Jobs & Vacancies at SWRAC

Working with SWRAC

Listed below are our current vacancies. Our organisation has a strong and genuine ethos of trying to do what is right for our learners. Our core programmes follow the ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ themes of Employability, Health, Social Involvement and Independence. These four areas are equally applicable to our Alternative Provision Students or our students who have Special Educational Needs. We also offer training programmes for unemployed adults – in the construction.

When filling our posts we look for people with a great sense of humour and an enthusiasm to help people achieve the best they can be. Whilst in many roles it is a requirement that you possess certain qualifications, we do like to consider your personal skills and positive attitude as a main priority. We absolutely welcome applications from anyone and we will appoint on the basis of the ‘best person for the job’.

We do try to be a good employer, we recognise that people have families and will try to be as flexible as we possibly can and will be pleased to receive any proposals you have for alternatives to full time hours/job shares/flexible working – obviously within the constraints of what the work requires. We offer quite generous holiday entitlements and always have a break at Christmas to recharge the batteries. We do not work strictly to the traditional school term system so you can flexible with your holiday timings.

We operate out of 4 main centres , Wimborne (Merley House), Dorchester, Bournemouth and Liverpool (yes, Liverpool). All roles will be allocated a particular base and for the majority of the time this will be your normal place of work. However, sometimes we will ask to help out in other areas where the need arises but, don’t worry , we are not unreasonable and will not ask you to do anything too out of the ordinary.

We work with many vulnerable children and adults. You will understand that we have to make sure that ensuring the safety of all is of utmost priority. All appointments have to be subject to appropriate levels of DBS , references and ID checks.

In any job application process, there is generally only 1 person who finally gets appointed and, whilst we’d like to employ everyone it’s not possible to do so. If you aren’t successful, we are very sorry but it doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t consider you for any other post or to apply again – it just means on that occasion someone ‘pipped you to the post’!

If you’d like to apply for any of the roles, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please send us your CV, a covering letter detailing what your motivations are for applying and (no more than) one side of A4 suggesting what you might bring to the job and ideas of what you’d do if successful. We’d be very happy to chat over things informally before you make your application.

Call us on 01202 848099 for a quick chat and/or email your CV to jobs@swrac.ac.uk

Thank you for your interest, we’ll be very pleased to hear from you.

Job Coach (Boscombe)

We are looking for a temporary Job Coach to help support our learners with their next steps.

Location: Boscombe
Hours: Part-time, (Hours will vary due to demand)
Salary: £10.77 an hour
Start date: ASAP

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with the learners in a classroom setting to establish rapport and support needs.
  • Attend work placement interview with learner and support with preparation of interview.
  • Engage with employer to establish learner work placement roles and responsibilities and identify support requirements.
  • Carry out work placement Health and Safety check (HASP), if required.
  • Support learner with travel training necessary for them to be able to travel between home and work placement.
  • Support learner with purchase of appropriate work wear, if required.
  • Plan pre work placement visits with learner to work placement/employer, if necessary.
  • Encourage the learner to adopt a good standard of personal hygiene and presentation.
  • Liaise with parents, carers and external agencies to form a good working relationship which will help to support the learner in placement.
  • Become familiar with the learner’s Access To Work hours planner and support needs identified in the Access To Work application.
  • Check with the tutor whether parental/carer consents have been given for photographs/video etc, to be taken.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • High attention to detail and strong time keeping skills.
  • Ability to follow the strict guidelines and procedures required.

To apply please email hr@swrac.ac.uk

SWRAC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Activity and Education Assistant – Dorchester

At SWRAC we support individuals to thrive through real-life and relevant education programmes. Our intention is to provide people with the skills, knowledge and experience to BE resilient, confident & independent, to GROW into education, employment or meaningful activity, LIVE healthily, BE active & responsible citizens and BE safe.

We’re looking for an enhusiastic person to work with our ‘Thrive’ project. This is a programme for young adults with special educational needs and is a combination of informal education and activity based learning. Aiming to prepare people for adulthood and independence. We need assistants who can help deliver the education and support with the activities. Needless to say, patience, enthusiasm and a great sense of humour is necessary. Ideally, you’ll have some experience from either a social care or education background. The role is full time Monday to Friday and will be based near Dorchester, Dorset. We’re a friendly bunch and will be very pleased to hear from you if you’d like more information on this rewarding role.

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary Contract until October 2022
Salary: £19,305.00 per year

Benefits:
– Casual dress
– Company events
– On-site parking
– Wellness programmes

To apply please email hr@swrac.ac.uk

SWRAC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Visitor Café Manager (RSPB Radipole)

The Visitor Café at RSPB Radipole is being used by SWRAC as a way of providing real life work experience for students from SWRAC. The main purpose of this role is to oversee the operation of the visitor centre/café and to support students to run the facility as if it were a commercial concern.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Job description

The roles specified below are those that the position holder has responsibility for but should, where possible be undertaken by students on work experience.

– Manage the operation of the Visitor Café at RSPB Radipole
– Act as the main point of contact with RSPB representatives, customers, SWRAC staff
– Liaise with SWRAC staff in terms of identifying work experience students
– Supervise students and undertake training where necessary
– Allocate meaningful tasks to work experience students
– Source materials / consumables to be sold at the café
– Menu development
– Food preparation
– Stock control
– Responsible for food hygiene requirements
– Responsible for daily completion of HACCP documentation
– Produce daily financial logs
– Financial recording
– Ensure café is operated in accordance with health & safety requirements
– Daily cleaning of premises

To apply please email hr@swrac.ac.uk

SWRAC are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Interested in working with SWRAC?

Simply contact us for an informal chat – we’d love to hear from you.

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