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Current Vacancies

Reference Number: ECAN 02599

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 (pro rata)

Number of hours: 32.50 - Term Time

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 1 July 2019

This is for 32.50hrs  a week, 38 weeks per year term time

It is a fixed term contract for 24 months

Required to work within a small educational setting for young people presenting various medical conditions. There is also an element of technician support for the Art Department.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Jayne Horrocks

Telephone Number: 01803 402810

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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 02568

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £21,589 - £23,836

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An opportunity have arisen to join the Council’s Information Compliance Team on a 12 month fixed term basis. The role will primarily be responsible for managing and investigating complaints, liaising with clients, services areas and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. At times the post holder will also be required to support the Council’s delivery of its compliance to a variety of legislation, including FOI, General Data Protection Regulation and Children’s Services Complaints. 

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Jo Beer

Telephone Number: 207894

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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 02529

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 5 July 2019

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 part time hours, 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:

Name: John Peters

Telephone Number: 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 02585

Job type: Education - Teaching

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £70,903 - £73,197

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Head of Education, Learning and Skills to join Torbay Local Authority. This is a key senior post, with wide leadership responsibilities across a range of service areas.

We are keen to work with someone who has energy, ideas and enormous ambition to make a difference and improve life chances for children and young people in Torbay. We require a team player who can work effectively and successfully with others. The job requires knowledge and understanding of system leadership and an ability to influence and persuade others to be on board during a time of significant change.

The successful candidate will be someone who can build upon on our good relationships with maintained schools, academies, early years settings, post 16 providers, the Department for Education, Ofsted and the Diocesan. Your professional expertise would need to include a good track record of school leadership and you would need a thorough understanding of the way in which a local authority now operates in a more diverse education system.

In return you would be joining a team of talented staff that place great value on supporting and challenging each other, with a determined focus to bring about improvements towards our ambitious targets.

If this role excites you and you would like to know more please contact me for an informal telephone conversation.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Rachael Williams

Telephone Number: 01803 208743

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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 02562

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £21,589 - £23,836

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is committed to improving outcomes for young people in Torbay to join the Torbay Young Carers Service as a Project Worker on a fixed term contract for 12 months.

The Torbay Young Carers Service leads on identifying and supporting young people under 18 who help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

The Project Worker role will be to develop, implement and deliver both 1-1 and group support work to young carers in Torbay, which is aimed at offering practical and emotional support to allow young carers to balance their caring responsibilities with being able to enjoy and achieve an individuals.

DBS is required for this post

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name Teresa Mikalauskas

Telephone Number: 01803 208395

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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/

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Ian Harrison (01803 207421) or Nick Jones (01803 207430)

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Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02465

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 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 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.

Some C# knowledge is essential, ideally coupled with experience of one or more of the following:

ASP.NET, JavaScript, MVC, WinForms.

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

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Ian Harrison (01803 207421) or Nick Jones (01803 207430)

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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 02170

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

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 support a wide range of projects to transform the way the Council delivers services by implementing innovative and alternative 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:

Name: Lisa Chittenden

Telephone Number: 01803 207055

Email; lisa.chittenden@torbay.gov.uk

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Torquay
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TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: ECAN 02564

Job type: Human Resources/Payroll

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £27,905 - £30,507

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Payroll Team Leader

Torbay Council is looking to recruit a Payroll Team Leader for its busy office in the centre of Torquay. Torbay Council is a large public sector employer employing approximately 1000 staff. The Payroll team also process payrolls for clients within a bureau dealing with numerous types of service conditions.

Experience:

  • Managing and directing a team
  • Current knowledge of Payroll legislation, procedures and processes
  • Allocating work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Outlook and knowledge of payroll systems
  • Be highly numerate and able to work to a high degree of accuracy
  • Effective decision making abilitiesAs Payroll Team Leader you will be working closely with the Payroll Manager (as right hand person), managing the day to day payroll processing for both Torbay Council and its Payroll bureau while delivering excellent customer service for all our staff and customers.We welcome applications from candidates who are aspiring Team Leaders, who are actively studying for a professional Payroll qualification. We offer mentoring and coaching for the right candidate with the opportunity to work on a ‘best in breed’ payroll solution.In return we offer an attractive salary and benefits package which include:
  • We offer:
  • You will ultimately be responsible for the day-to-day management of the team, supervising workload and performance, monitoring workflow and allocating tasks as needed.
  • The Role:
  • Subsidised parking in the centre of Torquay
  • Flexi hours scheme
  • Occupational pension scheme
  • Employee discount benefits scheme

For an informal discussion please contact:

Tania Hutchings - Payroll Manager

01803 208497

Email - Tania.hutchings@Torbay.gov.uk

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Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3DR
recruitment@torbay.gov.uk 01803 207392

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

TDA are seeking a Business Support Officer to work in its professional, busy and lively Tor Hill House offices.

As a Business Support Officer you will be providing a consistent and reliable high quality administration service to the teams. The role involves a variety of duties including meeting and event co-ordination, diary management and minuting meetings, amongst many other things.

The ideal applicant will be self-motivated, resilient and able to work well in a team. You will also need the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

For an informal discussion please contact Sally Bennett on 01803 208678

To request an application form please email enquiries@tda.uk.net

CV’s are not accepted.

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Reference Number: ECAN 02423

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team are seeking to recruit a further SEND Monitoring Officer.. The SEND Monitoring Team is a new Team who will be responsible for statutory requirements relating to annual reviews for students with Education, Health and Care Plans. A key element of these roles will be to provide oversight and ensure efficient use of resources and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

The postholder will be expected to provide rigorous scrutiny and challenge to ensure High Needs Funding is appropriately used in schools, colleges and other providers, whilst ensuring the best outcomes for students are in place and evident.

We are seeking a highly motivated, committed and skilled person with a high level of oral and written communication skills, and experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs, schools and other professionals.

Experience of working at a senior leadership level within a school, or experience of commissioning services is desirable.

For more information contact Dorothy Hadleigh, Head of Service (SEND), Torbay Council .Tel: 01803 208265

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

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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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