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Buddy Support Workers
  • Employer: Public Health and Regulatory Services
  • Reference: CHCB2743
  • Published: Thu 10/12/2020, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 20/01/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual
  • Salary: Under 18’s: £5.09 per hour Age 18-20: £7.22 per hour Age 21 – 24: £9.18 per hour Over 25’s: £9.77 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

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Buddy Support Workers

Directorate:                        Children’s Services

Rate of pay:                        Under 18’s: £5.09 per hour

                                               Age 18-20: £7.22 per hour

                                               Age 21 – 24: £9.18 per hour

                                               Over 25’s: £9.77 per hour

Location:                              Based in North Somerset

Contract:                              Casual

Closing date:                      Wednesday 20 January 2021



Would you like to be part of a dynamic and rewarding service working with children and young people with additional needs in North Somerset?


The SEND clubs and activities service (SENDCAS) is looking to recruit 10 enthusiastic and motivated Buddies to be part of a small team providing support for children and young people aged 6 to 18, often on a 1-1 basis with-in group settings.


The vacancy is to support our specialist activity days during school holidays across North Somerset. The vacancies are to support the running of the Saturday club and Wednesday evening youth club, which are held at The Firs Resource Centre, Weston-Super-Mare.  In addition to this we are recruiting Community Buddies to support children and young people with additional needs to access community clubs and activities, e.g. Scouts, drama, sport clubs. Areas we are particularly looking to recruit to are Long Ashton, Nailsea, Portishead and Weston.  Inductions will be held on a Saturday morning’s or during school holidays.   You will be asked to commit to at least 3 school holiday sessions per year (Easter, Summer and Christmas school holidays).


We have strong links with colleagues across a range of teams including social care, children’s centres, health and education. The post holders will assist in delivering activities to children and young people with a wide range of needs. You will work closely with the SEND clubs and activities service (SENDCAS) Team Leader and will be required to comply with standards set by Ofsted. Good communication skills, flexibility and being a team player are essential for this post.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  On appointment of the post you will need to apply to the DBS update service and keep the annual subscription up to date.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



Want to know more and apply?

For further details, please contact Jennie Little – SENDCAS Team Leader 07917 228302 for further information, between Wednesday to Friday.


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


Interview dates will be held between 4th-6th February 2020.