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Reference Number: ECAN 02421

Job type: Children's Services

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team are seeking to recruit 2 SEND Monitoring Officers..

The SEND Monitoring Officers will be responsible for statutory requirements relating to annual reviews for students with Education, Health and Care Plans. A key element of these roles will be to provide oversight and ensure efficient use of resources and outcomes for children and young people with SEND.

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

These posts require highly motivated, committed and skilled people with a high level of oral and written communication skills, and experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs, schools and other professionals.

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

For more information please contact Dorothy Hadleigh on 01803 208265.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

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

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02476

Job type: Childrens Social Care

Employment Contract: Full Time - Fixed Term Contract

Salary: 38,813 - 41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An Assistant Team Manager is required to oversee a contact centre on a 12 months contract

The key requirements of the role will be to supervise community care workers. To quality assure risk assessments and contact notes. To ensure all health and safety needs are met. To manage the arrangements for contact sessions both within the centre and community and to ensure that contact sessions are safely managed. It would also be expected that the person appointed to the role would work in partnership with the Service Manager to develop the capacity of the service and ensure that the provision of contact sessions  was meeting the needs of the service and providing the best quality.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

For more information contact Gerry Connell on 01803 207676

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

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02236

Job type: Admin/Clerical/Finance

Employment Contract: Part Time - Permanent

Salary: £19,554 - £21,166

Number of hours: 18

Location: Torbay

We are seeking to appoint an Admissions and Attendance Officer to be responsible for monitoring the attendance of pupils who attend the Medical Tuition Service.  Duties will also include assisting in public examinations.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

For more information contact: Jayne Horrocks on 01803 402815

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

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02517

Job type: Environment

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

Interview date: 21 May 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Torbay Council’s Public Health Team who are looking to appoint to an Advanced Public Health Practitioner post, which will be contributing to the health improvement of Torbay residents. The focus of this post will be on improving the outcomes of people in drug and alcohol treatment and leading on the substance misuse specialism as part of a new commissioning initiative to support people with complex lives.

You will be part of a well-established team and responsible for delivering a number of intelligence and commissioning projects, working on a matrix basis across the full range of public health programmes.

If you wish to discuss one or more of these opportunities further then please contact Bruce Bell, Consultant in Public Health on 01803 207350 or bruce.bell@torbay.gov.uk

Part-time applicants are welcome. DBS disclosure is required for this job. The interview date will be 21 May 2019.

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

Download job description Download application form

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02499

Job type: Environment

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £38,813 - £41,675

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

There is an exciting opportunity to work within a team of professionals and to lead a programme of work to effectively embed a health and safety culture into the authority. This has the support from the very top of the organisation, with additional money being made available to achieve this. This includes the introduction of a new IT health and safety management system.

This role will play a critical part in this improvement programme. We are looking for a committed individual who is capable of influencing decisions and changing behaviours to ensure a positive health and safety culture is embedded and sustained within the authority.

As the Lead Officer for Corporate Health and Safety in Torbay Council you will be responsible for managing and working with a small team of officers. You will be expected to have a hands on approach to the role, primarily being the person to contact for health & safety advice and support within the Council. You will work with Directors, managers and all staff to ensure the Council meets its statutory requirements and operates safely across all its services, a number of which are provided under contract.

The role will involve policy development, risk assessment, auditing, performance monitoring and training, as well as undertaking and supporting investigations and chairing meetings such as the internal health and safety working group.

Torbay is a beautiful part of the South West, a great place to live and work. If you are looking for the next challenge and have a desire to actively play a part in improving the health and safety culture within Torbay Council then we are interested in hearing from you.

For an informal conversation please contact Helen Perkins on 01803 208293.

** DBS disclosure is required for this job**

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

Download job description Download application form

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02467

Job type: Environment

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £34,788 - £37,849

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Torbay Council to become a Senior Tree and Landscape Officer to provide professional and technical advice with regard to tree, landscape, and green infrastructure impacts and opportunities within the English Riviera.

You will work within a small skilled and dedicated team of professionals that protect and enhance the area, from parks and green spaces, playgrounds and leisure services, Public Rights of Way, Facilities Management and leading on the management for Tree and Woodlands.

Located on the English Riviera. Torbay has three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham and is a very diverse Unitary Authority. Torbay is proud of it’s urban Forest.  Torbay’s urban forest (iTree) was the first to be studied in the UK, Torbay has around 818,000 trees, covering 11.8% of its land area with direct responsibility for trees across parks, highways and housing. These trees have a structural (or replacement) value of around £280 million. The Council own and manage over 361 hectares of green space, 92 hectares of woodland and manages over 73 miles of Public rights of way.

You will work with a highly motivated Planning and Regeneration Team dedicated to protecting and enhancing the English Riviera.

Torbay Council is leading into a new contract for Grounds Maintenance and Tree and Woodland Services. The role will help shape the partnership development and implementation of the new service.

The role will have responsibility for continued review of all tree related policies and procedures to continue with the management and development of Torbay’s urban forest.

Local Government has had a challenging few years with budget realignment, the role has the opportunity to shape resources to meet 21st Century management systems.

As the lead officer, you will have the responsibility for the day to day running of the service area budget management, service enquiries. You will be able to present briefings to Senior managers and Councillors to promote the wider benefit of trees.

Key responsibilities 

  • To take responsibility in providing council departments, key organisations and members of the public with professional and technical advice in relation to trees and green infrastructure
  • Engage with Committees as stakeholders on the protection and enhancement of trees within Torbay’s and wider urban forest
  • Continue with the work completed in the development of the wider review and findings with Torbay’s i-Tree ecosystems project
  • Share technical expertise with the team and work closely with other teams

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • You will have a relevant high level qualification (degree or equivalent); Arboriculture, planning, landscape architecture, countryside management or similar. (National Qualification Framework Level 4 minimum qualification in Arboriculture or equivalent.)
  • Practical knowledge of urban tree management and the latest processes of cyclical tree management and partner working relationships.
  • Working knowledge of the preparation of and practical implementation of the conclusions of Torbay’s i-Tree ecosystems mapping project.
  • Knowledge of at least one specific form of tree risk management technique
  • Expert tree species identification skills and ability to prescribe best practise planting to ensure rapid tree establishment.
  • Advanced knowledge within the discipline of general tree health, including identification of pests and diseases, production of plant health care programmes and ongoing development and advocacy of best practise for the management of health and safety issues that may arise as a consequence of outbreaks of disease.
  • You will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead a team and offer guidance where problems arise in order to deliver the service and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. 
  • You will be experienced in dealing with the public, providing advice on projects where tree protection is paramount whilst working to deliver solutions to issues arising in order that the projects can be delivered.
  • You will have experience in the production of contract documentation in line with OJEU processes and will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of contract management and monitoring. 
  • You will be able to demonstrate a sound and comprehensive CPD record of seminars and working groups relevant to arboriculture. 
  • The Council has a long standing licence with Ezytreev tree management software to improve service efficiency and productivity, so experience of working with such systems would be an advantage.

What we offer 

We are one of the largest employers in Torbay (Brixham, Paignton and Torquay). We are committed to making a difference in our community and delivering high quality, value for money services to local people. To achieve this we only recruit the best - people who are forward-thinking, adaptable with a clear customer orientated focus and who always act with integrity. In return, you will receive excellent employment terms and conditions and the opportunity to work for an organisation that recognises and values the contributions of its employees.

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

  • 25 days annual leave plus additional bank holidays and extra days for long service
  • Equal pay
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A diverse range of career opportunities
  • Work Life Balance options including a flexi-scheme, career break scheme, home working, flexible retirement
  • Family friendly benefits such flexible working and access to childcare vouchers, paid maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes (where eligible), paid leave for fertility treatment
  • Equal Opportunities policies
  • Competitive salaries
  • A healthy work environment which includes an Occupational Health and Counselling Services and a range of well-being activities on-site;
  • Employee Reward Scheme - i-Gain staff benefit scheme – includes childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes
  • Professional Coaching Service for employees development
  • Learning and development opportunities to support personal and career development
  • Professional membership to affiliated professional body is offered.

Living and working in Devon and Torbay

More information can be found on the following websites.

For an informal discussion please contact Neil Coish on 01803 207638.

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

Download job description Download application form

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

Reference Number: ECAN 02466

Job type: Environment

Employment Contract: Full Time - Permanent

Salary: £24,313 - £26,999

Number of hours: 37

Location: Torbay

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Torbay Council to become a Tree and Landscape Officer to provide professional and technical advice with regard to tree, landscape, and green infrastructure impacts and opportunities within the English Riviera.

You will work within a small skilled and dedicated team of professionals that protect and enhance the area, from parks and green spaces, playgrounds and leisure services, Public Rights of Way, Facilities Management and leading on the management for Tree and Woodlands.

Located on the English Riviera. Torbay has three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham and is a very diverse Unitary Authority. Torbay is proud of it’s urban Forest.  Torbay’s urban forest (iTree) was the first to be studied in the UK, Torbay has around 818,000 trees, covering 11.8% of its land area with direct responsibility for trees across parks, highways and housing. These trees have a structural (or replacement) value of around £280 million. The Council own and manage over 361 hectares of green space, 92 hectares of woodland and manages over 73 miles of Public rights of way.

You will work with a highly motivated Planning and Regeneration Team dedicated to protecting and enhancing the English Riviera.

Torbay Council is leading into a new contract for Grounds Maintenance and Tree & Woodland Services. The role will help support the partnership development and implementation of the new service.

The role will support the delivery and continued review of all tree related policies and procedures to continue with the management and development of Torbay’s urban forest.

As part of a new team along with the lead officer, you will support the day to day running of the service, including service enquiries and budgetary control.

Key responsibilities 

  • To take responsibility in providing council departments, key organisations and members of the public with professional and technical advice in relation to trees and green infrastructure
  • Engage with Committees as stakeholders on the protection and enhancement of trees within Torbay’s and wider urban forest
  • Continue with the work completed in the development of the wider review and findings with Torbay’s i-Tree ecosystems project
  • Share technical expertise with the team and work closely with other teams

Essential Skills and Experience

  • You will have a relevant level qualification Arboriculture, planning, landscape architecture, countryside management or similar. (National Qualification Framework Level 2 minimum qualification in Arboriculture or equivalent.)
  • Practical knowledge of urban tree management and the latest processes of cyclical tree management and partner working relationships.
  • Working knowledge of the preparation of and practical implementation of the conclusions of Torbay’s i-Tree ecosystems mapping project.
  • Knowledge of at least one specific form of tree risk management technique
  • Expert tree species identification skills and ability to prescribe best practise planting to ensure rapid tree establishment.
  • Knowledge within the discipline of general tree health, including identification of pests and diseases, production of plant health care programmes and ongoing development and advocacy of best practise for the management of health and safety issues that may arise as a consequence of outbreaks of disease.
  • You will be experienced in dealing with the public, providing advice on projects where tree protection is paramount whilst working to deliver solutions to issues arising in order that the projects can be delivered.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a sound and comprehensive CPD record of seminars and working groups relevant to arboriculture. 
  • The Council has a long standing licence with Ezytreev tree management software to improve service efficiency and productivity, so experience of working with such systems would be an advantage.

What we offer 

We are one of the largest employers in Torbay (Brixham, Paignton and Torquay). We are committed to making a difference in our community and delivering high quality, value for money services to local people. To achieve this we only recruit the best - people who are forward-thinking, adaptable with a clear customer orientated focus and who always act with integrity. In return, you will receive excellent employment terms and conditions and the opportunity to work for an organisation that recognises and values the contributions of its employees.

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

  • 25 days annual leave plus additional bank holidays and extra days for long service
  • Equal pay
  • A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions
  • A diverse range of career opportunities
  • Work Life Balance options including a flexi-scheme, career break scheme, home working, flexible retirement
  • Family friendly benefits such flexible working and access to childcare vouchers, paid maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes (where eligible), paid leave for fertility treatment
  • Equal Opportunities policies
  • Competitive salaries
  • A healthy work environment which includes an Occupational Health and Counselling Services and a range of well-being activities on-site;
  • Employee Reward Scheme - i-Gain staff benefit scheme – includes childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes
  • Professional Coaching Service for employees development
  • Learning and development opportunities to support personal and career development
  • Professional membership to affiliated professional body is offered.

Living and working in Devon and Torbay

More information can be found on the following websites:

For an informal discussion please contact Neil Coish on 01803 207638.

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

Download job description Download application form

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

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If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for a job you can contact our Human Resources Department by email recruitment@torbay.gov.uk or telephone 01803 207392.

If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks after the closing date for the post, unfortunately you will not have been short-listed for this post.

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