Working as part of Children’s Services will provide a challenging and rewarding career. We have high ambitions for the children and young people of Kensington and Chelsea. We have formed a bi-borough Children’s Services team with colleagues from Westminster City Council. Our services, which include education, family services and safeguarding, have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted, and our drive to be the best doesn’t stop there. By working with us, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to young people in one of the world’s most diverse cities.
If you would like to play a part in this unique team, please take a look at the vacancies below.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is laden with charm and opportunity. Every day, a million people flock to the area to enjoy iconic destinations such as Hyde Park and Portobello Road. While we are keen to make the area as tourist-friendly as possible with facilities catering for every level of ability and life-need, so too we are committed to supporting our local residents. Our Bi-Borough Short Breaks Service are central to this mission. Currently in the midst of an exciting period of expansion, we are looking for someone who shares our passion for devising innovative solutions for children and their families.
The St Quintin Centres for Disabled Children provides a wide range of Services and Short Breaks to Disabled Children and their families. The Main centre is open 7 days a week.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
Combining astute managerial capabilities with the capacity to listen to parents and incorporate their experiences into your work, this is a forward-thinking role for a forward-thinking individual. Coming from either a play or day care background, you will have experience of working with children and their families. You will have previously managed a team of professionals, and you will be comfortable setting targets, motivating and training staff. You will also have excellent financial acumen – and your communication skills will be second-to-none.
We want you to grow and thrive in our team, so when you join us, you will benefit from truly career-defining challenges with the full support of your friendly and collaborative colleagues. A generous benefits package is waiting for you, and we will help you find a good work/life balance. Our commitment is to promote job satisfaction through inclusive and diverse workplaces, where every member of the team is encouraged to become a leader in the field through plenty of training and development opportunities. Join our fast-paced dynamic team today and explore what the future holds for you.
If you’re as productive as you are ambitious and collaborative as you are enterprising, this is your chance to take real ownership of your work, right in the heart of iconic Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This is a unique place where it all happens. And where it could all happen for you.
As a progressive and innovative organisation, we welcome applications from candidates keen to work in an agile environment with flexible conditions.
To manage, develop and coordinate on the Inclusion programme for disabled children to access after school and play provisions across the Bi-Borough. administrative tasks and provide advice, information and support parents and carers of children with disabilities. To also provide support for the Centre Team Leaders.
To oversee and lead a unique programme with a multi skilled team of Inclusion workers.
Keeping regular contact with families to ensure records are accurate with the aim to support families in a holistic way, always considering how to best support the whole family and their needs
To provide daily advice, support and guidance for the staff in our settings, which includes responding to, and recording annual leave, monthly pay, supervisions, sickness, and recording incidents and accidents.
To manage calendar bookings and the facilities, support with team meetings and support with activities which can be at either of the centres (across the Bi-Borough) offsite on activities, with other partners.
To oversee all Health and Safety issues relating to the daily running of the service we use.
We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.
We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.
We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.
RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.