Blue Elephant Childcare is a fun, dynamic and challenging organisation to work for. The senior staff want you to be challenged to be the best you can be. We believe that helping you to develop makes it easier for you to help our young people to develop.
Do I need any qualifications?
We ideally want only experienced and qualified staff working with our young people. However, we are also committed to developing the residential childcare sector workforce and therefore will take on a limited number of inexperienced unqualified staff, who will be supported to learn the role and to achieve their level three diploma.
What are the hours?
You will be required to work shifts that will include starting early, finishing late, working weekends, bank holidays (including Christmas Day!) You will also be expected to complete sleeping in duties for which additional payment is included. (We are committed to ensuring that all staff receive at least the NLW when they work for Blue Elephant Childcare Ltd).
Do I need to be able to drive?
Because of the locations of our homes and the need to transport young people around you must have a full driving license. Our homes are often isolated you will need access to a motor vehicle to get you to your place of work.
What else do I need to know?
Blue Elephant Childcare Ltd is committed to providing a safe environment and safeguarding the welfare of our young people. The recruitment and selection process is rigorous and intrusive and includes all staff undergoing an enhanced DBS Check.
The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found at the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
Applicants should note that providing false information to obtain employment is a criminal offence.
Failure to declare a conviction, caution, bind-over or a pending prosecution, may disqualify you from appointment or result in summary dismissal.
Disclosure of a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from employment with Blue Elephant Childcare Ltd this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s), frequency and when they occurred.
Please note that it is a condition of your employment that you inform Blue Elephant Childcare Ltd if you are convicted of any criminal offence (including driving offences). Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action being taken including the termination of your employment.
I'm interested, what should I do next?
If you are still interested why not give us a ring or request an application form for our HR Manager Chris or from the CEO Keith?