Traveller Liaison Officer

Recruiter
CITY & COUNTY OF SWANSEA
Location
Swansea (Abertawe)
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Apr 2017
Expires
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
We are looking for a person with housing and/or environmental health experience to be responsible for the effective liaison and co-ordination of all matters relating to travellers in the council's area.

Your blend of interpersonal skills will allow you to build good working relationships with the gypsy traveller community, managing our official gypsy traveller site, whilst taking a robust approach to unauthorised encampments.

You will work in partnership with a variety of council services and other organisations and will contribute to the development of strategies and policies in relation to the provision of services.

Part of your role will also be to investigate complaints in connection with housing, environmental health and public health legislation, particularly relating to waste, drainage and statutory nuisance investigations.

Working across two distinct areas you will adopt a flexible approach to completing the requirements of the post responding to emerging priorities as they arise.

You must have a good level of technical competence in work related skills and a good working knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and procedures and the needs of gypsies and travellers.

Experience of enforcement including the service of legal notices and prosecutions will be a distinct advantage.