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Posts will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

 

Pen Green has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

Lunchtime Assistant

Job Title: Lunchtime Assistant

Location: Pen Green Children’s Centre

Salary: Grade A (£7.78 per hour)

Hours: 8.75 per week, 11:30 - 13:15, Monday to Friday, year round.

Contract: 12 months fixed term contract

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

  • To build open, friendly and welcoming relationships with all children and to encourage children to engage in social conversation and interaction with each other.
  • To have an awareness of children's needs and emotional well-being.

  • To be flexible within the role and offer support to the kitchen team.

  • To liaise with nursery and kitchen staff to ensure registers are completed and to have an awareness of individual children's food allergies to ensure dietary needs are catered for.

  • To prepare the dining room and serve food.

  • To encourage children to be independent in their selection of food and support the children who need encouragement with their eating.

  • Maintaining a hygienic area in which food id prepared and eaten and encourage children to be aware of personal hygiene.

  • Clean and clear the dining room and kitchen area.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Up to date Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.

  • Experience of working in food preparation area.

  • Experience of working within a child-focused environment.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member.

  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to work on own initiative.

  • Ability to demonstrate awareness of equal opportunities and of other people's behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs.

  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding and commitment to Health & Safety and a willingness to undertake training to enable implementation of procedures. Able to apply it effectively with both clients and staff.

 

Please email your completed application form to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk. For further information about the role please contact Anna Bresnahan on 01536 400068.

 

 

 

This post will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Pen Green has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

Crèche Supervisor

Job Title: Crèche Supervisor

Location: Pen Green Children’s Centre

Salary: Grade F (£7,532 - £7,814)

Hours: 16 hours, year round

Contract: Fixed Term - 6 months

Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 8th November

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

  • To deliver quality childcare provision of a high standard through providing:

 

A) A safe stimulating and caring environment appropriate to the developmental needs of children in order to enable children to develop their social, cognitive and physical needs and to meet their emotional needs.

 

B) A wide range of play activities.

 

c) A service that is in line with current Government legislation.

 

  • To support Crèche workers in keeping necessary records relating to the children in the setting, respecting parents and children's confidentiality.

  • To work in close co-operation with Crèche workers and other staff members across the Corby Children's Centres.

  • To ensure that all health and Safety requirements are met to provide a safe and secure working environment and to safeguard children. To work in a flexible and responsive way including evening and weekends.

  • To build and maintain good working relationships with parents, staff and children.

  • To be a key worker taking responsibility for the care of individual and groups of children in the Crèche.

  • To supervise Crèche workers students and volunteers in planning and delivering quality childcare provision.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant Level 3 qualification in Early Years.

  • Able to demonstrate good level of general education to GCSE standard in English and Maths.

  • In depth knowledge of Child Development.

  • Basic knowledge of the Children Act 1989/2004.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of EYFS.

  • Experience of working with young children in an education or social services setting.

  • Experience of contributing to planning and evaluating a wide range of play experiences/activities.

  • Experience of working with adults in a supporting and advisory capacity.

  • Experience of working with young children in a childcare setting.

 

Please email your completed application form to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk. For further information about the role please contact Anna Bresnahan on 01536 400068.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 8th November 2017

 

This post will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Pen Green has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

Senior Finance Officer

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer

Location: Pen Green Research Base

Salary: Grade I £24,964 - £28,485

Hours: 37 hours per week, year round

Contract: Fixed Term - 2 years

Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 15th November

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

  • To be responsible for preparation of revenue budgets for Research.
  • To monitor expenditure on specific projects within The Teaching School, Charity and Research.
  • To complete statutory grant returns and claims within agreed timescales.
  • To be responsible for credit control and agreeing payment terms for outstanding debts.
  • To produce accurate monthly management accounts at departmental, organisational, and project level.
  • To compile and ensure all necessary journals are posted monthly.
  • To produce variance analysis reports on income, staffing costs, and non-pay costs.
  • To arrange and attend meetings with budget holders to review performance and advise on appropriate action.
  • To advise and assist budget holders to resolve queries or operational difficulties.
  • To assist in the preparation of financial forecasts in conjunction with budget holders and the Finance Manager.
  • To ensure monthly reconciliations are completed and reviewed.
  • To liaise and support the Finance Assistant when necessary to ensure continuity.
  • To carry out specified investigations into areas of Research finances as requests by CLT.
  • To maintain the authorisation levels and budget holder access to FMS system.
  • To prepare monitoring information on specific projects.
  • To provide guidance and support to other members of the finance team.
  • To ensure that all financial transactions comply with Financial Regulations and Procedures.
  • To ensure that purchases and contracts strictly conform to the policies and guidelines as set out in the procurement policy.
  • To contribute to contract and supplier management alongside budget holders.

 

Key Requirements:

  • Good level of education to GCSE level or equivalent including Grade C or above at Maths and English.

  • AAT Qualified or equivalent by experience.

  • Considerable experience working within a finance department.

  • Good practical knowledge and solid experience of Microsoft Office Packages, in particular Excel.

  • Practical experience of working with accounting packages.

  • Experience in accounting reconciliations.

  • Have a methodical approach and produce accurate information.

  • Ability to prioritise and work on own initiative as well as part of a team.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality over sensitive aspects of financial information.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including telephone manner.

  • Able to deal confidently, politely and assertively with staff, students, Governing Body, debtors and suppliers over financial and related matters.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, and to multi-task and use initiative as necessary.

 

Please email your completed application form to Abresnahan@northamptonshire.gov.uk. For further information about the role please contact Anna Bresnahan on 01536 400068.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 15th November 2017

 

 

This post will be offered subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Pen Green has adopted the principles of safer recruitment and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same.

The Pen Green Centre for Children and their Families offers outstanding integrated early years services and education for the families of Corby.

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