Vacancies

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Please view our current vacancies below; if you would like to apply for one of these positions then please send your CV and covering email to Tracey Morley Email: tmorley@uet.charity

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

Salary Scale:       £10.46-£12.25 depending on experience and contract type       Hours of work:   Contracts of various lengths and zero hours available                                                            After school – 3.30pm to 6.30pm                                                                                                  Saturday, Sunday, and School Holidays – 9.45am to 4.15pm               Main base:         Short Breaks, Shaw Ridge Farm                                                  Reporting to:    Short Breaks Lead

Are you a College/University Student who is looking for rewarding and flexible employment that fits around your other commitments?  Do you work a term-time contract and would like additional hours?  If so, we would be interested to meet you. 

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)

UET is a Swindon based charity that helps children with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled children and young people within Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Short Breaks Provision

Our short breaks provision provides care (including personal care) and activities for children and young people aged 5 to 17 with SEND after school and during school holidays, in turn providing parents and carers with valuable respite.

Job Description and Person Specification:  Short Breaks Support Worker

For more information please contact:

Tracey Morley, Head of Service
Phone: 01793 286639
Email: tmorley@uet.charity 

**NEW** Part-time Administration Support

Salary: £10.25 per hour (UET Grade 4)
Location: Orbital Office and Stratton Road (but may be asked to work across all sites of the UET  within Swindon)
Contract Type: Part-Time 20 Hours per week (Monday-Friday)
Contract: Permanent
Start date: ASAP

We are looking to recruit for a part-time administration support role. This is a varied role encompassing general administration support for the service delivery team. This role requires somebody who is highly organised and thrives with change and new challenges. Attention to detail, the ability to multitask and working in a fast-changing environment are key attributes for this role. Please follow the links, below, to view the Job Description and Application Form:

Job Description

Job Application Form - please email completed application forms to Tracey Morley on email: tmorley@uet.charity

Part-time HR Advisor

HR Advisor

Salary: £23,151 - £27,010 (FTE)
Location: SWINDON
Contract Type: Part Time 20 Hours per week (11am-3pm working pattern)
Contract: Permanent
Start date: ASAP

The Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET) is a Swindon based charity that helps young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) to help themselves. UET is governed by a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees and strategically led and managed by experienced SEND professionals. The UET staff are committed, enthusiastic, skilled, and creative people with a drive to improve the lives of disabled children, young people, and adults (CYP&A). The Trust is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to meet the needs of disabled CYP&A and their families within Swindon and surrounding areas.

We are currently looking to appoint a HR Advisor to join our busy team at the Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET) based in Swindon. The role would be suited to someone with a strong HR background, preferably with a CIPD 5 qualification, who is ambitious, hardworking with excellent communication skills. The role is varied, and you will be working to support several provision sites across the Swindon area.

For more information please contact:

Tracey Morley, Head of Service
Phone: 01793 286639
Email: tmorley@uet.charity

Job Description

Please click on the link for HR Advisor Job Description

Skills for Ever - Community Enterprise Support  Worker

Job Description – Skills for Ever Provision  Support Worker

Salary: £9.60 per hour    
Hours of work: 9.15am – 3.45pm Monday to Friday
Main Base: Various UET locations within the Swindon area
Reporting to: Skills for Ever Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)
UET (Uplands Enterprise Trust) is a Swindon based charity that helps young people & adults CYP&A) with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled YP&A within Swindon and surrounding areas.

Skills for Ever Provision
Our Skills for Ever offer provides tailored support to young people & adults (YP&A) with SEND to enable them to gain, learn from, develop, and maintain their work and life skills and to make a positive progression and contribution to the community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the YP&A, parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with YP&A using a variety of individual methods including; PECs, visual aids, sign language and technology.
  • Managing behaviour that challenges us when necessary including the use of Team Teach principles for the use of physical intervention for the management of challenging behaviour.
  • Safe intervention when a YP&A is in crisis, adopting effective de-escalation techniques.
  • Administering medication when needed, training will be provided.
  • To provide simple medical aid as and when necessary and take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety in all locations.
  • Ensure that the YP&A gain the most from tasks, having the opportunity to try new things, developing our offer, and researching new opportunities to keep the offer fresh and relevant.
  • Understand that each YP&A is an individual and therefore the day is tailored to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Responsible for recording and capturing YP&A progress including input monitoring and reviewing of work programmes.
  • To prepare for daily activities, ensuring resources are ready and clean and tidy after use.
  • Be a positive role model to YP&A at all times.
  • Upholding UET policies and procedures.
  • Be mindful of and act in accordance with safeguarding and health & safety procedures.
  • Take part in staff meetings and training when required.

Please follow the link to view the
Skills for Ever Support Worker JD and Person Specification  

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

UET Short Breaks, After School and Holiday Provision, Upper Shaw Farm, Swindon

Salary Scale: £9.20 - £10.50 per hour depending on qualifications and experience

Hours of work: Various permanent, bank (zero hours) and voluntary, after school – 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday, Sunday, and School Holidays – 9.15am to 4.15pm

Main base: UET Short Breaks, Shaw Ridge Farm

Reporting to: Short Breaks Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)
UET is a Swindon based charity that helps children and young people (CYP) with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled children and young people within Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Short Breaks Provision
Our short breaks provision provides care (including personal care) and activities for children and young people aged 5 to 17 with SEND after school and during school holidays, in turn providing parents and carers with valuable respite.

Job role:
Support the development of high-quality care and support for CYP accessing the short breaks service. Working within safeguarding guidelines, assist in the preparation and delivery of care and play opportunities and the day to day running of the short breaks provision. Provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment for the CYP.  You must be patient, enthusiastic and motivated.

General responsibilities:

  • Supervision of all CYP attending the provision
  • Set up play spaces
  • Ensure activities are safe, creative, inclusive and appropriate
  • Ensure the provision is clean and tidy, adhering to hygiene routines throughout the day
  • Lead activities such as role play, outdoor play, arts, drama, story telling, crafts and cookery
  • Attend to CYP interpersonal & intimate care needs (toileting, changing, administering medication, peg feed)
  • Manage behaviours that challenge us in accordance with UET policies and procedures
  • Be a positive role model to children and young people
  • Provide CYP with drinks and snacks where appropriate ensuring health and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Consult with CYP and involve them in session activities
  • Contribute to CYP individual skill plans, documenting observations during sessions
  • Share information with lead support worker and provision manager completing paperwork where necessary
  • Take part in staff meetings and training where required
  • Undertake appropriate training; first aid, safeguarding, food hygiene

Please follow the link to view the:
Short Breaks Support Worker JD and Person Specification

To apply for the Short Breaks Support Worker role, please contact t.kaye@uet.charity

 

Please note that our organisation is based over a number of sites in and around the Swindon area and you may be required to work to work from different sites, as directed by the Director of Operations and Delivery.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-valuation of a post. 

The Trustee body retains the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post and this will be done in consultation with the post holder.