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Salary: £10.55 to £12.19 per hour

Posted On: Friday 17th January 2020

Hours: tbc

Become a qualified Bus Driver with Stagecoach

 Apply for our fantastic training programme today!

Want to get out and meet some amazing people across London with a company that offers you a great pay, company pension and all the training you need? Then why not become a trainee bus driver by applying with us today!

Once you have qualified as a bus driver, you’ll make sure that Sarah gets to her university lectures on time. You’ll say hello to James on his way to hospital to see his new baby boy. You’ll help Vikram get to his first day at his new job.

And you thought being a bus driver was all about driving!

You’ll be the face of our business – playing an incredibly important role each and every day safely and comfortably transporting our customers to work, to the high street, to healthcare and community service to days away and nights out.

Aside from the reward of delivering an incredible experience to our customers, there’s plenty more we can offer:

  • Great regular income £10.55 to £12.19 per hour (£10.55 training rate) – paid weekly so it’s never too long between pay cheques (not that we pay by cheque – straight into your account every Friday!) You will also receive pay increases based on length of service.

  • Guaranteed Hours – you’ll receive a minimum permanent contract of 38 hours per week. 

  • Free travel – for you and a household member on TfL bus and rail services (this is a non-contractual benefit)

  • Job security – we’ve been going since 1980, we turnover £1.3bn per year, and we’re not planning on hanging our boots up anytime soon!

  • Flexibility – we’ve got different shifts available with different days off each week so you can fit work around your existing commitments.

  • Brilliant working environment – you’re not stuck at a desk, your boss isn’t stood over you. You’re out and about, trusted to look after our customers and enjoy yourself at the same time. It’s just like being your own boss in fact.

  • Skill for life – we’ll teach you to drive a bus for free in our fantastic in-house training academy.

  • Promotions – want to start by driving a bus but want to fly up the ladder? Great! We’ve got plenty of colleagues who started life as a driver but are now Supervisors, Trainers and Managers within our business. Likewise, you want to focus your career on driving a bus then that’s absolutely fine by us.

  • There’s only a few things we need from you:

  • Full UK driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points.

  • You are over 18 years old.

  • Conversational English

  • 2years references

  • Passion for delivering a great customer experience.

  • And that’s it…we’ll help you with everything else you need!

    So if you like the sound of being a professional driver and customer ambassador for Stagecoach London, we have vacancies for trainee bus drivers at our Plumstead garage in South-East London.


    If interested, please email your updated CV stating whether you own a valid Driver’s License to andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk.

    Closing Date: tbc

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk


    Salary: 22.847 - 26.350 (non qualified) 25.526 - 29.501 qualified

    Posted On: Wednesday 15th January 2020

    Hours: 35

    Do you have substantial experience of delivering training to vulnerable adults and a proven ability to work with people who have multiple and complex needs? Then join St. Giles Trust as a Trainer/Assessor and you could soon be embarking on a highly rewarding and career-enhancing position.


    About us

    An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.


    We firmly believe that Peer Advisors bring something special to our services, increasing engagement, having more time to spend with clients and becoming role models to their peers. The Trust makes a strong commitment to our Peer Advisors so that they too are supported on their own journey, and our Peer Advisors have an excellent record in progressing into work.


    About this key role

    You will provide a high level service to individuals with lived experience whilst working towards their NVQ Level 3 in Advice and Guidance.  You will engage and support individual to achieve their qualification and progress onto further opportunities and sustainable employment.  You will also work as part of a larger Trainer Assessor Team which is at the heart of the Peer Advisor Network ensuring excellent standards are maintained in terms of qualification delivery.


    You will be responsible for supporting our Peer Advisors throughout their training and as their journey progresses on to securing employment.  You will work as part of a wider Hub Team that provide work placement co-ordination and employment support.  You will be required to work closely with other organisations who host work placement to build and maintain excellent working relationships.


    To secure this exciting opportunity, you must have:

  • An awareness of the issues faced by the client group and barriers faced in accessing and sustaining learning and employment opportunities

  • A proven ability to apply a creative approach to planning programmes and activities

  • Experience of effectively assessing evidence and identifying assessment criteria using a range of methods

  • A flexible and collaborative approach and great relationship building skills

  • A good understanding of how to set up and operate systems to monitor and report on work

  • A firm grasp of the importance of quality assurance as it relates to training to vulnerable adults and familiarity with OFSTED requirements.


    In return, you can expect a competitive salary and generous leave allowance, staff pension scheme, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more!


    For further information, or to apply, please visit our website.

    Closing Date: 26/01/2020

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk

    BUSINESS SUPPORT OFFICER (Housing benefits and planing)

    Salary: £11,51

    Posted On: Thursday 09th January 2020

    Hours: 21 hours

    The purpose of the role is to support the Intermediate Care Southwark Business Support Team. This will include providing administrative support for both the Urgent Response and Rehab and Reablement Pathways as well as contributing to data quality improvements. The post holder will also be expected to provide cover for Customer Support Officers in the team when the team are short staffed due to planned / unplanned absence.

     The Business Support Officer has responsibility for administration processes within a defined service area or professional discipline, which will involve the completion of varied tasks, the application of criteria, finding solutions where matters are not wholly defined and dealing with complex queries. This may include the supervision of other staff. He/she also provides general office management tasks or gives direction to colleagues in completing.


    Allocated tasks may include the following.


    1.         Responsible for delivering specific administrative processes that support the work of a service area or professional discipline. Requiring understanding of the context of operation and potentially legal or regulation activity that underpins actions. At this level the worker will be required to apply pre-set criteria but also seek out solutions to address presenting problems.


    2.         Apply council wide administrative processes which support the work of the section or discipline; e.g. ordering goods and services etc.


    3.         Maintain IT systems, including local and corporate IT systems, spreadsheets, databases, text files, web based outputs.  Be able to respond to queries on at least one corporate IT system, give support to others and be able to produce appropriate outputs, e.g. reports.


    4.         Working with council functions, colleagues or partner services to find out information and where appropriate coordinate responses to enquiries made internally or externally.  On occasions queries may be multi-layered and responses may have longer term implications for the Council needing input from senior staff or other disciplines, legal, HR etc.


    5.         Make contact by phone; compose correspondence and e-mails as part of the application of processes or in response to specific enquiries.  Be accountable for related follow up action where appropriate to the role and section’s purpose.


    6.         Compose and produce written and statistical reports, using council IT systems, Microsoft Office suite or other appropriate software.  This may be running standard reports or the worker may design for a specific need.


    7.         Supervise one or more staff involved in the provision of administrative tasks – this will depend on the organisation of the Section, but the potential to supervise is integral at this level.  In all areas, provide guidance on administrative matters to colleagues. 


    8.         As required, review and amend administrative systems where these are under the control of the service or discipline or make recommendations for change.  Where appropriate give guidance to others in implementing changes (written guidance, face to face etc).


    9.        Identify the need for office support tasks and take proactive steps to provide, include cover for colleagues when required (e.g. PA support).  May require the direction of others and duties may include; dealing with incoming phone calls, meeting arrangements and note taking, data management.


    10.       Take specific responsibility for a function related to the smooth operation of the office environment, which may require some specific knowledge (e.g. health and safety issues), or co-ordinating others’ activities.


    11.       Dependent on the work of the Section undertake administrative tasks that require specific knowledge, skills or experience, for example -


  • Attend internal, and on occasions external meetings, to represent the Section on related policy/processes.


  • Acting as a super user on a defined process or IT based system.  Giving information on usage, responding to presenting problems, delivery of simple training activities.


  • The organisation and participation in consultative events under the direction of senior staff.


  • Participate in projects led by others, involving some desk top research, proposing changes and ideas,  etc.


    Candidate Profile


    1.         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office at a level to compile; reports (including embedded tables / diagrams), correspondence, presentations, maintaining spreadsheets, meeting arrangements. 


    2.         Knowledge of how equal opportunities principles apply in administrative and customer services. 


    3.         To understand the principles of supervision. 


    4.         Literacy skills in order to research and produce reports, management information, non-standard correspondence, minutes and accurate records of meetings.


    5          Numeracy skills in order to compile statistical and financial information and undertake complex calculations.


    6          To have significant administrative experience including:


  • interpreting policy/ procedural guidance, where courses of action are not clear, and advise others accordingly

  • compiling and maintaining records and administrative systems both manual and computerised

  • managing manual and IT records to achieve efficiency and confidentiality

  • using a wide range of office equipment and ICT software

  • organising and prioritising a workload, managing conflicting demands. 

  • working in a customer focused environment,


    7.         Experience of composing written materials that meet customers’ needs:-


  • original correspondence,

  • appropriate use of e-mail

  • simple reports,

  • administration of meetings including note/minute taking

  • To apply: please email your updated CV to andreia@Southwarkworks.org.uk

  • Closing Date: 31/03/2020

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk

    ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER DBS (admin and clerical)

    Salary: £10,55

    Posted On: Thursday 9th January 2020

    Hours: 36

    Reliable safeguarding administrator is required to work in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) within Childrens Social Care. This is a busy and fast paced environment.  Applicant must have the ability to multi-task and a willingness to learn. Working as part of a team you will form part of the front line which is the first point of contact for referrals coming into Childrens Social Care.  Applicant will need good communication skills , be able  to multi task and have good IT skills

    Experience of working within a Social Care environment and an understanding of safeguarding is desirable.

    Role Information/Duties:


    A high level of data entry

    Liaising with clients, professionals, members of the public via telephone, email and face to face

    Providing information to local authorities and other agencies in line with GDPR


    To apply To apply: please email your updated CV to andreia@Southwarkworks.org.uk

    Closing Date: Friday 06th March 2020

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk

    CLEANER Dbs (Manual Labour)

    Salary: £10.55

    Posted On: Wednesday 08th January 2020

    Hours: 36 per week

    Job Summary 

    To provide a cleaning service either on estates or as part of the street cleaning team. 

    Candidate Profile

     Able to use a range of cleaning equipment including basic electrical equipment & plant.

     Aware of basic safe working practices.

     Able to work without constant supervision to fulfil job tasks within deadlines

    DBS Required + Manual Handling

    If interested, Please forward your updated CV to andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk

    Closing Date: Friday 31st January 2020

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk


    Salary: £21 per hour

    Posted On: Wednesday 08th January 2020

    Hours: tbc

    Job Summary

    The role is responsible for leading and managing a team of staff to deliver effective housing services. Duties will include monitoring team performance, develop and implement an enhanced customer focus approach to drive estate management / neighbourhood services.  The Manager will ensure that the team provides effective and appropriate responses to residents’ and Members’ queries and complaints.  Duties require partnership with other departments and external agencies to contribute to the Council’s objectives.


    Candidate Profile


    1.         Educated to a degree level with the Chartered Institute of Housing or similar professional qualification.

     2.         Sound knowledge of housing management services, legislation and regulations relevant to the public sector responsibilities.

     3.         Knowledge of housing finance and budgetary control.

     4.         Extensive experience of a wide range of housing management functions in the public sector.

     5.         Experience of working with a multi disciplinary team in a managerial or supervisory capacity.

     6.         Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

     7.         Ability to lead and motivate staff to meet deadlines, improve standards and performance and prioritise workloads in a changing environment. 

    8.         Ability to analyse and evaluate statistical and other management information producing detailed reports and presentations on findings.

    If interested, Please forward your updated CV to andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk

    Closing Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

    Contact: andreia@southwarkworks.org.uk


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