Job vacancies

Welcome from Louise Round, Chief Executive

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. 

Following our customer first transformation programme 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.

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. 

Louise Round
Chief Executive

Strategy and Commissioning sets direction, within the context of the Council’s vision and political steer, to achieve the Council’s ambitions and enhance its reputation. We are developing a team of multi-skilled Case Officers delivering a high degree of resilience across all themes within Strategy and Commissioning, which includes Communications.

If you are a team player with a flexible approach and have the following skills, this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

  • Graphic design skills, preferably with experience of using InDesign, Illustrator and Adobe.
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft Office 365
  • Creative, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work well with people at all levels.
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Able to work to strict and tight deadlines.
  • Website content management and social media content experience desirable.
  • Highly resourceful and excellent at problem solving.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Salary: £29,346 - £34,007
Hours: 37 hours per week.
Location: Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 22 September 2019
Interview date  30 September 2019

Case Officers in the Resident Support Theme deliver services to some of the more vulnerable residents of the district including the homeless, those in housing needs, claims for housing benefits and council tax support.  The Team is also responsible for the effective management of the Council’s housing stock. 

The ideal applicant will:

  • Be an experienced administrator
  • Have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Be a team player who can work in a flexible and supportive manner
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks at once and manage their own time well
  • Deliver their work to a consistently high standard
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Have excellent IT skills, proficient in using Microsoft Office

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 30 September 2019.

Salary: £20,735 - £24,441
Hours: 37 hours per week.
Location: Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 26 September 2019
Interview date  30 September 2019

Case Officers in the Business and Income Theme are responsible for the collection and recovery of the Council’s revenue income including council tax, business rates, rents and service charges.

In this role you will primarily be responsible for the recovery of rent, service charges and other housing related debt from both current and former tenants of the Council.   Working with the ‘Orchard’ housing management system, you will apply the Council’s Housing Income Management Policy and the County Court Pre-Court Action Protocol.  This will include monitoring the rent accounts for 2700 council tenants and providing advice and support to tenants who are having difficulty in maintaining their accounts, negotiating and monitoring realistic repayment agreements and preparing and submitting cases to the County Court and attending court hearing and evictions.

Experience of working in a revenue collection environment is essential while experience of the collection of rent and service charges would be an advantage.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have experience of income recovery or credit control
  • Have a good working knowledge of welfare benefits including Universal Credit and Housing Benefit
  • Understand relevant housing legislation and county court procedures
  • Have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Be a team player who can work in a flexible and supportive manner
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks at once and manage their own time well
  • Deliver their work to a consistently high standard
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Have excellent IT skills, proficient in using Microsoft Office

Interviews will take place on the week commencing 30 September 2019.

Salary: £24,953 - £28,693
Hours: 37 FTC for 12 months to cover Maternity Leave hours
Location: Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 26 September 2019
Interview date  30 September 2019

We have an exciting opportunity in our Locality Team for a Tree Officer. 

You will be responsible for inspecting trees, specifying works to them and managing contractors carrying out works to ensure our trees are managed appropriately.  You should ensure that you have experience of tree surveying, visual tree assessment, risk assessment and hazard evaluation as well as tree work specification setting and be able to demonstrate competence in these areas. You will hold a minimum of Level 3-4 BTEC/ABC/C&G qualification in Arboriculture or equivalent.

In addition, key skills and experience for this role include an understanding of contracted services, personal drive, excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including the commercial contractors, councillors and the public.

This is a permanent, full-time post and you will need to have a full UK driving licence and use of a vehicle for work purposes, for which an allowance is paid.  The appointment is at grade M2 (£34,619) and therefore applicants must demonstrate that they meet the criteria of the role at M2 level as described in the Role Specification.

Salary: £29,346 - £34,619
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location:Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 1 October 2019

Tandridge District Council is looking for an enthusiastic, creative, problem solver to join our specialist Housing Development team that oversees the delivery of the Council’s expanding new homes programme.

The team delivers new homes directly and through our housing company, taking projects from inception to completion. We also work with the Council’s planning department, registered providers, and developers to help deliver a wider programme of affordable housing. The work of the team is vital in meeting the housing needs of the district, an area where a high proportion of residents cannot afford to rent or buy homes in the private market.

To succeed, you will need to have housing development experience, as well as a strong track record in project management. You will have excellent communication skills, be a good organiser, have an eye for detail, and the ability to use initiative and creativity to solve challenging problems. You will have experience of construction and construction contracts, undertaking financial viability appraisals, the submission of planning applications, tendering, land sales and acquisitions, and resident communication. There will be many times when you’ll need to work under pressure, manage competing priorities to meet tight deadlines; but you’ll have the right attitude to take this on and ensure success.

This appointment will be made at grade M3 to M4 dependent upon experience and therefore applicants must demonstrate that they meet the criteria of the role at the minimum of M3 level as described in the Role Specification.

We have flexible working arrangements and welcome suitable applicants who can work between 26-37 hours per week.

Salary: M3 - £40,067 - £45,739. M4 £46,445 - £52,180
Hours: 26 - 37 hours per week.
Location:Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 1 October 2019

Reporting to the Deputy Chief Finance Officer (S151) your role will be to manage the Council’s capital programme and provide strategic financial advice and guidance to Members, Directors and key business partners within the Council. There will also be close contact with capital budget managers as well as developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders and partners outside of the Council. You will also be required to provide support to the Treasury Management function in terms of borrowing for capital investment and development of capital strategies.

To be considered for the role you must be a fully qualified accountant with significant financial management experience, most of which would have been gained in the local government sector – exceptionally a candidate who can demonstrate ‘qualification by experience’ will be considered.  Experience of working in capital finance is essential for this role.  You will be able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder skills, strong communication and presentation skills you will also have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service. You will have a strong track record of finance experience in areas such as capital, budgeting, closing of accounts and treasury management.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Section 151 Officer on 01883 732718.

Salary: £46,445 - £52,180
Hours:37 hours per week
Location:Surrey
 

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 1 October 2019

Tandridge District Council is looking for an experienced local government finance specialist to join the Council’s high profile finance team as a Lead Finance Specialist and Deputy Section 151 Officer.

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer (S151) your role will be to manage the Finance Team and provide strategic financial advice and guidance to Members, Directors and key business partners within the Council. There will also be close contact with budget managers as well as developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders and partners outside of the Council. 

To be considered for the role you must be a fully qualified accountant with significant management and leadership experience some of which most would have been gained in the local government sector – exceptionally a candidate who can demonstrate ‘qualification by experience’ will be considered. Experience of working in corporate finance is considered desirable for this role.  You will be able to demonstrate excellent stakeholder and staff management skills, strong communication and presentation skills you will also have an outstanding track record in delivering a customer focused service. You will have a strong track record of finance experience in areas such as capital, revenue, budgeting, closing of accounts and treasury management.

For an informal discussion, please contact the Section 151 Officer on 01883 732718

Salary:£53,492 - £60,052
Hours:37 hours per week
Location:Surrey

How to apply

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

Please apply online.

Timetable for recruitment

Application closing date 3 October 2019

Biffa job vacancies

Biffa is currently looking for HGV / LGV 2 Drivers to join their team.

If you are a team player, who has a flexible work approach and a passion for providing excellent customer service, Biffa would like to hear from you.

Essential requirements for this role are:

  • Class 2 driving licence (must have previous class 2 driving experience).
  • Flexibility and a good work ethic.
  • Digital tachograph experience.
  • The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

Salary: Competitive rate of pay including bonus and overtime rates, plus excellent benefits package.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 6am to 4.30pm with 45 minutes break.
Location: Oxted, Surrey.

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

Please apply online.

Biffa is currently looking for several Loader Operatives to join their team. 

Essential requirements for this role are:

  • Fitness, health and mobility.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • A good-timekeeper.
  • Communication skills, including the written word.
  • Able to work in adverse weather conditions.

A valid UK driving licence and knowledge of the local area is desirable.

Salary: Competitive rate of pay including bonus and overtime rates, plus excellent benefits package.
Hours: Tuesday to Friday 6am to 4.30pm with 45 minutes break.
Location: Oxted, Surrey.

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

Please apply online.