Public Sector

Geotechnical is Big fish Little Fish’s newest sector of recruitment. It sits extremely well with the Construction and Engineering recruitment that we facilitate.

We have chosen to go down this route with having consultancy expertise available, we have a good relationship with some excellent geotechnical companies. Within the Geotechnical field, it is a fast growing market and we are proud to advise we are working with some really reputable and industry specialists already. We cover the whole of the UK, and we are able to source candidates who have strong relevant experience relating to the role.

Roles within geotechnical that we can confidently source successfully are Drillers, both Rotary and Cable Percussion, Site Staff, including lead Drillers, Project Managers, Insitu Testing Candidates, Other Engineering candidates and various Geologists and also Laboratory Employees.

Disabled Facilities Grants Officer

URGENTLY seeking to recruit a Disabled Facilities Grants Officer for our public sector client based in Castleford.

Must have recent experience in the role and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of the DFG legislative framework and practices. Ideally having working knowledge of FLARE/CIVICA grants.

 

HNC Level 4 qualified Housing/Engineering/Building studies

 

Great rates of pay. Initial 3 month contract.

£25481 £27741

Castleford, West Yorkshire


Care Assistant

GUARANTEED WORKING HOUR CONTRACT – set amount of hours per week. You will choose set days that you are available to work, must make yourself available to work where required on those days and will be paid even if you are not called upon. This provides a guaranteed income for you but you must be prepared to work at short notice on your designated days.

** Based in Knottingley, Wakefield ** Must not be currently working in another care home due to current Covid restrictions **

We are currently supporting a public sector organisation who urgently need to increase their Care Assistant manpower in their residential homes. Initially a temporary contract your position but may become permanent.

All of the workplaces will be on site, no community or home care is required.

  • To work within the residential care unit providing support for the users
  • Assist residents in the home to maintain their independence and assist as and when required
  • Be-able to offer personal support to residents that need this – i.e; washing, bathing, dressing etc
  • Offer friendly and supportive conversation at this very challenging time
  • Liaise and up-date management with residents needs and support

Good knowledge of health & safety within this environment

Desirable:

  • NVQ 2 in social care – or the willingness to undertake and work towards it.
  • First Aid knowledge is an advantage.
  • Possess Safe Moving & Handling Techniques.
  • Experience of looking after residents with dementia.

Essential:

  • Experience of working within a care home or residential home.
  • Experience of caring and supporting older clients.
  • Be-able to assist moving them safely and correctly.
  • Must be-able to read and understand basic care plans
  • Work as a team and have good communication skills.

Criteria:

To even be considered for this role you must meet the below criteria

  • Evidence and entitlement to work in the UK.
  • 2 satisfactory references.
  • Confirmation you are fit to work.
  • Ideally possess the relevant Enhanced DBS or must be prepared to undertake one.

This role is linked to public services so offers security and long-term opportunities.

Various shifts available to suit you.

Please apply with your CV – where a member of the team will be in-touch to discuss in more depth.

Salary: £10.00-£20.00 per hour

£10.01 £20.02

Knottingley, West Yorkshire


Activities & Wellbeing Co Ordinator

**PUBLIC SECTOR**

An opportunity has arisen for a Wellbeing & Activity Coordinator to support the mental health and wellbeing of our Dementia residents within our client’s Care Homes based in Knottingley & Flanshaw.

The position is full time, working over 7 days so this may need to be split between 2 part time or 1 full time candidates (discussions are welcomed around this). Ideally the full time candidate should be prepared to work 5 days over 7 days, working 6 hours per day (totalling around 30 hours per week).

The ideal candidates should have experience of working in Dementia Care, as the role will support the needs of our service users by means of providing stimulation, one to one and group activities to meet their mental health and wellbeing needs.

The Wellbeing & Activity Coordinator will be responsible for getting to know each of our residents individually, and provide engaging activities that benefit their wellbeing, ensuring focus on their emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical wellbeing. The idea is to support residents to have the best possible quality of life, and most importantly, that our residents are happy living in our homes, particularly as visiting contact has been either nil or minimal during the global pandemic.

Each Wellbeing & Activity Coordinator will be expected to bring their own ideas to the role, finding their own strengths in providing for our residents either by creating quizzes, conducting craft sessions, one to one time, physical exercise through gardening or other outdoor activities. It is important to plan a diverse activity week to provide an inclusive and stimulating environment for all.

Good communication skills are essential to this role in order to support our residents, providing attention to detail, be a real team player, adaptable and have the ability to turn your hand at just about anything. Most importantly, the ideal candidate will need to be extremely creative and love working with people!

Reference ID: HG/WC/Activities

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: £10.01-£13.35 per hour

£10.01 £13.35

Wakefield and Knottingley


Care Assistant

GUARANTEED WORKING HOUR CONTRACT – 30 hours per week. You will choose set days that you are available to work, must make yourself available to work where required on those days and will be paid even if you are not called upon. This provides a guaranteed income for you but you must be prepared to work at short notice on your designated days.

** Based in Horbury, Wakefield ** Must not be currently working in another care home due to current Covid restrictions **

We are currently supporting a public sector organisation who urgently need to increase their Care Assistant manpower in their residential homes. Initially a temporary contract your position but may become permanent.

All of the workplaces will be on site, no community or home care is required.

  • To work within the residential care unit providing support for the users
  • Assist residents in the home to maintain their independence and assist as and when required
  • Be-able to offer personal support to residents that need this – i.e; washing, bathing, dressing etc
  • Offer friendly and supportive conversation at this very challenging time
  • Liaise and up-date management with residents needs and support

Good knowledge of health & safety within this environment

Desirable:

  • NVQ 2 in social care – or the willingness to undertake and work towards it.
  • First Aid knowledge is an advantage.
  • Possess Safe Moving & Handling Techniques.
  • Experience of looking after residents with dementia.

Essential:

  • Experience of working within a care home or residential home.
  • Experience of caring and supporting older clients.
  • Be-able to assist moving them safely and correctly.
  • Must be-able to read and understand basic care plans
  • Work as a team and have good communication skills.

Criteria:

To even be considered for this role you must meet the below criteria

  • Evidence and entitlement to work in the UK.
  • 2 satisfactory references.
  • Confirmation you are fit to work.
  • Ideally possess the relevant Enhanced DBS or must be prepared to undertake one.

This role is linked to public services so offers security and long-term opportunities.

Various shifts available to suit you.

Please apply with your CV – where a member of the team will be in-touch to discuss in more depth.

Salary: £10.00-£20.00 per hour

£10.00 £20.00

Horbury, West Yorkshire


Minute Taker / Administrator

Must be available to interview and start placement at short notice.

You may be required to undertake a Standard DBS check, if you already hold a recent one this will be an advantage.

We are working with a public sector organisation who urgently needs to appoint a confident, experienced Minute Taker / Secretary / Administrator

This role is varied with lots of opportunity available.

This client always encourages candidates to apply for permanent and up and coming roles.

Ideally the successful candidate will possess some of the following skills.

  • Previous minute taking (but not necessarily short hand) is essential
  • Strong administration skills.
  • Able to take information accurately.
  • Liaise with senior personnel professionally.
  • Ability to arrange meetings and set appointments.
  • Be able to input data accurately onto a database as needed
  • Liaise with social workers/Police other staff.
  • Update bespoke systems with information.
  • Excellent telephone manner.

An understanding of social care and support services would be a strong advantage and very transferable e.g Children’s Services, vulnerable adults, child support, hospital admissions, GP Surgery.

The above is just some of the skills and attributes we are looking for, as long as you have previous minute taking experience and a positive can-do attitude, possess strong secretarial, administration skills and an eagerness to work and achieve well we welcome your application.

Position is based in Central Wakefield however you may be asked to cover within district so must be flexible. Own transport advantageous.

Working hours Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm

£10.01 £10.01

Central Wakefield, WF1


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