Within a shared service working across two authorities, progressing towards a single council, we are seeking confident, enthusiastic and innovative officers with drive and determination to join our dedicated team.
Working within the Housing Standards team you will be expected to manage your own caseload, investigating and enforcing the full range of legislation across public health and housing, ensuring a high standard of service delivery. Implementing existing and new legal measures to tackle poor conditions and landlords, including HMOs.
Supporting the service delivery, you will take a lead co-ordinating role on a key priority area, which include the private rented sector, empty homes and nuisance.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified housing professional with some experience in housing, HHSRS assessments and projects. It is also desirable that you have some experience in assessing planning applications, with particular regard to nuisance control.
Site visits are required in a large rural area and so the suitable candidate will need to hold a current driving license.
In return our benefits package includes a competitive salary and pension scheme, discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills together with flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.
If this is a challenge that you are interested in, or if you're not qualified but looking for career progression role, then we would like to hear from you.
For further information please contact Andy Newman (Service Manager, Housing Standards) on 01638 719276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017
For further information please contact Andy Newman (Service Manager, Housing Standards) on 01638 719276 or email@example.com
St. Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council are two authorities with a reputation for being forward thinking and innovative. By sharing services under the title of West Suffolk they are taking an increased commercial approach to changes in the public sector environment and have a wide range of exciting initiatives underway.
Property is at the core of many of the initiatives and as an Estates Surveyor you will play a vital role assisting with the management of the incredibly diverse and mainly commercial portfolio of over 400 operational and non-operational properties, that also includes shopping centres scheduled ancient monuments, and even a world class entertainment venue.
We are seeking a part-qualified or recently qualified MRICS Estates Surveyor to join our busy team. You will ideally have some experience and a track record of delivering best value from actively managing a property portfolio and property asset based projects. Some public sector experience would be advantageous, but is not essential.As Estates Surveyor you will be producing and maintaining asset management plans, achieving lettings, undertaking landlord and tenant negotiations, disposals, acquisitions, valuations and assisting with projects to deliver the financial and operational objectives of the councils.The position is based in a combination of Bury St Edmunds and Mildenhall so access to transport will be essential.There's never been a more challenging or interesting time to be in local government. If you are driven to deliver successful and innovative solutions to a forward thinking public sector organisation, and are up for the challenge and possess the relevant property experience, then we look forward to hearing from you.
In return our benefits package includes a competitive salary and pension scheme, discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills together with flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Darren Dixon, Service Manager - Property, on 01284 757413.
This is a great opportunity to join our Finance team as a Business Partner supporting the Planning, Performance and Control Team. This is an exciting role that offers the opportunity for the successful candidate to work across various aspects of local government finance.
The Finance and Performance team supports the council strategically through Business Partnering, combined with statutory and transactional accounting responsibilities.
We are a friendly cohesive vibrant team that works well together on challenges and continually looks for opportunities both internally and externally.
The role will involve directly managing two Business Advisors and providing support across the wider team to facilitate the delivery of financial and performance monitoring and forecasts, budget setting, final accounts preparation, project appraisal, input into business cases and financial support and advice on various projects.
We are looking for:- a CCAB qualified accountant or CCAB finalist;
- experience of financial and performance monitoring and budget setting;
- experience of final accounts preparation;
- experience of providing advice and appraisal on projects and business cases;
- experience of using computerised accounting systems;
- advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel;
- an analytical approach with excellent attention to detail;
- good organisational and time management skills;
- ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; and
- a proactive approach to problem solving.
In return we offer a benefits package which includes a competitive salary and pension scheme, discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and money off household bills together with flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.
This role requires you to work at both Councils' premises in Bury St Edmunds, and Mildenhall.
For further information please contact Greg Stevenson, Service Manager (Finance and Performance), on 01284 757264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 17 August and Friday 18 August 2017.
We are looking for a strong administrator, interested in joining an enthusiastic, dedicated and professional HR, Payroll and Learning & Development Team.
You will work as part of the HR Business Support Team providing an effective and efficient HR administration service, as well as being the first line of contact for all general HR enquiries. You will be working mainly with the Midland iTrent HR/Payroll system, administering the recruitment process and inputting payroll changes - previous experience of using the system is desirable but not essential. You should be organised, have good attention to detail, be able to work under pressure to meet payroll deadlines and have a good understanding of HR processes.
This post would ideally suit someone with Certificate in HR Practice, although not essential.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jackie Young, HR Team Leader, on 01284 757003.
Interviews to be held on Wednesday 9 August 2017
We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At Anglia Revenues Partnership we are currently looking for a Council Tax Officer (Revenues) to support the team at West Suffolk or Breckland Council. You will join the team on a full time, part-time, temp or permanent basis and will receive a competitive starting salary between GBP 17,072 - GBP 17,128.
The aim of Anglia Revenues Partnership is to run an efficient Council Tax collection and Housing Benefits distribution service while reducing administration costs to each council. By coming together, each council can save money by pooling resources and staff.
More about the Council Tax Officer role
The role involves compiling and maintaining client records, issuing bills, making amendments, setting up payment methods and verifying individual circumstances. The post holder will also monitor customer accounts to ensure payments are made and refer cases to the Enforcement Team. Daily liaison with external government agencies and internal teams is an essential part of the role and you will be expected to fully contribute to the team's targets. To succeed in this role you should ideally be familiar with Council Tax regulations, able to retain process and procedural information across all Councils within the partnership. Full training will be provided and candidates successful in this role will be given the opportunity to progress to a higher role.
What we're looking for in our Council Tax Officer
We are ideally seeking a team player, who can demonstrate confidence in written and verbal communication, use initiative and bring an enthusiastic approach to the role. In this role you will deal with members of the public therefore demonstrable experience or understanding of customer care and excellent customer service skills are a necessity.
In return as our Revenues Officer, we can offer you...
Flexible working options including possible home working after a qualifying period, ongoing professional development, free parking, reward schemes including money off, cash back and other offers on high street stores, mobile phones, half price cinema tickets and Local Government Pension Scheme.
Interested? If you believe you have the right skills and are looking for your next career opportunity as the new Council Tax Officer (Revenues) then please email email@example.com today - don't miss out, we'd love to hear from you!
We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At Anglia Revenues Partnership we are currently looking for Benefits Officers to come and support our team at East Suffolk Council or Breckland Council. We have full and part time hours available on both permanent and fixed term contracts. The successful Benefits Officer will receive a competitive starting salary between GBP 17,128 - GBP 17,891 per annum (pro-rata).
The aim of Anglia Revenues Partnership is to run an efficient Council Tax collection and Housing Benefits service while reducing administration costs to each council. By coming together, each council can save money by pooling resources and staff.
More about the Benefits Officer role
The role involves calculation and assessment of Council Tax Support and Housing Benefits so some knowledge of related legislation would be an advantage, although full training will be provided. There will be team and individual targets, working across teams within ARP and externally, and the need to use specific IT systems relating to the role. This is a great career opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge whilst supporting the local community. There are also opportunities to work at a variety of offices across the partnership in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
What we're looking for in our Benefits Officer
We are ideally seeking a team player, who can demonstrate first class service skills, confidence in written and verbal communication, use initiative and bring an enthusiastic approach to the role.
In return as our Benefits Officer, we can offer you...
If you believe you have the right skills and are looking for your next career opportunity as our new Benefits Officer then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org today - don't miss out, we'd love to hear from you!
We have a new exciting opportunity, not to be missed! At Anglia Revenues Partnership we are currently looking for an Enforcement Officer (Revenues) to support the team at Breckland Council. You will join the team on a full time, 2 year fixed term contract and will receive a competitive starting salary of GBP 17,128 per annum. This role will mainly be office based in Thetford however you may be required to work at other sites within the partnership area.
More about the Enforcement Officer role
We are seeking a self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic candidate to join our busy and hard-working Enforcement Team. Your role would be to pro-actively contact Council Tax or Business Rates debtors to negotiate arrangement for payment, update the case management system and deal with customer enquiries received by telephone or other means of communication.
The Enforcement team are target orientated and you will be expected to fully contribute to the team's targets within this role.
What we're looking for in our Enforcement Officer
We are seeking a team player, who understands the importance of confidentiality, can demonstrate first class service skills especially when communicating in difficult situations, preferably with knowledge of Debt Recovery, although full training will be provided. A good general education and experience Microsoft Suite is essential for this role.
In return as our Enforcement Officer (Revenues), we can offer you...
Flexible working options including possible home working after a qualifying period, ongoing professional development, free parking, Norfolk reward scheme including money off, cash back and other offers on high street stores, mobile phones, half price cinema tickets and Local Government Pension Scheme.
Interested? If you believe you have the right skills and are looking for your next career opportunity as the new Enforcement Officer (Revenues) then please email email@example.com for an application pack. Don't miss out, we'd love to hear from you!
The West Suffolk councils and the NHS have been working together to deliver ambitious change and transformation projects. We are committed to supporting families and strengthening communities to enable them to become more resilient. These posts will hold the Health and Wellbeing specialism and focus on patient and public engagement. We are looking for talented individuals to join our Families and Communities Team in these exciting roles across the councils and the NHS.You will have a strong professional track of working in partnership to make a real difference to local communities. The successful candidates will have excellent relationship building, communicating and influencing skills, as well as organisational and project management skills. Experience or an awareness of working in a political environment or the NHS would be beneficial.We are looking for a strong team player who will identify opportunities to improve outcomes for our communities and patients. You will have the drive and skills to work independently, yet contribute to the delivery of the wider agendas of the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group and Council. You will also have experience to demonstrate that you understand the value of working with a wide range of partners (public, voluntary and private sector) to improve the quality of life in the area.As well as supporting community development in a market town and surrounding villages, the successful candidates will also have responsibility for the implementation and monitoring of the CCG's patient and public engagement strategy. You will work with a range of patient, public, voluntary and community groups; plan and attend engagement events; and prepare briefing papers for the lay member for patient and public engagement.These roles can make a real difference to the community, and offer an exciting challenge. Can you show us how you would identify opportunities to improve the outcomes for communities?Assessment Centre will take place on 10th August 2017For further information please contact John Troup, Communications Manager, West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group on 01473 770158 or Lucy Pettitt, Service Manager (Families and Communities) on 01284 757002.
With the continuing challenges to the way councils provide services comes differing opportunities for tackling future funding. The West Suffolk councils are becoming financially self-reliant and running and developing a range of projects aimed at generating income, cutting costs and transforming service delivery.
The nature of these projects requires a lawyer to provide specialist and dedicated legal support and advice.
The purpose of this position is to be the legal lead for specific growth projects, providing legal advice, solutions, challenge and strategy to support the successful delivery of an ambitious programme of projects. You will be responsible for working in partnership with other professionals both internal and external. You will need excellent strategic thinking, the ability and confidence to challenge, motivate, communicate and influence, as well as being a driven qualified legal professional. Good IT skills are also required.
You will be a member of a professional in-house legal service and form part of and be supported by its leadership team.
If this is a challenge that you are interested in, we would like to hear from you.
You will be mainly based at West Suffolk House, Bury St Edmunds but this role may also require you to work at the offices of Forest Heath District Council in Mildenhall. We offer an agile working policy which enables home working at times to suit you subject to operational needs.
For further information please contact Teresa Halliday (Service Manager, Legal) on 01284 757144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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