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Reference Number: ECAN 02281

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We require an enthusiastic solicitor or legal executive to join our adult and childrens legal team. This is a unique opportunity to develop existing skills supporting our clients in advising adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, providing legal advice across a wide area of adult services law, including Community Care, Mental Health, Mental Capacity and all adult social care matters.

You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication and IT skills, and be able to work to deadlines supporting the team with a varied and busy caseload.

We would welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified candidates

For an informal discussion please contact Janine Bond 01803/207149

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02595

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We require an enthusiastic solicitor or legal executive to join our adult and childrens legal team. This is an excellent opportunity to support our clients by advising adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, providing legal advice across a wide area of adult services law, including Community Care, Mental Health, Mental Capacity and all adult social care matters. As the more senior practitioner in the team you will deal with more complex matters within your caseload and advise and provide assistance on higher level strategic / policy issues.

You will be a flexible team player with excellent communication and IT skills, and be able to work to deadlines supporting the team with a varied and busy caseload.

We would welcome applications from suitably experienced / qualified candidates

For an informal discussion please contact Janine Bond 01803 207149

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We are seeking an experienced Asset Investment Manager who will pro-actively monitor, report and lead on the management of Torbay Council’s commercial investment portfolio.  You will be able to adopt a fund management approach to maximise returns from the portfolio.  Day to Day responsibilities will include providing timely and informed advice on investment and disinvestment decisions for the Investment Board to consider, identifying and evaluating all risks and providing suitable mitigation for an acquisition or disposal, appoint and supervise external property advisors. 

You will be a good team player with a positive flexible attitude to delivering a high quality service to an exciting range of clients to ensure optimum performance of the investment portfolio.  You will possess full MRICS status.

As a social enterprise we offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year rising to additional 5 days over a 5 year period, family friendly policies and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. You will have a rewarding career with the opportunity to develop these roles further and play a key role in making Torbay an even better place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Palmer 01803 207920

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW HR@tda.uk.net 01803 207920

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We are seeking a Valuer to provide a professional estate management service. Experience in the public sector is an advantage, together with the proven ability to deliver. You will be a good team player with a positive flexible attitude to delivering a high quality service to an exciting range of clients to ensure optimum performance of the commercial portfolio. Day to day responsibilities will include managing properties efficiently and compliantly, dealing with all aspects of property management such as asset disposals, valuations, granting leases, rent reviews, lease renewals and all other tenancy matters. You will possess full MRICS status.

For all posts we are seeking team players with a positive flexible attitude to delivering a high quality service to an exciting range of clients.

As a social enterprise we offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year rising to additional 5 days over a 5 year period, family friendly policies and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. You will have a rewarding career with the opportunity to develop these roles further and play a key role in making Torbay an even better place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact John Veale 01803 207805

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW HR@tda.uk.net 01803 207805

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We are seeking a Valuer for maternity cover (initial 12 month contract) to provide a professional estate management service. Experience in the public sector is an advantage, together with the proven ability to deliver. You will be a good team player with a positive flexible attitude to delivering a high quality service to an exciting range of clients to ensure optimum performance of the commercial portfolio. Day to day responsibilities will include managing properties efficiently and compliantly, dealing with all aspects of property management such as asset disposals, valuations, granting leases, rent reviews, lease renewals and all other tenancy matters. You will possess full MRICS status.

For all posts we are seeking team players with a positive flexible attitude to delivering a high quality service to an exciting range of clients.

As a social enterprise we offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday a year rising to additional 5 days over a 5 year period, family friendly policies and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. You will have a rewarding career with the opportunity to develop these roles further and play a key role in making Torbay an even better place to live and work.

For an informal discussion please contact John Veale 01803 207805

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW HR@tda.uk.net 01803 207805

Reference Number: ECAN 02644

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Do you enjoy working outdoors, helping people and have great communication skills?

Do you have excellent customer service skills and enjoy being active?

If so, Torbay Council are currently recruiting for a Civil Enforcement Officer.

About the role….

Our Civil Enforcement Officers enforce road traffic orders by issuing Penalty Charge Notices, and are the eyes and ears of the local community, patrolling areas whilst wearing a body worn video, providing advice to residents, and members of the public. You will play a significant role in reducing traffic congestion within Torbay through the enforcement of parking restrictions.

What you’ll be doing….

Your day will be spent mostly outside, in all weathers, walking up to 10 miles per day, so please consider this before you apply. You will be dealing with members of the public face to face, so customer service must be something you enjoy, sometimes in difficult situations. Be friendly, polite, and willing to offer support, advice and assistance to colleagues and customers.

What you’ll bring…..

The ability to work as a team or on your own, patience and tact.

An assertive but polite approach.

The ability to handle difficult situations in a calm and professional way.

An awareness of health and safety

The ability to make decisions

Good numeracy skills and the ability to keep accurate records.

PC skills would also be an advantage, as you will be using a hand held device daily.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week, Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays). Shifts vary so flexibility for the role is essential.

What we give in return….

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, training and development opportunities, Torbay Council offers standard benefits including part time hours to suit, 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, and some not so standard benefits as part of our employee benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or enjoy retail shopping, you can access discounts via mylifestyle at Eden Red!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximises the contribution individuals can bring to Torbay Council. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. We continue to promote the right environment to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

A full valid driving licence, and a DBS disclosure is required for this role.

For an informal discussion please contact John Peters 01803 207643

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02682

Job type: Housing and Planning

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £24,313 - £26,999

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Torbay is a stunning coastal location in South Devon, close to Dartmoor National Park and in easy reach of Exeter City and the M5.  This is a beautiful location in which to live and work and the Council has serious ambitions to build on the regeneration and investment already happening in the Bay.

As a Planning Investigation Officer working in our fast paced, innovative, and supportive team you will be working across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham investigating alleged breaches of planning control and taking action to remedy them.

Previous experience of Planning Enforcement or Development Management is desirable but not essential.  We believe this is an exciting opportunity that would suit an individual who is used to working in a stimulating, customer focused environment and is looking for a new challenge.

Planning enforcement work can provide a good introduction into a career in Development Management and in Torbay there is the opportunity to enjoy a good work-life balance in a scenic and beautiful part of the UK.

If you would like an informal discussion on the post please contact Robert Brigden, Service Manager - Development Management on 01803 208803.

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £8.21 per hour

Number of hours: 12.50

Location: Torbay / Teignbridge

We are currently seeking a Cleaning Operative for Torquay Library to join our team. Complete Cleaning Services (CCS) have in excess of 25 Cleaning Contracts across Torbay and Teignbridge, within a variety of buildings.

We require the successful candidate to work efficiently within a team, providing a high standard of cleaning across a range of facilities.

Job Summary

Carry out cleaning tasks, ensuring high standards are maintained

Ensure any required repairs within your area are reported to your Cleaning Supervisor

Carry out additional or deep clean as instructed by the Cleaning Supervisor, using equipment and chemicals appropriate to the task

Ensure consumables are replenished in your area

Comply with all Statutory Regulations and Company Policies, in particular COSHH and Manual Handling

Person Specification

Previous experience of cleaning is desirable

Full UK driving license preferable

Flexibility when working as part of the team.

Methodical and meticulous approach to work

Other factors

Overtime and holiday cover will be offered on a frequent basis.

DBS check will be carried out and will be required for the job.

Benefits

CCS offer 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, family friendly policies and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation. 

We are confident you will enjoy working for Complete Cleaning Services. A uniform will be provided.

For this post, we are seeking team players with a positive and flexible attitude, enabling CCS to deliver a high quality service to our clients.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy please contact:

Phoebe Prescott on 01803 208975 or e-mail phoebe.prescott@tda.uk.net

Please email completed application forms to phoebe.prescott@tda.uk.net

Or post to: FAO- Phoebe-Louise Prescott, TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW phoebe.prescott@tda.uk.net 01803 208975

Reference Number: ECAN 02685

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £19,554 - £21,166

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Business Support Officer who will be working to support two Assistant Directors within Children’s Services.

The ideal applicant will have excellent attention to detail and great organisational skills as well as the ability to work under pressure. The post holder will be expected to organise, arrange and co-ordinate a variety of meetings, taking minutes where required, and work closely with sensitive and confidential information.

The post holder will be working closely with two Assistant Directors, and will ideally require some knowledge and understanding of Children’s Services processes and policies. We are seeking an individual who has excellent communication skills, be reliable and flexible in their approach to the role and be able to manage competing priorities in a professional and efficient manner

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02477

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of Torbay Council’s ICT team.

 

Known as “the English Riviera”, Torbay is a diverse Unitary Authority comprised of three coastal Devon towns: Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Residents enjoy easy access to numerous beaches and tourist attractions, as well as having Dartmoor National Park virtually on the doorstep.

The successful candidate will fulfil a key technical support role within the Council’s ICT department, working closely with others to ensure applications are available and undertaking investigations in a timely manner to resolve operational issues.

We support a collection of third party packages as well as a number of in-house developed solutions, primarily in a Microsoft Windows environment. These cover the full range from public-facing web applications to back-office desktop solutions.

We are looking for a candidate experienced in the day to day support of existing solutions. You will be capable of working under pressure and managing a range of activities.

Activities will include:

Application patch management, identifying and resolving technical issues, providing technical support and liaising with both internal and external clients where required. Duties will also include the development of interfaces or other small scale programming modifications.

Candidates will ideally have some experience with one or more of the following:

C#, WPF, ASP.NET, MS SQL Server databases.

In return the range of benefits available to Torbay Council employees are listed here:

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/council/jobs/what-we-offer/

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02655

Job type: Public Health

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a fixed term/Secondment contract for 12 months

Torbay Council Public Health team is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take forward the emotional health and wellbeing agenda and to manage health protection responsibilities within the team, to cover maternity leave.  Key areas of work are:

  • Leading on Children's emotional health and wellbeing including working with the CCG to promote health and wellbeing and reduce self-harm in schools; developing content for the Torbay Healthy Learning website.
  • Leading on adult and workplace wellbeing within the Council, supporting and promoting Connect5 training across Torbay, promoting and evaluating a 5 ways to wellbeing campaign, and taking forward the Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health action plan for Torbay.
  • Working on suicide prevention programmes and completing the suicide action plan.
  • Acting as the contact for health protection issues including supporting outbreak control, emergency planning and response, flu vaccination uptake, and promotional campaigns.

The role is for one year full time from mid October 2019 – mid October 2020.  Job share would be considered. 

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact: Julia.Chisnell@torbay.gov.uk for an informal conversation. 

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: REC/19/05426

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £32,029 - £35,934

Number of hours: 37

Location: Plymouth, Exeter & Torbay based upon successful candidate.

Interview date: 18 September 2019

To apply for the role please visit Senior Auditor (IT) - Devonjobs

Cyber security and digital transformation are high profile in all modern organisations. If you have an excellent understanding of the IT governance, strategy, applications and infrastructure and the controls necessary to keep our public sector clients safe, look no further as we are recruiting for a Senior IT Auditor.

Public sector transformation is underpinned by technology and we are looking for someone with the enthusiasm and experience to effectively interact with our customers, understand their processes and how they can better achieve their goals.

We are looking for the following :

  • Ideally you will have experience in IT audit and be eager to broaden your current skill set to develop your career as a Senior IT Internal Auditor.
  • You will primarily be responsible for delivering a range of IT focused assignments, both risk-based audits and consultancy activities as well as working in collaboration with colleagues when they require your expertise with regard to IT elements of their audit assignments.
  • You will either be a skilled auditor and / or have experience advising and supporting management with knowledge and experience of IT risks including cyber security, computer operations and service delivery, application software and system development, business continuity management & disaster recovery across a range of clients digital and distributed computing technologies.
  • CISA or other relevant qualifications are desirable but not essential.

This position includes membership of the local government pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.

For more information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Brenda Davis, Audit Manager Tel: 01752 306713

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Please apply online via Devonjobs.gov.uk firstop@devon.gov.uk 01382 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02170

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Councils Transformation Team who are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to the role of Transformation Project Officer.

The Transformation Team currently manage a wide range of projects to transform the way the Council delivers services by implementing innovative ways of working.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Transformation Programme Manager in the delivery and management of projects within the Councils Transformation Portfolio - this will involve creating the associated project documentation including business cases, project initiation documents etc. and ensuring all sponsor and key stakeholder’s expectations are met.

The post holder will need to demonstrate a track record in managing projects to a successful conclusion.

For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Chittenden 01803 207055

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Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £19,554 - £21,166

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Facilities Management Officer opportunity for a new team member to be based in Torquay. The posts will be required to travel throughout the bay undertaking various maintenance/repair works, a vehicle will be provided to carry equipment during working hours. Experience in building maintenance, plumbing, decorating and carpentry are essential.

For an informal discussion please contact Steve Checkley 07770643812

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW Steve.checkley@tda.uk.net 07770643812

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £9.40 per hour

Number of hours: 25

Location: Torbay

25 hours per week – Monday-Friday 4:30-9:30pm

Complete Facilities Management Service are seeking to appoint a hard-working, honest, dependable, self-motivated individual for a new contract as a local school caretaker/cleaner, within close proximity of Paignton Town Centre.

The post holder is required to ensure compliance and contractual obligations are met throughout, whilst maintaining an efficient and operational building. Complete Facilities Management Service (CFMS) are required to undertake a DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level, prior to any offer of employment.

CFMS manage and maintain over 25 buildings, across Torbay and Teignbridge. 

The post holder will require a full and clean driving licence to enable travel between sites.

With continued growth in sight, now is an exciting time to join CFMS and to make the role your own.

For an informal discussion please contact Phoebe-Louise Prescott

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TDA, 3rd Floor Tor Hill House, Union St, Torquay TQ2 5QW Phoebe.prescott@tda.uk.net 01803 208975

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Applications

If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for a job you can contact our Human Resources Department by email recruitment@torbay.gov.uk or telephone 01803 207392.

If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks after the closing date for the post, unfortunately you will not have been short-listed for this post.

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