Casual Sessional Worker - Parenting Hub

Job specification

£11.65 per hour
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Plus 12.07% holiday premium
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

The Family Intervention Support Service provides early help to vulnerable children, young people and their families to assist them to be able to problem solve, develop skills to self -manage, and prevent the need for intervention from statutory Social Care services in Swindon. 

As part of the FISS, The Parenting Hub will work with parents and families across Swindon by offering evidence based group work interventions to support parents in developing their parenting skills, promote positive attachments and relationships, and support children’s development through play opportunities. 

To increase our offer we are looking for sessional workers to support:
•    crèche facilities 
•    Stay and Play groups for parents and their children 
•    To support parenting programmes 
•    Play opportunities 
•    Occasional work with older children depending on experience
•    Occasional work across the wider FISS depending on Sessional Worker availability

Your next role

As a Sessional Worker, you will be modelling and promoting positive relationships, whilst being sensitive to the needs of the families that engage with the hub. 

You will work alongside staff within the Parenting Hub to offer a safe, confidential space in which parents and their children can develop and grow. 

This role will also see you planning, delivering and evaluation of group sessions.

We are looking for candidates who can evidence:
•    Experience of working with children and parents either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
•    An understanding of the physical, emotional, social and developmental needs of children and young people.
•    An understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
•    A relevant qualification in childcare, play, or similar would be desirable.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

Your next steps

Download the role profile and Safeguarding application form.

This role is a safeguarding role and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, you must therefore complete a full application form and send to

CVs will not be considered.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

We will be reviewing applications as candidates apply and reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.

If you would like to talk to someone about this role then please contact Joanne Bermingham on 07436538150 or Rachel Steadman on 07971037768

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email