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REMA Bilingual Support Worker

Woking, Surrey
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

The starting salary for this role is £13.89 per hour, plus a 15% annual leave allowance. This is a bank contract.

Posts available for first language speakers of the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic Sudanese (must have lived in Sudan)
  • Farsi/Dari
  • Kurdish (Sorani or Kurmanji)
  • Lithuanian
  • Nepalese
  • Oromo
  • Pashto
  • Romani
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tigre
  • Tigrinya
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • Yoruba

Do you have experience working with children and/or young people?

Do you enjoy interacting with children and/or young people?

Do you have a strong commitment to improving the educational achievement and life chances of children and young people from minority language communities?

Are you a first language speaker of one of the above languages, and do you have life experience within the culture or society of these languages?

Do you have a qualification or experience in language interpreting?

As a Bilingual Support Worker employed on a bank staff basis (zero contract hours) you will work for the REMA service (Race Equality & Minority Achievement) when required, to assist in improving outcomes for children and young people from minority language communities. You will assist schools in Surrey and REMA specialist teachers in identifying the pupils' language and learning needs and in communicating between schools and parents. If required, you will provide bilingual support for specified bilingual pupils and may be required to support with interpreting and/or translation for schools or other Surrey services including social services or to conduct joint home visits and to contribute to out of school activities.

You will be a good communicator with the ability to work with children, with parents and with colleagues and other professionals. You will also have a commitment to personal and professional self-development and have basic computing and applications skills.

REMA service is an experienced team with combined expertise in English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) work. You will be part of a large team of REMA bilingual support workers (BSWs) directly line managed by Bilingual Support Coordinator. This position is on zero hours basis which means that although we do not guarantee to offer you any work on a regular basis neither are you required to accept any work offered if it is not convenient for you.

What we can offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexibility to work around your existing job
  • Paid travel expenses
  • Continuous Professional Development and access to further training
Additional Information

This is a rolling advert and applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

An Enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's Barred List check will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Mariana Wallington by e-mail at .uk.

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We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. Please indicate what your first language is at the time of submitting your online application.


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Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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  • Job Reference: 706417324-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Surrey County Council
    Surrey County Council
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent