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Asset Recovery
Asset Recovery is a department within Industrial Services Group that act as the Bradford Council in-house IT data destruction and IT recycling / disposal specialists. It is run as a commercial business but as part of its activities provides training and employment solutions for a number of people with disabilities.  As well as working with Bradford Council we complete large and small contracts on behalf of a wide range of blue-chip private and public sector organisations. We work in partnership with Sims Recycling Solutions who act as our recycling and disposal...

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The Council’s Corporate Fraud Unit is responsible for undertaking investigations into any concerns relating to financial matters in schools, involving both school staff and any individual or company having a financial relationship with a school.  It can also provide general advice and guidance to schools and will help rectify control weaknesses.  The Corporate Fraud Unit also investigates any fraud committed against Bradford Council including benefit fraud and the misuse of Disabled  Persons’ Blue Badges. ...

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Education Client Services
The Education Client Services provides a full range of expert, professional project development advice, project management and delivery support for all forms of educational project.  Education Client Services can assist with any projects, from small capital works to major schemes or revenue funded initiatives. The Education Client Services also: Manages the programme which creates new buildings to accommodate the rising pupil population using DFE Basic Need funding Manages the Capital Improvement Programme (C...

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Human Resources
There are three areas of service that Bradford’s traded HR service can provide to your school. The HR Advisory Service The HR School Support Service (previously Business Support) The recruitment advertising and vetting service This proposal is based on a joint service level agreement for the HR Advisory and Schools Support Service, and a “pay as you go” service for the recruitment advertising and vetting service. We believe that this is the best approach for your school to ensure that all HR, employment and payroll matters are delivered con...

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Human Resources Vetting Service
Bradford Council is registered with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as an Umbrella Body. Our role is to ensure the DBS application form is correctly completed and to countersign the applications to confirm that the organisation has an entitlement to access criminal record information. The service also provides advice and support with identity and teacher registration checks. The criminal record checking process is currently undergoing significant review by the Home Office following the implementation of the Protection of Freedom Act in May 2012. The l...

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Information Assurance Service
The Data Protection Act (DPA) and Freedom of Information Acts (FOIA) is complex. It is a school’s responsibility to be registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and comply with current legislation; failure to do so can result in fines of up to £500,000 for each breach of the legislation from the ICO. Legislation changes are under constant review both at European and National level.  Understanding and adherence to DPA and FOIA are therefore essential for schools.  The ICO is the UK’s independent public authority set up to uphold informa...

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The Council’s Mail and Packing Service are an in-house service provision which provides training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities and offers a wide range of services including assembly, boxing, labelling, manual collation, folding, hand packing or repacking and shrink wrapping. We have a wide variety of external customers which generates income in order to sustain the team, as well as work undertaken for Council services such as:   Collation of housing benefit packs Packing school menus Inserting covers and ...

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Occupational Safety Service
The Council’s Occupational Safety Team provides a comprehensive range of services and support to assist a school in discharging its responsibilities to ensure the safety and health of employees and others. ...

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Recruitment and Advertising Service
The Recruitment and Advertising Service is dedicated to providing a cost-effective, efficient service to help maximise your school’s ability to attract, assess and select competent, motivated staff and managers. Schools benefit from our professional support at every stage of the recruitment process. ...

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