Current Vacancies

Recruitment Open Days / Evenings

our next open day will be held on Saturday 7 September 2019.



Birtenshaw are hosting a Recruitment Open Day at our Head Office

(Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9AB)

on Saturday 7 September 2019

Drop in any time between 10.30 and 12.30 to meet our team to find out how you could make a difference and improve the quality of life for young people with Special Education Needs and Disability.

Presentations will run at 11.00am and 12.00 noon.

For further information contact Human Resources Team on 01204 304 230 or email  jobs@birtenshaw.org.uk



Registered Manager (Children’s Residential)

£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:   16 August 2019 at 12.00 noon.


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Teaching Assistant / Learning Support Assistant (Bolton) School

£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 our School 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: 16 August 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 (plus the opportunity to earn an additional £2000 for undertaking additional responsibilities)
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)
  • Adult 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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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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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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