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Payments Officer / Systems & Reconciliations Officer - Torridge District Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £18,887 - £19,650 pro rata (£19,012 - £21,575 subject to approval of 2022/23 pay award)

The finance department is looking to recruit to two vacancies. If you are the person for us, then we will do our very best to find a working arrangement that helps you balance your work and your life. This could include, for example, compressed hours and in any event a flexible working scheme. However, any part time arrangements would have to incorporate circa 27 hours per week. Applications will be considered for either or both of the two roles.The Local Government pay award is currently pending. The employer’s offer is an increase of £1,925 per annum for all pay grades.Payments OfficerWe are recruiting for a helpful and dedicated individual to join our Finance team as a Payments Officer. The successful candidate will take a key role in ensuring the team provides the highest level of customer service to our internal and external customers.The successful candidate will assist the accountancy and exchequer teams where necessary to ensure all processes are completed with precision, whilst also providing a helpdesk to all users across the authority for our financial systems. It is essential that the individual has a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above and experience of working within a finance environment.Systems and Reconciliations OfficerWe are recruiting for a helpful and dedicated individual to join our Finance team as a Systems and Reconciliations Officer. The successful candidate will take a key role in ensuring the team provides the highest level of customer service to our internal and external customers.The successful candidate will assist the accountancy and exchequer teams where necessary to ensure all processes are completed with precision, whilst also providing a helpdesk to all users across the authority for our financial systems. It is essential that the individual has a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above and experience of working within a finance environment.Please specify in your supporting statement which vacancy you would like to apply for.If you would like to discuss either/both of these opportunities further, please contact Amanda Quick, Systems Administrator, on 01237 428972 or David Heyes, Finance Manager, on 01237 428989 for an informal discussion.For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit https://careers.torridge.gov.uk to complete an online application form.Interview Date: 9 September 2022

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Licensing Officer - Torbay Council

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • Grade I SCP 28-31 £32,798 - £35,336

We are looking for an enthusiastic, organised, confident and solutions focused individual to join our busy licensing team.The team is responsible for a variety of licensing regimes, including Alcohol and Entertainment, Taxi and Private Hire Licensing, Gambling, Sex Entertainment Venues, Street Trading and Pavement Cafes, Animal Licensing and Sports Ground Safety.Reporting to the Regulatory Services Manager (Commercial), you’ll take a lead role in the administration and enforcement of the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005, as well as the opportunity to be trained in Animal Welfare Licensing amongst other licensing regimes. You will bring with you experience of working in a regulatory environment and a proven ability to work independently on a wide range of licensing matters ensuring compliance with our procedures and performance targets and demonstrate an ability to see tasks through to a successful conclusion.You’ll be responsible for your own caseload of work and will undertake programmed and unannounced inspections and investigations and determine the appropriate enforcement action to be taken. The nature of the post requires a flexible approach with the ability to travel around the local area and occasionally working outside what are regarded as normal office hours.You’ll be a confident communicator with excellent time management skills and be comfortable dealing with members of the public, elected councillors and other enforcement agencies.You’ll be educated to degree level and have demonstrable relevant experience and knowledge, and possess a relevant professional qualification, for example from the Institute of Licensing, or substantial equivalent experience.In return, as well as a stunning coastal location with the benefits of an urban style of living, we’ll provide a superb environment for you to build your career within a unitary authority, with lots of opportunities for corporate and partnership working and a commitment to your continued professional development.Further benefits include:• Minimum of 25 days annual leave plus additional bank holidays and extra days for additional service;• A Career Average Re-valued Earnings (CARE) pension scheme through Peninsula Pensions;• Commitment to a good Work/Life Balance with options including a flexi-scheme (in most areas), career break scheme, home and hybrid working, flexible retirement;• Family friendly benefits such flexible working and access to childcare vouchers, paid maternity, adoption and paternity leave schemes (where eligible) and paid leave for fertility treatment;• Equal Opportunities policies including Equal Pay;• An Employee Assistance Programme which includes 24-hour access to wellbeing support and counselling;• A healthy work environment with employee wellbeing initiatives at the heart of all we do;• Employee Reward Scheme - online and in-store access to a range of local and national discounts exclusively for our employees;• Professional support including coaching and mentoring;• Cycle scheme;• Eye care vouchers.For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Cox on 07733 391831 or steve.cox@torbay.gov.uk.Interview Date: 26/27 September 2022

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School Administrator (SEND) - St Luke’s School (Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust)

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade C £19,264 - £20,043 pro rata

Required from as soon as possible.Our school is part of the Ted Wragg Trust, an ambitious and inclusive Trust of schools strengthening our communities through excellent education.Our values driven, rapidly growing 2-18 Trust has the highest expectations for every child, every day, with social justice at our core. We are determined for everyone to fulfil their greatest potential, to be the best they can be. Our inclusive Trust has a relentless commitment to help transform lives through learning.The Ted Wragg Trust puts children at the centre of all we do. Delivering high quality, knowledge rich and inspiring curriculum, our caring and inspirational team work together to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become compassionate and courageous citizens, determined to make the world a better place.St Luke’s is an ambitious and inclusive Church of England school which is dedicated to ensuring all students live life to the full. The work of the SEND team is integral to this and also to ensuring that we reflect our values of working hard to achieve our best, being inclusive, giving hope, taking responsibility and showing respect.The SEND department at St Luke’s consists of 14 members of staff including 11 teaching assistants with a range of experience specialisms. The department has the use of two mentoring and student support rooms, and a sensory room, as well as specialist equipment and rooms to support students with physical disabilities.We are a cohesive and supportive team with a strong drive towards narrowing the academic gap for our SEND students. Working across the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust, we develop and deliver a number of specific interventions across KS3 and KS4.The SEND department also plays an active role in whole-school activities delivering a Homework Club, Break & Lunchtime Club and Breakfast Club along with other engagement and enrichment activities.A number of St Luke’s SEND students receive regular mentoring. As well as mentoring, we also deliver specific interventions, such as: additional numeracy, literacy, social skills, Lego therapy, ASD support and life skills. All of the sessions are tailored to individual students’ needs and aim to support them throughout their school journey to become more successful learners and well-rounded individuals who are prepared for life after school. We have procedures in place to monitor the impact of these sessions, and we regularly use student voice to inform our planning.Communication within the SEND team, between St Luke’s whole school staff and with parents/carers is a vital part of our day-to-day work, and it is important that everyone in our team understands the importance of clear, supportive and helpful communication. We also appreciate that SEND can add a layer of additional complexity to attending secondary school, so we strive to be as inclusive and supportive as possible towards students and parents/carers. We work closely with the Pastoral and Inclusion Team to enable this.Staff within the SEND team work tirelessly to enable pupils to achieve the best progress possible during their time at St Luke’s. We are looking to appoint somebody who will strive to do their very best for every student in our school as part of our team.Key Purpose of Job:• To provide efficient, effective and professional administrative support within the SEND department;• To work alongside the Assistant Headteacher (SENDCO) and Head of Learning Support.If you are able to meet the requirements of this role, we would love to hear from you.For an informal conversation to find out more about the role, or to visit us at St Luke’s School, please email office@stlukescofe.school.The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed. This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.The Trust is committed to ensuring that our employees are able to achieve their full potential in an environment offering dignity, respect and equality of opportunity.Further details and an application form can be downloaded from www.stlukescofe.school/recruitment.All applications should be made by completing the application form, including evidence of how you meet the person specification for the role, and should be submitted to Office@stlukescofe.school.Please apply by noon on the closing date.Interview Date: w/c 12 September 2022

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