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Action for Children

Children Services Team Leader

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£24,482

Posted Date

UK

22 July 2022

Aylesbury, High Wycombe and surrounding areas in Buckinghamshire.

Closing Date

28 July 2022

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We are keen to recruit a Children's Services Team Leader with the right values and behaviours who can help us ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do.
We are Bucks Activity Project, one of over 500 services in the Action for Children family. We are passionate about providing community short breaks to children with disabilities and additional needs for children aged 0-19. Our aim is to give every child customised opportunities to have fun, build skills and promote independence at their pace, underpinned by a welcoming, responsive and skilled administrative team that supports our staff, families and partners.

Our values are:
Passionate, Collaborative, Ambitious and Inclusive

As a Children's Services Team Leader, you will be leading and working inside a team supporting children and young people, focussing on meeting social, emotional, health and personal care needs, acknowledging individual needs and interests, planning activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, physical and imaginative play, outdoor games and sensory play. You will also be planning, booking and facilitating community activities such as climbing, cinema, swimming, bowling to name a few. We are looking for people who will take responsibility for the safety, care and engagement of children, instilling a culture of continuous improvement through dialogue with the young people, parents and professional colleagues to ensure each child is supported to achieve the best outcomes.

You will be able to demonstrate experience in working with children and have knowledge of disabilities, alongside excellent communication, interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. You will also need to hold a relevant Level 3 Early Years childcare qualification, or a relevant qualification in youth work, children's services or education or be willing to study for one funded by us.

As we provide a range of activities and sessions in different locations across Buckinghamshire, the ability to drive and access to your own car is a must. Mileage is paid.

If you have the right values for Bucks Activity Project, you will be supported by a programme of continuous training and development. To find out more, please call or Sarah Manderfield, Recruitment Partner on 01923 361743 or email sarah.manderfield@actionforchildren.org.uk to discuss your application.

At Action for Children, we believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. We're committed to ensuring that every child is given the opportunity to thrive. We protect and support vulnerable children, young people and their families by giving them the practical and emotional care and support they need. Last year, we helped more than 600,000 children and families across the UK. We work to ensure their voices are heard, and campaign to bring lasting change to their lives.

Working here is so much more than a job. Whether this is a career change for you or the next step in your journey, we'd love to hear from you.

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. Given this and how having a diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate the diversity of those that work with us and as an inclusive workplace we want all our current and future staff to feel able to be themselves in the workplace.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices to protect our service users; therefore, all applicants are expected to have an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding best-practice.

Good luck! We can't wait to hear from you.

Application process: There are 5 sections for you to complete, Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration – please refer to the JD and Person Specification when applying. We want to know what unique qualities you can bring to help us reach our vision for children and families.

Talent pool: We're sure you've got what it takes to join our ambitious team. If you're unsuccessful this time around, we'd like to hold your details in case similar jobs come up that you might be better suited for. But, feel free to let us know if you'd rather we didn't do that..

If you want to get to know us a little better, check out our socials on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or YouTube.

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