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Courtesy of Gaetan Lee

Courtesy of Gaetan Lee

Part of why life has been so busy recently has been the sudden upsurge in the number of vacancies and having to get to grips, yet again, with a recruitment system that has changed. As a County we’ve now moved from Job Descriptions and person specs to just the one role profile which has meant rewriting some of our previous info and then going through the whole interview request systems. However, with ads having gone out, shortlisting done, it’s finally interview week for a new Duke of Edinburgh, Outdoor Education and Accreditation Manager as the person who has been doing the job for the past 5 years has moved to another role within the service. She has helped to develop and move forward our work in all areas over the past few years and is still very involved in moving forward our vision of Outdoor Education so don’t go too far!!!

The other posts we are interviewing for are new ones called Postivite Activities for Children Co-ordinators and are stretching our boundaries by being focussed on developing activity programmes for targeted children aged 8-13yrs. I think these will be very exciting and will definately start to fill a gap in our provision whilst also raising interesting questions about Integrated Services and our target age group! (More on that in another post!)

So – here’s to a good and hopefully successful interview week!!

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Comments on: "Random Post No.1 – Recruitment" (2)

  1. that would have been my dream job a few years ago (the 8-13 years one) – has been a huge gap in provision there for – um well forever?! Good luck with the interviews – I hate them (from both sides of the table!)

  2. thanks Mas, I agree that there’s a gap and strictly we shouldn’t really be picking it up if we stick to our 13-19yrs target age group however there is some funding and a real desire to try and see how we can join the 8-13 age group (Particularly those vulnerable children) with / into our targeted youth work.

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