As we progress in life, we develop and learn life and social skills, and gain knowledge. The job roles within this section support learning from pre-school to adulthood and help shape how we interact both at school and in our social environments allowing us to deal with life's challenges.

Activity Officer

About the job

Working within Kirklees perimeter area you will be working with young school children planning and organising activities before and after school.

This job is for you if you enjoy working with young children and helping with their development through play activities working indoors and outdoors.


Requirements

  • Previous experience working with young children and ability to control and supervise them
  • First Aid qualification
  • Literacy and numeracy skills to complete documentation
  • Health & Safety awareness
  • Good level of numeracy & literacy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work with young children
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from £13,800 (pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • Creativity to inspire young children
  • Ability to organise and manage
  • Ability to deal with challenging behaviour

Career progression

  • Senior Supervisor
  • Educational Teaching Assistant

Similar roles

  • Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Educational Teaching Assistant

Business Support (Schools)

About the job

In this role you will be providing support to a school in Kirklees carrying out a variety of administrative, financial and business support duties.


Requirements

  • Previous clerical experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A good standard of literacy and numeracy and the ability to produce reports
  • Ability to provide friendly and professional customer service to all visitors and callers
  • Hold Business and Administration NVQ 2 or able to demonstrate equivalent skills
  • IT skills and familiarity with computer packages
  • Customer Care and Receptionist skills
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from £15,000 (pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • Working in partnership with school leadership team
  • How budgets are calculated

Career progression

  • Secretary
  • Business Support Manager

Similar roles

  • Receptionist
  • Resource/ICT technician
  • Educational Teaching Assistant

Caretaker

About the job

The role is situated in a school within Kirklees and your role is to ensure the school building that you are responsible for is opened, maintained, secure and clean. And visitors to the building are in a safe environment.

This job is for you if you like fixing things and enjoy DIY in your spare time and to solve problems with a positive outcome and working in a school. Not shy of physical work and on occasions work in the evenings.


Requirements

  • Experience in DIY as a volunteer, hobby in carrying out minor repairs
  • Disclosure & Barring to work within the school setting
  • Carrying out day-to-day maintenance around the school
  • Good communication skills
  • Team working and organising skills
  • Flexibility

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £17,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Health & Safety legislation, procedures and practices
  • Problem-solving

Career progression

  • Facilities Supervisor/Manager

Similar roles

  • Assistant Caretaker
  • Premises Manager

Children Centre Deputy Manager

About the job

The core purpose of children's centres is to improve outcomes for children and their families. There is a particular focus on those in greatest need of support, in order to reduce inequalities in:

  • child development and school readiness
  • parenting aspirations, self-esteem and parenting skills
  • child and family health and life chances.

You will work with various services supporting vulnerable children, young people from pre-birth to 19 years old and their families. You will ensure they have access to appropriate facilities to enhance quality of life, education, health and self-esteem.


Requirements

  • Enjoy working in a team
  • Want to support the development of vulnerable children and their families
  • Want to work in a role that changes from one day to the next
  • Experience of working in childcare, social care, Health environment (NVQ Level 4)
  • Communication skills to be able to work with staff, parents external agencies and children
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £27,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Management and Supervisory
  • Communication Skills
  • Ofsted requirements for children's centres
  • Professional Credibility with similar agencies

Career progression

  • Childcare Management Roles
  • Children's Centres Roles
  • Social Care & Health Roles

Similar roles

  • Caring profession (Children)
  • Residential Childcare Centres

Educational Teaching Assistant

About the job

The role involves supporting a class teacher by working with individual or groups of children who require additional support through learning. Working with the classroom teacher, a programme of development for each child will be developed and action.


Requirements

  • Thrive on being part of a child's educational and behaviour development
  • Enjoy working in a school environment, with teacher and support staff
  • Understanding of National Foundation Stage curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies
  • Understanding of Child Development and Learning
  • Knowledge of the national curriculum applicable to the schools
  • Ability to assist the teacher in planning class activities.
  • Ability to relate to children/young people from diverse/social backgrounds
  • Ability to work with children exhibiting behavioural difficulties.
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £15,000 (pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistants
  • Understanding of Child Protection issues
  • Liaising with parents and other support agencies

Career progression

  • Caring profession
  • Teaching profession

Similar roles

  • Senior ETA
  • Advanced ETA
  • ETA Manager

Inclusion Worker

About the job

You will work closely with young children in delivery of academic, behavioural, emotional, social and vocational curriculum for pupils who are out of mainstream schooling.

This job is for you if you want to help children make the most of their school years, this could be perfect for you, to work with schools, pupils and families to find solutions to problems.


Requirements

  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Experience of working in a school environment
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable children
  • Hold certification in Disclosure Barring Service to work with children
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Confidence in making difficulty decisions to progress child's education
  • Working closely with families of the children

Approximate wage

Starting from £22,500 (pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • Coaching & mentoring skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Understanding of Education legislation and welfare

Career progression

  • Welfare Officer
  • Social worker
  • Probationary Officer

Similar roles

  • Senior Inclusion Worker
  • Children's Residential Homes
  • Youth Offending

Resource Centre Officer (Schools)

About the job

You will be based at a Kirklees school. You will assist with the organisation and day-to-day provision of an effective resource centre. The resource centre will offer book-based and modern information resources which incorporate a variety of media, study and learning facilities.

This job is for you if ou are methodical, enthusiastic about the value of books and information, and are polite and friendly when dealing with people, this job could be for you if you like reading and see the benefits.


Requirements

  • Good organisational skills and computer skills
  • Numeracy and literacy skills, to produce basic reports and perform simple calculations
  • Knowledge of Dewey decimal classification
  • Previous library experience
  • Experience of working with computer databases, CD-Rom, Internet and e-mail.
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from £16,200(pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • Working and communicating with pupils of a wide age and ability range
  • Computer Skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Planning

Career progression

  • Library Assistant

Similar roles

  • Assistant/Senior Resource Officer
  • Advanced Resource Manager
  • Resources Managers

Sports Coach

About the job

The role involves collecting refuse and trade waste from households and businesses across Kirklees. The majority of bins collected are wheeled but you could collect refuse from households which require assisted support, collect other bagged waste, bulky items or skip collections. You help to identify problems about waste so that appropriate action can be taken to improve the whole street environment.

It's a physical role which requires some strenuous activity and the ability to walk for long distances on a daily basis.


Requirements

  • Enjoy working in a sport/physical activity environment.
  • Thrive on being involved in the change and development in children's participation in sport/physical activity
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Experience and knowledge of sports activity, delivering sport/physical activity programmes
  • Communication skills, to be able to work with children with varied abilities
  • Group supervisory experience
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children

Approximate wage

Starting from approx £16,000


Skills learned/developed

  • Communication Skills.
  • Sport Promotions
  • Working with community groups

Career progression

  • Sport
  • Health & Wellbeing

Similar roles

  • Teaching
  • Sport Instructors

Technician (Schools)

About the job

Working within a specific subject field provide assistance and information as required in the preparation of resources for practical lessons that meet both the health and safety standards and the requirements of the classes involved.


Requirements

  • Enjoy the preparation of resources to support the educational development of children
  • Creativity to adapt the resources to suit the diverse abilities of each group
  • Passionate about the subject preparing resources for
  • An understanding of the Health & Safety issues behind the subject.
  • Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • Communication skills, to be able to work with staff and children
  • Certification Disclosure Barring Service to work with young children
  • Subject Specific qualification, for instance Hygiene Certificate or Physical Education

Approximate wage

Starting from £14,000(pro rata; Term Time)


Skills learned/developed

  • Computer skills
  • Health & Safety legislation, practices and procedures

Career progression

  • Computer Technician
  • Librarian
  • Sport Officer
  • Catering Officers

Similar roles

  • ICT Technician
  • Kitchen Assistants
  • Leisure Assistants
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