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Reference Number: ECAN 03013

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £24,313 - £26,999

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Torbay Council is looking to recruit an experienced Events Officer as maternity cover to support the various events that take place on council land across the Torbay area as well as key events the council directly manages or collaborates on. The post will also activate transformation plans that focus on the strategic direction of the events offer to positively support the English Riviera as a visitor destination.

Working closely with various teams across the council such as Natural Environment, Licensing and Highways, as well as various external organisations, this role will support the delivery of the Bay’s annual events programme and help to develop future thinking. A key focus will be on health and safety issues and viability of events as we emerge from Covid-19.

Working with a wide array of stakeholders the successful candidate will ensure that all events are delivered in accordance with relevant council policies and priorities, oversee budgets, meet income generation targets and support the development of the events sector in the area.

For an informal discussion please contact Phil Black - 07342064896

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02743

Job type: Customer Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 16 July 2020

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, 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 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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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02765

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £34,788 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of our 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 fulfill a key technical role within the Council’s ICT department, working closely with others to ensure new project requirements are fully delivered 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 skilled and experienced candidate equally comfortable in application development as well as the day to day support of existing solutions. You will be capable of working under pressure and managing a range of activities.

Good C# knowledge is essential, ideally coupled with experience of one or more of the following: Visual Studio, WPF, WinForms and MS SQL.

The successful candidate will also have experience of supporting business applications based on either MS SQL Server or Oracle database platforms.

In return, a wide range of benefits is available to employees.

For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Coysh on 01803 207375.

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02991

Job type: Public Health

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £46,698 - £50,023

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual to lead the Public Health Intelligence team in Torbay.

The Public Health Team works with a range of local stakeholders to understand the health of our population. We work strategically and through our commissioned services to support improved health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities.

As the Public Health Specialist for Intelligence, you will lead on the intelligence needs of the Public Health team, including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, individual topic area needs assessments, and intelligence briefings. You will manage a team of analysts with responsibilities for performance and outcome reporting, monitoring, and data interrogation. You will maintain and build relationships within the Local Authority and also across the wider system, presenting complex data in a meaningful way. This role also works in close collaboration with other Local Authorities and strategic partners to support emerging priorities, including population health.

For further information or an informal chat, please contact:  

Julia Chisnell – Consultant in Public Health

Julia.chisnell@torbay.gov.uk

For further information or an informal chat, please contact:  

Julia Chisnell – Consultant in Public Health

Julia.chisnell@torbay.gov.uk

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

Reference Number: ECAN 03000

Job type: Housing and Planning

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £34,788 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Torbay, the English Riviera, is the second largest urban area in Devon, with a population of over 135,000 people, a stunning coastal location, close to Dartmoor National Park and in easy reach of Exeter and with direct transport connections across the region and nationally. 

Torbay can offer an unrivalled quality of life for individuals and families – its natural environment, clean air, climate, location, excellent schools, growing arts and cultural sector and wide range of outdoor activities means that Torbay can provide everyone with the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life.

We are looking to recruit to a number of roles across Spatial Planning supporting the continued partnership work with the Devon Climate Emergency Response Group, updating, monitoring, and delivery of transport and planning policy matters, ensuring our built and natural environment is celebrated and playing our part in addressing the climate emergency.

As a Climate Emergency Officer you will work as part of our Strategy and Project Management Team but also across the Council to produce and monitor a strategic climate strategy with actions setting out the Council’s Climate Emergency response, and advising on the consistent and effective implementation of those policies and actions. You will support the Council to work with the community and outside organisations to identify ways to make Torbay carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.

We believe this is an exciting opportunity and a great time to join the expanding team, helping Torbay to respond to the declaration of a Climate Emergency whilst recovering and repositioning itself in response to Covid-19. This will suit an individual looking for a new challenge, the opportunity to shape the sustainable future of the bay, focused on supporting the production, delivery, and review of policy, and enjoying a good work-life balance in a naturally inspiring part of the UK.

If you would like an informal discussion on the post please contact Adam Luscombe, Service Manager Strategy and Project Management, on 01803 207693.

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Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
Torbay Council
Recruitment – HR Support
Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

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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