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Current vacancies

Reference Number: ECAN 03283

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £39,880 - £42,821 (pro rata)

Number of hours: 22.50

Location: Torbay

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced planning lawyer to join our in-house legal team to assist in all aspects of planning law in connection with our functions.

The successful candidate will be an expert in their field with the ability to handle complex planning work. As well as having the technical ability, you will need to show yourself to be confident, professional, enthusiastic, a creative thinker that can influence and drive progress and be able to give clear and credible advice to senior officers and elected members.

If you are a highly organised, enthusiastic and proactive individual, with a commitment to excellent customer service we would like to hear from you.

In return we offer:

  • Generous salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A great working environment with flexible hours
  • Family friendly benefits
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits
  • Learning and development opportunities

We are a COVID Secure Workplace and as such the legal team are currently working from home until further notice.  It is expected that a hybrid way of working will be adopted once COVID restrictions are relaxed.  This post requires attendance at planning committees which will be held in person in Torbay once a month. 

Interviews will take place via Zoom or Teams.

For an informal discussion please contact Lucie Hadwick on 01803 207157 or Philip Taylor on 01803 207142.

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Reference Number: ECAN 02595

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £39,880 to £42,821

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a busy, committed in-house legal team, which delivers an efficient and high quality legal service to its clients, adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation trust. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Adult Social Care legal professionals to be part of our friendly legal team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing skills and support our clients by providing legal advice across a wide spectrum of adult services law, including community care, mental health, mental capacity and all adult social care matters, including adult safeguarding, ordinary residency disputes, judicial review, policy issues and court of protection litigation.

This post will carry a caseload. The Senior Lawyer will lead on and deal with more complex 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 are looking for someone who can hit the ground running so experience in adult social care law is essential. Local authority experience is not necessary. In return we offer:

  • Generous salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A great working environment with flexible hours
  • Family friendly benefits
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits
  • Learning and development opportunities

We would welcome applications from suitably experienced candidates. We would also consider applications from newly qualified candidates

We are a COVID Secure Workplace and as such the legal team are currently working from home until further notice. It is likely that a blend of home and office working will be adopted for officers within the legal department.

For an informal discussion please contact Esha Kansal on 01803 207158 or Janine Bond on 01803 207149.

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Reference Number: ECAN 03440

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a busy, committed in-house legal team, which delivers an efficient and high quality legal service to its clients, adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation trust. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Adult Social Care legal professionals to be part of our friendly legal team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing skills and support our clients by providing legal advice across a wide spectrum of adult services law, including community care, mental health, mental capacity and all adult social care matters, including adult safeguarding, ordinary residency disputes, judicial review, policy issues and court of protection litigation.

This post will carry a caseload. The Senior Lawyer will lead on and deal with more complex 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 are looking for someone who can hit the ground running so experience in adult social care law is essential. Local authority experience is not necessary. In return we offer:

  • Generous salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A great working environment with flexible hours
  • Family friendly benefits
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits
  • Learning and development opportunities 

We would welcome applications from suitably experienced candidates. We would also consider applications from newly qualified candidates

We are a COVID Secure Workplace and as such the legal team are currently working from home until further notice.  It is likely that a blend of home and office working will be adopted for officers within the legal department.

For an informal discussion please contact Esha Kansal on 01803 207158 or Janine Bond on 01803 207149.

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Reference Number: ECAN 03508

Job type: Legal

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a busy, committed in-house legal team, which delivers an efficient and high quality legal service to its clients, adult social care and community health teams within Torbay Council and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation trust. We are looking for an experienced and motivated Adult Social Care legal professionals to be part of our friendly legal team.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing skills and support our clients by providing legal advice across a wide spectrum of adult services law, including community care, mental health, mental capacity and all adult social care matters, including adult safeguarding, ordinary residency disputes, judicial review, policy issues and court of protection litigation.

This post will carry a caseload. The Senior Lawyer will lead on and deal with more complex 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 are looking for someone who can hit the ground running so experience in adult social care law is essential. Local authority experience is not necessary. In return we offer:

  • Generous salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A great working environment with flexible hours
  • Family friendly benefits
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits
  • Learning and development opportunities 

We would welcome applications from suitably experienced candidates. We would also consider applications from newly qualified candidates

We are a COVID Secure Workplace and as such the legal team are currently working from home until further notice.  It is likely that a blend of home and office working will be adopted for officers within the legal department.

For an informal discussion please contact Esha Kansal on 01803 207158 or Janine Bond on 01803 207149.

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Reference Number: ECAN 03404

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £24,982 - £27,741 (pro rata)

Number of hours: 22.20

Location: Torbay

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is committed to improving outcomes for families in Torbay to join the Operational Team as a Community Care Worker.

In this role you will be a key part of the Operational  Team, supporting Social Workers in their role to assess risk and need; working to safeguard vulnerable children and young people.

As part of the team you will work directly with children and families with multiple and complex needs to support them to make positive, sustainable changes, to enable them to be safe, be healthy and achieve.

Working days to be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

For an informal discussion please contact

Name  Angela Hornby

Email angela.hornby@torbay.gov.uk

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Reference Number: ECAN 03502

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698

Number of hours: 37

Location:

The opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Business Support Officer within Children’s Services. The ideal candidate will have some knowledge of the service and have good administrative skills, including IT, minute taking, and general office administration. In addition to this the candidates will have excellent communication skills, be able to prioritise work, be organised and committed to providing an excellent service in a challenging and busy environment.

Successful candidates will be offered full training

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Richards / Ross Green - 01803 207223 / 01803 208563

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Reference Number: ECAN 03439

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £52,535 - £56,123

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months

Torbay Council is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader to help us drive forward our strategic priority of securing the best possible services for learners within the post 16 phase.

Torbay has a vast range of high quality post 16 and adult provision. We have superb post 16 institutions, excellent schools, high quality commissioned services and we are in a key position to benefit and influence post 16 education and the skills agenda. Challenges exist in ensuring that the provision is well co-ordinated, remains inclusive, and is sufficient and appropriate to the needs of all groups. 

Working to the Assistant Director of Education, you will manage the strategic relationship with post 16 providers, build a strong knowledge base of outcomes and help us to reshape provision that will contribute to the wellbeing and future economy of Torbay.

We are looking for an experienced person that can work collaboratively with partners on a high profile transformation agenda. 

DBS disclosure is required for this job

For an informal discussion please contact Rachael Williams on tel: 01803 208743 or Rachael.williams@torbay.gov.uk

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Reference Number: Post 26237

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £18,562 - £18,933 (pro rata)

Number of hours: minimum 30hrs per month

Location: Torbay

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic and approachable people to work as our Food and Beverage Assistants at Torre Abbey Cafe. If you are very organised and enjoy working at in a busy café associated with a historic house, this could be the role for you. In this role you’ll champion excellent customer service standards and serving outstanding food. We are passionate about creating a universally welcoming environment. 

Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic building complex dating from 1196. An ancient scheduled monument set within 17.8 acres of gardens and parkland. It’s an accredited museum owned by Torbay Council, home to a regionally important collection it’s been a centre of religious and artistic expression and hospitality for 800 years.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be working in a small team in Torre Abbey Café and with your passion for food you’ll help deliver an excellent experience for all our visitors. You’ll always consider how we can do it better, more efficiently, and how we can deliver an even tastier result for the visitor. From mouth-watering food, to attentive service, to little touches that make a big difference, your catering know-how and painstaking attention to detail, will ensure that every visitor has an incredible experience.

Please read the role profile attached for more information.

Who we're looking for

  • Practical experience of Food & Beverage best practice including the production and service of good quality food and drink
  • A proven track record of delivering exceptional customer service
  • Good people skills with a calm and friendly manner and positive attitude
  • A self-starter and able to work on your own initiative
  • Previous experience of using tills and cashing up
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Food hygiene certificate Level 1 (training could be provided if necessary)

For an informal discussion please contact: Lucinda Heron 01803 208507

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Reference Number: ECAN 03407

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £35,745 to £38,890

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of our ICT team.

The successful candidate will fulfil a key technical role within our 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 a full range, from public-facing web applications to back-office desktop solutions.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced candidate comfortable in system development, using technologies such as C#, .Net and Java, as well as the day to day support of existing third party and in-house developed solutions. You will be capable of managing a range of activities and priorities.

Some C#/.Net or Java experience is essential, along with a detailed understanding of MS SQL. Knowledge of Python, Linux and scripting languages would be a bonus.

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

We would welcome applications from outside of normal commuting distance as permanent working from home could be considered.

For an informal discussion please contact Nick Emmins on 01803 207376.

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Reference Number: ECAN 03510

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £35,745 to £38,890

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of our ICT team.

We are 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 our ICT department, working closely with colleagues to ensure new project requirements are fully delivered and undertaking investigations in a timely manner to resolve operational issues.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced MS SQL DBA, who is comfortable in developing new databases as well as the day to day support of existing databases.

You will be capable of handling conflicting priorities, working to tight deadlines and managing a range of activities.

The successful candidate will have good working experience of supporting the MSSQL infrastructure from top to bottom and exposure to Azure would be a benefit.

In return, a wide range of benefits is available to employees. We would welcome applications from outside of normal commuting distance as permanent working from home could be considered.

We are asking for a Market Supplement to be applied to this post (yet to be agreed).

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

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Reference Number: ECAN 03517

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £42,075 - £51,538 (pro pata)

Number of hours: 22.20

Location: Torbay

Torbay Education Services are seeking an Educational Psychologist, registered with the HCPC, to join the Educational Psychology and Advisory Teacher Service within Torbay, from September 2021. This is a 0.6 fte post to cover a member of staff on maternity leave.

The postholder will be required to work with a range of providers across the schools and provisions, Post 16 providers and early years settings within Torbay to support children with special educational needs.

The successful applicant will be highly valued members of the service. We can offer you:

  • Soulbury Scale 3-8
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • A friendly highly valued team;
  • Work/life balance and staff wellbeing;
  • Flexibility of working practices;
  • Being part of a broad multi-disciplinary integrated local team, working closely with SEN Officers, Early Years Practitioners and Specialist Teachers;

The successful applicant will have a range of generic duties covering assessment/intervention work in a patch of schools.  There are also opportunities to contribute to projects, whole-school development work and action research.  Torbay is an exciting area to work in as a psychologist.

We are an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice, reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

Torbay Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

If you wish to find out more about this post please contact Paul Williams, Senior Educational Psychologist Mobile: 0791 930 2093 or Dorothy Hadleigh, Head of SEND Service Mobile: 07557 176615

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Reference Number: ECAN 03483

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The Virtual School currently has a vacancy for a PEP and Systems Co-ordinator. If you would like to come and join a really successful team which is determined to ensure our Cared For Children achieve their potential in their education then this may be the post for you. The postholder will play a key part in the Personal Education Process which forms part of the child’s Care Plan. If you believe you have the attributes stated in the person specification and have a determination for vulnerable children to succeed then this post may be right for you and we will welcome your application.  

For an informal discussion please contact [Tracey Powell tel: 01803 206232 or email Tracey.Powell@torbay.gov.uk]

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Reference Number: ECAN 03520

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Tor Bay Harbour

To provide clerical support to staff engaged in the management of Tor Bay Harbour and Beach & Coastal Services. To undertake the full range of secretarial, word processing, financial and clerical duties involved in running a busy Harbour Office.

For an informal discussion please contact [Karen Annis on tel: 01803 208599]

Email Karen.annis@torbay.gov.uk

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Reference Number: ECAN 03275

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Councils Business Improvement and Change Team who are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated individual to the role of Project Lead.

The Councils Business Improvement and Change Team currently manage a wide range of projects established to transform the way we deliver services by implementing innovative solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the Head of Business Improvement and Change in the day to day delivery and management of projects that span across the organisation - this will involve creating the associated project documentation and ensuring that 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

Stuart Loly

01803 207609

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Reference Number: ECAN 03351

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £20,092 to £21,748

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 17 June 2021

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, we are currently recruiting for a Multi Skilled Civil Enforcement Officer.

About the role

Our Multi Skilled 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 My Lifestyle at Eden Red!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture that 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 are required for this role.

For an informal discussion please contact John Peters on 01803 207643.

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Reference Number: ECAN 03482

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 (pro rata)

Number of hours: 37 for 40 weeks a year

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 12 July 2021

The Medical Tuition School are seeking to recruit an outstanding Business Manager and Examinations Officer to join our team. This is an exciting time to be joining our service as we move towards registration as an Independent school for young people with medical needs, who are unable to attend their mainstream school. The successful candidate will be in the fortunate position to negotiate arrangements for the working pattern in this role. We are offering flexibility in order to find the very best candidate for our unique setting. Therefore we are willing to discuss how those 37 hours for 40 weeks will be distributed.

The post holder will be required to support and be part of a committed and skilled leadership team. The post also requires a sound and secure knowledge of school business systems such as SIMS, plus the ability to manage the school’s financial systems. The successful applicant will have a secure knowledge of premises, health and safety and administration management. All of our staff at MTS are committed to our Beyond Learning vision, and to excelling in our practice to give the young people we serve a solid foundation to transition to their next steps. All applicants are strongly advised to make contact with Jessica Hunter to discuss this exciting and fulfilling post at MTS.

Please read the job description and contact the Principal at jhunter@medicaltuitionschool.co.uk to request our recruitment pack.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**  

For an informal discussion please contact Jessica Hunter at the Medical Tuition School on 01803 208208

Please email jhunter@medicaltuitionschool.co.uk

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Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

As an award winning provider of business and property services, TDA makes a real difference to the lives of people living and working in the South West delivering innovative and practical programmes in areas including job and business creation.

Year on year we are successfully delivering high quality economic development, property and business services to a growing customer base across the South West.

Our company values are at the heart of everything we do, therefore we are looking to recruit someone who shares and demonstrates our values of empowerment, respect, integrity and adaptability.

The role:

TDA is looking for an Economic Development professional with a strong background in employment and skills to join the team for 37 hours per week, on a 2 year fixed term basis.

TDA delivers Economic Development and Property Services across the South West.  You will join an experienced and proactive Economic Development team responsible for delivering a range of projects designed to drive the growth of the Torbay economy. You will lead on a range of different projects to improve the skills of the workforce across all ages as outlined in our economic strategy.  You will find new and innovative ways to support skills development by identifying new projects and funding sources. 

The key purpose of the role is to:

  • To increase the availability of construction skills and the number of local residents gaining construction related qualifications, work experience and jobs working with schools, local SME’s, subcontractors and Social Enterprises.
  • To develop alignment between various employment and skills related support in Torbay and the employment opportunities available through Torbay’s growth and regeneration programme including Town Deal and Future High Streets Fund.
  • To facilitate and develop quantitative and qualitative employment, training and community investment outcomes created through the Building Torbay initiative.

The ideal candidate:

Your career to date will have given you an excellent understanding of economic development, the importance of partnership working and you will be able to demonstrate a creative and pro-active approach to problem solving.

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
  • In depth knowledge and experience of economic development issues and thorough, up to date understanding of the policy context
  • Considerable experience in an economic development role
  • Demonstrable experience in project management, project appraisal and economic development funding schemes
  • Proven successful delivery of projects against stated outcomes
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.

Benefits

As part of our commitment to making TDA a great place to work, we offer a comprehensive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Salary £32,234 - £34,728 per annum
  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus bank holidays), increasing with length of service
  • Great working environment with flexible hours
  • A wide range of lifestyle discounts and health and wellbeing benefits
  • Option to buy and sell annual leave
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Company Pension scheme

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Carl Wyard, Economy & Enterprise Manager on 01803 208491.

Please return completed application forms to HR@tda.uk.net

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TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net 01803 208491

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £9.00 per hours

Location: Torbay

Cleaning Operative

£9.00 per hour

Monday to Friday - Full and Part time posts

Complete Cleaning Services (CCS) have in excess of 25 Cleaning Contracts across Torbay and Teignbridge.

CCS is a vibrant dynamic company to work for, and the successful applicant would be welcomed as part of the team.

We have contracts within a variety of buildings, and at various sites within Torbay and Teignmouth. 

Candidates must be 18 years and over to apply.

Previous experience is essential. 

An enhanced DBS check will be required to be undertaken.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please call Stuart Left on 01803 208979 or Steve Checkley on 01803 207932.

We do not accept CV’s. Completed application forms should be e-mailed to HR@tda.uk.net.

Alternatively completed application forms may be posted to:

TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House, Torquay, TQ2 5QW

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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.

Employment checks

As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practices and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:

Criminal Records Self Disclosure

All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Records Self Disclosure form so that certain convictions and cautions can be discussed at the interview stage. Possession of a criminal record will not automatically prevent job applicants from working with Torbay Council. As part of the recruitment process information revealed regarding a criminal record will only be considered in light of its relevance to the post for which you are applying. Torbay Council will treat applicants who have a criminal record fairly and will not unlawfully discriminate because of a conviction or other information revealed.

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

To fully understand your disclosure rights and whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed please refer the Ministry of Justice website. You can also refer to the guidance on the NACRO website.

For successful candidates, failure to disclose convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings could result in disciplinary proceedings or dismissal.​

Right to work

Anyone applying for a job with us will need to provide evidence of their identity and right to work in the UK. All documentation will be fully checked.

Non-UK applicants who do not have a right to work in the UK must apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Torbay Council, approved by UK Visas and Immigration, before any employment offer can be confirmed, unless they are an EEA or Swiss citizen that was already employed by the Council prior to 31st December 2020, then they will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme instead.

Confirmation of qualifications

You will also be asked to have your relevant original qualification certificates available for the interview.

References

Please give the name and address of two references from whom we may seek information regarding your suitability for employment. These referees must be authorised to provide references by the employer. Your references need to cover at least the last 3 years of your employment. Please provide additional references to meet this if necessary. If you are currently employed, one of your references must be your current employer; otherwise, it must be your most recent employer. If you are in or have just completed full-time education, one referee should be from your school/college or university. Your references should not include a relative, personal referees or work colleague.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for certain jobs

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all our employees, agency workers and volunteers to share this commitment. If the job for which you are applying would involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults you must agree to a disclosure being sought from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (exceptions) Order 1975 does not allow employees with access to children, young persons under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults the right to withhold information regarding previous criminal convictions, cautions and warnings, including those regarded as ‘spent’ – all must be declared. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to employment with us.

We will only request a Disclosure where it is relevant to do so and we will tell you at the application stage if the job requires you to complete an enhanced DBS Check.

Failure to disclose convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings could result in disciplinary proceedings or dismissal.

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.

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