Site Manager – Gypsy & Traveller Unit

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Site Manager - Gypsy & Traveller Unit
Contract / Temporary

Essex 7497

Posted: 29th April 2022 12:23
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  • Pay Rate:

    £13.50 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months until further notice

  • Chelmsford,


What's involved with this role:

Site Manager - Gypsy & Traveller Unit

Reference no:  Essex 7497

The primary localities are Braintree, Chelmsford, Maldon and Uttlesford. The locations and the role can be discussed in more depth at the interview, as the role requires managing between 1-4 of the 12 managed residential Gypsy and Traveller sites in the Borough.

The purpose of the role is to manage the sites in an efficient and effective manner, including collection and recording payments chasing arrears, ensuring residents comply with/enforcing site licence conditions, basic maintenance of the site and buildings, ensure that health and safety regulations are complied with and directly supporting residents in accessing key services.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the terms of site licences are strictly complied with in order to maintain acceptable behaviour of licensees and that health and safety regulations are complied with including promotion of Fire Safety awareness through use of smoke alarms, fire distances and safe storage of hazardous materials.
  • Liaise with statutory and voluntary organisations concerning benefits payments, education and healthcare etc. in order to keep up to date housing benefit records, children in school and families registered with GPs.
  • Collect rent and water charges, addressing any arrears issues at an early stage, in order to ensure accurate records.
  • Responsible for minor repairs (e.g. replacing locks, rodding drains) in order to ensure the site is kept in a good state of repair and oversee major repairs via external contractors on site to ensure all work is completed to the required standard.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the communal areas including roadways and open areas including grass and hedge cutting, litter picking
  • Maintain a waiting list of Gypsy/Travellers wishing to move onto the site to ensure an efficient transition of licensees to and from the site, working towards 100% occupancy at all times.
  • Assist on any of the Gypsy/Travellers sites run by the County Council or Partners as required to ensure efficient coverage for absence.
  • Manage all resources to ensure that services are procured from external providers to represent ‘value for money’, services are delivered on time and within budget and best use is made of land and buildings


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Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working with the Gypsy/Traveller community is desirable but not essential.
  3. Experience of working in areas of enforcement, community safety & liaison or social housing would be beneficial.
  4. Good written and verbal communication skills, good interpersonal skills and negotiation skills with the ability to deal with difficult situations.
  5. Good numeracy with the ability to keep records and accounts, good organisational skills and have good judgement, problem solving and analysis skills.
  6. Experience of managing health and safety, administration/record keeping and of undertaking basic maintenance work
  7. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Site Manager - Gypsy & Traveller Unit
Client Category: Local Authority

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