Team: Gypsy and Traveller Unit
Job Family: Providing - CBG8
Salary: £23,836 – £26,459 per annum pro rata
Hours: 22.2 hours per week
Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 11th October 2019
Interview Date: 18th October 2019
More about the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Councils new Gypsy and Traveller Unit playing a critical role in helping the new Unit be as effective and efficient as possible. The Unit is a dedicated front-line resource covering a broad range of Gypsy and Traveller taking a balanced approach to engagement, support, compliance and enforcement. This area of work is both challenging and complex, but success delivers tangible, positive rewards and outcomes.
You will contribute to the strategic and operational development of the unit by creating and developing different ways of working in line with the Council’s corporate approach to managing Gypsy and Traveller issues in Central Bedfordshire. You will act as the first point of contact for the Unit and you will manage and coordinate a range of programmes for the team as well as managing the collation of court/planning files for enforcement prosecutions making sure they meet the required evidential standards.
You will have demonstrable experience of working in a busy and challenging team environment and ideally experience of working in an enforcement discipline.
You will have demonstrable experience of working in a busy team environment working under pressure. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to manage a coordinate a range of programmes successfully and you will be able to prepare reports including performance information. You will be able to show how you have implemented systems to improve efficiency and you will enjoy working in a small but very busy team. Some of the issues you will face will need tenacity, empathy, patience and understanding.
You will need excellent communication, partnership and collaboration skills to work to resolve what can often be very challenging issues. You will be committed to delivering high standards and have excellent attention to detail and you will be committed to delivering excellent customer service and enjoy working in a team focused on delivering tangible outcomes.
The Council has set out its vision for Central Bedfordshire to be a great place to live and work. The vision is about providing opportunities, tackling inequalities, increasing access to services and support, allowing people to feel safe and providing places to live for all our residents. Often these issues are more complex for our Gypsy and Traveller residents.
Join us, and take advantage of a generous rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to enhance our existing Gypsy and Traveller work.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work'.
To assess your suitability for the role, you must demonstrate how you meet the key outcomes, accountabilities and competencies. To do this, you’ll need to refer the Family Profile, Role Profile and Competency Framework which can be found in the Recruitment Pack: Gypsy & Traveller Unit Officer Recruitment Pack
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For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Helen Heanes at Helen.Heanes@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 5344
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at Recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):
Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.