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Welcome from Elaine Jackson, Acting Chief ExecutiveElaine Jackson

Hello and thank you for taking the time to find out more about our current vacancies at Tandridge District Council.

We are a small but ambitious Council with big challenges ahead and these roles are crucial in helping us meet those challenges. 

We now have a number of positions that we need to fill across the organisation. Detail of these roles can be accessed through the links provided.

We are looking for creative, enthusiastic and dynamic candidates who thrive on working in a fast pace and changing environment. You should be passionate about internal and external customer service to help us engage with our residents, businesses, staff and other stakeholders.

In return we’ll offer you a lively and supportive, flexible environment with lots of opportunities to progress in your career.

If all this resonates with you and sounds like the kind of challenge that will get you out of bed in the morning, we look forward to hearing from you. 

Disability Confident EmployerElaine Jackson
Acting Chief Executive

 

Do you have a passion for helping people to remain independent, eat well, get out, socialise and be healthier and happier? Then this is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Wellbeing Prescription Service, one of the largest Social Prescribing services in the UK.

We are recruiting for a Full Time Admin & Support Officer to join the Wellbeing Prescription Team. As Admin & Support Officer you will have an integral role in helping to deliver our innovative Social Prescribing service which works to promote lifestyle change and prevent ill-health. Your role will include monitoring and updating our client database, completing client follow up calls, answering telephone calls and emails from clients and partner organisations as well as providing daily administrative support to the team including IT support and database trouble shooting.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a successful service. The post is initially funded until March 2021, with the possibility of continuation subject to funding.

Salary: £21,305 to £22,201

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

5 July 2020

1st Interview date 

10 or 13 July 2020

Our Parks and Open Spaces team are expanding our range of in-house services at our Housing Sites in the district.

We require grounds maintenance staff to carry out a number of roles including tractor driving, grass and hedge maintenance, flower bed and floral displays. Successful applicants will need to have experience in grass cutting (including ride on mowers), gardening, hedge & shrub maintenance, sweeping/blowing, litter clearance, and other grounds maintenance duties.

You should be flexible and able to work as part of a small team. A current manual driving license is essential.

Please indicate on your application form whether you are experienced in grass cutting & grounds maintenance or pruning and grounds maintenance.

Salary: £21,305 to £25,113

Hours: Annualised Hours (Summer 40hrs and Winter 30.25hrs) 

Location: Warren Lane Depot, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

12 July 2020

1st Interview date 

21 July 2020

We have an exciting opportunity within Case Services for a Private Rented Sector - Housing Options Case Officer to join the Resident Support Team.  Working primarily within the Housing Needs service you will be a key member of the front -line team responsible for meeting our statutory responsibilities to people in housing need, threatened with or experiencing homelessness.   You will take a lead in developing effective relationships with landlords operating in the private rented sector

The Post is a Level 2 (TA2) grade.  Applicants should demonstrate how they meet the requirements of the Role Specification at that level.

Key responsibilities

  • Promote the Council’s Private Sector Access Scheme amongst landlords and letting agents; facilitating the recruitment of new landlords and the procurement of additional properties.
  • Assist people in housing need to access and sustain accommodation in the private rented sector, liaising with the homelessness prevention service when matching suitable clients to available properties.
  • Negotiate with landlords over terms of tenancy and ensure that all properties meet current health and safety and legal requirements
  • Arrange and where required attend viewings of properties, arrange inventories, check-ins and check-outs with landlords and tenants.
  • Assist customers to complete and update Housing Benefit and Universal Credit applications and work with the relevant Benefit Team to ensure the smooth processing of customers applications
  • Be responsible for the financial administration of the Private Sector Access Scheme.
  • Mediate between tenants and their landlords within the Private Sector Access Scheme and provide advice and assistance to both parties regarding tenancy and management issues.

The ideal applicant

  • Will have an excellent understanding of Landlord and Tenant legislation in relation to the private rented sector
  • Will have hands on experience of providing advice and support to both tenants and landlords within the private rented sector
  • Will have practical experience of working with homeless households, including vulnerable people and an understanding of the challenges they face including welfare reform and affordability.

To succeed, you will need to be committed to the delivery of excellent customer focussed service, resourceful and flexible in your approach and have a willingness to take ownership of cases seeing them through to a successful conclusion. You will have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, be well organised, have an eye for detail, and the ability to use initiative and creativity to solve challenging problems.

Salary: £25,639

Hours: 37 hours per week.

Location: Oxted, Surrey

How to apply

Before you apply, please ensure you have read the role specification.

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date

16 July 2020