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Reference Number: ECAN 03658

Job type: Admin, Clerical and Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £35,745 - £38,890

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

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

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 applicant will work with the Project Manager to redesign a wide range of services to achieve improved user experiences and outcomes.

The Role

The successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking business analysis assignments as an individual or a member of a team, as appropriate. They will be required to provide customer insight and process redesign expertise, run workshops and apply service improvement tools and techniques to support the change agenda. They will be recognised as a key point of contact and subject matter expert for processes, systems and / or procedures.

Torbay Council is looking for someone with the ability to analyse and understand business needs to be able to develop clear and accurate specifications to ensure that redesigned processes and systems fully meet business requirements.

Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience in a Senior Business Analyst role using project analysis techniques and supporting tools for requirement definition and documentation.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to understand problems and express the complexity of them in clear terms to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • A thorough understanding of BA methodologies.
  • Experience of leading and managing subordinates.
  • Ability to take the initiative, be assertive and think strategically.
  • Ability to deliver quality in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aptitude for multi-tasking, working to emerging and tight timelines.
  • Excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Facilitation and interview skills.
  • Capable of prioritising and managing own workload.
  • Quality focus and attention to detail.

For an informal discussion please contact David Harding on tel: 01803 20 7637

This is a fixed term contract for 36 months

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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 03659

Job type: Admin, Clerical and Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

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

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 applicant will work with the Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst to redesign a wide range of services to achieve improved user experiences and outcomes.

The Role

The successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking business analysis assignments as an individual or a member of a team, as appropriate. They will be required to provide customer insight and process redesign expertise, run workshops and apply service improvement tools and techniques to support the change agenda.

Torbay Council is looking for someone with the ability to analyse and understand business needs to be able to develop clear and accurate specifications to ensure that redesigned processes and systems fully meet business requirements.

Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience in a Business Analyst role using project analysis techniques and supporting tools for requirement definition and documentation.
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to understand problems and express the complexity of them in clear terms to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Understanding of BA methodologies.
  • Ability to take the initiative, be assertive and think strategically.
  • Ability to deliver quality in a fast-paced environment.
  • Aptitude for multi-tasking, working to emerging and tight timelines.
  • Excellent organisational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Facilitation and interview skills.
  • Capable of prioritising and managing own workload.
  • Quality focus and attention to detail.

This is fixed term for 12 months

For an informal discussion please contact David Harding on tel: 01803 20 7637

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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 03772

Job type: Housing

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Tortbay

Are you passionate about helping people facing homelessness?
Can you work in a fast-paced environment?

The Housing Options Service at Torbay Council is at the frontline of homelessness in Torbay and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Housing Options Officer to provide housing and homelessness advice in one of the most popular places to live in South Devon. We are structured to meet the challenges of increasing housing demand and reduced supply and are now looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working within a challenging frontline housing service. Based in the Housing Options Team they will provide focused casework to try and prevent homelessness and where not possible, issue robust and complex decisions under the homeless legislation.

What we are looking for:

  • Excellent communicators who will give clear and concise advice to customers and landlords
  • Good listeners who will be empathetic when helping customers facing challenging personal circumstances
  • Team players with good attitude who can adhere to Torbay Council’s core values and behaviours
  • People with great case management skills who have an eye for detail and who can prioritise their work in a demanding environment

Please refer to the person specification and give examples of how you meet the essential criteria, you will be shortlisted according to this criteria.

In return, Torbay Council offers a fantastic development opportunity for someone looking to make their mark in this area. You can expect amazing benefits including a pension scheme, annual increments subject to performance reviews, employee discount scheme, parking permit allowing parking in Council car parks for £1 per day, flexible working, generous annual leave and continual professional development.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Lisa Russell

Telephone Number: 01803 208771

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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: £39,880 - £42,821

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

Our Senior Engineer (Structures) position is an additional role in the team as a result of expansion and growth and will work alongside the current counterpart.  The key purpose of this role is:

  • To provide assistance in the management and organisation of the workload in the Structures Section in order to provide an efficient, economic and effective service.
  • To assist in the management the preparation and supervision of structural schemes included in the Council’s Capital Programme, Local Transport Plan Programme and other Council projects from feasibility to construction and maintenance under the direction of the Service Manager.
  • To design and construct all projects in a technically competent and professional manner.
  • To ensure that a proper and professional relationship is maintained with all departments of the Council and external clients.
The ideal candidate
  • Degree qualified in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.
  • IT. proficient.
  • Highly experienced in all aspects of structural design.
  • Financial awareness.
  • Competent in the successful delivery of engineering projects.
Benefits

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

  • Salary £39,880 - £42,821 + £2,717 market supplement 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
  • Contribution towards a relocation package may be available.
  • Flexible working negotiable.

For further information contact Tim Jones on 07810424530

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TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net 07810424530

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £39,880 - £42,821

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

Our Senior Engineer (Drainage) position is an additional role in the team as a result of expansion and growth and will work alongside the current counterpart.  The key purpose of this role is:

  • To assist in the management and organisation of the workload in the Drainage Section in order to provide an efficient, economic and effective service.
  • To ensure that Torbay Council's duties under the various Acts of Parliament relating to flood risk management and drainage are complied with.
  • To design and construct all projects in a technically competent and professional manner.
  • To provide professional advice to clients and the public in order to reduce the risk of flooding to people and property.
The ideal candidate
  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering.
  • Chartered / near Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.
  • IT. proficient.
  • Experienced in the use of AutoCAD and PDS.
  • Competent in the use of WinDes.
  • Highly experienced in all aspects of highways and drainage design, including the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategies and technical submissions for Section 38, 278 and 104.
Benefits

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

  • Salary £39,880 - £42,821 + £2,717 market supplement 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
  • Contribution towards a relocation package may be available.
  • Flexible working negotiable.

For further information contact Tim Jones on 07810424530.

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TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net 07810424530

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,000 - £43,000

Number of hours: 37.50

Location:

CASE Consultants is an award-winning firm of Civil & Structural Engineers founded in Torbay in 1988. Our busy Practice has enjoyed a challenging and expanding workload, acting for clients throughout the South West on a variety of exciting projects with a contract value up to £20m.

Following successful acquisition of the business by Torbay Economic Development Company (TDA) in 2019, we are seeking to expand our Practice and have a vacancy for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

As part of the TDA group of companies, our staff enjoy a highly secure and rewarding working environment preparing civil and structural engineering designs for both public and private sector clients.  These range from housing, education and infrastructure projects for our principal client, Torbay Council; to healthcare, retail and commercial schemes for an established portfolio of longstanding external clients.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering.
  • Chartered / near Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.
  • IT. proficient.
  • Experienced in the use of AutoCAD and PDS.
  • Competent in the use of WinDes.
  • Highly experienced in all aspects of highways and drainage design, including the preparation of Flood Risk Assessments, Drainage Strategies and technical submissions for Section 38, 278 and 104.
Benefits
  • Contribution towards a relocation package may be available.
  • Flexible working negotiable.

As a socially motivated business and part of the TDA group of companies, we offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance, family friendly environment and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation and be presented with great opportunities for career progression.

Salary negotiable depending on experience.  Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to: recruitment@caseconsultants.net

Visit our websites: www.caseconsultants.net and www.tda.uk.net

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recruitment@caseconsultants.net recruitment@caseconsultants.net www.tda.uk.net

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000

Number of hours: 37.50

Location:

CASE Consultants is an award-winning firm of Civil & Structural Engineers founded in Torbay in 1988. Our busy Practice has enjoyed a challenging and expanding workload, acting for clients throughout the South West on a variety of exciting projects with a contract value up to £20m.

Following the successful acquisition of the business by Torbay Economic Development Company (TDA) in 2019, we are seeking to expand our Practice and have a vacancy for a Senior Structural Engineer.

As part of the TDA group of companies, our staff enjoy a highly secure and rewarding working environment preparing civil and structural engineering designs for both public and private sector clients.  These range from housing, education and infrastructure projects for our principal client, Torbay Council; to healthcare, retail and commercial schemes for an established portfolio of longstanding external clients.

Job Requirements
  • Degree qualified in Civil or Structural Engineering.
  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.
  • IT. proficient.
  • Highly experienced in all aspects of structural design.
  • Financial awareness.
  • Competent in the successful delivery of engineering projects.
Benefits
  • Contribution towards a relocation package may be available.
  • Flexible working negotiable.

As a socially motivated business and part of the TDA group of companies, we offer competitive salaries, flexible working hours, generous holiday allowance, family friendly environment and a pension scheme. In return you will become a valued member of a growing organisation and be presented with great opportunities for career progression.

Salary negotiable depending on experience. Please apply in writing enclosing your CV to: recruitment@caseconsultants.net

Visit our websites: www.caseconsultants.net and www.tda.uk.net

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Reference Number: ECAN 03820

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The small team is responsible for providing home adaptations and technical services to support clients to stay safe, secure, warm, and independent in their own home.  The role will work closely with a wide range of clients, architectural design services, contractors, and health and social care organisations. The post will also be responsible for a DFG Case Officer to assist in delivering the service. The post will site within The Community Safety team within Torbay Council and work closely with other colleagues including housing.

Experience in a construction related field or housing repair/adaptation is essential, as is the ability to produce schedule of works, ideally understanding the needs of vulnerable clients, including disabled, older people and children.  Knowledge and experience of disabled adaptations would be an advantage.

You will have responsibility for managing several cases simultaneously, from inception and design, through to delivery and completion. Knowledge of current planning and building regulation practices, health and safety legislation, as well as experience of monitoring contractor’s performance and quality is essential. Experience of managing projects of varying size/complexity and meeting client expectations, is also a key requirement.

A working knowledge of Microsoft Office software is essential and use of AutoCAD software would be an advantage. Minimum of a HNC/HND building related qualification is desirable but consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate the relevant role experience.

If you are a proactive individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, gain satisfaction from helping others and enjoy challenge and change we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Tara Harris on tel: 01803 208132

Please hyperlink your ‘full name’ as your email address by adding mailto: Angela.Owen@torbay.gov.uk

 DBS disclosure is required for this job

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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 03819

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We have an exciting opportunity for a Case Officer to join our small but busy Disabled Facilities Grant Team. The team is responsible for providing home adaptations and technical services to support clients to stay safe, secure, warm, and independent in their own home.  This is a varied and interesting role working closely with the Occupational Health Team, ensuring projects are carried out to meet the needs of the client in the most timely, efficient and cost effective way. The post will sit within the Community Safety team at Torbay Council and work closely with other colleagues including housing.

What we’re looking for… 

  • A candidate with strong administration and organisational skills
  • Someone who has a good understanding of the needs of clients with varying disabilities.
  • Someone who is able to manage their own case load, as well as provide support to the rest of the team, as and when required
  • You must have excellent attention to detail as you will be required to accurately maintain database and finance records
  • You will need to be resilient, proactive, resourceful, sensitive in your approach and have the ability to problem solve
  • Ability to establish networks with partners to ensure the service reaches those most in need
  • Flexibility is key, so if you are flexible in your approach and want to make a positive difference, then this could be the role for you

If you are a proactive individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, gain satisfaction from helping others and enjoy challenge and change we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Tara Harris on tel: 01803 208132

Please hyperlink your ‘full name’ as your email address by adding mailto: Angela.Owen@torbay.gov.uk

 DBS disclosure is required for this job

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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 03662

Job type: Housing

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Are you passionate about helping people facing homelessness?
Can you work in a fast-paced environment?

The Housing Options Service at Torbay Council is at the frontline of homelessness in Torbay and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a fixed term Homelessness Partnership Link Coordinator.

The role aims to provide a first point of contact for services and partner organisations who need to contact Housing Options for advice.

We aim to improve and streamline the service by ensuring all phone and email enquiries will be dealt with in a timely manner, answering queries directly or referring partners to appropriate Housing Options staff.

We are structured to meet the challenges of increasing housing demand and reduced supply and are now looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team.

The successful candidate will have excellent customer service skills.  Based in the Housing Options Team the successful candidate will be responsible for an operational member of staff and we are looking for the following skills:

  • Excellent communicators.
  • Customer service at the heart of what they do.
  • Good team players.
  • Positive and helpful attitude.

In return, Torbay Council offers a fantastic development opportunity for someone looking to make their mark in this area. You can expect amazing benefits including a pension scheme, annual increments subject to performance reviews, employee discount scheme, flexible working, generous annual leave and continual development.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name: Lianne Hancock

Telephone Number: 01803 208724

Email: lianne.hancock@torbay.gov.uk

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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 03829

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £20,092 - £21,748

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 31 January 2022

This is an opportunity to work within the Learning Academy Recruitment and Retention Hub within Children’s Services to support the recruitment and development of staff within the service.

The post holder will be responsible for the collation and presentation of data, accurate record keeping, maintaining website information, and supporting the team in all aspects of recruitment of social care staff including safer recruitment checks, referencing for permanent and agency staff, and arranging interviews.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of Children’s Social Care and of Safer Recruitment practices and would be confident in liaising with a variety of suppliers, providers, applicants and internal staff in a friendly and courteous manner.

The post holder will be responsible for maintaining spreadsheets and producing reports from that information on a regular and consistent basis, therefore good Excel skills are paramount, in addition to a methodical and accurate approach to working.

We are looking for a member of the team who can be flexible and adaptable, as this is a developing role.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Name:  Claire Knott                     Telephone Number: 01803 207073

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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 03502

Job type: Admin, Clerical and Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Officer within Children’s Services. This post is for a fixed term of 12 months. 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

Name Mark Richards or Ross Green

Phone Number 01803 207223 or 01803 208563

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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 03770

Job type: Admin, Clerical and Finance

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of our Payments Team which sits in the Financial Services area of the Council.

The key purpose of this role is to:

To support the professional accounting duties undertaken by Financial Services and in particular the Financial Systems & Payments Team, ensuring compliance with current legislation and financial regulations

Member of the Financial & Payments Team dealing with the processing, monitoring, reconciliation, and scrutiny of payments, and handling internal & external enquiries.

Particular responsibility for the ‘Purchase to Pay’ process relating to the new wholly owned direct service company – SWISCo, Bank Reconciliations and Purchase Card processing

We are looking for a skilled and experienced candidate who can deliver excellent customer service as well as being confident when dealing with creditor enquiries. You will also be capable of working to changing deadlines and managing a range of tasks with a positive attitude and excellent communication skills. An eye for detail and accuracy is essential in this role

Training will be given for more complex and specific tasks undertaken by the Payments team.  The role will require an inquisitive and investigative mind in order to explore and deliver successful outcomes for both the Council and our creditors.

For further information – Lucy Chesters 01803 207268

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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 03676

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £39,880 - £42,821

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

This is an opportunity to become a valued member of our IT 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 IT department, supporting the implementation and administration of the new corporate CRM solution. They will be responsible for data analysis, data cleansing and data availability.

You will be working closely with Council colleagues at all levels and suppliers to design and deliver the integration between a number of Council systems and the CRM.

You will have extensive knowledge of CRM solutions together with Microsoft SQL Server and Data Tools. Experience of integrating disparate systems into a CRM solution will also be very useful. Knowledge of Microsoft Power BI and data analysis techniques will also be required by the successful applicant. Experience of data modelling and data warehousing would be useful.

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

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

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

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

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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 03351

Job type: Community Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £20,092 to £21,748

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 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….

You’ll need to be comfortable and enjoy dealing with members of the public and able to handle any potential conflict, you’ll also need to be happy to work out-doors in all weathers as this is an active role where you will be walking up to 10 miles per day. Be comfortable working alone, but part of a team acting on your own initiative achieving the standards set out in our operational guidance, be self-motivated and have a good deal of resilience.

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 handheld device daily.

You’ll be provided with all the uniform and equipment required. No previous experience is required as full training will be given, but previous experience in parking or traffic management, security, community safety, customer service, debt collection or enforcement would be beneficial.

You’ll be working as part of a friendly and supportive team, working an average of 37 hours per week on a rolling rota covering shifts between 7am and 10pm 7 days a week. We aim to balance your needs and that of our service, so flexibility is required.

What we give in return….

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, a £500 ‘Golden Hello’ payment, a £2,000 ‘Retention’ payment paid annually, and £500 ‘Refer a Friend’ payments. We also offer training and development opportunities which include Conflict Management training, 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.

If you’d like to have a chat about the role or have some particular questions you’d like answering before you apply, please contact me directly on the below telephone number.

For an informal discussion please contact John Peters on 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 03779

Job type: Planning

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

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 and to secure a high quality environment in which to live and work.

As a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer working in our fast paced, innovative, and supportive Development Management team you will be working across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham investigating alleged breaches of planning control and taking action to remedy them.  As a senior officer you will support other team members in matters of planning enforcement and will deal with some of the more complex cases.

Previous experience of Planning Enforcement is essential.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a Council that is committed to securing a thriving community, economy and environment with 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 Wendy Ormsby, Service Manager - Development Management on 07780 227602.

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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 03781

Job type: Planning

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728

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 Officer in Development Management, working in our fast paced, innovative and supportive team you will be working across Torquay, Paignton and Brixham responsible for determining a diverse range of planning applications, pre-applications and appeals.  Applications will be varied but will be mainly minors and some small majors depending on experience. 

Torbay attracts a wide variety of development proposals including residential, industrial, commercial and tourism related.  Significant regeneration projects are being brought forward by the Council through the Torbay Development Agency with exciting regeneration proposals for our town centres.  Torbay is also rich in heritage assets and includes sensitive designated ecological habitats.

This 24 month post is to add strength and resource to the team at a time when significant regeneration related applications will be coming forward; due to the dynamic nature of Torbay it is likely there will be further opportunities for a successful candidate.

As an experienced Planning Officer you should have relevant Town and Country Planning or equivalent qualifications.  You will be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or working towards this.  You will have relevant experience of determining planning applications within a local government setting. 

This is a great opportunity to expand your experience working on some exciting applications within a dynamic and friendly team whilst enjoying 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 Wendy Ormsby, Service Manager - Development Management on 07780 227602.

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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: SWISCo

Job type: SWISCo

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

SWISCo manages and operates several statutory services on behalf of Torbay Council. These include, waste and recycling, highways fleet and transport, parks and green infrastructure and related support services

We require a number of HGV Drivers to work within the Waste and Recycling service to undertake collections directly from residential properties including domestic refuse/household waste collection, food waste and recycling.

This is a time critical role where maintaining effective and timely service delivery that meets the requirement of the company and the community is priority whilst maintaining safe working practices throughout the role.

Predominantly operating an HGV vehicle in accordance with the relevant legislation, you will hold a current class 2 HGV licence and have an awareness and understanding of the health and safety implications that can affect HGV driving in the community.

Due to the nature of the role it requires an early start and ability to work regular overtime, significant concentration, impeccable road sense and attention to detail. The role will also encompass manual handling, including sorting, separating, and bulking of recyclable materials both on the kerbside and at the depot, lifting items such as recycling boxes or varying weight, carrying and walking or wheeling wheeled bins.

Key requirements of the role include:

  • Current and clean full UK Driving Licence
  • Class 2 HGV licence holder
  • Current CPC
  • Exceptional personal effectiveness skills and time management
  • Able to work on own initiative proactively and with the minimum of direction
  • Safe and effective manual handling ability
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective team player
  • Flexible - Ability to work overtime at short notice

If you feel you meet the essential requirements as described in the person specification and you have the drive and commitment to succeed, we would welcome an application from you

SWISCo is a limited company wholly owned by, and providing services on behalf of, Torbay Council.

For an informal discussion please contact Tshepo Legodi on 07795 520345.

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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 03813

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Part Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: £22,183 - £24,491

Number of hours: 0.23

Location: Torbay

An opportunity has arisen within Torbay Youth Offending Team to support young people to divert them from the criminal justice system. We are looking for a young person’s support worker to help deliver a range of diversionary and reparation activities to reduce the risk of further offending.

You will need to be creative, flexible, enthusiastic and have experience of working with young people who are challenged with complex needs. Torbay Youth Offending Team is underpinned by a Child First and Trauma informed approach and based in restorative practice methodology.

The post will initially be on a fixed term contract for 12 months, contract for 0.23 Hours a week (additional hours upto 15hrs per week)

You will need to be flexible as hours may include evenings and weekends. Training and career development opportunities will be available, if you are looking to get involved in working with young people or in professional care organisation this would be a great step on the ladder.

DBS disclosure is required for this job

For an informal discussion please contact

Name  Su Rumford / Jon Ralph

Phone Number 07393760680 / 07917074809

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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 03407

Job type: IT

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £35,745 - £38,890

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

We are looking for a successful candidate who will fulfil a key technical role which works closely with others to ensure new project requirements are fully delivered and the team can continue to develop.  The successful candidate will be able to undertake investigations in a timely manner to resolve operational issues supporting the Council’s overall delivery of services to the residents and visitors of Torbay. 

As a department, 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 candidate to continue with the development of a dynamic team who are skilled, experienced and comfortable working 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. As such, the successful candidate will need to be capable of managing a range of activities and priorities through effective time management skills.

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

This role does not need to be limited to candidates just in the local area, and we would welcome applications from those who feel they can work remotely from home and still ensure they provide the highest levels of service delivery.

What’s in it for you? 

At Torbay Council, we are very proud to have a workforce that is committed and hard-working. In return we can offer the following:  

  • Twenty Five (25) days (pro rata) annual leave plus additional bank holidays and extra days for long service 
  • Equal pay 
  • Workplace pension 
  • Work Life Balance options  
  • Family friendly benefits such flexible working, paid maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes (where eligible), paid leave for fertility treatment 
  • Equal Opportunities policies 
  • A healthy work environment which includes an Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme which includes a Counselling Services as well as a range of well-being activities on-site; 
  • Professional Coaching Service for employee’s development 
  • Learning and development opportunities to support personal and career development 

For an informal discussion please contact: Nick Emmins 01803 207376

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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: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £52,535 - £56,123

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

About TDA

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:

Our Senior Project Manager position is a pivotal role in TDA’s Professional Services, leading the Project Manager team and taking overall responsibility for successful Project Management delivery.  The key purpose of this role is to:

  • Alongside the Chief Executive and Head of Project Management, work to secure new external/ internal instructions and expand TDA’s customer base in support of the overarching business plan
  • Successfully project manage and provide cost control on any scheme/ development that is undertaken by the TDA from inception to construction and completion so that it is delivered to the agreed specification, on time and within budget. Management and co-ordination of a range of internal and external consultants will be required to achieve this outcome.
  • Work as part of the SMT to develop a multi-disciplinary design capability for the TDA, including the development of robust systems of work for implementation across the Professional Services teams.
  • Develop and maintain strong strategic relationships with clients.
  • Seek opportunities to extend and develop the existing Project Management and Quantity Surveying service, introducing a more commercially focussed approach to service delivery and recruitment.
  • Raise the profile of the Project Management team internally and externally through communications and networking.
  • Lead and manage the Project Management team

The ideal candidate:

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a related discipline. For example, Civil Engineering or a Construction related professional qualification.
  • Prince2 qualification
  • Membership of relevant professional associations for example Member of the Royal Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) and Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM)
  • Extensive track record of successful project delivery
  • Extensive project management and quantity surveying experience
  • Experienced in working with senior stakeholders
  • Experienced in leading, managing and motivating teams and effective people management, including strategic planning of service provision
  • Ability to effectively manage, motivate and lead multi-faceted teams to deliver often large and complex and concurrent projects
  • Well-developed knowledge and understanding of the development business and property development issues
  • Up-to-date Contract law using both NEC and JCT forms of contract
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and multi-task.
  • IT. proficient.

Benefits

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

  • Salary £52,535 - £56,123 + £3,877 market supplement 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 Andrew Heard, Head of Property Services and Project Management on 07778 059261.

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

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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
TDA
3rd Floor
Tor Hill House
Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net 07778 059261

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £10 per hour

Number of hours: 20

Location:

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.

We are looking for a Mobile Cleaning Operative, to provide cover at various locations.

Candidates must be 18 years and over to apply.

Ability to drive is preferred.

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 926413 or Steve Checkley on 01803 926409.

We do not accept CV’s. Please apply via the TDA website:

https://tda.uk.net/about-us/careers/vacancies/

Alternatively completed application forms may be posted to:  TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House, Torquay, TQ2 5QW

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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net 01803 926413 or 01803 926409.

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Number of hours: 12.50hrs

Location: Teignmouth

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 two vacancies for Cleaning Operatives for 12.5 hours per week, at a site in Teignmouth.   

Candidates must be 18 years and over to apply.

Previous experience is essential. 

An enhanced DBS check against the children’s barred list will be required to be undertaken.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please call Stuart Left on 01803 926413 or Steve Checkley on 01803 926409.

We do not accept CV’s. Please apply via the TDA website:

https://tda.uk.net/about-us/careers/vacancies/

Alternatively completed application forms may be posted to:  TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House, Torquay, TQ2 5QW

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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net Stuart Left on 01803 926413 or Steve Checkley on 01803 926409.

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Number of hours: TBC

Location: Torbay

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.

Ability to drive is preferred.

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 926413 or Steve Checkley on 01803 926409.

We do not accept CV’s. Please apply via the TDA website:

https://tda.uk.net/about-us/careers/vacancies/

Alternatively completed application forms may be posted to:  TDA, 3rd Floor, Tor Hill House, Torquay, TQ2 5QW

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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net Stuart Left on 01803 926413 or Steve Checkley on 01803 926409.

Reference Number: TEDC

Job type: TEDC

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Number of hours: 37

Location: Teignmouth

Complete Facilities Management Service’s mission is to provide the customer with all cleaning and maintenance services in and environmentally sound, trustworthy, and professional manner. Our experience has enabled us to develop and provide a range of high-quality services designed specifically for Shops, offices, schools, hospitals and restaurants

CCS offers a complete range of Commercial Cleaning and Maintenance, Window Cleaning, Daily Cleaning, Carpet and hard flooring, Upholstery steam cleaning, Builders Clean, Deep Clean, Risk Assessments, Fire Risk Assessment, Caretaking Services, High Level Maintenance, Building Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Contract Management and Pat Testing.

CCS will consider either a full-time position (37 hours a week) or 2 x part time positions (18.5 hours a week)

Candidates must be 18 years and over to apply.

Previous experience is essential. 

An enhanced DBS check will be required to be undertaken.

The Role

CCS are looking to appoint to the post of Caretaker on a permanent basis, Teignmouth for 37 hours per week, split shift.

The Caretaker position is an important role. The job entails, securing the school premises and general maintenance around the school and throughout the grounds.

The key purpose of this role is to:

  • Caretaking within school. Responsible for opening/closing school, general caretaking throughout the site
  • Day to day maintenance and general repair works throughout the Teignmouth school
  • May be on occasions required to attend out of hour’s school events
The ideal candidate
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Customer focus, personal effectiveness, working as part of a team
  • Physically fit
  • Able to operate maintenance equipment safely and a good understanding of Health & Safety
  • Able to maintain an orderly and safe working environment
  • Previous experience working as a caretaker

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Stuart Left Facilities Manager via the TDA Reception on 01803 926310.

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

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Postal Address Email Telephone Number
TEDC
Tor Hill House
Unit 5 Union Street
Torquay
TQ2 5QW
HR@tda.uk.net Stuart Left Telephone Number: 01803 207948

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.ukor 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.

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