Menu
Home Page

Pen Green Research, Training & Development Base

Pen Green Teaching School

Careers

Information for all candidates

 

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.

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 1st 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 1st November 2017

Interview Date: 9th 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.

Receptionist/Administrator

Job Title: Receptionist/Administrator

Location: Kingswood Children's Centre, Alberta Close, Corby, NN18 9HU

Employer: Pen Green Children's Centre

Salary: Grade C £15,246 - £15,613 pro rata for part time hours

Hours: 28.5 inclusive of unpaid meal breaks and accruing time off in lieu to be worked between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Contract: Fixed Term - 1 year with possibility of extension

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 27th October

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

We are looking for an experienced receptionist and administrator to work at Kingswood Children's Centre. The role involves answering the phones, meeting and greeting parents, children and visitors, and supporting workers with administrative tasks e.g. typing, photocopying and data inputting.

 

Key Requirements:

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

  • Experience of up to date Microsoft Office systems.

  • Previous experience of reception duties in a busy office environment.

  • Demonstrate excellent written skills.

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal skills, including telephone skills.

  • Accurate and efficient typing skills, showing excellent attention to detail.

 

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, Friday 27th October 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.

1:1 Special Needs Support Worker

Job Title: 1:1 Special Needs Support Worker

Location: Pen Green Children’s Centre

Salary: Grade C £7.90 per hour

Hours: To be discussed

Contract: Sessional

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 13th October

Key Responsibilities/ Description:

  • To work as an equal and active member of the Nursery team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. In consultation with parents/carers and SENCO, and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, plan and provide for individual children; ensure that each child's cognitive, social and emotional needs are met.
  • To plan and deliver focused learning opportunities for individual children and to carry out focused tasks from individual SEND action plans.

  • To help extend the nursery curriculum for the children by participating in outings and trips and to support the nursery team in the outside curriculum to ensure the children have access to all areas of the nursery

  • To maintain confidential files, reports and developmental records for assessment purposes. Consult with parents/carers so that their involvement in the Centre can be maintained to the highest level. The support worker will be required to contribute to reports prepared for network meetings and case reviews.

  • To work with the key workers and home visit families, to discuss each child's individual needs. To encourage parents to be active parents in their child's learning. To ensure that parents are fully supported to access the full range of the Centre's services.

  • To offer a support and advocacy service to all parents, and act as a link to other support services available to parents at the Centre.

  • To implement the Centre’s policies of inclusion and diversity and those of the county council.

  • To follow the principles of safeguarding in order to safeguard and pro-mote the welfare of children and young people. Take an active role in the promotion of safeguarding within the Centre.

  • To participate in supervision and appraisal. To take part in relevant training and group meetings as appropriate to enhance personal and professional development and practice.

  • To ensure that reasonable care is taken at all times for the health, safety and welfare of yourself and other persons, and to comply with the policies and procedures relating to health and safety within the Centre.

 

Key Requirements:

  • NVQ 3 qualification in Early Years Education with Care or related subject or equivalent.

  • 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 and SEN Code of Practice 2014.

  • Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.

  • Experience of working directly with children with additional needs in an education or children's centre setting.

  • Experience of supporting children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and/or global developmental delay.

  • Able to monitor and assess children and family needs.

  • Able to promote the safety and wellbeing of young children.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Fluent and accurate writing skills. Ability to maintain children's records, displays of their work and school reports.

  • Able to travel effectively between locations.

  • Able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work on own initiative.

  • Self-confident.

  • Commitment to given tasks and responsibilities.

  • Commitment to undertake personal and professional development.

  • Self-directing.

  • Ability to work responsively and flexibly to meet the needs of families and the organisation.

  • Ability to demonstrate awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity and other people's behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs.

  • Experience of children with additional needs and families in need.

  • Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the commitment to Health & Safety and a willingness to undertake training to enable implementation of procedures. Able to apply it effectively with children and their families 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.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 13th October 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.

Top