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TRAVELLERS' LIAISON OFFICER

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Organisation: East Cambridgeshire District Council   Hours: 22.5
Salary: £14,994 - £17,668   Working Pattern:Permanent
Location: The Grange   Reference: 18452

Closing date:

25 August 2019 at midday
Your role will be to develop and maintain the best possible relationship between the Council and travellers throughout the District, overseeing the management of the Council's three sites and operating procedures in respect of unauthorised encampments.

You will identify travellers in the District and will endeavor to build a relationship of trust and support to assist their integration into the wider community. You will be responsible for the overall management and maintenance of the Council’s travellers’ sites and will ensure compliance with site conditions. In addition, you will collect rents and charges and assist in the preparation and monitoring of site budgets.

Working directly with all Gypsy, Roma, Traveller families across the district to identify children 0-16 and ensuring that all children are known to and engaging with education authorities. Identifying and removing barriers to welfare in relation to health, social needs, accommodation, education and financial needs.

You will have 5 GCSEs, or equivalent, to include grade A – C in English and Maths. Ideally you will have experience of dealing with the traveller community; however this is not essential, as long as you can demonstrate a good understanding of issues affecting the travelling community and have previous experience in a customer facing role. You will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and maintain effective relationships and to manage conflict and difficult situations. A driving license and access to a car is essential.

This is a part time post and the hours of work are 22.5 per week.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.

In return, the Council offers a range of benefits including:

flexible working
childcare scheme (in approved cases)
occupational health programme
training and development
payment of professional fees
holidays, sickness and salary pension scheme entitlements

Closing date for completed applications is: 25th August 2019
Interviews will be held on: 2nd September 2019

For an informal discussion about the post please contact customer services on 01353 665555 or apply on line at: http://www.eastcambs.gov.uk/jobs/current-job-vacancies

This Council is an equal opportunities employer.

The Council is currently in the process of implementing a new pay and grading structure. Please be advised that the salary offered to the successful candidate may change as a result of the review.

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