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Careers

Updated 19th October 2020

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

No experience or qualifications are required as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

Our shift patterns allow our staff to avoid the morning rush and school run traffic, making the commute to the centre’s a lot calmer and quicker. Staff are shown appreciation throughout the year with a full events and activities calendar, and the opportunity to receive additional allowances to their salary at the end of each year.

 

We are currently recruiting for:

Director-Trustees (Voluntary Post)

 

 

Director-Trustees (Voluntary Post)

Dudley Lodge is looking for dynamic, strategic- thinking people with a passion for supporting children and their families to join our Board of Trustees.  We are one of the leading Family Assessment Organisations in England and Wales with two Family Assessment Centres, based in Coventry and Birmingham. Our focus is keeping families of all types together in the best and safest interest of the child through early intervention and support.

Being a Trustee will give you a chance to understand the issues affecting children and their families and be part of a dedicated team. At the same time, you will know you are helping contribute your skills towards making a difference in the life of the family and especially the child

We want our Board to be as diverse as possible so that it looks like the world we serve and to have different voices within it, as we know that diverse groups of people make better decisions. Therefore we are particularly looking for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. In addition we would welcome applications from people with a background in social care. You don’t need to have any previous experience of board or leadership roles as we can provide mentoring if necessary. But we do need you to really care about the work we do and be able to contribute to the work of the Board.

We expect from you as a Trustees that you:

  • Can attend  five meetings a year including Board meetings and an annual general meeting
  • Make active contributions to the work of the Board and sub committees as a “critical friend”
  • Bring your own skills and experience in helping set the future direction of Dudley Lodge

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please send your contact details to safeguarding@dudleylodge.co.uk We will then send you a job description and the Chair of the Board will contact you for further discussions. If you join us, full training will be provided.

 


Dudley Lodge offer residential and community-based parenting assessments from our centres in Coventry and Birmingham.  To work as part of a team in a residential and community based setting; providing detailed objective evidence based assessment recordings in line with the Working Together 2018 Assessment Framework. To examine and observe the nature of the interactions between the child, family and environmental factors and are key in helping make sound recommendations and to inform on future planning.

Are you looking for a Change in Career or to gain valuable experience in the field of Social Care/Social Work? Look no further and apply today to join our friendly team at Dudley Lodge!

What are we looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our established and well-respected family assessment charity. At Dudley Lodge we work together with parents and professionals to achieve the best outcomes for children through undertaking comprehensive family assessments. You will need to be committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable people and show that you are able to empathise with others. You will need to be a great communicator and have good IT keyboard skills

No experience or qualifications are required for Family Worker roles as we provide a thorough induction and ongoing training and coaching. We are committed to developing your knowledge base and skills and financially support all new staff to undertake the NVQ Level 3 in Childcare Residential, where needed. There are great opportunities for career progression at Dudley Lodge!

The successful candidates will join the company to become part of the welcoming and friendly team.

Why work for us?

We offer a great range of benefits including:

Competitive rates of pay within the Social Care sector

On-site parking

Career progression

Regular supervision

Great opportunities for training and development

Health Care benefits

Employee assistance programme offering independent advice and support 24 hours a day

A contributory pension scheme

Highly supportive team

Free tea/coffee and fruit

Are the jobs exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act? Yes

Does the post require a DBS check? Yes

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. Dudley Lodge adhere to a safer recruitment policy, therefore the post is subject to reference checks, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check. Reference checks will be carried out to all organisations where an applicant has worked with children or vulnerable adults since leaving school.

Dudley Lodge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons”

You are welcome to discuss any of our vacancies with our HR Team, please call 02476502800.

Please return applications by the deadline provided

Email: recruitment@dudleylodge.co.uk