Birmingham City Council

Relief Pupil Guide

Relief Pupil Guide

Directorate: Children, Young People and Families
Job Reference Number: CN51J
Salary: £8.01 per hour
Contract Type: Casual
Job Hours: Sessional
Closing Date: 06 August 2010
Criminal Records Bureau: Yes
Criminal Records Bureau Text: null
Vacancy Details:

City-wide Service

Do you have time to care?

Looking for a flexible role that can fit around your normal day? You could make a big difference to the children of Birmingham. We’re looking for caring, patient and reliable people to become Relief Pupil Guides.

Available between 7-10 am and 2.30-5.30 pm, you’ll look after children with special educational needs while travelling to and from primary, secondary and special schools. The needs of the children cover a wide range of medical and behavioural conditions. You’ll act as a vital link to parents on their child's health, wellbeing, welfare and education.

You’ll initially cover sickness, leave of absence, extra district routes or guide a newly arranged route. So you may only be working a morning, a day or a few weeks at a time. Ideal if you need more of a work/life balance. Even better, you’ll usually be placed at a school in the area where you live.

Who we’re looking for

Sensitive to the needs of our most vulnerable young people, you’ll ideally be a good communicator, used to working with young people with special needs. We’re committed to ensuring the best possible care, so we’ll help you settle in with full training before you start.

If you have any questions, please call the Escort Liaison Section:

0121 303 6595 (South Area) or 0121 303 3220 (North Area)

“Birmingham City Council is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

The Escort Liaison Section require that all guides have two suitable references, are medically cleared and have an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure before undertaking any duties as a pupil guide.

Please refer to the job descriptions and person specification for more information on this vacancy.

Access to download Applicant Information Pack and Application Form is available below. Our jobs home page provides access to additional How to Apply Guidance.

Accessibility: Applicant Information and Application Forms will be made available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, audio and Braille. For these formats ONLY please telephone; 0121 464 1111 (8am to 8pm Monday to Friday).

Birmingham City Council has recently undertaken a pay and grading review. You may wish to note that should you be successful, you will be appointed on a salary point within the range appropriate to the job. Progression through the salary range will be determined by your length of service until April 2010 (or April 2011 for grades 1 and 2) and then by a performance framework.

Response Details:

 You can apply for this position in the following ways:

  • Download application form in Word format, to complete off-line.  You can return this form using the e-mail address given, on-line by selecting the ‘Return Application Form’ link below, or by post to the address below.
  • If you prefer to handwrite your application form, you can print the PDF or Word version form and return by post to the address below.

Return postal application forms to: People Resourcing, Birmingham City Council, PO Box 12450, Birmingham B2 2BS.  Please ensure correct postage is paid. Application forms without the correct postage will regrettably be returned to sender.

The e-mail address given below is for Return Application Forms ONLY.

Email: SocServApps@birmingham.gov.uk

Application Documents:





Return Application Form (Word version only)