Travellers Officer
Salary range:
£31,635 - £37,629
Contract type:
Work pattern:
Full Time
Closing date:
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The role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to take the Council’s Gypsy and Travellers Service to the next level. The role involves the day to day liaison with residents to ensure that they can access and receive the services they need. It also includes the development of a range of procedures and processes that will contribute the adoption of a multi-annual Gypsy and Travellers strategy. While knowledge of and experience working with Gypsies and Travellers would be desirable, what we are looking for is someone with the commitment and personal qualities to nurture relationships, ensure good record keeping and has the vision and ability to help establish a service of national excellence. 

The Travellers Officer will be part of a small team of two officers delivering the Travellers Service supported by the Programmes and Service Development Manager. The officer will be required to: 

Provide a visible and approachable presence on Southwark’s Travellers sites. Providing advice and support to support residents of Southwark’s traveller’s sites on license conditions, health and safety, income management and access to wider council or other services. 

To work with the Southwark Travellers Action Group, colleagues from across the council and external agencies and stakeholders to improve services, resolve issues and ensure that all decisions are compliant with current statutory regulations and legislation. 

Acquire and maintain an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation and best practice in relation to Gypsies and Travellers and have a detailed understanding of procedures and systems, keeping abreast of all new and proposed legislation, Government initiatives and council policy and strategies relevant to the division. 

Develop policies and procedures to accommodate these changes in legislation, Government and council initiatives and provide support in their implementation. 

Initiate, develop and review inter-agency protocols as they relate to Travellers services, working with senior stakeholders across agencies as required, using influencing skills to deliver in a matrix management environment.

Recruitment timetable
Closing date: 21/10/2016(Midday) 
Interview/Testing: 31/10/2016


We are currently recruiting a new intern who will be based at our office in Brighton, and be able to attend relevant events in the South East. The post is for 14 or 16 hours per week.

As an intern you will have the opportunity to:

* Develop new or existing skills after discussion with your mentor.

* Develop FFT’s work to improve young people’s voices both within and outside the organisation.

Details can be found in the application pack which can be downloaded below, or sent out to you.

Please phone 01273 234803 to find out more.

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