The Town of Swanage in the County of Dorset

The coastal town of Swanage is located within the county of Dorset.   Swanage is situated in the South West region of the UK and is governed by Purbeck District council.

Postcode Sectors within Swanage

Places that share a border with Swanage

Map of the town of Swanage in Dorset

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List of Streets in Swanage

Churches and Places of Worship in Swanage

St Mary the Virgin
All Saints Church
Saint Mark's Church
Swanage Methodist Church
Swanage United Reformed Church

Roman Catholic Churches in Swanage

Hotels, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfasts and Places to Stay in Swanage


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Latest Jobs in Swanage
Posted: 17/07/2018

Salary:£16000 - £20000/annum per Annum

Category: Education


I am working with Secondary schools across Purbeck who are looking for a Learning Mentor to provisionally start in September for an ongoing 2 Term Contract role. You will be joining a school with a fantastic staff team and benefitting from strong leadership. In addition to this you will also be eligible for the following outstanding benefits;

* Competitive rates of pay
* Opportunities to progress quickly into roles with further responsibility
* Access to multiple training courses provided by the school

By registering with CER, and working directly with one of our experienced consultants you will benefit from;

* Excellent rates of pay
* A fast clearance process in order to get you to work as soon as possible
* A great range of courses to enhance you own CPD
* Access to a wide variety of jobs, on both a daily supply and long term basis

So if you are ready to take the next exciting step in your career, then please register your interest by applying via the link below or by contacting Nicole Anson in the CER Southampton office, to discuss the job in more detail.

In our Southampton office we can draw on over 70 years of experience, which our consultants have gained working across both the Education and Recruitment industries. We work with a number of schools, Primary, Secondary and SEN right across the South region, including Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. We would love to hear from you if you are looking for your next role, or any excellent Education Professionals you may have worked with.

CER is an employment agency and an employment business. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities. We respect and value cultural and religious diversity and will not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability. Each individual is assessed on merit

Urgent Vacancy for Support Workers
Posted: 12/07/2018

Salary:£50.00 - £65.00/day £50 - 65 per day per Day

Category: Education

Urgent Vacancy for Support Workers!!

A brilliant opportunity has arisen for a Care Support Assistant in an outstanding and modern Special Needs school and residential home in Swanage. This beautiful school has fantastic facilities for the students and staff.

The job involves enabling our young people to develop by providing physical and emotional support. The role is about working as part of a team to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our young people first.

The school is for young adults who have various abilities, from autism and moderate learning difficulties to complex and profound needs. The post requires talented SEND RSW / Special Educational Needs Residential Support Workers who are flexible, enthusiastic and dedicated to supporting and caring for young adults with educational needs. The team are welcoming, friendly and dedicated to the school and students.

To work in this setting you MUST;

*Be comfortable providing personal care
*Have experience working in special needs or care settings
*Able to be flexible with shifts. There is the prospect of longer days during school holidays as well as waking night shifts.

The role will include working 1:1 with students and supporting them during their day before and after classes. This will include waking them and putting them to bed and supervising meal times.

You will be part of a great team and able to chaperone on some great days out with the students.

Person Specification;

*Awareness of the general health, safety and welfare of young people

* Ability to lead a shift if required

* To be able to communicate clearly and easily with young people and others in a variety of ways

As a Care Support Assistant through TeacherActive you will receive:

*Competitive rates of pay
*Support from a dedicated team of consultants
*An excellent referral scheme
*Opportunities to work within school settings

If you have experience working in Care and are interested in a role as Care Support Assistant please contact Sonia on (Apply online only) or email your CV to

All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.

TeacherActive has been awarded the Quality Mark to denote excellence in providing supply staff to schools. TeacherActive is an equal opportunities employer, and operates as an Employment Business in providing temporary or contract job-seeking services.

All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.

Registration involves an enhanced DBS check, ID checks and will require you to supply good professional references. We pride ourselves on excellent service. We can provide a wide range of opportunities in schools and other educational institutions, with good rates of pay, at times to suit your needs.

Regular external audits have shown repeatedly that our standards are exceptional. We are passionate about finding the right staff for each environment.

TeacherActive is an equal opportunities employer, and operates as an Employment Business in providing temporary or contract job-seeking services

Care Support Assistant Swanage
Posted: 11/07/2018

Salary:£18301 - £21949/annum Discussed at interview per Annum

Category: Social Care

Role: Care Support Assistant
Location: Purbeck View School Swanage
Salary: £8.38 - £10.05 per hour - depending on experience and qualifications.
Hours: 42 hours per week (working a shift system, 7 days every 2 weeks )
Reporting to: Head of Care
Cambian Group is one of the UK's leading children's specialist education and behavioural health service providers. Founded in 2004, it has grown to become a significant partner to the UK public sector.
The Group's services have a specific focus on children who present high severity needs with challenging behaviours and complex care requirements. Cambian looks after 2,100 children and employs over 4,300 people across a portfolio of 224 residential facilities, specialist schools and fostering offices located in England and Wales.
Purbeck View School is a 38 and 52 week mixed-gender residential school for students aged 7-19 with a diagnosis of autism, or whose difficulties place them on the autistic continuum. Day provision is available for students who live close by.
The schools location in the seaside town of Swanage ensures that integration into the community is a part of daily life. Students have access to all the local amenities, the beautiful Purbeck Hills and coastline trails.
As a Care Support Assistant you will be working in one of the 9 self-contained houses with in the school grounds.
The Role:

You will work both in our formal taught sessions and on our residential accommodations. The rota pattern consists of working a combination of days and nights.
You would work 12 hour shifts, 7am to 7 pm or 7pm to 7am. 5 days one week 2 days the next (That’s 7 working days every 2 weeks)
We have a varied curriculum and you will be required to support sessions with in the classrooms as well as duties around the house.

Your role will be to enable our students, as much as possible, to increase their level of independence. During the evenings and weekends, you will work in our residential accommodations, supporting students with activities of daily living, accessing the community and using public transport.

The role involves assisting with personal care, medication administration and all household activities.
You will be expected to contribute to the writing and reviewing of support plans, risk assessments and completing records. You may be required to undertake a keyworker role for a student, acting as a key contact for the individual, liaising with parents/carers and other stakeholders and contributing to the setting and reviewing of goals. You will need to be able to work with and alongside the wider multi-disciplinary team (MDT). You will be expected to participate in training when required;

Candidate Profile
• Enthusiastic, committed and flexible.
• Able to work a rota pattern covering a combination of days and nights, including weekends.
• Able to work shifts
• Excellent communication skills.
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Experience working within care or education services, or working with vulnerable people would be beneficial.
• Candidates must be over 21 years of age.
• A full UK driving licence is not essential but would be an advantage due to location of the college.

Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.
Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.
All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Cambian is an equal opportunities employer