Post No. POSN000597 - Planning Policy Officer
This post is Fixed Term until March 2025, with the potential for extension to coincide with the delivery of the Replacement Local Development Plan.
Newport is a diverse and pro-growth City full of opportunities and challenges.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Planning Policy Officer to help shape the future development of the City and play a key role in delivering the Council’s regeneration and growth aspirations and helping create a Replacement Local Development Plan, which is currently at the Preferred Strategy stage.
Candidates must hold a qualification in Town Planning, or equivalent, and will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the planning system and planning legislation, especially in relation to planning policy.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Victoria Gee by email at Victoria.Gee@Newport.gov.uk.
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English
Newport City Council is committed to working towards its workforce being more representative of the population that we serve and particularly welcomes applications from people from the minority ethnic communities represented (or living) in the city. Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.
Our values – Courageous, Positive and ResponsibleEin gwerthoedd – Dewr, Cadarnhaol, Cyfrifol
Post No. POSN002601 - Pastoral Support Officer
Lliswerry High School – Pastoral Support Full time term time only
Fixed Term until 31.08.24, Grade 5 SCP 12-17 (£26,421 - £28,770 pro rata)
Working hours 08:00 – 16:00/08:30 – 16:30 Monday – Friday (37 hours)
The Governing Body of Lliswerry High School are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults, combining tact, diplomacy and discretion. The successful candidate will be well organised, self-confident, enthusiastic and motivated and enjoy working with young people. They will be a key part of the school pastoral team, working with individuals and small groups of children and liaising with families. The ability to speak Slovak or Romanian is welcomed although not essential.
The successful candidate will be:-
• Highly motivated and committed• Well organised and punctual with a professional attitude to work• Willing to work as part of a hard-working, dedicated team• Positive, proactive, with a good sense of humour who is willing to work flexibly to meet the changing needs of the school• Active members of school life and actively subscribe to the ethos of the school
The successful candidate will be joining the school at a very exciting time in the schools development.
Each role is full time 37 hours per week during term time only (39 weeks)
For further information please contact Mrs Rose-Phelps in the first instance for further information 01633 277867.
Please refer to the Person Spec for a complete list of the Essential and Desirable Requirements
Holidays must be taken during school closure periods. The appointment process will involve an interview with members of the school leadership team and a selection of Governors.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS).
Closing Date: 11.12.23
Shortlisting Date: 12.12.23
Interview Date: 19.12.23
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English. An application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.
Post No. POSN001602 - Social Work Assistant
This is a temporary post covering a secondment for 12 months.
We are a Child Protection Team dealing with complex safeguarding and welfare cases alongside Court work, from prebirth to 18 years old. You will be working alongside Social Workers assisting them in various finance and admin tasks, undertaking some direct work and family contacts, transporting children, and helping complete life story work, chronologies and other pieces of work. A full job description is attached with the essential requirements. Newport is a forward thinking fast paced place to work, and this will be a role that will give experience of work within Children’s Services. You will need to be able to work in a team, with multiagency working key, often to short timescales, within confidentiality, and be able to build good working relationships with children, young people, and their families.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (formerly CRB).
Post No. EST0101.6 - Maths Teacher
Lliswerry High School – Teacher of Mathematics
Permanent post – Part time (2 days per week to be agreed)
Position commences 19th February 2024
The Governing Body of Lliswerry High School are looking to appoint an exceptional candidate to join our highly successful Maths Department. Lliswerry High School is a thriving, multi-cultural, 11-18 mixed comprehensive school on the eastern side of Newport close to the M4. We currently have a superb opportunity for a new team member to join us, working on a part time basis.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an inspirational teacher of maths to make a positive difference to the lives and futures of our learners. We are looking for an NQT or experienced practitioner who will motivate and inspire our learners through their own passion for mathematics and lifelong learning. The successful candidate will teach across the age and ability range and will be a key part of our supportive and successful maths team. The ability to teach A Level is welcomed, but is not essential.
It is anticipated that the person appointed will:
• be an excellent classroom practitioner• possess excellent organisational, analytical and communication skills• demonstrate high standards of professionalism in all respects• be a positive role model to colleagues and learners alike• possess ambition, belief, resilience, determination and a sense of humour • possess the ability to motivate and inspire learners and to build positive relationships• have high expectations of themselves, colleagues and learners• be committed to their own professional learning • have the ability to develop excellent working relationships with all stakeholders• be able to use data to support learner progress effectively• be committed to the vision of our school
Please contact the school using the e-mail address or phone number shown in the application instructions if you have any queries, or would just like to discuss the post informally with the Headteacher or with the Leader of Learning for Maths.
Post No. IS1003.40 - Customer Services Officer
Customer Service Officers
We are looking for people to join our Customer Services team working in the City Contact Centre, The Information Zone and Main Reception.
We are recruiting for:
1 permanent part time post 22.2 hours
1 permanent part time post 30 hours
If you are friendly and able to engage in a polite, sincere and welcoming manner with members of the public then we'd like to hear from you. Working for Customer Services we can offer you:
-A happy and supportive working environment with good disabled access-On-going commitment to your personal development-Variety of shift patterns allowing you to manage your home/work life balance- Hybrid working
Responsible to the Team Leader, Customer Service Officers will respond to enquiries from the public on a wide range of Council Services. Your aim will be to fully answer queries over the phone and in person initiating services for the customer in a friendly, helpful manner. You will also identify any shortfalls in information provision to fully respond to public enquiries.
You will be educated to A-level standard or have at least 1 years’ experience in a call centre or customer services environment. As an excellent team player you will have a good understanding of customer service principles and have the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals. You will work well under pressure and have the ability to prioritise your own workload.
We encourage applications from individuals who can communicate effectively in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic as well as Welsh and English.
To apply for this position, please visit our website: www.newport.gov.uk/jobs
For an informal discussion please contact Emily Curry on 01633 656656.
Post No. EDSCH00443.10 - Teaching Assistant Level 2
Teaching Assistant Level 2, Grade 3 - Lliswerry High School
(SCP 5-6 £23,500 - £23,893 pro rata)
Working Pattern (08:30 – 15:20 M,08:30 -16.10 T 08:30 – 15:10 Wed- Fri 34.5 hours)
Lliswerry High School is a thriving, multi-cultural, 11-18 mixed comprehensive school on the eastern side of Newport close to the M4. We currently have a superb opportunity for a talented, passionate and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our school.
The successful candidate will be a strong team player who will work closely in the classroom under the direct instruction of the teaching/senior staff to support the delivery of teaching and learning.
It is anticipated that the person appointed will support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils in the classroom.
You will have NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants or an equivalent qualification. Patience, understanding, a caring attitude and the ability to provide support and build positive relationships is essential in this role.
Secondment or Fixed term until 31.03.24 (subject to extension dependent on continuation of grant funding)
Salary: Grade 6: SCP 18 – 23, £29,269 - £32,076 (pro rata)
Package: 37 Hours per week, Term Time Only (39 week per annum)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 x Level 4 Teaching Assistants to join a growing team within Education Inclusion who are committed to improving educational outcomes for pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) in Newport. The Inclusion Advisory Service sits within the central Education Service and works closely with school-based staff, children’s services colleagues and other agencies in order to improve the education experience and learning outcomes for all ALN learners. The current team has four Teacher Advisers and one Inclusion Advisor and also works very closely with the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) team and the Educational Psychology Service as part of the wider Inclusion Enrichment Team.
Newport City Council is seeking to appoint two committed, hardworking individuals with excellent communication skills and experience of working within children / young people with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) to provide support and advice to all schools and education settings across Newport.
This post holders will assist the Inclusion Advisory Service in assisting schools to develop their inclusive practices to ensure all children and young people with emerging and identified ALN are supported to make good progress and achieve their full potential. The post holders will also support schools in identifying appropriate strategies, resources and interventions to meet the needs of children with ALN, using a person-centered approach through Newport’s graduated response.
We are looking to recruit individuals who are highly motivated, can work using their own initiatives and who possesses excellent communication skills and ALN knowledge. You must also have experience of multi-agency working and extensive experience of working with children who have Additional Learning Needs. Awareness of the Additional Learning Needs and Education tribunal Act 2018 and Code is also advantageous.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
If you are interested in this post and would like further information, please contact:
Katie Diamond – Inclusion Advisor: Katie.firstname.lastname@example.org Ruth Stewart – Teacher Adviser: Ruth.Stewart@newport.gov.uk Kate Evans – Teacher Adviser: Kate.Evans2@newport.gov.uk
Closing Date: 12th December 2023 Interview date: To be confirmed
Post No. POSN003415 - Early Years Childcare Team Leader
Early Years and Childcare Team Leader – Maternity Cover
1 x Grade 8 part time 18.5 hours, fixed term until March 2024 covering maternity.
• A relevant qualification in Early Years / Childcare as identified within the Qualification and Credit Framework such as Level 3 Diploma in Childcare, Learning and Development.• Level 5 in a recognised Early Years Qualification (QCF).
We are seeking to appoint 1 part time Early Years and Childcare Team Leader; an enthusiastic and reliable individual who has a particular interest in the Early Years agenda, creating and maintaining strong partnerships with both internal and external services, raising the profile of the Welsh language across the city.
You will be part of a team who will effectively plan, deliver, and manage Early Years and Childcare services maintaining high quality provision meeting Care Inspectorate Wales and other statutory guidelines contributing to improved outcomes for Flying Start and the Early Years 0 – 7 pathway. To manage a team of staff across Early Years and Childcare services taking day to day responsibility of Flying Start and expansion, premises and outdoor areas ensuring compliance with NCC policies and procedures working with the Team Manager – Early Years and wider Prevention and Inclusion Service Area.
The candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as genuine commitment to the care and development of the Early Years pathway.
The appointment process will involve an interview with the Deputy Team Managers – Early Years and Quality and Performance Manager.
Please be aware we do not allow notes to be brought into to the interview.
For more information, please contact Alexa Tudball, Delivery Manager on 07773 121749 for an informal discussion.
Closing Date: 11th December 2023
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Post No. POSN003336 - Teacher Adviser - ALN (Welsh-Medium)
Education: Inclusion Advisory Service
Welsh-medium Teacher Adviser - ALN: Secondment or Fixed term until 31.03.24 (subject to extension dependent on continuation of grant funding)
Part-time – 0.4 FTE (2 x days per week, term-time working + 2 weeks during school holidays)
Soulbury Scale – Spot Point 9: £47,522 (pro-rata for Term time + 2 weeks per annum)
This Welsh-medium Teacher Adviser - ALN post is an exciting (fixed - term or secondment) new opportunity to be part of a growing team within Education Inclusion who are committed to improving educational outcomes for pupils with Additional Learning Needs (ALN) in Newport. The Inclusion Advisory Service sits within the central Education Service and works closely with school-based staff, children’s services colleagues and other agencies in order to improve the education experience and learning outcomes for all ALN learners. The current team has four Teacher Advisers and one Inclusion Advisor and also works very closely with the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) team and the Educational Psychology Service as part of the wider Inclusion Enrichment Team.
The Inclusion Advisory Service provides advice in relation to good practice within the extensive area of ALN and offers support to education professionals regarding effective implementation of Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act to ensure that the Local Authority and schools implementing changes in legislation in a timely manner.
This Welsh-medium Teacher Adviser- ALN post has been created to further develop support for Welsh-medium schools across Newport (Primary and Secondary) to provide further support for pupils with existing and emerging ALN to provide additional to ensure all learners remain engaged in education and fulfil their potential. The post holder will also support the Local Authority’s priority of reducing the number of days lost and incidents of exclusion in both Primary and Secondary sectors by working with schools to offer advice and guidance in relation to supporting learners with more challenging and complex behaviours which will enable more pupils to maintain their education placements in mainstream settings. The postholder will also develop and maintain effective multi-agency links with other professionals working with children and young people in Newport, ensuring the wellbeing of learners is at the centre of all planning and discussions. The newly appointed Welsh-medium Teacher Adviser will also support schools and education settings by providing support, advice and training with the aim advancing whole school development of inclusive practices.
We are seeking to recruit an individual who is a fluent Welsh speaker who will be able to work with the five Welsh-medium schools in Newport through the medium of Welsh as well as being an effective, enthusiastic and experienced qualified teacher with a proven track record of leading in the area of ALN within their current or previous school/s. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake a wide variety of tasks including being able to articulate Local Authority approaches that lead to high quality learning for all pupils, particularly those with identified ALN. The successful candidate will need to communicate a genuine desire to develop the practice of others, and secure understanding of priorities in relation to ALN transformation within education.
If you would like more information about this post, please contact: Katie Diamond, Inclusion Adviser: Katie.email@example.com
Closing date: 8th December 2023 Interview date: TBC
Post No. SSAC0123.1 - Social /work Assistant - Intake Team
Vacancies have arisen for Social Work Assistants in Adult Social Services Teams in Newport. The teams work with adults from the age of 18. The teams fully embrace the spirit of the Social Services Well Being (Wales) Act 2014; ensuring citizens of Newport are at the centre of work we do, building up relationships with partner agencies in the community, working with the preventative agenda, providing Information, Advice and Assistance, working jointly with health, and looking at developing new and innovative services. The teams work in an outcome focussed way, working with people to achieve their individual outcomes, and ensures that what matters to each individual is captured in the work we do.
The Social Work Assistant role involves providing support and assistance to Social Workers and other colleagues in the team, managing the duty function on a daily basis. The social work assistant role provides opportunities to carry out reviews and to support social workers on joint visits. The teams welcome new ideas and creativity in Social Work practice. Opportunities will be provided for career development.