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If you are committed to making a difference for children, consider working for us at Seamab.

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We are always looking to develop innovative ways of working using evidence-based practice to make lives better for children. People in the team are highly competent and confident, have established a culture of learning and improvement.

We are looking for people to join us who are committed to working with children and making a difference to their lives. To work at Seamab, you have to believe that you can help children heal, grow and learn and be prepared to work to achieve our vision, values and commitment.

You must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team who work together to achieve our shared vision for children, contributing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Current vacancies

Charity Trustee
Volunteers
Supply Teacher
Head of Education

Charity Trustee

Quarterly Board and committee meetings

  • Salary: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: 31 May 2018 — 12:00AM

Job Description

Seamab is a Scottish charity and works with some of the most vulnerable and challenging primary aged children in Scotland. We provide care and education in the context of a therapeutic approach.

Most of our children will live and go to school at Seamab for around two to three years, so it's vitally important that we provide a service that makes a difference. 

Our vision is to enable our children to have a positive childhood and feel safe, accepted and happy.

We work to create an environment in which all our children can heal, grow and learn. We are committed to achieving our vision by providing the best possible education and care services and managing our resources well. 



The role of a Trustee at Seamab is both interesting and varied. It includes development of strategy and oversight of service development. Trustees usually attend four Board meetings a year and regular committee meetings. 

Please contact Joanna McCreadie, Chief Executive for an informal discussion about this role.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role, please send your cv to info@seamab.org.uk or complete the application form.

More details

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online application service:

https://secure.seamab.org.uk

Additionally, you can download and fill in an aplication form, which should be sent to info@seamab.org.uk.

Volunteers

Volunteer

  • Salary: Volunteer role
  • Closing date: 31 May 2018 — 12:00AM

Job Description

Seamab is a Scottish children’s charity. We care for and educate vulnerable children aged between five and thirteen who have complex needs, and provide a unique service in Scotland through our specialist work with children.

We are looking for volunteers to help us promote our charity and assist with our fundraising programme.  This could involve assisting with management and distribution of collection cans or helping out at fundraising events e.g. galas.

If you have 3 or more hours a week to spare then we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Susie Williamson, Fundraising Manager on 01577 840307.

Reasonable volunteer travel expenses will be reimbursed

More info

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online application service:

https://secure.seamab.org.uk

Additionally, you can download and fill in an aplication form, which should be sent to info@seamab.org.uk.

Supply Teacher

Education

  • Salary: £ 22,416 - £38,034
  • Closing date: 28 September 2017 — 12:00AM

Job Description

Seamab is offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated Primary trained teacher to join us on a supply basis,  working as part of our multi-disciplinary team. The successful candidate would deliver a range of subjects within the Broad General Education.

Seamab is a small independent special school situated near Kinross, Fife. The school offers residential places to 15 children aged between 5-13 years who may experience a range of difficulties including ASD, ADHD, and Attachment Disorder amongst others.

Previous experience of working with young people with additional support needs and a detailed knowledge of CfE for Early years to primary level is essential.  The successful candidate would lead learning and work with other professionals to continue to develop the established nurture group within the school.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online application service:

https://secure.seamab.org.uk

Additionally, you can download and fill in an aplication form, which should be sent to info@seamab.org.uk.

Head of Education

Full time, term time

  • Salary: £44,223 - £47,085
  • Closing date: 26 September 2017 — 12:00PM

Job Description

At Seamab our vision is to enable our children to have a childhood in which they feel safe, accepted and happy.  We will create an environment in which all our children can heal, grow and learn. 

Seamab is an established children’s charity specialising in providing residential care and education for children who are looked after away from home, and have experienced significant trauma.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and skilled teacher to lead the development of education in Seamab and join the senior management team.  It’s essential you have a dynamic and flexible approach, and can apply this to the delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence in a primary setting.  Working closely with the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for ensuring that we provide a curriculum that is relevant to the needs of all of our learners. 

As the leader of learning and teaching, you will have a teaching commitment in the school.  You will manage the teachers, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist.  You will work closely with the Learning Coordinator to successfully engage children in the life of the school and support delivery of the twenty-four hour curriculum.  Seamab has established an active and experiential approach to delivery of the curriculum and the Head of Education will have a lead role in developing innovative approaches. 

The children at Seamab have experienced many difficulties in school before moving to Seamab.  Most have been excluded and many have had little time in education.  Our work with the children is based in developing positive relationships and providing positive experiences and is driven by our learning and caring philosophy. Dyadic Developmental Practice, a therapeutic framework, informs our work. 

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an individual to contribute to an established and developing charity and share our commitment to providing the best experiences and opportunities to children.  We currently offer up to fifteen residential education placements and three day placements. 

All applicants are expected to have a professional teaching qualification, which ideally will be in primary teaching, however we will also consider nursery and secondary teachers.  You must have a full driving licence or a commitment to achieving this within an agreed timescale.  Our benefits include membership of the Teachers’ Pension and SNCT terms and conditions.  We offer extensive training and development opportunities. 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday the 11th of October.  All shortlisted candidates will be invited to Seamab for an informal visit prior to interview.

 

How to apply

To apply for this position, please visit our online application service:

https://secure.seamab.org.uk

Additionally, you can download and fill in an aplication form, which should be sent to info@seamab.org.uk.