Carpenter for Restorative Practice Team - BANK - Surreywide

Posted 4 days ago by Surrey County Council

Job Details

£13.76 per hour plus 14% enhancement for annual leave. This position is based inside one of our workshops based in Woking and Epsom. 

A generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

About the Role

This position is county-wide and is a bank worker post.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under-represented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) will be required for this role.

About the Role (see job description for further details):

We are looking for a qualified Carpenter who has an interest in working with young people (aged 10-17) to teach basic carpentry and health and safety skills in a workshop setting on either a one to one basis or in small groups as part of our Community Reparation scheme. The workshops are fully equipped with both static machinery such as a pillar drill, lathe, scroll saw and mortice, as well as hand-held tools. You would need to be competent at using the machinery and tools as well as having a full knowledge of health and safety in the workplace.   Examples of the projects undertaken by young people within the carpentry workshop include making bird boxes, memory boxes, wooden toys and benches. 

You would join a team of part-time bank workers supervised by the Restorative Practice Team in Surrey Family Services. The sessions run 7 days per week so the applicant would need to be willing to work weekends as required, giving your availability to be able to work on a monthly basis. 

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in children and young people’s lives?

Surrey is committed to offering children and families support early in order to avoid them needing more intensive support later.

Through our innovative practice model Surrey Family Services (SFS) combines preventative and social work skills to put children and families at the centre of our work. 

In May 2017 Surrey County Council launched Surrey Family Services.  This development brings together delivery of key statutory and specialist functions as part of an integrated and blended offer for families which includes:

    • Youth Justice Services
    • Children in Need Services (for older children)
    • Edge of Care Services for older children
    • Homelessness responsibilities for 16 and 17 year olds
    • Early Childhood Services
    • FEET and 30 Hours delivery
    • Supporting quality in the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in pre-school settings, childcare and play work
    • Pre-school children SEND support

To be shortlisted to interview your CV and personal statement will clearly evidence:

That you are a time-served tradesperson (carpentry) with workshop experience and knowledge of workshop health and safety regulations.

That you have direct experience of working with young people or within the criminal justice system or with community reparation schemes.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26 August 2018. Interviews will take place on 6 September 2018.

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Reference: 35757858

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