Temporary Gypsy Liaison Officer

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Temporary Gypsy Liaison Officer
Bolton, Lancashire
Contract / Temporary

Bolton 0007 30EB / 1

Posted: 15th March 2023 13:43
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  • Pay Rate:

    £15.62 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 month

  • Bolton, Lancashire,

    BL3 5HT

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Gypsy Liaison Officer

Reference no: Bolton 0007 30EB / 1

Pay Rate: £15.62 per hour PAYE (including 32 days holiday)

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 2 month

Office based role

A Gypsy Liaison Officer is needed to carry out day to day management of the Local Authority’s Traveller site, including letting of pitches; enforcement of tenancy conditions and dealing with maintenance and repair issues.

To liaise with other authorities, services and agencies concerning Gypsy / Traveller issues, and to investigate and deal with illegal encampments.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide a full landlord function to residents of the Local Authority’s caravan park; including letting of pitches; enforcement of tenancy conditions; collection of rents, charges including electricity charges, deposits where required and accounting for those.
  • Advising customers in relation to a variety of issues, such as Benefits, Housing, Living Skills, Budgeting, including networking with other agencies when appropriate.
  • Work with partners and customers to ensure delivery and equality of access to services for our residents.
  • Liaise with other Authorities / Agencies concerning Gypsy / Traveller issues where applicable.
  • Contribute to service improvements, by contributing to the agreed work programme and service objectives across the Housing Service and implementing new efficient ways of working where appropriate.
  • Investigate and deal with illegal encampments and related matters as required.
  • Give advice in relation to illegal encampments when requested to Councillors / Officers and members of the public.
  • Make Senior Managers aware of more complex and sensitive issues and to provide advice and information accordingly.
  • Work with Gypsy / Travellers as well as the wider community and support the Refugee & Accommodation Principal Officer to promote integration and better understanding of minority groups.
  • Provide office administration as applicable.
  • Contribute individually or as a team to the development of safe working practices within the immediate work area, in conjunction with Organisation Health and Safety Policies and other guidelines / procedures.
  • Assist in collection of and accounting of all monies due and received.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:


  • Experience of Delivering Services directly to customers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to Travellers and Gypsies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to minority groups including matters relating to community cohesion and political sensitivities.
  • Have a good working knowledge of all applicable laws and ensure that this is kept up to date.

Skills/Technical skills:

  • Ability to interpret legislation and guidance relating to the communities worked with.
  • Ability to deal with and resolve sensitive issues.
  • Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to analyse problems and present viable options.
  • Have numeracy skills in order to keep within a budget and experience of using Excel and other IT packages.
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team and establish effective networks.
  • Ability to prioritise and evaluate workload of self and team and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • An ability to maintain a computerised database for the management of information.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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.

Other “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. 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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Job Ref: Bolton 0007 30EB / 1
Temporary Gypsy Liaison Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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