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 organizing 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 and 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

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  • 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 organizing 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, with 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

Working with various services supporting vulnerable children, young people from pre-birth to 19 years age range and their families, you 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 Centres
  • Professional Credibility with similar agencies

Career progression

  • Childcare Management Roles
  • Children 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 in at a Kirklees school and will assist with the organisation and day to day provision of an effective Resource Centre offering book based and modern information resources, incorporating 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 organizational 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
  • reativity to adapt the resources to suit the diverse abilities of each group
  • Passionate about the subject preparing resources for
  • An understand 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 eg Hygiene Certificate; 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

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  • ICT Technician
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