Whatever your educational background.... whatever your age.... whether you have little work experience or a lot... there are entry routes into Torbay Council and numerous jobs to choose from.....

Current Vacancies

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,870 - £20,541

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Facilities Management Officer opportunity for a new team member to be based in Torquay. The post 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 further information please contact Steve Checkley 01803 207932/07770643812 or Stuart Left 01803 208979/07771977501

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
FAO Steve Checkley
Tor Hill House,
Unit 5 Union St,
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
steve.checkley@tedcltd.com 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02154

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £30,756 - £33,136

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Our placements team is seeking to appoint a highly motivated person with good inter-personal skills and an interest and commitment to working in a child-centred environment. 

They will take responsibility for all aspects of placement provisions for Looked After Children, and Overnight Short Breaks.  This is a busy role so the post holder will need excellent organisational and communication skills.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name:   Gina Powell         Telephone Number: 01803 208495

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02109

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £30,755 - £33,136

Number of hours: 21

Location: Torbay

Torbay Council’s Finance Team is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Finance Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team which provides a full range of financial services to the Council.

The post will ensure the Council is VAT compliant by:-

  • Providing advice and support to Council Services on the treatment of VAT,
  • Maintaining VAT records and submitting VAT returns on time.
  • Liaising with HMRC and external advisers
  • Maximising recovery of VAT within regulations.

In addition to being a member of a busy finance team.

Applicants will have previous finance experience, and be a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or equivalent or studying towards a full CCAB chartered accountancy qualification (e.g. CIPFA or equivalent).

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Alison Eden

Telephone Number: 01803 207309

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02171

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £30,756 - £33,136

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 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

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02170

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £30,756 - £33,136

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

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 02147

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £27,358 - £29,909

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The Culture and Events team is looking for an experienced and talented Marketing Officer who is excellent at writing effective marking plans and delivering these in a fast paced, changing and developing area of operation. The ideal candidate will need to have proven marketing experience, preferably in a culture and events environment, and be able to work to tight budgets and timescales. They will also need excellent social media skills, and a thorough grasp of how the marketing mix can be applied in a local government setting with commercial targets, including relevant promotional channels.

In return, the successful candidate will be part of a diverse and exciting team with a very varied workload, and will gain experience working on projects such as the UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark, Torbay Music Hub, Torre Abbey Museum, sports and physical activity projects and events projects including Grinagog Festival and Torbay Airshow. You will receive a competitive salary, 25 days holiday as a starting point and other benefits including flexible working arrangements.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Vicky Weller

Telephone Number: 01803 207967

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Reference Number: ECAN 99999

Job type: Senior/ Executive

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £83,395 - £92,717

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Do you have the vision and skills to contribute to delivering our agenda for investment and growth through leading our Planning and Highways functions? Do you want to join an ambitious unitary authority and help shape the future growth of the English Riviera?

This is an excellent opportunity to work in one of the UK’s premier coastal resorts and embrace the challenges that we are facing and reap the rewards delivered through innovation and change. It’s a chance to be at the heart of a clear improvement agenda in partnership with other stakeholders.

We are looking for a talented individual with vision, drive and exceptional place shaping and influencing skills. As a proven leader you will be expected to deliver creative and sector-led improvements to your service areas, make the good use of technology, set best practice and provide customer focused solutions. In this role you will lead a number of key service areas including Development Management, Strategic Planning, Highways and Building Control.

You will become a key member of the Council’s Senior Leadership Team working closely with other departments, the Council’s Economic Development Company and other partners to help develop, promote and deliver the Council's Corporate Plan and strategies.

Sound exciting? We think so. If you want to be part of this exciting journey then we would love to hear from you.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 31 days with 5 years of local government service)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous relocation scheme
  • Agile/remote working arrangements
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Support for training and professional development
  • A childcare voucher scheme
  • An employee discount scheme
  • Free confidential counselling and coaching serviceFor an informal discussion please contact Anne-Marie Bond, Director of Corporate Services & Operations, on 01803 207160
  • More information is available on the job description and person specification. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Anne-Marie Bond

Telephone Number: 01803 207160

Please note – If you have seen this position advertised on a Jobs Board that asks you to submit a CV, we do not advertise on these sites and we do not accept CV’s.  If you wish to apply please visit the Torbay Council website and search for Jobs to apply.  We only accept Applications for Employment on a Torbay Council Application form.  

Download job description Download application form

Returned Applications
Postal Address Email Telephone Number
First Stop Desk
Recruitment Services
HR ONE
Great Moor House
Bittern Road
Sowton
Exeter EX2 7NL
firstop@devon.gov.uk 01392 383000

Social work vacancies

For more information about our social work vacancies see our social work jobs pages.

Applications

If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for a job you can contact the First Stop Desk by email firstop@devon.gov.uk or telephone 01392 383000.

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.

Complaints

Should you have any complaints relating to any aspect of recruitment please contact us.

Disability Confident and Mindful employer

We are a Disability Confident Employer  Opens in a new window . The Disability Confident symbol is awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff. 

We are also a Mindful Employer  Opens in a new window and we are positive about mental Health.

Guidance Notes (PDF)
Guidance notes on applying for a job with Torbay Council.
Guidance Notes (Word)
Guidance notes on applying for a job with Torbay Council.
Equal Opportunities Recruitment Form
Information provided on this form will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be used as part of the recruitment selection process.
Pluss Flyer
Pluss helps people with a disability find and keep work.