Current Vacancies

Registered Manager (Children’s Home)

£30,507 - £36,876 per annum
Care Services
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304230
Please download the application form compete and return to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaws Children’s Homes are based on ordinary life principles. We are committed to supporting each young person to lead a rewarding and fun life, to achieve their potential and be as independent as possible.

Birtenshaw is looking to appoint a Registered Manager that is:

Innovative, inspirational and a positive role model to staff teams and young people

…and has:

* worked for at least two years in a children’s home within the last five years.

* worked for at least one year in a supervisory or management role in a children’s home

* experience of direct work with people who have moderate to severe learning disability, and/or autistic spectrum conditions, significant physical impairment and/or complex health needs.

* Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare or equivalent or willingness to commence within three months of appointment.

Please note: If appointed, you must be prepared to work at any Birtenshaw location if the need arises.

What we offer:

  • Eligible to join Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).
  • 34 days Annual Leave (Inc. Public Holidays)
  • Staff recognition schemes such as employee of the month and long service awards.Staff support services including Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and other support services) and Group Income Protection Scheme (income replacement insurance).
  • Staff Council – A forum for all employees to ask questions, make suggestions and implement change.
  • Clear career pathways and excellent training and support.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing Date:   18 October 2019 at 12.00 noon.


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Deputy Manager / Registered Manager Designate

£19,945 - £22,462 per annum (£10.34 - £11.64 per hour)
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304 230
Please download and complete an application form and forward to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9A

Birtenshaw are currently looking to recruit an experienced Children’s Home Deputy Manager.

The Main Duties of the role include:

• To manage and supervise a team of support workers / senior support workers.
• To deputise for Home managers and Registered Manager’s within one or more home or service within the organisation
• To promote the welfare of children, young people and young adults to ensure they are protected from harm
• To ensure and demonstrate compliance with relevant legislation and organisational policies in the service you work
• To provide a responsive service using appropriate methods of assessment and intervention within relevant statutory and company requirements

What we offer:

– Staff recognition schemes such as employee of the month and long service awards.
– Staff support services including Employee Assistance Programme (counselling and other support services) and Group Income Protection Scheme (income replacement insurance).
– Staff Council – A forum for all employees to ask questions, make suggestions and implement change.
– Clear career pathways and excellent training and support.
– The opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for additional responsibilities undertaken.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed via DBS website.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing Date 18 October 2019 at 12 noon


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SEN Teacher (Birtenshaw College)

Teachers Main Pay Range M1 - M6 £22,917 - £33,824
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304 230
To apply for the role please download and complete an application form and forward to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to our Head Office at: Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw is looking to recruit a qualified SEN Teacher to work within Birtenshaw College in Bolton.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure that the welfare and safety of learners within the College is at all time paramount and to ensure the procedures for managing allegations are adhered to.
  • Set high expectations and challenging targets for all learners
  • Implement strategies to continuously improve teaching and learning

What we offer:

  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issued or problems.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing Date: 30 October 2019 at 12 noon, Interviews to be held: 14 November 2019

 


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SEN Teacher (Merseyside School)

Teachers Main Pay Range M1 - M6 £22,917 - £33,824
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304 230
To apply for the role please download and complete an application form and forward to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to our Head Office at: Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw is looking to recruit a qualified SEN Teacher to work within our new school: Birtenshaw Merseyside, which is located within the Fazakerley area of Liverpool.

Your main duties and responsibilities will include:
– To maintain an up-to-date understanding of Special Educational Needs (SEN) principles, definitions and basic practice.
– To effectively co-ordinate the work across the school in at least one given subject or key skill area as agreed with the Head Teacher.
– To communicate and consult with parents/carers and other appropriate people, preparing reports for and participating in child focused meetings as required.
– To recognise, value and raise the achievement of children.

Working with children and young people with special educational need and disability can be a challenging but rewarding job whatever the role; it’s a job that requires enthusiasm, dedication, energy, and a sense of humour. However, if you are committed to helping improve the lives of disabled children, your own life will be enriched from the satisfaction you get from seeing each individual make progress against adversity.

What we offer:

  • Birtenshaw School Merseyside is a brand new building with state of the art facilities including a 25m hydrotherapy pool, sensory rooms and well-resourced classrooms complete with interactive technology.
  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issued or problems.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.

For an informal discussion about the roles currently available or to arrange a school visit, please contact Stacia Pettersen, Head of School, on 0151 317 8277.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.


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Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant (Bolton) School and College

£17,711 - £18,795 per annum
Education
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304 230
Please download and complete application form and forward to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB

Due to an increase in pupil and learner numbers, we are looking to recruit Learning Support Assistants to support young people within both our School and College in Bolton.

Working with children and young people with special educational need and disability can be a challenging but rewarding job whatever the role; it’s a job that requires enthusiasm, dedication, energy, and a sense of humour. However, if you are committed to helping improve the lives of disabled children, your own life will be enriched from the satisfaction you get from seeing each individual make progress against adversity.

What we offer:

  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issued or problems.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.

Please be aware that this is not a term time only position. You will be paid for 37 hours per week during each 12 month period. Annual leave can be booked in advance with your line manager but cannot be taken during the 40 weeks of the academic year. There will be a limited requirement to carry out some work during non-term time.

Salary: £17,711 – £18,795 per annum (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £2500 for additional responsibilities)

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed via DBS website.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing Date: 25 October 2019 at 12 noon.

 


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Night Support Worker

Equivalent to NJC Point 03-05 £18,065 - £18,795 (pro rata), £9.36 - £9.74 per hour
Care
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304230
Please complete the application form and send to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw are looking to recruit a number of Night Support Workers to work within either our Children’s Homes or within our Adults Supported Tenancies.

Hours of Work: two, three or four nights per week

Working with children and young people with special education need and disability can be a challenging but rewarding job whatever the role; it’s a job that requires enthusiasm, dedication, energy, and a sense of humour. However, if you are committed to helping improve the lives of disabled children and young adults, your own life will be enriched from the satisfaction you get from seeing each individual make progress against adversity.

We are looking for someone:

  • with at least 12 months experience working directly with children/young people with special education need and disability.
  • that has the ability to form and maintain professional relationships with children/young people
  • that has the ability to manage challenging behaviour in a positive way
  • that has the ability to work calmly in situations of crisis

What we offer:

  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issues or problems.
  • Our support workers are based in teams in one particular location, although on occasion staff may be asked to cover elsewhere.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed via DBS website.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

 


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Child Support Worker

£17,711 - £18,795 (£9.18 - £9.74 per hour)
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304230
Please complete the application form and send to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw are looking to recruit a number of support workers to work within our children’s services.

Working with children and young people with special education need and disability can be a challenging but rewarding job whatever the role; it’s a job that requires enthusiasm, dedication, energy, and a sense of humour. However, if you are committed to helping improve the lives of disabled children and young adults, your own life will be enriched from the satisfaction you get from seeing each individual make progress against adversity.

Birtenshaw currently have vacancies for the following Support Worker roles:

  • Weekend Support Worker     (7.5 – 29 hours to be worked over weekend)
  • Night Support Worker            (2, 3 or 4 night contracts available)
  • Child Support Worker            (Full time rolling rota on a shift pattern)

What we offer:

  • In addition to the stipulated salary there is the opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for undertaking additional responsibilities.
  • Our support workers are based in teams in one particular location, although on occasion staff may be asked to cover elsewhere.
  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issued or problems.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the children Birtenshaw supports.

Experience in working within a care setting is desirable but not essential, full training will be given to enhance knowledge and skills to ensure the best possible care is being delivered.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Full time SCP 02 – 05: £17,711 – £18,795 (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for undertaking additional responsibilities)

 


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Adult Support Worker

£17,711-18,795 (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £1500 for additional responsibilities undertaken)
email: jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304 230
Please complete the attached application form and email to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw are looking to recruit a number of Adult Support Workers to work within our Adult Services.

Experience in working within a care setting is desirable however, a full programme of training will be given to enhance knowledge and skills to ensure the best possible care is being delivered.

A confident approach is key to supporting the young adults who may present with challenges. We offer full time support worker contracts with a regular shift pattern set in advance. We also have a number of vacancies for weekend support workers (14.5 hours per week). Our support workers are based in teams in one particular location, although on occasions staff may be asked to cover elsewhere.

  • Group Income Protection Scheme. This provides a guaranteed income for employees who are unable to work as a result of illness or injury.
  • Employee Assistance Programme. A 24 hour helpline from Health Assured to support you through any of life’s issued or problems.
  • With a clear career path and excellent training and support on offer, you would have the opportunity to develop an exciting and rewarding career within a rapidly developing charitable organisation, whilst making a positive impact upon the lives of the young people Birtenshaw supports.

Full time SCP 02 – 05:  £17,711 – £18,795 (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £1500 for additional responsibilities undertaken).

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed via the DBS website.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

 


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Trustee

Unremunerated – expenses paid
For further information or an informal discussion please call David Reid (Chief Executive) on 01204 304230
01204 304230
Please complete the attached application form and email to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9AB

Trustee Vacancy (Unremunerated: reasonable expenses payable)

Birtenshaw are seeking to appoint Trustees who share our aspiration to Brighten Lives and Build Futures but who also understand and can actively contribute to, the governance of such a complex organisation.

Candidates should have experience at strategic or board level in the public, private or voluntary sectors and be willing to help us deliver our strategic development plan over the coming years.

Candidates will have a track record of success in their own fields and wish to contribute to the transformation of the livres of disabled young people.

You will find being a Trustee at Birtenshaw rewarding, with real opportunities to develop your own skills and knowledge. You will work with other Trustees, the Chief Executive and executive directors who are all dedicated to excellence.

If appointed, you should be willing to attend four Board meetings and three committee meetings per year. These are usually held in the evenings. There is also typically at least one strategy planning day per year.

For further information or an informal discussion please call David Reid (Chief Executive) on 01204 304230 or complete the application form and return it to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk


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Driver/Caretaker – Birtenshaw Merseyside

£18,065 - £18,795 (£7116 - £7403 - 20 hours per week, term time only)
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304230
Please complete the application form and send to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw is currently recruiting for a number of drivers to join our transport team. Our drivers are essential in transporting our children and young people to a variety of locations.

Hours of work:

  • 20 hours per week – school term time only (split shift)
  • 10 hours per week – school term time only (PM)

Additional hours may be available during non term time.

Applicants must be over the age of 25 and must have held a full licence, for a minimum of two years.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

 


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Driver/Caretaker (Bolton)

£18,065 - £18,795 (£7116 - £7403 - 20 hours per week, term time only)
jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk
01204 304230
Please complete the application form and send to jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk or post to Birtenshaw, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9AB

Birtenshaw is currently recruiting for a number drivers to join our transport team. Our drivers are essential in transporting our children and young people to a variety of locations.

There are a number of vacancies working various hours including;

  • 20 hours per week – school term time only (split shifts)

Additional hours will be available during non term time.

Applicants must be over the age of 25 and must have held a full licence (including D1), for a minimum of two years.

Birtenshaw is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Closing Date: 18 October 2019 at 12 noon

 


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