope;• Achieving your best.Key Purpose of Job:• Assist in leading and managing the provision for students who are struggling to engage in school and liaising with their families to re-engage them successfully;• Support high quality learning, teaching, behaviour, effective use of resources and high standards of progress for all students and especially those who have SEMH needs.Anticipated Outcome of Post:• High quality provision for students, ensuring they can access learning and make outstanding progress;• Contribute to the effective working of St Luke's C of E School.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School, please email office@stlukescofe.school.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.stlukescofe.school/recruitment.All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: w/c 12 September 2022
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Family Liaison Officer - St Luke’s School (Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade D £20,444 - £22,571 pro rata

Required from as soon as possible.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.St Luke’s is a wonderful place to work and is full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school. We work closely with other schools in the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and are part of a wider family who all believe passionately in high quality education for all. We offer our staff disruption free classrooms, weekly coaching, in-house career progression, wider MAT leadership development opportunities and a high-quality staff wellbeing programme. Our vision is to ensure that our community, both staff and students, live ‘life to the full’ with this being underpinned by our five core values:• Taking responsibility;• Being inclusive;• Showing respect;• Giving hope;• Achieving your best.Key Purpose of Job:• To improve attendance of some of our most vulnerable students, ensure home/school communication with hard to reach and disaffected families is improved;• To act as support for students and families who are disengaged with education, at risk of EHE or permanently exclusion;• To work alongside the Deputy Headteacher (Inclusion) and Year Teams to help improve attendance, educational outcomes and behaviour and to rebuild positive relationships with families.Anticipated Outcome of Post:• Students, regardless of their social or cultural background, are motivated to succeed and make academic outstanding progress.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School, please email office@stlukescofe.school.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.stlukescofe.school/recruitment.All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: w/c 12 September 2022
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HR Administrator - Exeter School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £24,000 - £27,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience

Exeter School, incorporating The New School, is the leading co-educational day school in the Southwest, educating over 1,000 pupils aged 3-18.  We are now looking to appoint an HR Administrator as soon as possible.Exeter School’s success is founded on an exceptional and holistic learning experience for our pupils. Our teachers and support staff and the relationships they enjoy are central to that success. We believe that we have an amazing group of highly skilled, knowledgeable and talented people who are passionate about delivering the best possible learning experience for our pupils.  We also recognise that it is essential that we keep pace with the speed of change, adapt our ways of working, improve in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion, learn and innovate. We want our people to be the best they can be and to grow and experience a fulfilling world class career with Exeter School.Our goal is to build a purpose-led, high trust, innovative, sustainable, high-performance culture confirming Exeter School as one of the leading independent schools in the UK and an employer of choice in the Southwest. Key to that goal will be building on the excellence which we already have within Exeter School to attract and develop diverse talent and engender a high-performance, collaborative, team culture. This role will play a key part in our journey as we prepare our people and culture for the challenges ahead.  Reporting to the Head of HR, you will help us reshape, design and lead our exciting new purpose-led people strategy and vision for Exeter School’s ambitious, forward-thinking and sustainable plans for growth and success.Specific qualifications, experience and/or training should be made clear on your application, and all will be advantageous in the application process.  As important, however, is the flexibility and desire to learn new skills, undertake new training and adapt to the needs of this new position.  The school will invest in training and development for the successful candidate.Generous benefits include free school lunch during term time, free on-site parking, access to school sporting facilities including gym and indoor pool, an 8% employer contribution to the school’s approved pension scheme and membership of the SimplyHealth cash plan.The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.All staff working in the school during the school day will have some contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity. In your role you are likely to be regularly working directly with, and be responsible for, children in your care.The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.Please visit our website https://www.exeterschool.org.uk/about-exeter-school/vacancies and follow the link to TES to submit your application.  Applications must include a completed Exeter School application form. Closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 1 September. EXTERNAL URL: https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/hr-administrator-devon-1684323 
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Cover Supervisor / Sports Coach - St Luke’s School (Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade D £20,444 - £22,571 pro rata

Required from as soon as possible.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.St Luke’s is a wonderful place to work and is full of staff who are dedicated to improving the life chances of every student that attends the school. We work closely with other schools in the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust and are part of a wider family who all believe passionately in high quality education for all. We offer our staff disruption free classrooms, weekly coaching, in-house career progression, wider MAT leadership development opportunities and a high-quality staff wellbeing programme. Our vision is to ensure that our community, both staff and students, live ‘life to the full’ with this being underpinned by our five core values:• Taking responsibility;• Being inclusive;• Showing respect;• Giving hope;• Achieving your best.Key Purpose of Job:• To supervise whole classes during short-term absence of teachers, supporting students in undertaking set activities and continuing with their learning;• To deliver Sports Coaching sessions.Anticipated Outcome of Post:• Support a wide-ranging physical/sporting offer for the students. Students, regardless of their social or cultural background, are motivated to succeed and are supported to maximise their learning and progress at school.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School, please email office@stlukescofe.school.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.stlukescofe.school/recruitment.All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: w/c 12 September 2022
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Mealtime Assistant - Ashleigh C of E Primary School (Ventrus Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • NJC Grade A: £18,333 per annum FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)

Ashleigh Church of England Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.Ashleigh C of E Primary School are seeking to appoint a permanent Mealtime Assistant.We are looking for candidates with a strong, sensitive and caring approach to children’s needs, who can be flexible and are able to be effective communicators and think creatively.Ideally, you will:• Be able to build positive relationships with children, staff and parents• Have high expectations of children’s behaviour and be able to maintain consistent boundaries• Be willing to work as part of a team• Be able to use your own initiative when requiredVentrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.To apply for this role please submit your application online via the following link; https://ashleighdevon.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2772716Please apply by 12 noon on the closing date.Interview Date:  Monday 12th September 2022. 
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Teaching Assistant - Ashleigh C of E Primary School (Ventrus Multi Academy Trust)

  • North Devon
  • Term Time
  • NJC Grade C: £19,264 - £20,043 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)

Ashleigh Church of England Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.We are looking to recruit a dynamic Teaching Assistant to support a range of groups and individual children.You will work in a highly supportive team within a positive setting. High levels of initiative and flexibility are essential along with excellent communication skills. You will be supported in the planning and preparation for intervention programmes by the class teacher as well as supporting children in class.Ashleigh is proud to offer an excellent education for all within a framework of our core values and ethos; put simply, we want our children to grow up to become confident, loving and responsible citizens. Our vision statement encapsulates everything about us: 'Learning to Love; Loving to Learn - Life in all its Fullness'. Our dedicated team work together to create a school where there is a real sense of community and where all can flourish.Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.To apply for this role please submit your application online via the following link; https://ashleighdevon.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2772735. Please apply by 12 noon on the closing date.Interview Date: Monday 12th September 2022
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Cleaner - Ashleigh C of E Primary School (Ventrus Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • NJC Grade A - £18,333 FTE (This will be paid pro-rata to reflect hours and weeks worked)

Ashleigh Church of England Primary School is a member of Ventrus, a group of Devon schools who actively collaborate to improve children's outcomes. As a Trust, we offer excellent career and development opportunities.Ashleigh C of E Primary School is looking to recruit a cleaner. The successful candidate must have cleaning experience and we are seeking someone who is hardworking and reliable.The successful candidate will be working in a team of other cleaners and will be line managed by the Premises Manager. They will have the responsibility for maintaining a high level of cleanliness in our buildings through daily duties. These duties will include vacuuming, sweeping and washing floors, dusting and polishing, cleaning lavatories and removing rubbish.Ventrus Multi Academy Trust require all applicants to be eligible to work in the UK with no restrictions, as we are unable to offer sponsorship/work visas. You will be required to provide proof of Right to Work at interview stage.Ventrus is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an enhanced disclosure is required for this post.To apply for this role please submit your application online via the following link; https://ashleighdevon.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/2772666. Please apply by 12 noon on the closing date.Interview Date: Monday 12th September 2022. 
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Design and Technology (D&T) Textiles Technician - The King’s School (Academy)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £4,710 (£10.64 per hour) - £4,935 (£11.15 per hour) for exceptional performance in role up to £5,380 (£12.16 per hour)

Tel: 01404 812982                            Email: recruitment@thekings.devon.sch.ukWebsite: https://www.thekings.devon.sch.uk/ Cadhay Lane, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1RAAll King’s School support staff are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme, which is a defined benefit scheme, under which the school contributes 17.6% of an individual’s salary.The King’s School with 1100 students is an outstanding 11-18 comprehensive school with ambitious students, supportive parents and excellent facilities.  We have a strong reputation for success across the curriculum and an extra-curricular programme which is valued highly by the whole school community. A commitment to the philosophy of ‘Achievement for All’ and a desire to work in an exciting, dynamic, creative and supportive way are essential for all staff at The King’s School.We are looking to appoint an additional part-time D&T Technician to work alongside our two current D&T Technicians, supporting our teaching team and contributing to the department’s success and continued improvement.  The successful candidate will work 10 hours per week.  Working hours are negotiable and will be discussed at interview.  Very importantly, we wish to appoint someone who works well in a team, who is flexible, adaptable and can work under pressure, without losing their all-important sense of humour.We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of students so all staff are enhanced DBS checked.Please see our website and apply online. If you need further details please contact mgarrick@thekings.devon.sch.uk. Please apply by midday on the closing date.Interview Date:  w/c 12 September 2022 (provisional)
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Assistant Clerk to the Trust - Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade D £20,444 - £22,571 pro rata

Required from September 2022.The Ted Wragg Trust is an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.This role will provide Governance support for the Trust in addition to specific responsibility as Clerk to the Board for Fusion School Services, the Trust’s subsidiary company. The Assistant Clerk plays a key role in supporting the Clerk to the Trust, Head of Corporate Governance & Compliance and the Trustees to carry out their roles effectively by providing administrative and organisational support, including facilitating effective meetings, events and strategic governance.The Assistant Clerk will also advise on governance, constitutional and procedural matters within the current legislative framework as required, as well as playing a key role in facilitating the recruitment and induction of new Governors to Trust Schools.You will also provide high quality administrative and organisational support to Trust Committees including the preparation of agendas and meeting papers, taking accurate minutes of meetings and maintaining administrative and organisational records.You should have excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be self-motivated, flexible and able to work under your own initiative and to manage deadlines. The ability to remain impartial and maintain confidentiality is essential, as is the ability to take accurate and concise minutes of meetings.Experience of clerking or working in a similar administrative role is desirable. The role will involve taking minutes at Trust meetings throughout the year, some of which will take place after the school day or in the evenings.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, please contact Lorraine Mitchell, Head of Corporate Governance & Compliance, on 01404 793226 or lorraine.mitchell@tedwraggtrust.co.uk.The Ted Wragg Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.tedwraggtrust.co.uk/vacancy.All applications should be made by completing the Trust application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: 15/16 September 2022
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Social Worker - Specialist Placement Team (Ref.3516)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £31,895 - £32,798 (Grade F) or £33,486 - £37,568 (Grade G) per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

We are a social care team who work with adults with Learning Disabilities/Autism and ADHD who are placed outside of Devon.As a team we offer an exciting opportunity to travel the country and work with people and providers who are living outside of Devon. The team was originally set up in the wake of Winterbourne view, which has given us a drive to remain personal centred and support peoples voices to be heard.We work with people with a variety of different support needs who live within a multitude of different settings, from supported living, community homes, residential and supporting people who are leaving hospital. Our job can be both rewarding and challenging at the same time, where we are constantly juggling different policies and legislation from across the country. There is an expectation that you will be available to travel country wide and we will support you to do this.Within this role you don’t necessarily need to be located within Devon however, you will be required to join the team monthly in person for a team meeting.What we can offer youWe are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme. As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Social Worker has never been more attractive.If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation supportof up to £10,000, may be available.Social Worker Career Pathway We have implemented the first phase of a new Social Worker Career Pathway within our Adults and Children’s Services, with our vacancies available at the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) levels. Our Social Worker and Experienced Social Worker roles align with the national Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers, which provides a robust structure for all local authorities to use as a way of standardising professional capabilities and provides a clear career pathway.   This is a fantastic opportunity to provide you with an achievable, clear pathway for your career; to enable you as a practitioner to reflect and identify your own practice and development on the PCF pathway. If successful in being shortlisted for interview, your experience, skills and knowledge, will be assessed against the PCF domains and if found appointable, this will determine your appointment to either the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker level (Grade G). With on-going learning and support from your line manager, those appointed as a Social Worker will be able to evidence incremental learning and submit an application in due course for progression to the Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) via a portfolio of supporting evidence against the PCF framework.For further information on this role please contact Chris Ansell on 01392 380755 or christopher.ansell@devon.gov.uk  Please note Devon County Council is not currently offering VISA sponsorship for this role. We will only consider applicants with valid Right to Work in the UK.
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Social Worker - Southern Safeguarding Adult Hub (Ref.3515)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £31,895 - £32,798 (Grade F) or £33,486 - £37,568 (Grade G) per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Due to our expanding service there is the opportunity to join the Southern Safeguarding Adult Hub, where you will be able to:Practice in line with “making safeguarding personal” whilst ensuring that the six key principles of safeguarding adult work are embeddedDevelop your knowledge and application of differing sets of legislative frameworksApply risk enablement principals in triaging safeguarding adult concerns to determine whether thresholds for a section 42.2 enquiry are metParticipate and engage in partnership working with a wide range of other professionals and agenciesBecome involved at a local level in informing national work which continues to develop the safeguarding adult frameworkHave exposure to more complex safeguarding issues such as county-lines, modern slavery and the PREVENT agendaBecome involved in supporting Devon County Council in its work to improve local safeguarding adult practice and systems, ensuring that as a lead agency we continue to deliver an effective safeguarding response across our local communities. You will be part of a small, skilled and friendly team of Experienced Social Workers and Social Care Assessors, supported by dedicated Team Managers; with regular supervision, team meetings and access to learning and development opportunities. Your work base will be in Newton Abbot. The role is predominately office-based, with the opportunity to work flexibly from home for a part of the week. (Covid-19: whilst national and local restrictions remain in place there is increased opportunity to work flexibly from home; with the Covid-secure work base remaining open for attendance as needed). In normal circumstances some travel within the community may be expected, this would be to support complex individual or whole-service investigations and to work with community teams and partner agencies in relation to adult safeguarding. What we can offer youWe are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.We offer 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service.Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme. As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as an Social Worker has never been more attractive.If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation supportof up to £10,000, may be available.Social Worker Career Pathway We have implemented the first phase of a new Social Worker Career Pathway within our Adults and Children’s Services, with our vacancies available at the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) levels. Our Social Worker and Experienced Social Worker roles align with the national Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers, which provides a robust structure for all local authorities to use as a way of standardising professional capabilities and provides a clear career pathway.   This is a fantastic opportunity to provide you with an achievable, clear pathway for your career; to enable you as a practitioner to reflect and identify your own practice and development on the PCF pathway. If successful in being shortlisted for interview, your experience, skills and knowledge, will be assessed against the PCF domains and if found appointable, this will determine your appointment to either the Social Worker (Grade F) or Experienced Social Worker level (Grade G). With on-going learning and support from your line manager, those appointed as a Social Worker will be able to evidence incremental learning and submit an application in due course for progression to the Experienced Social Worker (Grade G) via a portfolio of supporting evidence against the PCF framework. For further information on this role please contact Andree Ashmore on 01392 383000 or andree.ashmore@devon.gov.uk  Please note Devon County Council is not currently offering VISA sponsorship for this role. We will only consider applicants with valid Right to Work in the UK.
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HR Administrator - St James School (Ted Wragg Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £17,429 - £19,242 (£20,444 - £22,571 per annum FTE) Pending the 2022/23 national pay award

Required to start September/October 2022.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education. Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning. The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum. Our caring and inspirational team, work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.  We are looking for an exceptional, committed and enthusiastic individual to provide efficient, effective and professional HR administration support to the Headteacher, senior staff and make a difference to the whole school community. You will be an experienced administrator, have excellent time management and organisational skills, be able to prioritise workload and have excellent attention to detail.  As the sole HR administrator for the school you will need to be self-motivated and able to use your own initiative. Whilst working in partnership with the Trust’s dedicated Central HR Team, who will be on hand to provide you with advice, regular peer support and mentoring, coupled with access to extensive HR toolkits and resources. Experience of delivering an effective HR Administration service including absence management, recruitment and contract administration is desirable but not essential. Experience of working in a school environment with a knowledge of school information management systems is also desirable but not essential.   We can offer you:• A minimum of 24 days leave in addition to bank holidays rising to 28 days based on continuous service.• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.• Wellbeing services and a 24-hours Employee Assistance Programme• Experience of working in a large Multi Academy Trust, with opportunities to progress and develop.• Values driven, dedicated, dynamic and inclusive team of colleagues.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.  This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.If you share our values we would love to hear from you, please contract HR@tedwraggtrust.co.uk if you would like to arrange a call back to discuss the role informally with one of our team, please provide relevant contact details.Application forms and further information are available from: https://www.tedwraggtrust.co.uk/vacancy/.  Please apply by 9am on the closing date.Interview date: Friday 9th September 2022
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Collective Impact Officer (CIO) - CoLab Exeter

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £28,748 per annum FTE

Responsible to: Joint CEOContract: Fixed term until 30th June 2024We are currently recruiting the following exciting role:A Collective Impact Officer (CIO) who will maintain and develop collective impact and evaluation processes within the core CoLab team, and provide data collection, interpretation and dissemination support for the key CoLab core projects.We are looking for someone who can take a lead in designing, testing and refining the Collective Impact framework, which will bring together data collected into a coherent profile of impact and value to drive good practice and service improvement.We are looking for someone who has experience of managing projects in a complex organisation with competing priorities. They will be able to listen and respond proactively and maintain boundaries to ensure project outcomes are met within the timescales. In addition to improving our understanding of impact and value as a multiagency hub, we also increasingly need to incorporate new legislation around GDPR and information sharing so it is important the CIO has a solid understanding of guidelines in these areas.We are delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Community Fund funding for a 3 year 'Doing What Matters Most' initiative. This programme of work is about investing in the infrastructure that enables the collaborative community to achieve and demonstrate collective impact in two areas:• The general infrastructure which supports and enables the development of multi-agency complex needs work in the hub, and gathers evidence to demonstrate collective impact.• The specific infrastructure which develops the support offer and gathers evidence to influence system change in 3 priority areas:       Gender Matters - Transforming outcomes for women in crisis and recovery       Learning Matters - Improving opportunities for people to learn and transform       Mental health Matters - Improving the community response to mental illness.How to Apply:CoLab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.To apply, please visit our website.Submit applications quoting the job reference with the requested documents and a completed diversity monitoring form to recruitment@colabexeter.org.uk  Please apply by 9am on the closing date.Interview Date: Monday 19th September 2022
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Reception & Hub Administrator - CoLab Exeter

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £19,750 per annum FTE

Responsible to: Business & Operations CoordinatorWe are looking for a compassionate, friendly and approachable person be a primary point of contact for the charity and provide administration support to the CoLab team. The post holder will work closely as part of a busy and supportive team assisting colleagues in our thriving and rapidly developing community Hub.This role is varied and interesting, with no one day being the same, and the post holder will work the whole team to make sure our Hub runs smoothly and our team and projects are supported well. This requires a can do attitude, the ability to use previous experience and initiative to prioritise a varied workload, meet deadlines, and set up accurate and efficient systems of work.Supported by the Business & Operations Coordinator, the post holder will form a key part of our administration team, primarily taking a lead on sustaining the Hub and team. This will include administration around people and place, support with HR, premises, Hub admin and other Hub events and activities.                                       Demonstrating our values of welcome, compassion and collaboration we are looking for people who are good communicators, who can relate to and communicate easily with people at all levels in a friendly and inclusive way, and who are happy to get involved with all aspects of our work.This role will work as part of a job share at CoLab. How to Apply:CoLab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.To apply, please visit our website.Submit applications quoting the job reference with the requested documents and a completed diversity monitoring form to recruitment@colabexeter.org.uk.Please apply by 9am on the closing date.  Interview Date: Friday 16th September 2022
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School Caretaker - Teignmouth Community School (Ivy Education Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • Scale 3, Point 4-6 Starting salary £19,264 per annum

Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint a School Caretaker. The post holder will be responsible for the care of the school site, provision of maintenance and security services on school premises thereby ensuring a safe working environment. The post holder will work closely with the Head of Estates and Maintenance, Senior Leadership Team and other site staff to ensure the site is well cared for.   Being responsible to the Head of Estates and Maintenance, the post holder will contribute towards a safe site for all stakeholders by providing: • Contributions towards a maintenance program for the site• Work completed to the highest of standards The successful candidate will: • Be self-motivated • Be committed and flexible in order to meet the schools needs • Be highly organised in order to prioritise workloads and ensure compliance• Have pride in their work• Be a skilled all round handymanThe Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils. The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions. On 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales. The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michelangelo: “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high, and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post. Application forms and further information are available from our website, Ivy Education Trust or via email to people@ivyeducationtrust.co.uk.Please apply by 9am on the closing date. Interview Date: w/c 5th September 2022
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Senior Lawyer (Adult Social Care) (Ref3492)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £44,624 - £48,678 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award) (plus an attractive relocation package of up to £5,000)

Work Location: County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD (remote working available) Devon County Council is seeking an experienced and motivated Adult Social Care Lawyer to join  a specialist Adult Social Care  Legal team within Legal Services.  About the Role This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team of specialist Court of Protection lawyers holding a high-quality and varied caseload. The role includes day to day management of a caseload comprising predominantly of s16 and s21A challenges before the Court of Protection, from pre-proceedings to final hearing.In addition,  the role includes the provision of high-quality (and often urgent) legal advice to clients on a wide range of Adult Social Care matters relating to the Mental Capacity Act, Care Act and Mental Health Act. The team also regularly advises on a range of other matters including Ordinary Residence disputes. ,  We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running so experience in Adult Social Care law is essential.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical and drafting skills and be willing to undertake advocacy at the appropriate level.   About you You will be a practising solicitor, barrister or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, and have demonstrable post-qualification legal experience in Adult Social Care law (as an essential). Local Government experience is desirable but not essential. You will be committed to keeping up to date on evolving caselaw and occasionally may be required to arrange and/or participate in training events and support workforce development. You will have an keen interest in being part of a motivated and committed, specialist legal team.   What we can offer you Aside from the fulfilling day-to-day job, you'll benefit from our pension scheme and Employee Assistance Programme. You'll be living and working in one of the most beautiful parts of country with the option to work from home when suitable. There are development opportunities in this role and potential to increase your annual leave based on years of service. Above all, you will be supported by colleagues with a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from, not just from within the legal team, but also from across the departments it serves.  Benefits include: 22 days' paid annual leave (rising with length of service), plus bank holidays and three additional days over the Christmas Period Access to the attractive Local Government Pension Scheme  Flexible working opportunities, including flexitime and homeworking opportunities (when suitable) Personal development opportunities Access to the Employment Assistance Programme  and Devon Discounts schemes   Devon is one of the largest counties in the UK, and the only one to have two coastlines. It has a wonderful variety of landscapes and activities to enjoy, and has good transport links to the rest of the country. Whatever your interests, Devon has something for everyone. As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat Living and working in Devon as a Lawyer has never been more attractive, and we’re offering a relocation package with this post.  To find out more about our legal services, working for the council and why relocate to Devon, please go to https://new.devon.gov.uk/workingfordevon/work-in/professional-and-support-roles/legal-services/   Additional information We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.  The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English. Personal data we collect from you will be processed in accordance with the Applicant privacy notice. Happy to Talk Flexible Working. For more information about Working for Devon please visit our Working for Devon page. This role requires a DBS disclosure. 
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Teaching Assistant / Mealtime Assistant

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • TA: £9.60 - £9.79 per hour; MTA: £9.50 per hour

Heathcoat Primary School is a two-form entry primary school for pupils from nursery to Year 6, situated in the town of Tiverton. We are part of the Tiverton Federation of Schools which includes Tiverton High School and Rackenford Primary School.We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational Teaching Assistant/Mealtime Assistant, to start as soon as possible, to work largely with a child with SEND. You will be based at Heathcoat Primary School. The role includes supervising children for an hour a day at lunchtime, Monday to Friday. The successful candidate will be passionate about learning and be keen to engage with, inspire and support children to achieve their best. Heathcoat Primary School is a two-form entry primary school for pupils from nursery to Year 6, situated in the town of Tiverton. We are part of the Tiverton Federation of Schools which includes Tiverton High School and Rackenford Primary School.  We are looking for enthusiastic and inspirational Teaching Assistants/Mealtime Assistant, to start as soon as possible. You will be based at Heathcoat Primary School, Monday to Friday. The successful candidates will be passionate about learning and be keen to engage with, inspire and support children to achieve their best. We are looking for someone who: - is patient, calm, cheerful and kind - can ‘think on their feet’ but can also follow procedures and processes rigorously, as required - has high expectations for all children and is rewarded by their successes and progress - has an inclusive approach, and is passionate about motivating, supporting and challenging all children (especially those with additional needs) - is keen to work effectively and collaboratively within our hardworking, talented and friendly team. In addition, you might already have: - experience of working in a school setting with children with additional needs - experience of teaching phonics/reading to small groups of children - a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures and a strong desire to keep children safe. We can offer you: - the opportunity to ‘make a difference’ every day - a rewarding, fulfilling and stimulating career - term-time only hours - full training in all aspects of the role. These roles are temporary  linked to funding.We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.This role requires a DBS disclosure.This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.For further details please contact the office on 01884 252445 or email admin@heathcoat.devon.sch.uk. Please return your completed application form to admin@heathcoat.devon.sch.uk by noon on the closing date.
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £25,481 per annum pro rata (NJC 19)

Location: Exeter office-based with flexibility to work from home a certain number of days a week. Ability to travel across Devon. Fixed Term: September 5th 2022 – Mid October 2023 to provide maternity leave coverLiving Options Devon is a Devon-wide, dynamic, progressive, user-led organisation. The IMCA service is part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium commissioned by Devon County Council to provide a high quality Independent Advocacy service across Devon and Torbay for vulnerable adults with complex health or social care needs due to physical, learning or sensory disability, Deafness (for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language), Acquired Brain Injury and/ or general frailty. Qualified IMCA preferred. However, full accredited IMCA training will be provided if necessary. Possibility of permanent employment at end of maternity cover depending on funding and staffing situation.The role: - Participate in the delivery of the IMCA Service in accordance with LOD’s policies, the Mental Capacity Act & Regulations, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Codes of Practice, Devon County & Torbay Council’s Contract Specification and any subsequent directives. - Advocate on behalf of clients who have been assessed as lacking capacity in relation to eligible IMCA decisions under the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).- Consult with the client in private to establish, as far as possible, their views, wishes, values, and feelings around the decision to be made. - Liaise and communicate effectively with the Decision Maker, and any other relevant professionals, to collate opinions and evidence, about the decision to be made. - Consult with any other persons who can provide information about the views, wishes, values, and feelings of the client, past or present. - Access and examine any records, including any health and social care records, relevant to the decision to be made.- Advocate on behalf of the client throughout the best interests decision making process ensuring that this process is Mental Capacity Act compliant.- Identify all possible options or courses of action, ensuring that any decision made is in the client’s best interests, and the least restrictive option. - Produce evidence based reports within agreed appropriate timescales to support the decision making process. - Attend Best Interests, and any other meetings, as required.- Challenge decisions made on behalf of clients through the appropriate channels including accessing the Court of Protection if appropriate.- Prioritise work to meet the needs of clients and decision makers. - Identify any conflicts of interests associated with IMCA cases and inform the IMCA Manager to ensure conflicts are appropriately managed.- Record case work clearly and accurately on the IMCA service database in compliance with the Data Protection Act.- Close cases following IMCA service protocols, ensuring the requirements for internal and external monitoring and evaluation are met.- Identify any risks in delivering the service, inform the IMCA Manager, and comply with risk management procedures. - Attend other meetings as appropriate and agreed with the IMCA Manager.- Work to promote equal opportunities in the IMCA service.- Keep up to date with legislative, social policy and case law developments relevant to the IMCA Service. Living Options Devon exists to ensure people with physical, learning and/or sensory disabilities and Deaf people with sign language can make an active and equal contribution in society. To become part of our organisation you should have the following skills: • Experience of working with the statutory and health & social care agencies.• Experience of person -centred working.• Experience in working with people who require advocacy.• Experience of working with people who have a range of disabilities and communication problems. • Practical working knowledge and practice in areas of Safeguarding and/or Mental Health or another relevant specialty.• Knowledge and understanding of people who are socially excluded.• Demonstrable commitment to upholding the rights of people who face disadvantage or discrimination.• Understanding of the principles and practice of Independent Advocacy. • Understanding of and demonstrable commitment to ensuring equal opportunities in practice.• Ability to write formal reports to a high standard. • The ability to negotiate and exercise diplomacy effectively.• Excellent organisational and case management skills, and the ability to plan and prioritise and the demands of a multiple case load.• Good time management skills, ability to work flexibly and creatively under pressure and to tight time deadlines.• The ability to work on your own initiative.• Strong analytical skills.• High personal motivation with ability to identify issues and pro-actively address them. • Excellent IT skills, with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages.• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate and convey information clearly and appropriately.In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:• Competitive salary • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.• Flexible working location – remote/Exeter office based. • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply) • Training and development opportunities.• Cycle to work scheme • Fully Accessible office with on-site parking For more information about the post please email Anne Phelan, IMCA Manager  anne.phelan@livingoptions.org. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.Living Options Devon strives to be user-led in all that we do and we welcome applications from disabled and Deaf people.For further details, full JD, personal specification and application pack, please visit our website: Home - Living Options Devon or email: jobs@livingoptions.org,  Tel: 01392 459222. PLEASE NOTE: All applications have to be received by a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website. https://www.livingoptions.org/get-involved/work-with-us/  and returned to jobs@livingoptions.org.Interview Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) - Living Options Devon

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £25,481 per annum (NJC 19)

Location: Exeter office-based with flexibility to work from home a certain number of days a week. Ability to travel across Devon. Living Options Devon is a Devon-wide, dynamic, progressive, user-led organisation. The IMCA service is part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium commissioned by Devon County Council to provide a high quality Independent Advocacy service across Devon and Torbay for vulnerable adults with complex health or social care needs due to physical, learning or sensory disability, Deafness (for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language), Acquired Brain Injury and/ or general frailty. Qualified IMCA preferred. However, full accredited IMCA training will be provided if necessary. Possibility of permanent employment at end of maternity cover depending on funding and staffing situation.The role: - Participate in the delivery of the IMCA Service in accordance with LOD’s policies, the Mental Capacity Act & Regulations, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Codes of Practice, Devon County & Torbay Council’s Contract Specification and any subsequent directives. - Advocate on behalf of clients who have been assessed as lacking capacity in relation to eligible IMCA decisions under the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).- Consult with the client in private to establish, as far as possible, their views, wishes, values, and feelings around the decision to be made. - Liaise and communicate effectively with the Decision Maker, and any other relevant professionals, to collate opinions and evidence, about the decision to be made. - Consult with any other persons who can provide information about the views, wishes, values, and feelings of the client, past or present. - Access and examine any records, including any health and social care records, relevant to the decision to be made.- Advocate on behalf of the client throughout the best interests decision making process ensuring that this process is Mental Capacity Act compliant.- Identify all possible options or courses of action, ensuring that any decision made is in the client’s best interests, and the least restrictive option. - Produce evidence based reports within agreed appropriate timescales to support the decision making process. - Attend Best Interests, and any other meetings, as required.- Challenge decisions made on behalf of clients through the appropriate channels including accessing the Court of Protection if appropriate.- Prioritise work to meet the needs of clients and decision makers. - Identify any conflicts of interests associated with IMCA cases and inform the IMCA Manager to ensure conflicts are appropriately managed.- Record case work clearly and accurately on the IMCA service database in compliance with the Data Protection Act.- Close cases following IMCA service protocols, ensuring the requirements for internal and external monitoring and evaluation are met.- Identify any risks in delivering the service, inform the IMCA Manager, and comply with risk management procedures. - Attend other meetings as appropriate and agreed with the IMCA Manager.- Work to promote equal opportunities in the IMCA service.- Keep up to date with legislative, social policy and case law developments relevant to the IMCA Service. Living Options Devon exists to ensure people with physical, learning and/or sensory disabilities and Deaf people with sign language can make an active and equal contribution in society. To become part of our organisation you should have the following skills: • Experience of working with the statutory and health & social care agencies.• Experience of person -centred working.• Experience in working with people who require advocacy.• Experience of working with people who have a range of disabilities and communication problems. • Practical working knowledge and practice in areas of Safeguarding and/or Mental Health or another relevant specialty.• Knowledge and understanding of people who are socially excluded.• Demonstrable commitment to upholding the rights of people who face disadvantage or discrimination.• Understanding of the principles and practice of Independent Advocacy. • Understanding of and demonstrable commitment to ensuring equal opportunities in practice.• Ability to write formal reports to a high standard. • The ability to negotiate and exercise diplomacy effectively.• Excellent organisational and case management skills, and the ability to plan and prioritise and the demands of a multiple case load.• Good time management skills, ability to work flexibly and creatively under pressure and to tight time deadlines.• The ability to work on your own initiative.• Strong analytical skills.• High personal motivation with ability to identify issues and pro-actively address them. • Excellent IT skills, with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages.• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate and convey information clearly and appropriately.In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:• Competitive salary • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.• Flexible working location – remote/Exeter office based. • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply) • Training and development opportunities.• Cycle to work scheme • Fully Accessible office with on-site parking For more information about the post please email Anne Phelan, IMCA Manager  anne.phelan@livingoptions.org. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.Living Options Devon strives to be user-led in all that we do and we welcome applications from disabled and Deaf people.For further details, full JD, personal specification and application pack, please visit our website: Home - Living Options Devon or email: jobs@livingoptions.org,  Tel: 01392 459222. PLEASE NOTE: All applications have to be received by a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website. https://www.livingoptions.org/get-involved/work-with-us/  and returned to jobs@livingoptions.org.Interview Date: Wednesday 31st August 
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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) - Living Options Devon

  • Multiple Locations
  • Part Time
  • £25,481 per annum (NJC 19)

Location: Exeter office-based with flexibility to work from home a certain number of days a week. Ability to travel across Devon. Living Options Devon is a Devon-wide, dynamic, progressive, user-led organisation. The IMCA service is part of the Devon Advocacy Consortium commissioned by Devon County Council to provide a high quality Independent Advocacy service across Devon and Torbay for vulnerable adults with complex health or social care needs due to physical, learning or sensory disability, Deafness (for whom British Sign Language is their first or preferred language), Acquired Brain Injury and/ or general frailty. Qualified IMCA preferred. However, full accredited IMCA training will be provided if necessary. Possibility of permanent employment at end of maternity cover depending on funding and staffing situation.The role: - Participate in the delivery of the IMCA Service in accordance with LOD’s policies, the Mental Capacity Act & Regulations, Mental Capacity Act (MCA) & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Codes of Practice, Devon County & Torbay Council’s Contract Specification and any subsequent directives. - Advocate on behalf of clients who have been assessed as lacking capacity in relation to eligible IMCA decisions under the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).- Consult with the client in private to establish, as far as possible, their views, wishes, values, and feelings around the decision to be made. - Liaise and communicate effectively with the Decision Maker, and any other relevant professionals, to collate opinions and evidence, about the decision to be made. - Consult with any other persons who can provide information about the views, wishes, values, and feelings of the client, past or present. - Access and examine any records, including any health and social care records, relevant to the decision to be made.- Advocate on behalf of the client throughout the best interests decision making process ensuring that this process is Mental Capacity Act compliant.- Identify all possible options or courses of action, ensuring that any decision made is in the client’s best interests, and the least restrictive option. - Produce evidence based reports within agreed appropriate timescales to support the decision making process. - Attend Best Interests, and any other meetings, as required.- Challenge decisions made on behalf of clients through the appropriate channels including accessing the Court of Protection if appropriate.- Prioritise work to meet the needs of clients and decision makers. - Identify any conflicts of interests associated with IMCA cases and inform the IMCA Manager to ensure conflicts are appropriately managed.- Record case work clearly and accurately on the IMCA service database in compliance with the Data Protection Act.- Close cases following IMCA service protocols, ensuring the requirements for internal and external monitoring and evaluation are met.- Identify any risks in delivering the service, inform the IMCA Manager, and comply with risk management procedures. - Attend other meetings as appropriate and agreed with the IMCA Manager.- Work to promote equal opportunities in the IMCA service.- Keep up to date with legislative, social policy and case law developments relevant to the IMCA Service. Living Options Devon exists to ensure people with physical, learning and/or sensory disabilities and Deaf people with sign language can make an active and equal contribution in society. To become part of our organisation you should have the following skills: • Experience of working with the statutory and health & social care agencies.• Experience of person -centred working.• Experience in working with people who require advocacy.• Experience of working with people who have a range of disabilities and communication problems. • Practical working knowledge and practice in areas of Safeguarding and/or Mental Health or another relevant specialty.• Knowledge and understanding of people who are socially excluded.• Demonstrable commitment to upholding the rights of people who face disadvantage or discrimination.• Understanding of the principles and practice of Independent Advocacy. • Understanding of and demonstrable commitment to ensuring equal opportunities in practice.• Ability to write formal reports to a high standard. • The ability to negotiate and exercise diplomacy effectively.• Excellent organisational and case management skills, and the ability to plan and prioritise and the demands of a multiple case load.• Good time management skills, ability to work flexibly and creatively under pressure and to tight time deadlines.• The ability to work on your own initiative.• Strong analytical skills.• High personal motivation with ability to identify issues and pro-actively address them. • Excellent IT skills, with knowledge of standard Microsoft packages.• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate and convey information clearly and appropriately.In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:• Competitive salary • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.• Flexible working location – remote/Exeter office based. • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply) • Training and development opportunities.• Cycle to work scheme • Fully Accessible office with on-site parking For more information about the post please email Anne Phelan, IMCA Manager  anne.phelan@livingoptions.org. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.Living Options Devon strives to be user-led in all that we do and we welcome applications from disabled and Deaf people.For further details, full JD, personal specification and application pack, please visit our website: Home - Living Options Devon or email: jobs@livingoptions.org,  Tel: 01392 459222. PLEASE NOTE: All applications have to be received by a completed application form which can be downloaded from our website. https://www.livingoptions.org/get-involved/work-with-us/  and returned to jobs@livingoptions.org.Interview Date: Wednesday 31st August 2022
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South Devon Experienced Social Worker (Ref.3453)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £33,486 - £40,578 per annum (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Are you an experienced social worker looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives of each family you work with? Would you like to be part of a team of like-minded people who are committed to working at their best every day? Then we would love to hear from you! We’re seeking experienced social workers to support our children and young people in South Devon. This is a fantastic opportunity to build meaningful and positive relationships with children, young people, and families; working closely with them to achieve positive outcomes that are family led, built on strengths, and achieve safety and stability keeping them safe through their childhood and beyond. By working closely with children and families with a family-led and strengths-based approach, we can achieve positive outcomes for our children and offer a rewarding career for you. If you’re looking to move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, we offer a relocation allowance of up to £8,000. There’s never been a better time to make the move! About our TeamsOur Children and Families teams are responsible for managing child-in-need and child protection cases as well as cases in legal proceedings and looked after children. The casework is varied, and you will be working creatively to promote positive change within the home environment.  Our South Devon teams of Social Workers, ASYE’s and Family Practitioners are managed and supported by Team Managers and Assistant Team Managers. Our Initial Response team is responsible for carrying out Child and Family Assessments and, when necessary, section 47 Child Protection enquiries to decide whether a child is in need of support from our Children and Families teams, requires protection or should be taken into care.  Our team of Social Workers, ASYE’s and Family Practitioners are managed and supported by our Team Manager and Assistant Team Managers.   Experienced Social Workers handle more complex children’s plans, and you will confidently carry out your duties to safeguard the wellbeing of Devon’s children. You may even support colleagues at the early stages of their social work career. Whether you’re interested in going into management or staying in frontline practice as an Advanced Social Worker, we will support you. To find out more about working and living in South Devon, please view the attached Fact Sheet.   About usWe are on an exciting and ambitious journey of cultural change to embed restorative and relational ways of working. We believe that for the vast majority of families, the family home is the best place by far for children to live, with local, place-based support that includes help and support at the earliest opportunity from us and our partners. By making key changes and improvements, we have made sure that our social workers have access to better tools and technology: from mobile phones and laptops, to risk assessment training and care planning resources. Together, we've worked hard to get to know individual children better - understanding who they are and their needs, so we can implement appropriate interventions. By ensuring families have the necessary support, we can prevent concerns from escalating. We’re really proud of our workforce, and what has been achieved for children and families in Devon. Our social work teams are committed to providing the best service possible and are supported by our ambitious culture. We are keen to learn, grow and improve and we’re looking for people who share our values to join us. For more information on working with us here in Devon, please visit ‘Working for Devon’ and Working in Childrens Social Care.   About youYou will be an advocate for the children and young people you are working with, ensuring each child has an active, up-to-date plan, and young people are supported as they transition to adulthood. You will need to have:a social work qualification and registered with Social Work Englandsatisfactorily completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)experience working within social care, including working in a multi-agency and court environmenta high-level of written and verbal communication skills*the ability to build effective professional relationships with children, families, and other professionalsknowledge and understanding of the legislation, models, and theories relevant to children’s social workexceptional recording and planning skillsa valid UK driving licence and access to a car*If your experience as a social worker is within another sector (such as Adult Social Care), we can support you to transition into children and families social work through our six-month development programme, supported by our Social Work Academy! * Exceptions may apply under the Equality Act What we can offer youAs a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat. We want you to grow and develop with us. In recognition of the vital contribution you will make, we offer an attractive package including:Ongoing learning and development opportunities through our Social Work Academy with dedicated support from our Restorative Practice Leads, as well as Research in Practice membership and full access to Devon Children and Families Safeguarding training programme.Dedicated support with regular supervision from line management so you can critically reflect on your practice on a regular basis. Group supervisions are also offered, allowing you to learn from your colleagues and grow the strength of your social work practice together.Continuing Professional Development Days in line with your personal Learning and Development Plan.Clear career pathway aligned to the BASW Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers. Secondments and opportunities are also available to help you progress in your career.25 days paid annual leave per year, rising to 30 days with 5 years’ continuous service, plus bank holidays.Up to £2,000 retention payment per year, paid in two 6 monthly instalments for those who have been working as a Social Worker in either Permanency & Transition, Children & Families, Initial Response and Disabled Childrens Service for a period of 6 months (pro rata for part time employees).Paid Professional Re-registration Fees.Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply).Access to our confidential Devon Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme to support you to balance the demands of everyday life – available 24/7.Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time and a degree of remote working (subject to the needs of the role - please discuss at interview).Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).Links to staff networks and forums such as our LGBTQ+, BAME and Staff Diversity support networks.Cycle to Work Scheme.Devon Discounts Scheme which offers a variety of great savings.To start your journey with DCC, click ‘Apply’ today! You will find a link attached to our Job Description. To arrange an informal discussion, please email CSWrecruitment@devon.gov.uk.
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Permanency & Transition Experienced Social Worker (Ref.3452)

  • Devon
  • Full Time
  • £33,486 - £40,578 per annum pro rata (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Are you an experienced social worker looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about making a real difference to the lives of each family you work with? Would you like to be part of a team of like-minded people who are committed to working at their best every day? Then we would love to hear from you!  We’re seeking experienced social workers to support our children and young people in various locations across Devon. This is a fantastic opportunity to build meaningful and positive relationships with children, young people, and families; working closely with them to achieve positive outcomes that are family led, built on strengths, and achieve safety and stability keeping them safe through their childhood and beyond. By working closely with children and families with a family-led and strengths-based approach, we can achieve positive outcomes for our children and offer a rewarding career for you.  If you’re looking to move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, we offer a relocation allowance of up to £8,000. There’s never been a better time to make the move!  About the role Our Permanency and Transition service provides a wide range of statutory and non-statutory duties, from Early Help Services, through to children who are in care, as well as services for those who are care experienced. The service reflects and responds to the changing needs of children and their families.  It works to enable a reflective and flexible approach, with a strong Early Help offer and a real focus on Restorative Practice, which focuses on intervention and keeping families together.  Our team of Social Workers, ASYE’s and Personal Advisors are managed and supported by our Team Managers.   Experienced Social Workers handle more complex children’s plans, and you will confidently carry out your duties to safeguard the wellbeing of Devon’s children. You may even support colleagues at the early stages of their social work career. Whether you’re interested in going into management or staying in frontline practice as an Advanced Social Worker, we will support you.  About us We are on an exciting and ambitious journey of cultural change to embed restorative and relational ways of working. We believe that for the vast majority of families, the family home is the best place by far for children to live, with local, place-based support that includes help and support at the earliest opportunity from us and our partners. By making key changes and improvements, we have made sure that our social workers have access to better tools and technology: from mobile phones and laptops, to risk assessment training and care planning resources. Together, we've worked hard to get to know individual children better - understanding who they are and their needs, so we can implement appropriate interventions. By ensuring families have the necessary support, we can prevent concerns from escalating. We’re really proud of our workforce, and what has been achieved for children and families in Devon. Our social work teams are committed to providing the best service possible and are supported by our ambitious culture. We are keen to learn, grow and improve and we’re looking for people who share our values to join us.   For more information on working with us here in Devon, please visit ‘Working for Devon’ and Working in Childrens Social Care.     About you You will be an advocate for the children and young people you are working with, ensuring each child has an active, up-to-date plan, and young people are supported as they transition to adulthood. You will need to have: a social work qualification and registered with Social Work England satisfactorily completed your Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) experience working within social care, including working in a multi-agency and court environment  a high-level of written and verbal communication skills*  the ability to build effective professional relationships with children, families, and other professionalsknowledge and understanding of the legislation and regulations surrounding children in care and care experienced young people, with the ability to apply this to your practice a good understanding of contextual safeguarding is desirable due to managing adolescent risk exceptional recording and planning skills a valid UK driving licence and access to a car* If your experience as a social worker is within another sector (such as Adult Social Care), we can support you to transition into children and families social work through our six-month development programme, supported by our Social Work Academy!  * Exceptions may apply under the Equality Act  What we can offer you As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat. We want you to grow and develop with us. In recognition of the vital contribution you will make, we offer an attractive package including: Ongoing learning and development opportunities through our Social Work Academy with dedicated support from our Restorative Practice Leads, as well as Research in Practice membership and full access to Devon Children and Families Safeguarding training programme. Dedicated support with regular supervision from line management so you can critically reflect on your practice on a regular basis. Group supervisions are also offered, allowing you to learn from your colleagues and grow the strength of your social work practice together. Continuing Professional Development Days in line with your personal Learning and Development Plan.   Clear career pathway aligned to the BASW Professional Capability Framework (PCF) for Social Workers. Secondments and opportunities are also available to help you progress in your career. 25 days paid annual leave per year, rising to 30 days with 5 years’ continuous service, plus bank holidays. Up to £2,000 retention payment per year, paid in two 6 monthly instalments for those who have been working as a Social Worker in either Permanency & Transition, Children & Families, Initial Response and Disabled Childrens Service for a period of 6 months (pro rata for part time employees). Paid Professional Re-registration Fees. Relocation allowance of up to £8,000 (T&Cs apply). Access to our confidential Devon Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme to support you to balance the demands of everyday life – available 24/7. Flexible working opportunities, including flexi-time and a degree of remote working (subject to the needs of the role - please discuss at interview). Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Links to staff networks and forums such as our LGBTQ+, BAME and Staff Diversity support networks. Cycle to Work Scheme. Devon Discounts Scheme which offers a variety of great savings.  To start your journey with DCC, click ‘Apply’ today! You will find a link attached to our Job Description. To arrange an informal discussion, please email CSWrecruitment@devon.gov.uk. 
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