Current job opportunities
These are a few selective number of vacancies that we have advertised. To find out more about them or see what other jobs we have please contact us.
Facilities & Environmental Services (Epsom) £12-£15 p/h
A 36-hour per week (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm*) role covering maternity leave until spring 2018. The role covers three aspects:
1. Canvassing and administering trade refuse and recycling customers from small and medium businesses within the Borough. This aspect is estimated to account for about 50% of your time. We sell refuse and recycling collection services to businesses in the Borough, and your role will be to proactively sell them into businesses, increase the amount of recycling we do with businesss and administer our database of customers. You will liaise with customers and potential customers, Operations for collections, and Finance for customer payments, and Customer Services for ongoing customer queries. You will not be actually collecting the waste! This is an office-based role which requires you to be able to travel around the Borough to see customers and prospects. A driving licence is essential, and use of your own car is desirable (when you will be paid mileage at Inland Revenue Approved Mileage Rate of 45p per mile). You will be the Council’s key contact for this role.
2. You will assist other members of the Waste Services team in converting blocks of flats in the Borough to our new, weekly refuse and recycling service. This will account for the remaining 50% of your time. It will involve liaising with Operations to agree types and numbers of the bin at each block of flats, arranging delivery of any new bins, re-labelling bins and bin areas and delivering launch leaflets to residents. You will answer residents’ queries about the new service and will work as part of a small team delivering this change. You will not be actually collecting this waste! Again, you will be required to travel around the Borough either alone or with your team colleagues to effect this change. You will administer our central database of flats, updating according to the changes that you have agreed and overseen with your colleagues.
3. For two weeks in June 2017 you will be required to assist with the launch of our new, weekly refuse and recycling service to houses in the Borough. Unlike flats, which will be done on a block-by-block basis, the launch to houses will take place in a single launch period spanning two weeks in June. You will work with the launch team driving a support vehicle (a small-medium van) and being actively involved in launch activities – bin and box stickering and the like. This aspect WILL require 6am starts for the two-week launch period, but finishes will be correspondingly earlier. It is possible, though, that some overtime will be incurred during this activity as each day’s route must be completed on the day.
Social Worker – Advanced (Worcestershire County Council) £21 – £27 p/h
We are looking for an Experienced Level 3 Social Worker who has been qualified for at least 2 years. The candidate must have significant experience in Child Protection and must have been previously working within a Duty and Assessment Team/ MASH environment for a considerable length of time. Must be a car owner/driver. Duty and Assessment is an essential part of this role and we will not consider any applicants who do not have this experience.
Media & Digital Communications Officer (London) £15.00 p/h
Working directly with the media and external relations manager, the post-holder will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Council’s external messaging, public affairs and campaign work. Delivering a 24web-basedsed media cycle the post-holder will provide strategic advice to senior managers and Cabinet members, and form strong relationships with the media and public affairs stakeholders. Duties involve:
• High quality and high profile media and public affairs campaigns delivered through the Council’s multimedia channel strategy
• Use a range of multimedia and digital channels to effectively promote council services and the Camden Plan
• Provide expert advice and technical support in the use of social and digital media
• Regular features and articles placed in relevant local, regional and national media
• High quality monthly Camden Magazine
• Trusted strategic advice provided by the service to senior managers and elected members
Accountant with Education Finance experience ( London) £373 to £460 per day
The main purpose of the post:
Work collaboratively with managers within the respective service areas (up to and including Director level), providing technical financial advice and support using professional knowledge and skills pro-actively to identify, investigate, analyse and evaluate issues/options within an agreed financial management framework
- To work routinely with managers across the organisation, typically advising and influencing up to and including Assistant Director / Head of Service level.
- To take direct personal responsibility for the provision of financial support to discrete areas of the business, including providing specialist, technical advice and reports to senior colleagues and members to support effective decision making under s151 of Local Government Act 1972.
- To take responsibility for the delivery of effective financial systems and processes across the council including timely reconciliations, so that any necessary adjustments are designed and implemented promptly.
- To work with external financial advisers and contractors (including be part of selection and appointment processes in accordance with procurement regulation and managing the contractual relationships to ensure expected performance or compliance) as appropriate to the role.
- To liaise directly with internal/external auditors on all matters relating to the preparation and audit of the defined work area(s).
- To ensure that the financial governance requirements are understood and accepted by the business and that the implications of non-compliance are made clear. As part of this, to identify, monitor and manage risks.
Mental Health Social Work Review – Project Manager (London) £400 to £499 per day
Camden Council and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are conducting a joint review of the mental health social care function (a review of the section 75 arrangements). We need a highly organised project manager with strong stakeholder management and change management skills to conduct a review that will look at options to reconfigure the social work function. The post will be for an initial 3 months with an option to extend. The review will include work to understand how social work staff are deployed across Community Mental Health Teams currently and what outcomes this is delivering, analysing strengths and weaknesses of the current model, comparing to good practice elsewhere and making recommendations going forwards to ensure an effective and sustainable model of mental health social work in Camden. It is likely that the role will also include supporting the implementation of the new model identified. Experience in mental health services is essential, a social work background is desirable and the ideal post holder will have excellent analytical skills.
We are looking for a consultant with experience in administering Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2010.Systems & Software Development (Wirral) £240 per day
Experience of email migrations, including cross-forest Exchange migrations and Exchange migrations to Office365
Knowledge of email archiving products
Knowledge of Office365
Skilled in Powershell scripting
This is a three months contract based with Wirral council starting on the 30/01/2017
You must have a minimum of two years experience and be able to provide a two years reference.
Strategy & Transformation (Wirral) £385 per day
We are looking for a consultant with working knowledge of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 R2 and 2016.
The experience of configuring SCOM and management packs to provide accurate and meaningful reporting and alerts.
The experience of working with organisations to translate SLAs into monitoring requirements.
Ability to create SCOM dashboards
This is a three months contract starting on the 30/01/2017
Edge of Care Service Implementation Lead (London) £275-£343 per day
The post requires an individual with knowledge and experience of:
• Edge of Care service provision
• Relationship-based work with children and vulnerable families
• Service design and new service implementation
• Leadership and transformation
• Designing approaches to service evaluation and measurement
• Recruitment tasks associated with the establishment of a new service including writing job descriptions, leading interviews
• Working practices, policies and procedures relating to Edge of Care service provision
Three months contract
Principal Transport Planner ( London) £20-£26 p/h
A principal transport planner is required to lead on the development and delivery of various walking, cycling, public transport and public realm improvement schemes throughout the borough. This includes working with Transport for London to assist in the delivery of Cycle Superhighways.
• Minimum of Higher Certificate or equivalent in a subject related to transport planning / traffic engineering. Candidates with different qualifications but demonstrating successful experience in this or related work would also be considered.
• Experience in the preparation and review of policy and strategy documents.
• Experience of working closely with various groups e.g. – community groups and to have an understanding of and experience in responding to their needs.
• An understanding of how traffic and transport policies and techniques can be applied to achieve certain objectives.
• Evidence of continuing professional development, including seeking out and developing best practice and innovation.
• Experience of writing and presenting briefing notes, reports and decision papers at a high level.
• An ability to express complex information accurately, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
• An understanding of the wider context of traffic, transport, engineering and scheme design, including parking, land use planning, urban design, and road safety, and demonstrating an appreciation of the role they have in delivering other corporate priorities, such as sustainability and regeneration.
• Ability to work closely with elected members and of leading public meetings and similar engagement.
• A good understanding of the policy and legislative framework in which the service operates (e.g. national, regional and wider Council policy).
• Previous experience of working in a Transport/Planning environment.
Mental Health Social Worker (London) £23-£29 p/h
A community Social Worker with an experience of Care coordination Knowledge of the Care Act 2014 and MCA Experience around undertaking Care Act Assessments and reviews ability to create individualised Support plans and knowledge around Making safeguarding Personal
Brokerage Placement Coordinator (London) £17-£22 p/h
Placement workers required for Access to Resources Team must have knowledge/experience of placements.
Senior Practitioner – TF (London) £19-£24 p/h Social Care Unqualified)
The Troubled Families Team sits within the Early Intervention and Targeted Services Division of the Children and Young People’s Service. The Troubled Families Programme is a national Government initiative aimed at tackling families with multiple problems. The aim of the programme is to improve schools attendance, reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and support parents/carer into employment.
The post holder to provide day to day management support to Intensive Support Workers who work directly with families, schools, housing, community safety, and other statutory and non-statutory partner agencies to ensure improved and sustainable outcomes for children, young people and parent/carers through intensive casework support to families with multiple problems (as defined by the Troubled Families Criteria).
Educational Psychologist (London) £400-£498 per day ( Qualified Social Worker)
To deliver an effective educational psychology service to schools and the Local Authority by providing advice and guidance on assessment and interventions for vulnerable pupils including those with a special educational need.
To provide psychological advice concerning pupils undergoing statutory assessment, within the timescales laid down by the SEN Code of Practice.
To provide an Educational Psychology Service to schools, according to school priorities selected from a menu of choice according to a service level agreement.
To offer advice and practical strategies to schools on issues relating to individuals or groups of pupils, and to take part in, or lead, training courses as required.
To provide a quality Educational Psychology Service to schools and the Lambeth community in accordance with Health Professional Council guidelines and the British Psychological Society Code of Practice.
To provide an Educational Psychology Service to children and young people and their families taking full account of the “Voice of the Child”.
To follow the Lambeth Educational Psychology policies, standards of professionalism and service delivery as accountable to the Lambeth community.
To work as required on specific projects in accordance with the priorities set by the Lambeth CYPS Plan and the Educational Psychology Service Development Plan.
To maintain clear and confidential records, in accordance with Service policies and procedures, of work undertaken with schools, individuals and groups and help maintain up to date information on the Service databases.
To contribute as required to research initiatives as part of the borough’s programme for identifying and meeting the educational needs of vulnerable children and young people.
To work closely on a multi-agency basis with other providers of the Special Education Needs Services within the overall management framework of the Educational Psychology Service and the Specialist Division of the CYPS.
To contribute to the marketing, promotion, and delivery of Lambeth Educational Psychology Service’s Traded arm in order to enhance its innovation and responsiveness.
To contribute as a member of a team to the effective delivery of the Educational Psychology Service.
To assist in the supervision and support of trainee Educational Psychologists on placement (following an appropriate period of induction).
To implement the Council’s Equal Opportunities policies fully and to work actively to overcome and to prevent discrimination on grounds of race, sex, disability, sexuality or status in any part of the Council’s services.
To carry out such other duties as may be required from time to time to meet the needs of the service, including attendance at the SEN tribunal, provision of information to Ombudsman, and to formal or judicial processes
Social Worker – Level 2/3 – Hospital (London) £23-£25 p/h
Knowledge Of Children Act With Particular Reference To Related Guidance And Regulations Of Looked After Children
Ability To Meet Tight Deadlines
Ability To Deal With Sensitive Issues
Dipsw Qualified Or Equivalent
Good Verbal And Written Skills
Empathy Discretion And The Ability To Keep Confidences Be Trustworthy And Reliable
Ability To Supervise Others
The Ability To Build Strong Working Partnerships
Analytical Skills Beginner
Excellent Listening Skills
Enhanced CRB/DBS Within Last 12 Months
Ability To Manage Workload And Work As Part Of A Team
Ability To Be Assertive And Challenging In Order To Safeguard And Promote Welfare Of Children
Ability To Communicate With Staff Of All Levels
Ability To Work As Part Of A Small Team And On Own Initiative
Ability To Respond To Crisis.
Social Worker 3 (Adult) (Worcestershire County Council) £18-£23 p/h
Working Knowledge Of Issues Relating To The Needs Of People With Vulnerable Adults
Mental Health Act 1983, Children’s Act
Ability To Deal With Sensitive Issues
Professional qualification in social work i.e. Dip SW, CQSW, CSS or social work degree
Current Full Driving Licence & Willing & Able To Provide A Vehicle For Use On Council Business
Experience Of Dealing With Social Services, Child Care And/or Adult Services And Local Government
Ability To Manage A Caseload
Communication Skills And Providing Information
Appreciation Of The Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy
Good Interpersonal and Training Skills
Team Working and A Systematic Approach To Work
Ability to Supervise Others
The Ability to Build Strong Working Partnerships
Commitment to the Values Of The Department
Commitment to Needs Led Approach, the Maintenance Of Maximum Independence And Offering Real Choice
Ability toPlan and Organise Own Workload To Meet Targets And Deadlines
Ability to Arrange, Monitor And Evaluate Care Packages
Treasury Accountant (London) £26-£32 p/h
This role is responsible for managing the Council’s debt and investment portfolios. On a day to day basis, this means managing the Council’s cash flow position to ensure surplus cash is invested in line with the Council’s counterparty list and all transactions are executed correctly and within the control environment. The post holder will be responsible for monitoring to senior officers and several committees including audit and corporate governance, cabinet and Council. The Treasury Accountant will also deal with the full reconciliation of the treasury codes, financial accounting and all year-end entries. • To manage the Council’s cash flow on a daily, medium and long term basis within the parameters of the Treasury Management Strategy
• To ensure security of the Council’s investments and secure the best rates of interest after that primary goal is met
• To understand the financial environment and its impact on the Council’s treasury activities
• To understand the Council’s debt requirements and advise senior officers on how to finance borrowing requirements
• To understand and analyse the Council’s balance sheet position and use this to inform the treasury position
• To be responsible for the control environment of the treasury function and financial reporting for the treasury management function
• To support the Head of Treasury and Financial Transactions with the strategy for treasury management
• To provide advice on leasing, private finance initiative and other financing routes
Director of Children’s Social Care (London) £1009.22 day rate
We are looking for a Director of children’s Social Care for a client based in London on a short-term contract on a day rate of £1009.22. If you have worked in this field in a Director’s capacity, We are interested in hearing from you.
Short term contract
Travel Plan Monitoring Officer (London) £18-22 p/h
MAIN OBJECTIVE OF JOB
- To create a process and procedure for monitoring travel plans for developments.
- To support onsite travel plan coordinators in the implementation of travel plan measures and to undertake travel surveys.
- To ensure that developments have satisfied all conditions of the travel plan and enforce where necessary.
- To use relevant software to process travel plans, measures and travel surveys (iTRACE, STARSfor)
- To ensure that s106 contributions are drawn down.
Ths is a three month contract but could be longer.
Care Workers (Worcestershire)
Living in the Midlands, we have a number of vacancies for care workers working for Worcestershire County Council. For more details on the vacancies, contact us on 0203 1890257
Chartered Surveyor (London) £19.00 to £23.00 p/h
To work in as part of a multi-activity estates team and provide professional property valuation and management advice on the Council’s land and property assets. The Estate Management Surveyor will be responsible for the day to day running of the Council’s Property Portfolio. This role involves dealing with a variety of property issues including the acquisition and disposal of land and properties, rent reviews, lease renewals and other required valuations.
To manage a personal case load comprising a wide range of property deals and transactions.
This is a three monts contract.
Capital Project Manager – Delivery Planning (London) £200 to £250 per day
To be responsible for managing the delivery of EECP projects with a probable budget of circa £25 – £30 million annually over the next 2 years, and to ensure that the individual project(s) meet requirements and are to the appropriate quality, delivered on time and within budget. The post holder will lead and manage the project(s) and give and make critical decisions to the development of the project.
This is a “hands-on” delivery role and the post holder will be required to interface with schools on a regular basis. Additional interfaces will be needed with contractors and consultants.
The post holder will have one designated line manager but may report to different managers for different projects and should expect changes in manager(s) to reflect changes in workload.
Purposes of the Post
- To take lead responsibility for the development, management and planning of a major part of the CYPS capital programme and selected activities, with an estimated annual budget of £25m to £30m annually.
- Leading and being responsible for the day-to-day identification and resolution (or escalation) of project issues and management of risks, supporting the management of project interdependencies.
- Lead, plan and monitor the project/s through development and updating of project stage plans, and development of contingency plans.
- To lead and manage project officers, contractors and consultants in delivering schemes and projects in the management of capital assets.
- The post holder may be required to report to a programme manager(s) for different projects and must expect changes in programme manager(s) to reflect changes in workload. The number of projects the post holder is responsible for may vary depending on the nature of the projects.
- To coordinate and inform the Estates Masterplan in relation to the strategic and operational implementation of capital and asset management.
- To contribute to all aspects of the Asset Management and Development Business Plan.
- To ensure that all projects and schemes of work are compliant with Best Value scrutiny and are delivered successfully in relation to quality, time and budget.
- Manage the project budget and ensure that the budget monitoring and planning information is prepared in a timely and accurate manner and that budgets are contained within cash limits.
- Implementing good practice project change control required configuration management and apply quality management principles and processes.
- Work with other project managers and colleagues to ensure the overall objectives of the EECP programmes , as it relates to the secondary, primary schools and community elements of the programme, are delivered with a coordinated approach between different projects and facets within the programme.
- To contribute to the attainment/maintenance of the IiP standard.
- To contribute to the raising of the departments score in independent assessments.
This is a three month post
Principal Planner ( London) £28.00 to£34.00 per hour
- To deal with major and complex planning applications and development control issues, including undertaking negotiations with applicants/prospective developers and representatives of other Council departments.
- To work independently of the Team Leader on complex applications, developments proposals or projects, carrying out research and preparing and presenting all types of report on own initiative to senior stakeholders (including councillors and council meetings), liaising with the Team Leader as appropriate.
- To be responsible for negotiating complex S106 legal agreements.
- To prepare planning and site briefs for major development sites as required.
- To take responsibility for providing area-focused development control advice and information for a specific area of the Borough, establishing a close working relationship with the appropriate Town Centre Manager.
- To contribute to the review of the Local Development Framework, other local planning policy documents and the formulation of new strategic policies and site proposals, as required.
- To produce briefing information, advice and reports on very complex and/or contentious policy issues to appropriate individuals and bodies at all levels of the council’s governance arrangements (including Planning Applications Committee) and to external organisations, developers / applicants, site visits and public meetings as required.
- To provide authorisation / final clearance of the full range of delegated and committee reports.
- To ensure robust and inclusive community engagement, give advice and assistance to the public and other customers as and when necessary, and represent the Planning Service at public meetings and site visits to discuss development proposals.
- To represent the Council by preparing and presenting expert and professional evidence at public inquiries, informal hearings and in court for the full range of applications.
- To contribute to the development of a strategic planning function, which promotes the Council’s regeneration framework and provides an integrated approach to planning, regeneration and development issues.
- To provide professional advice to Council members, senior officers, applicants and the public on planning applications, development proposals and related matters.
- To maintain a thorough up-to-date knowledge of relevant law, policies, working practices and procedures.
- To scope, commission and project manage consultants to deliver projects / work programmes, including the management of allocated budgets.
- To deputise for the Team Leader and Head of Development Management, provide them with necessary support and advice across cases / projects, and deal with chief officers, senior members and external contacts on the full range of matters relating to management issues and all types of major and complex applications.
- To represent the council at a local, regional and national level regarding spatial development and wider regeneration, playing an active role in partnership development and joint working, to promote Lambeth as an ambitious, improving authority.
To plan, programme and prioritise work / projects and actively contribute to the day-to-day management of the team, including providing advice, guidance training and supervision to team members and developing and co-ordinating specific programmes and activities within the team, as agreed with the Team Leader
This is a three month contract
Team Manager for the Access to Resources Team (London) £38.00 to £48.00 per hour
You will be responsible for managing Wandsworth’s Access to Resources Team to ensure effective delivery of services which are on time, and within budget and to work with children, young people, parents and carers, bringing together various agencies and implementing the statutory duties and responsibilities in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements, policies and procedures and agreed performance targets.
Plan and deliver services that improve outcomes for children as set out in the Care Planning Regulations 2010 – 2015 Children Act (1989) and the Children and Adoption Act (2002) to ensure that Wandsworth Borough Council fulfils its obligations to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989.
Lead the forging of a relationship with peers in partnership organisations, in order to identify opportunities to combine resources or share best practice. Commission resources including working with procurement colleagues to ensure that contracts are compliant.
This is a three month project.
PO4 Senior HR Advisor (London) £20.00/£25.00 ph
This person needs to be able to withstand challenge from Managers and to have the presence of mind and strong character to deal with this
Must be able to discuss and implement strategies in order decrease agency use.
To manage the provision and development of an efficient and effective service across the Human Resources operational service area.
The Senior Human Resources Officer is a high-level generalist role that will lead high-level projects including casework, change management, and policy development. The focus of this role will be to drive down agency usage and explore alternatives available in this regard.
The post will report to a Human Resources Consultant and will require highly motivated human resources professional with demonstrable experience of designing and delivering effective human resources initiatives.
You will be able to work independently with senior managers across the council to enable the Council to deliver its priorities and ensure staff work to their highest potential. You will need to have a strong presence and be able to think of creative solutions to assist the Council in achieving its aims. Your focus will be the delivery of the Council’s recruitment and retention strategy but will also be involved in other human resources projects such as high-level casework (including appeals against dismissal), delivering the Council’s change management programme and engaging with key stakeholders over policy development and introduction.
To be successful in the role you will be an organised and confident individual who is CIPD qualified and able to demonstrate evidence of having worked successfully at band 2 of the CIPD Professional Map with evidence of continuous professional development.
To be a lead practitioner on complex casework, change management and policy development within the Human Resources remit. Including agency staff.
Capital Programme Manager ( London) £300 -£375 per day
It’s an exciting time to join Lambeth. Through one of the capital’s largest investment programmes, we’re regenerating much of Lambeth, and shaping the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Which is why we need skilled programme management professionals who can help to deliver a series of landmark projects in iconic locations throughout the borough.
As our Capital Programme Manager, you will have control of significant capital expenditure (c£25m to £150m). With many of our projects in delivery or about to begin, it’s an exciting opportunity to lead, manage and co-ordinate the delivery of a portfolio of projects from start to finish. This will include everything from schools, to new housing, estates and other regeneration, accommodation and community programmes.
Regardless, you’ll ensure that each project is delivered on time, within budget, to the highest quality standard. As you might imagine, this is an important delivery role – one that requires a very experienced professional programme manager who can work closely with contractors, consultants and the community to drive through projects.
You’ll be able to engage on equal terms with, residents, business leaders, headteachers, chairs of governing bodies, and directors of architects’ practices – and other consultancies you may also be managing. And of course, you’ll be working to uphold our citizen-centred cooperative approach, which will include being the chair for resident meetings.
We’re looking for someone who brings substantial experience in a programme or project management role within development/construction/regeneration, as well as a relevant professional/management qualification.
As well as knowledge of project management you’ll also be aware of emerging developments in practice in relation to the delivery of development/construction/regeneration projects in London. Plus, you’ll have a successful track record in effective people management, and delivering programmes within a framework of collaborative working.
Environmental Health Officer – Level 3 ( London) £20/25ph
We are looking for an experienced noise officer who can look at planning applications, licensing applications & s61 COPA prior consents.
You will need experience in noise work and have an equivalent degree or diploma in Environmental Health.
This is a four-month contract.
Contract Clients Coordinator ( Slough) £23.00 per hour
As a member of the Client Services Team this post is directly responsible for:-
• Commissioning initiatives including technical services, community works, capital programmes and technical support
• Developing, maintaining and delivering a framework for effectively monitoring existing cleansing, grounds maintenance, environmental improvements and responsive & cyclical repairs contracts to set initial benchmarks for re-procurement
• Monitoring the planned and cyclical maintenance programmes delivered by contractors in conjunction with neighbourhood teams and Property Services
• Monitoring performance and KPIs
• Co-ordinating collation of reports including benchmarking and quality assurance
• Monitoring service level agreements and programme management compliance, issuing and agreeing contract variations where required
Health & Safety Advisor (Slough) £16.00 per hour
H&S Advisor who can demonstrate a wide range of experience in building-safety related compliance. The candidates need to show that they understand buildings. For this role there will be no possibility of training someone how to do the tasks – they need to be able to hit the ground running.
This job is very focused on a specialist subject. In theory, this job could also be carried out by a surveyor or facilities person if they have a really good understanding of H&S law, HSE guides, best practice etc.
The main duties of the post will be to:
• Lead meetings and groups to ensure that the Council has developed action plans with clear defined targets and responsibilities;
• Train, support and advise key individuals to ensure that their level of knowledge and skills is sufficient to be able to manage health & safety risks within buildings;
• Provide technical support and advice to the lead officer(s) on the RMI contract (and others);
• Train, support and advise key individuals to ensure that their level of knowledge and skills is sufficient to be able to manage health & safety risks within contracts;
• Carry out audits on existing controls, safeguards, and contracts to ensure that the Council is fulfilling its statutory duties;
• Provide regular updates to CMT on the progress with actions and the results of audit
Quality Assurance Manager (Slough) £28.00 to £35.00 per hour
Slough Borough Council is looking to recruit on a temporary basis a part-time Quality Assurance Manager based within the Adult Social Care Commissioning Service Team.
This is a new post created in response to the responsibilities within the Care Act 2014. The main duties will be to work with providers and stakeholders to develop a quality strategy and framework, in order to ensure high standards of provision for all services commissioned by the directorate.
The post holder will have extensive experience of quality assurance in arrange of health and social care settings. They will be required to act as an advisor, to local authority social work and contract management staff on quality and performance issues and will have detailed knowledge of safeguarding as well as the Mental Capacity Act.
Three months contract
Revenues/Benefits Team Leader (London) £20.00 per hour
The Income Services Manager – Collection is responsible for guidance and management of the rent and service charge collection processes. They are also responsible for ensuring customer focus and value for money is achieved through income collection. This role is responsible for directly managed staff and will develop and implement ideas to continually improve income collection and value for money. The quality and impact of services provided to residents will enable Waltham Forest Housing to successfully meet its deliverable outputs, objectives and performance targets.
Accountabilities include but not limited to;
1. To lead the strategic and operational management of income collection and deliver a high quality, seamless income collection service.
2. Take responsibility for all income collection processes, reactive arrears activities including all aspects of income account management, customer care, and quality assurance.
3. To take responsibility for the income services – collection team management including staff motivation, performance, sickness, development, and recruitment.
4. Maintain and constantly review procedures detailing the process of arrears recovery and giving individual guidance to the team on the levels of arrears at which specific actions happen and work as a team to prevent evictions where possible.
5. Proactively manage team budgets and monitor expenditure, payment reconciliation- report to Head of Income Services with a summary of expenditure and provision of forecasts.
6. Embrace performance management as a vital tool in the quest to have all staff achieving advanced levels of competency, delivering superior levels of service throughout and aspiring to maximise their potential.
7. Responsible for checking and authorising all cases passed for write off and legal action.
8. Ensure fit for purpose performance reporting and process auditing of income collection activities ensuring non-conformances are agreed and addressed and action plans are in place to drive performance improvement.
9. Keep abreast of welfare reforms, best practice, new developments in income management, welfare reform, monitor changes in Housing legislation and make appropriate changes to policies and processes in response to changes in legislation, statutory instruments, and best value developments.
10. Management of income streams are reviewed and processes are in place for timely and accurate collection, this includes, rent, garage and service charge accounts, water rates and rechargeable repair invoices.
11. To ensure a timely and professional response to service inquiries, correspondence, member inquiries and complaints including investigating, responding to, resolving and learning from them and comply with Freedom of Information Regulations, Data Protection Regulations, and the Council’s Information Sharing Protocol.
12. To take the lead role for Waltham Forest Housing to oversee, monitor, maintain, publish, enforce and distribute the arrears management campaigns and projects.
13. Be responsible for a portfolio of subjects relating to income management and collection including rent accounting and system processing of income.
14. Be responsible for converting strategic income frameworks into operational processes and embedding continual improvement.
15. Continually review and embed legislative changes and into the operational procedure.
16. Be responsible for the undertaking process reviews and process improvement exercises and audits on behalf of Income Services and Waltham Forest Housing. This is inclusive of third party audits to ensure income collection is maximised.
Project Manager (London) £225 to £280 per day
Our client is looking for a project manager to play a vital role in a large highway project.
To apply for this position you will need to be knowledgeable in highway design and supervision, be able to deal with members of the public, be flexible and willing to work outside of office hours.
This a 4-month contract.
Independent Social Workers Qualified ( South London) £1600 to £2000
- To provide a comprehensive social work service to children in need and children looked after. To undertake initial and complex assessments of children in need using the assessment framework.
- To work in partnership with peers across the service, undertaking assessments and taking action within the legislative framework to ensure that children are protected from the risk of significant harm.
- To undertake assessments of children in need and formulate recommendations for support plans.
- To undertake complex assessment work including Child Protection investigations and related duties.
- To undertake the full range of assessment, care planning and reviewing activity in relation to children in need and looked after.
- To prepare applications and reports for court and to represent the Council at court in relation to this.
- To develop, implement and review casework plans with a range of children in need in accordance with legislation, best practice and Council policies and procedures.
- To keep accurate records in accordance with policy, good practice and national
- To develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of legislation and regulations and departmental procedures relating to working with children.
- To participate in training and development activities as agreed by line manager.
- To attend, prepare for and make constructive use of supervision and appraisal meetings with line manager.
- To undertake responsibility for any other project or area of work in agreement with line manager.
- To organise and plan work activities taking into account competing demands and priorities and to keep manager appraised of any difficulties.
- To collect and provide managers with such information as may be required about assessment and casework activity, utilising new technology where available.
- To ensure that all actions comply with the Council’s policies on diversity and equal opportunities and health and safety.
- To undertake other duties this might be reasonably requested from time to time.
- To take responsibility, appropriate to the post for tackling racism and promoting a good race, ethnic and community relations.
Project Manager Level 5 ( East London) £300 to £375
3 Months contract
We are now looking for an interim project manager to work closely with our Business Hub management team to plan and deliver a wide range of improvements across this new department. Key areas of work are likely to include: supporting the implementation of further staffing reorganisations, transferring additional services into the Business Hub, defining and delivering performance reporting and governance frameworks, and a range of improvement projects and initiatives focused on improving the quality of Business Hub services, whilst also delivering increased digitisation and commercial focus.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Planning, coordinating and reporting on changes across the Business Hub
• Liaising with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure they are fully engaged and sighted on progress
• Designing and implementing reporting and governance frameworks
• Managing issues and risks
• Supporting the Head of Business Support in the continued development and improvement of Business Hub services
• Working to deliver outputs using an iterative approach to project management and delivery
Key Skills, Knowledge and Experience
• Previous experience of managing transformational projects within the public sector, ideally within a local authority environment
• Previous experience of supporting service heads to design, manage and introduce new ways of working
• Excellent stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
• Driven, determined, practical and resilient
Capital Project Delivery (South London) £300 to £375
Experienced Project Manager is sought to work closely with stakeholders across the council and externally to manage the delivery of a range of both capital and non-capital projects. This is an exciting opportunity to lead on the project management of a range of high profile highway, transport and public realm initiatives across a variety of neighborhoods. They will manage projects according to an effective governance structure, ensuring that projects have clear deliverables and that milestones are monitored and any issues and risks are highlighted to project sponsors and other key stakeholders.
Environmental Health/Protection Officer (London) £17.00 to £22.00 per hour
Environmental Protection Officer within the Environmental Protection Team Must have experience of responding to planning applications in respect of Air Quality. Must be able to inspect schedule B processes. Must have experience of undertaking air quality project work. Preferable to have experience in other areas of Environmental Protection work, and in particular Contaminated Land.
Recruitment Officer ( London) £13.00 to £16.00 pe hour
Recruitment Officer – Fostering and Adoption
The successful candidate will have an ability to communicate effectively with the general public, sharing information on the fostering and adoption process at the initial stage of inquiry They will have a personable manner and be able to gather some basic information to make a judgement about suitability for fostering, identifying when they need to seek management clarification. They will be able to collect, record and produce data and reports of einquiries and track the progress of applicants statistically. They will have a calm and reliable manner and be able to work as part of a team.
One month contract
Complaints Co-Ordinator ( Slough)
The role will be covering long term sickness absence and will be responsible for recording, monitoring and responding to complaints and inquiries from residents, elected members and other agencies for Neighbourhood Services. Neighbourhood Service delivers Slough Borough Council’s landlord function and so some knowledge of social housing would be useful. The Council uses the Respond IT software to record and manage complaints, so knowledge of the system would also be useful.
Two Months Contract
Social Worker -Advance (Adults) (London) £19.00 to £23.00 per hour
Working for treatment team; longer term work management; caseload up to 25, with mood anxiety and personality mixed caseload, also to cover duty/crisis team.
Adult Social Worker Advance (Adults) (London)
Carries a caseload and meets agreed workload targets.
Participates in team arrangements to provide an urgent or emergency response, during working hours, as required.
Undertake assessments of need and constructs care plans and packages to meet the needs of service users and carers.
Purchases services to meet assessed needs, seeking the appropriate authorisation from the budget holder. To liaise with providers as required.
Maintains a knowledge and awareness of legislation and departmental policies and procedures, and to work within these.
Works co-operatively and in partnership, with other professionals in the Department, Council (eg Housing), Health Service and voluntary sector either based in a multi-disciplinary team in a Health or other setting or based within the Adult Social Services Department.
Keeps both electronic and manual file records up to date using the department’s recording guidelines.
Completes reports as required by departmental procedures.
Works in partnership with service users and carers using a person-centred approach, with the aim of maximising independence, well-being and choice.
Attends and participates in meetings regarding service users, e.g. case conferences, network meetings, and reviews.
Works with appropriate information technology in order to maintain effective administrative systems and efficient monitoring of work.
Maintains records for workload management purposes.
Undertakes training as required.
Attends supervision sessions as required.
Attends and participates in team and / or allocation meetings.
Acts as a representative at departmental working groups and panels as appropriate
Carries out all tasks in accordance with the Council’s equal opportunities policies and the Department’s Equalities Strategy.To be fully aware of and understand the duties and responsibilities arising from
the Children Act 2004 and Working Together in relation to child protection and safeguarding children and young people as this applies to your role within the Council. To also be fully aware of the principles of safeguarding as they apply to vulnerable adults in relation to your work role. To ensure that your line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which you may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
Acts as the Investigating Officer in accordance with the role and tasks specified in Wandsworth’s Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy and Procedures. Undertakes further specified tasks as required by the Team Manager.
Progression to Senior Social Worker is through the Social Work Career Grade Structure. Senior Social Workers will undertake a range of the following duties.
Carries responsibility for direct social work with service users, their carers and family in particularly complex situations, as required by the Team Manager and in accordance with the needs of the team.
Undertakes a variety of methods of professional intervention. Develops own knowledge and skills through keeping abreast of national developments, research etc. Promotes improvements in practice standards and develops and evaluates new methods of work.
Provides consultation for other staff in the Department’s vision, as required by the Team Manager and in accordance with the needs of the service.
Supervises some team members, as required by, and under the guidance of the Team Manager who retains line management responsibility, in accordance with the needs of the team.
Chairs appropriate meetings with and about service users involving representatives of other agencies, as required by the Team Manager and in accordance with the needs of the team.
Contributes as required by the Team Manager to the training of other staff locally and through programmes arranged by the Department’s Learning and Development section.
In appropriate cases, and by agreement with the team manager and social work operations manager, becomes a practice teacher, supervising students on Diploma in social Work courses, staff undertaking National Vocational Qualifications and other appropriate courses.
Where appropriate and as required by the Team Manager, leads panels, workshops, projects etc concerning the development and improvement of services.
Participates in research, where required and as authorised by the Directorate.
HR Assistant (London)
- To act as the first point of contact for a range of HR services via reception, email, other correspondence and on the telephone.
- To undertake duties supporting the recruitment and selection function of the Senior HR Assistants, which include assisting at various times arranging short-listing and interview packs; contacting candidates and managers; and any other associated checks.
- Payroll liaison including acting as a point of contact between the HR and payroll teams, and to log and deliver all payroll documentation daily.
- To undertake duties supporting the Council’s learning and development culture including; ensuring that training rooms and venues are fit for purpose at the start and end of each training day, including refreshments and relevant IT equipment e.g. laptop
- To assist with maintaining the levels of photocopier equipment, e.g. replacing toners/cartridges/drums in the photocopier when required; ordering printing paper and ensuring the photocopier is well stocked.
- To support the administration of the annual DBS rechecking process.
- To record and issue stationery orders, replenishing the stationary cupboard and other standard items for the use of all HR colleagues within the team.
Team Manager Social Services ( London)
Responsible for managing Wandsworth’s Access to Resources Team to ensure effective delivery of services which are on time, and within budget and to work with children, young people, parents and carers, bringing together various agencies and implementing the statutory duties and responsibilities in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements, policies and procedures and agreed performance targets.
Senior Environmental Health Officer ( London)
To carry out inspections, re-inspections, and surveys and to be responsible for the investigation, enforcement and manage a more complex caseload. To prepare and serve Statutory Notices and take enforcement action in line with the Council’s strategy and departmental enforcement policies. To report and/or advise where the statutory action is not appropriate and to initiate prosecutions for failure to comply with statutory instruments where appropriate. To consult/negotiate with developers, landlords, contractors, business and other clients as appropriate, to ensure progress of casework. To carry out site visits, surveys, inspections and to attend Public Inquiries, courts of law, and tribunals. To prepare priced specifications, give advice and check legal notices drafted by more junior colleagues. To be responsible for project/policy or areas of expertise.
HR Strategic Lead ( London)
To take the lead on projects arising from portfolio across the organisation, including leading project teams. Also responsible for designing or commissioning tools/frameworks to support delivery of portfolio.
To lead the HR contribution to directorate service planning processes.
To monitor and review people management data for relevant service area(s) in order to spot people risks and issues as well as opportunities for further improvement.
Review of HR service performance information in order to identify required improvements, and provide updates to service managers on the extent to which requirements were met by HR services.
Detailed knowledge (typically but not necessarily gained through a recognised professional qualification e.g. CIPD) of professional HR practice and procedure
• Good working knowledge of employment legislation and trends, to include evidence of its interpretation and application, as well interpretation and anticipated application of new legislation
• Experience in developing corporate level HR strategies and work plans with good understanding of project and program management methodologies and their importance in ensuring the delivery of work to quality and time
• Deep understanding of organisational cultures and the principles of change management;
• Evidence of innovative thinking on what the role of HR can be in delivering the Council’s ambitions at corporate and service level
• Understanding of the role of HR in supporting organisational change and development to achieve improvements at service level
• Good management and leadership skills, acting positively, flexibly and constructively, bringing energy and focus to the work
Account Management officer ( London)
To support the commercial waste service with the responsibility to administer and manage commercial waste accounts, payment queries, debt, sales support and business administration.
To provide advice and support to customers, partners and stakeholders.
To assist in the provision of an effective, high value, customers focused commercial waste service.
1. Excellent customer service skills including the ability to handle difficult customers and situations. 2. Excellent communication skills 3. Ability to listen, effectively extract important information and communicate this onward using different means. 4. Good negotiation skills and the ability to influence others.
5. Methodically approaches a large workload and ability to provide accurate work that meets tight deadlines.
6. Is a team player and can create and maintain a positive attitude to the team, proven through performance improvements and high morale.
Project Manager Level ( London)
The purpose of this assignment is to lead on:
- The day-to-day project management of the relocation, refurbishment and new service design of existing library local branches.
- Project management of the redevelopment of Walthamstow Library
- The development and implementation of a Libraries Strategy for the Council.
- The consultation for organisational change with Councilors and members of the public.
- An experience of leading on public consultations, and supporting members and senior managers throughout the process.
- Public service or local government awareness with experience of the political processes and the impact this has on decision-making timescales.
- An experience of strategic development and implementation within a library service setting.
- An experience of working /leading on a similar property program (however it should be noted that we are not looking for a Capital Project Manage as such – our Capital Projects Team will supply that expertise directly).
- An experience of engagement with and securing of commercial partners.
- Proven ability to distil complex information down to suit a target audience.
Health and Safety Advisor (London)
To ensure Camden’s educational premises comply with statutory, best practice and technical requirements we are undertaking an internal audit. This role is a short term contract for three months that is required specifically to work alongside the Technical Compliance Manager to co-ordinate the health and safety (H&S) compliance audit of educational premises.
As an expert on all health and safety issues including, but not exhaustive, water hygiene, gas safety, electrical safety, asbestos and fire safety you will take an active role in assessing statutory and contractual compliance throughout educational buildings. The compliance audit process involves researching and recording H&S documentation at the desktop level, undertaking site visits, working with datasheets and databases, undertaking quality assurance checks, producing internal reports and presenting findings and recommendations. The post holder will play an integral part in the daily tasks involved with the audit process with a key objective to complete and present findings and recommendations to Head of Service in January 2017.
The purpose of this audit is to ensure that our educational premises are compliant and are being managed and maintained in accordance with both statutory requirements and the terms of the Council-managed Facilities Management contract, and where this is not evident to provide mitigation measures going forward. The context of this role is with reference to statutory legislation relating to educational premises, including the Health and Safety at Work Act and associated regulations and orders, European Directive, insurance requirements, international, European and British Standards and Approved Codes of Practice.
This role requires technical skills and strong communication skills with an understanding of the educational built environment.
Senior Building Control Team Leader ECS (London)
- Responsible to the Head of Building Control or Team Leader for one or more of the following:
- The Building Act 1984 and the Building Regulations
- The residual London Building Acts and allied legislation
- Supervision and inspection of work on site
- Full Plans
- Structural design and checking
- Fire safety issues
- Initial Notices
- Temporary and Special Structures
- Planning Liaison
- Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Building Regulations for a range of varying types of building work, and for keeping up with and abreast of trends, new legislation and professional and/or technical developments across the range of all building types and techniques
- Gives professional advice and guidance to builders, developers, architects and householders on all types of building work.
- Supervision of consultants and outside agencies as required.
Interim Centre Lead ( London)
• Working on behalf of the Local Authority, manage the Children Centre and staff team and the development of its provision by devising a clear strategic and operational plan to fulfill the statutory core offer of a Children Centre
• Ensure the delivery plan policies and procedures, data analysis, and Self-evaluation is robust in order to achieve a successful outcome at Ofsted inspection.
• Ensure governance of the center is robust though the establishment of an effective Advisory Board and reporting to the Local Authority
• Establish effective relationships with managers and staff in health, education and social care in statutory and voluntary sector to achieve effective Multi-Agency delivery at the center
• Be responsible for the operational budget of the center; ensuring that monitoring and forecasting are in place to maximize expenditure and that all financial controls follow LBW procedures
• Be the operational manager of the Children’s Centre taking responsibility for staffing, health, and safety, risk assessment, security etc. and resources of the building
• Line manage a team of early years practitioners Scale6 , administrator Scale 5 and outreach worker Scale 6 and sessional staff
• Lead on safeguarding as senior leader/ designated Staff, ensuring that all staff from any agency working within the Centre are aware of the Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and respond to and report concerns appropriately
Lawyer Litigation ( London)
We are looking for an experienced litigation lawyer to provide high quality pro-active legal advice, assistance and support to clients and their service areas including cases/projects of high complexity and/or substantial corporate importance in civil and criminal litigation, housing law, employment law. Ability to
undertake advocacy in Magistrates and County Courts and other Tribunals is essential.
Interim Valuer (London)
A temporary valuer is required to cover for an initial 3 month period and it is to be for 5 days a week. Technical Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
– Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
– Knowledge and experience of providing strategic property advice and working within an organisation delivering property related initiatives.
– Ability to manage external contractors to ensure excellent service delivery and value for money.
– Knowledge of legislation and regulations affecting the Council’s duties in relation to finance and property holdings.
– Detailed knowledge and experience of property law and practice, asset management planning (particularly in a local authority context), valuation techniques (particularly development appraisals and asset valuations) and of best practice in disposals and joint venture arrangements.
– Sound knowledge and experience of partnership working.
– High levels of creativity and problem-solving abilities, when dealing with complex and highly sensitive situations.
– Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
– Knowledge of legislation and regulations affecting the council’s duties, in relation to finance and property holdings.
– Degree level education
– Experience of working in Local Government and in particular experience of dealing with high profile and politically sensitive issues and presenting reports to committees and other stakeholders
Speech and Language Therapist (London)
Qualified Social Worker
We are looking part-time time speech and language therapist who can work with young offenders involved within the criminal justice system. Research has shown that over 80% of young people involved with the criminal justice system have literacy difficulties, which can, in turn, increase their involvement in offending behavior.
Social Care -Unqualified (London)
An Occupational Therapy Assistant is required to work alongside the Telecare Development Officer. You will assess the needs of clients in their homes for a provision of stand-alone and control center monitored alerting devices.
Lawyer Housing (L.B. Camden)
- To be responsible for the provision of legal advice and casework and the delivery of a high-quality client focused service on behalf of the Housing Law Team
- To create effective working relationships and work in partnership with service directorates, lawyers and other teams in the delivery of legal services.
- To contribute to effective communication within the team, across Law and Governance and Service Directorates.
- To draft all necessary contracts and other documents and to provide concise and clear written and oral legal advice to officers including chief officers and Members.
- To undertake legal research where necessary and in particular in respect of new legislation.
- To work effectively with other colleagues and team members in respect of complex work or projects, including the provision of training on legal issues to internal and external persons or agencies.
- To utilise the legal case management system and assist in the implementation of any new information technology or other systems that may be necessary for the efficient working of the team/department.
- To be responsible for preparing reports for and attending committees, working parties and other meetings where legal advice is required.
MI & Data Officer (L.B. Wandsworth)
Candidate must possess the following skills and experience:
Excellent knowledge and minimum of 4 years experience working with management information systems including PICS and Learner Track.
In-depth knowledge and full understanding of SFA/ESF/BIS funded contracts.
A strong track record of developing MI systems to suit different funded contract.
Ability to produce and analyse accurate data reports in order to inform the department of current performance.
Commissioning Support Officer – Sexual Health (L.B.Wandsworth)
Reporting to the Sexual Health Commissioning Manager and Based within the Joint Commissioning Unit (JCU) You will have to adapt rapidly to shifting demands and priorities, and need to be flexible and adaptable, with a calm efficient disposition and a high level of professional credibility.
- Manage in-house- and via commissioned support services Genito-Urinary Medicine ( GUM) Payment By Results (PBR) invoicing and block contracts.
- Day to Day Responsibility for contract monitoring and management of a portfolio of contracts, inclusive of the development and maintenance of constructive relationships between the directorate and stakeholders as assigned by the SH Commissioning Manager.
- Advise, support and provide information on commissioning and contracting issues in line with the Council’s contract procedure rules, and provide hands-on support with the development of service specifications, tendering and contract documentation.
- Manage the day to day financial system administration for Sexual Health, within the Budget envelope, ensuring accurate data and swift payments to providers
- Proactively develop stakeholder involvement in the planning, commissioning, and monitoring of all services. This includes work areas for development and learning which arise from stakeholder groups.
- Regular performance and contract monitoring of service providers using the tools such as balanced scorecard model to ensure key performance indicators, targets and milestones are achieved, and promptly take action to address any irregularities and under- performance.
- Carry out benchmarking of commissioned services and the associated costs and report the findings to the Sexual Health Commissioning Manager.
- Produce quarterly and annual reports of service and contract monitoring highlighting any issues, risks or non-compliance with contract procedure rules to the Sexual Health Commissioning Manager, and to report on budget projections to members, senior managers, and other stakeholders
- Undertake other tasks commensurate with the grade, as directed by the Sexual Health Commissioning Manager.
- Uphold and comply with the statutory provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and any other associated legislation or Council Polices and procedures.
- Understand and comply with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy
Senior Environmental Health officer (L.B. Camden)
To carry out inspections, re-inspections, and surveys and to be responsible for the investigation, enforcement and manage a more complex caseload. To prepare and serve Statutory Notices and take enforcement action in line with the Council’s strategy and departmental enforcement policies. To report and/or advise where a statutory action is not appropriate and to initiate prosecutions for failure to comply with statutory instruments where appropriate. To consult/negotiate with developers, landlords, contractors, business and other clients as appropriate, to ensure progress of casework. To carry out site visits, surveys, inspections and to attend Public Inquiries, courts of law, and tribunals. To prepare priced specifications, give advice and check legal notices drafted by more junior colleagues. To be responsible for project/policy or areas of expertise.
HR Business Partner (L.B. Wandsworth)
To lead HR support on all people management issues for designated Departments and other business areas.
To work in a centralised, multi-site HR Service servicing the Shared Staffing Arrangement between the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and the London Borough of Wandsworth.
To drive forward effective, efficient and business focused strategic HR solutions, working in partnership with service management teams. Provision of excellent and expert strategic HR advice and support that ensures excellent people management and has a positive contribution in moving forward the organisation.
To provide the strategic interface between HR and departments to embed a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective front line delivery.
To work in partnership with the department management team to create the service level workforce plan, advise on and implement change management programs including culture change, managing employee relation matters and case management, and ensure that this is consistent and aligned with the corporate whole council approach and priorities.
To support the HR Management team and the Change Management Team, working with Directors, Heads of service and their respective senior teams to meet key objectives through the strategic and innovative use of people resources
Domestic Violence & Abuse Duty & Assessment Worker (Camden Council)
Domestic violence advice and floating support service – To provide emotional and practical support to women and children, living in the community who have or may still be experiencing domestic abuse. To support access to the service and to enable and enhance each client’s quality of life by promoting / maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependents they may have to ensure confidentiality is kept at all times • Empower clients to improve their quality of life by promoting and maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependents they may have• Provide relevant support in accordance to the client’s needs through support and safety planning, risk and needs assessments and through one to one sessions promoting a Multi-agency approach of working to ensure the needs of the clients are met to a high quality which will include partnership working within all aspects of service provision • To report any safeguarding related concerns and incidents immediately to the line manager and ensure relevant policies are followed• Take part in the Camden floating support service’s helpline, completing the CAADA Ric to inform the assessment process (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Lawyer – Housing
To provide a high quality and comprehensive legal service on all aspects of law relating to housing and general administrative law.
Technical Data Manage (Camden Council)
Responsibility for the development and implementation of ICT solutions of medium scale and complexity to meet identified business needs, setting objectives and acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. Also includes engagement with various teams within, data owners and functional leads • Support data cleansing with the assistance of technical tools and processes to an acceptable business standard ready to load into ORACLE Fusion ERP
• Produce Data Technical and Functional Specifications
• Produce a Data HLD where appropriate
• Produce a Data archiving strategy
o Technologies used for Front-Back Office Integration
o Oracle ERP suite experience
o Expert level knowledge of ETL techniques
Interim Business Analyst (Slough BC)
60-dayy contract supporting the transformation of the council to an enabling, entrepreneurial and digital leading council.
• Identify new approaches and solutions to business issues through the analysis of customer journeys, business processes, and workflows;
• Facilitate stakeholder groups to consensus regarding new, optimised and where appropriate, automated customer journey, business process and workflow designs to make life easier and more enjoyable for customers, staff, and suppliers; and
• Work with stakeholder groups to deliver change through the development of businesses cases, and testing, piloting and embedding solutions.
Contracts Officer Procurement (Slough BC)
Developing the market for private sector rentals and temporary accommodation ensuring full compliance with contract specifications, whilst adhering to Slough Borough Council processes, policies, and procedures
• Enhancing quality of provision for all properties used via Slough Borough Council ‘s Housing Needs Department
• To ensure the required level of accommodation/properties is available to assist with homeless prevention
• Create and support private rent tenancies
• Write business cases to inform and agree on any necessary growth, in line with Slough Borough Council process and policy
• To contribute to the overall development of the Social Lettings Agency
• To build and maintain positive, professional relationships with providers, landlords, tenants, other Slough Borough Councils departments and Teams
Service & Quality Assurance Officer (Level 6) (Slough Borough Council)
To participate in the contract monitoring activities of the Council’s Partnership Development and Client function by ensuring that service and quality assurance activities in relation to the performance of the Service provider meet the Council’s contractual obligations
Autism Practice Lead (Slough borough Council)
We require either a qualified social worker or qualified nurse to cover Maternity leave for our Autism Practice Lead. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience as well as a sound knowledge of Autism.
Resourcing Advisor (L.B.Camden)
DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A STRONG BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HR BUSINESS PARTNERS, LINE MANAGERS AND HEADS OF SERVICE.
PROVIDE CONSULTATIVE RECRUITMENT ADVICE.
TO HOLD REGULAR MEETINGS WITH LINE MANAGERS TO PROMOTE RESOURCE SOLUTIONS AND ITS SERVICES.
PREPARE AND POST JOB ADVERTS ON RELEVANT JOB BOARDS.
LIAISE WITH ADVERTISING AGENCIES USING VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIRECT ATTRACTION METHODS INCLUDING LINKEDIN, GLASSDOOR, TWITTER AND FACEBOOK
ADVICE APPROPRIATE ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION, GUIDING LINE MANAGERS IN THE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES PROCESS AND TO PROVIDE TIMELY UPDATES ON PROSPECTING AND INTERVIEW ACTIVITY.ENSURE THAT RECRUITMENT MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS IN PLACE.
MONITORING THE ACCURACY AND TIMELINESS OF INFORMATION WITHIN THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM.
PROVIDE REGULAR MI DATA TO MANAGER. IMPROVE ‘TIME TO HIRE PERFORMANCE.”
Start Date: 02/10/2016
SENIOR SAFEGUARDING IN EDUCATION ADVISER (L.B. Waltham Forest)
Waltham Forest requires a Senior Safeguarding in Education safeguarding advice to settings, schools, designated teachers, governors and other educational establishments, in line with national & local legislation, guidance and policies.
The key aspects of the role are to:
• develop & deliver/commission appropriate child protection & safeguarding training to staff in schools (including Governors) and educational establishments;
• deliver safer recruitment training to Heads & Governors, and others, as appropriate.
• Undertake safeguarding audit & support visits to settings
• support schools prior to and during Ofsted inspections in relation to safeguarding.
This role requires an ability to work with many different partners. The individual appointed will need to be self-motivated and dynamic who works well as part of a team and on own initiative.
Start Date: 19/09/2016
“To carry out building repairs, maintenance and renewals ranging from emergency and other routine reactive repairs on numerous sites daily to single site programmed repairs and refurbishment work in occupied and void housing properties and other premises in accordance with best trade practice and to current standards and regulations.
To carry out works to a consistently high standard of quality and customer satisfaction and complete works ‘Right First Time’.
Hours of work will be between the core hours of 8.00 am and 6.00 pm (Monday – Friday) and 8.00 am and 1.00 pm (Saturday) as directed by management. The post-holder is required to work flexibly to support service delivery between these hours which may include changes to working times / patterns in order to deliver an effective service. ”
Start Date: 19/09/2016
Enforcement Officer Level 2
Neighbourhood Ward Officer undertaking a multi-disciplined rage of enforcement and regulatory activity including nuisance, noise, enviro-crime, cleaning/waste management monitoring.
Start Date: 12/09/2016
Domestic Violence & Abuse Duty & Assessment Worker (L.B. Camden)
Job Description Domestic violence advice and floating support service – To provide emotional and practical support to women and children, living in the community who have or may still be experiencing domestic abuse. To support access to the service and to enable and enhance each client’s quality of life by promoting / maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependents they may have to ensure confidentiality is kept at all times • Empower clients to improve their quality of life by promoting and maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependents they may have• Provide relevant support in accordance to the client’s needs through support and safety planning, risk and needs assessments and through one to one sessions promoting a Multi-agency approach of working to ensure the needs of the clients are met to a high quality which will include partnership working within all aspects of service provision • To report any safeguarding related concerns and incidents immediately to the line manager and ensure relevant policies are followed• Take part in the Camden floating support service’s helpline, completing the CAADA Ric to inform the assessment process (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Start date: 26/09/16 to 30/11/16
SEN Officer (London Borough of Waltham Forest)
The worker will have an allocated caseload which they will be responsible for managing. Also responsible for; Undertaking Educational Health and Care Planning process for new referrals. from point of allocation to issuing a Final Plan within a 0-25 integrated SEND service from which point worker will maintain this as part of his or her caseload. Monitoring and Reviewing plans (including attending Person Centred Review Meetings). The worker will be lead professional for the service user / their parent or carers. Converting current SEN Statements and LDAs into Education Health and Care Plans, within statutory timeframes. Good communication and interpersonal skills needed. Excellent writing and reporting skills are essential.
Start Date : 26/09/2016
End Date : 16/12/2016
Executive Assistant (L.B.Waltham Forest)
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to work as an Executive Assistant to a Strategic Director of the Council’s Senior Management Team. The ideal candidate should be a quick-thinker, a willing team member and able to adapt to changing priorities on a daily basis. They should be able to work with the utmost discretion and with a strong awareness of political sensitivities. This is temporary to permanent role. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: • Inbox management ensuring emails are responded to daily as appropriate • Managing demanding diaries and preparation • Handling of emails, letters and phone calls – responding to or delegating as necessary on the Director’s behalf • Secretariat of Management Team and Board meetings • Organising internal/external events and meetings as requested • Liaising with colleagues across directorates to ensure delivery of Management Boards key projects • Reporting writing based on research and previous submissions You will report to the Executive Business Support Team Leader and will support the relevant Director in parallel. You will work as part of a dynamic team who support the Council’s top tier of management, however, will you be based with the Director’s you are supporting. EA experience is essential. Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on this post.
Start Date : 12/09/2016 to 01/12/2016
Performance Officer (PO2) (L.B. Waltham Forest)
HR Metrics Waltham Forest has created a Resident Insight and Performance Unit which manages performance and insight functions for the council and partnerships. We are looking to fill a Performance Analyst position in this Unit on an interim basis, to maintain our HR Metrics reporting function when the current postholder leaves the position in May. Key responsibilities for the successful candidate will include: – Monthly and quarterly reporting and analysis of key HR statistics for the Council and Directorate, including sickness, workforce profile, turnover and vacancies – Reporting on activity of HR casework team, and performance of managers in completing appraisal and objective-setting processes – Development and submission of HR and workforce information to regional and national bodies. – Supporting work to improve the quality and use of HR data recorded by managers and the Council In particular we are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience: – Highly numerate, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills – Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel – Good written and verbal communication skills – Experience of using and running reports from database systems such as SAP (or similar resource management systems) – Experience of analysing and reporting on data and information, preferably within a public sector context – Ability to challenge existing ways of working and develop new approaches A job profile is attached to this order which sets out the general requirements and expectations for the role
Start Date : 16/09/2016 to 09/12/2016
Interim Cultural Programme Manager (L.B.Waltham Forest)
To manage the cultural program team to commission cultural events, special projects, and activities, and deliver value for money To deliver the Arts Strategy for Waltham Forest, to be the outer London borough of culture. To develop an external partnership with individuals and organisations to create and deliver high profile, ambitious culture and art projects across the borough To maximize the engagement of residents in arts and culture. To generate external funding to support and enhance the program To market and promote the program To attract visitors to the borough through a high-quality culture program To realise cultural opportunities through regeneration initiatives across the borough To manage the team through a transition to a new staffing structure
Start Date : 14/09/2016 to 22/11/2016
Qualified Social Worker (Level 7) (Slough Borough Council)
Job Description Social worker required for Learning Disability team. BIA preferred.
Start Date : 12/09/2016 End Date : 12/10/2016
D1 Driver (L.B. of Camden)
To drive LB Camden vehicles to and from sites within and external to the LB of Camden as required. To conduct vehicle maintenance checks, maintain vehicle cleanliness and hygiene and check all relevant equipment. To plan and map out journey routes, maintain logs and collect daily schedules. The normal place of work on a day to day basis is in a predominantly outdoor environment in vehicles driving around LB Camden.
Must have D1 unrestricted license.
Start date: 01/09/2016 to 01/10/2016
Expert Rail Adviser ( L. B. of Camden)
To provide expert rail advise in relation to the High-Speed Rail project; to lead in the preparation of evidence for the House of Lords Select Committee; to liaise with TfL and others as appropriate in the preparation of the Council’s case.
Start Date : 29/07/2016 to 30/09/2016