Temporary Assessment Officer

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Temporary Assessment Officer
Contract / Temporary

Lewes RQ504703

Posted: 14th January 2022 18:00
  • Pay Rate:

    £9.81 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


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What's involved with this role:

Provide customer focused specialist advice on a range of statutory and non statutory services 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To deliver a specialist, professional service with high standards of advice and support and resolving cases of varying complexity as they arise. 
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, legislation, professional codes of practice and adherence to Council policy.   
  • Being accountable for complex or contentious applications, cases and inspections, ensuring satisfactory resolution and liaising with external agencies and partners including courts, tribunal services and other formal bodies.  
  • Support, guide and advise the case management team, customer services and mobile locality teams delivering the service on less complex cases. 
  • Specify and manage projects, budgets and contracts that deliver community and corporate objectives.  
  • Prepare and present reports to Cabinet, Council committees and other internal and external meetings.  
  • To provide technical expertise for strategy development 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  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. Educated to Level 3 standard or equivalent or qualified by strong relevant experience 
  5. Knowledge & Experience: 
    1. Excellent Knowledge of services provided across the councils 
    2. A good knowledge of the working practices and methodologies of at least one of the relevant specialist services 
    3. Good working knowledge of legislation and developments within the specialism 
    4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
    5. Experience in dealing with service users and stakeholders 
  6. Skills & Abilities: 
    1. Good communication skills both written and verbal to include report writing, presentation and influencing skills 
    2. Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure 
    3. Able to communicate effectively with customers, colleagues, Council Officers and external agencies 
    4. Ability to effectively organise own and team workload to meet deadlines 
  7. Preparation and presentation of reports 
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages 
  9. Other Requirements:  
    1. Able to undertake site inspections 
    2. Ability to travel across Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough 

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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Job Ref: Lewes RQ504703
Temporary Assessment Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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