This is an exciting opportunity to join the Environmental Health Team to deliver a new service to the residents of North East Derbyshire. As a response to the cost of living crisis, these new posts will provide advice and support to residents who are struggling or need support in managing their personal circumstances.
The service will work closely with housing colleagues and support is available from colleagues undertaking the same role within the Bolsover District. The aim is to:
Provide support and assistance to vulnerable residents, or those simply needing support, using a whole person approach.
Assist residents with access to information, advice and local services
Focus on financial hardship, food and fuel poverty and health and wellbeing.
The outreach approach means the role will involve visiting people in their own homes and providing detailed one to one support in assisting them with form filling, benefit checks and budgeting for instance. Building relationships with other organisations is key to maximising our reach to those in need.
Experience of dealing with vulnerable customers directly, will be essential. Ideally you will be an excellent communicator and proficient at organising your own work.
The role will be based between home working and at North East Derbyshire District Council offices with a need to travel throughout the district visiting customers on a regular basis.
For a full list of job details and requirements please view the Job Description and Person Specification.
Why work for us?
North East Derbyshire District Council is a dynamic and ambitious organisation and a great place to work. If you join our team, you will become part of a talented and dedicated workforce who take pride in delivering excellent services to our community whilst driving economic growth and environmental sustainability for our districts. If you are keen to make a difference to people’s lives and develop your skills and experience, we would like to hear from you.
In return for your commitment, we can offer you
Hybrid working arrangements with 6am to 11pm flexitime scheme
29 days annual leave (rising to 30 days from 1 April 23) with additional 5 days leave awarded after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays and a Christmas closedown
Car user allowance
Fully funded professional fees
Free parking at Council offices
Generous local government pension scheme
Discounted leisure services
Learn more about the benefits of working for us at: www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk
The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure carried out by the DBS at the Enhanced Level.
To arrange an informal discussion about the post, please send your contact details to Jayne Hooton, Environmental Health Team Manager (email@example.com) or Samantha Bentley, Service Manager (Environmental Health) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in this post, please visit the Jobs pages on the NEDDC website http://www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/index.php/your-council/jobs
To apply using our online application form, please visit the Derbyshire Jobs website or by clicking on the following link: https://jobs.derbyshire.gov.uk/
Please note that CV’s will not be accepted.
Alternatively, if you do not have internet access, application packs are available from:
Telephone the NEDDC Contact Centre on (01246) 231111
Please return completed application forms to HR & OD Shared Service, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 6NG or to Human.Resources@ne-derbyshire.gov.uk.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
If you have not received any communication within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion and we thank you for your interest in the job role.
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