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The Town of Grays in the County of Essex

The town of Grays is located on the border of Essex and Kent.   Grays is situated in the Eastern region of the UK and is governed by Thurrock (B) council.  Grays has a train station called Grays Rail Station (GRY).

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Grays Rail Station (GRY)

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Posted: 16/01/2019

Salary: £10/hour per Hour

Category: Public Sector

We are currently recruiting for a Debt Recovery Officer role, for our client based in the Thurrock area. This an initial 3-month contract (with a view for extension) and we are looking for candidates who can start immediately.

The Role:

* Interact with people experiencing difficulties in paying their debts at negotiate payment plans.

* Select appropriate cases for Enforcement Agents (Bailiffs) to visit, attachments of earnings or benefits to be implemented, request charging orders, commence insolvency (bankruptcy/winding up) or committal to prison procedures.

* Select and pursue cases through the County Court process, raising a summons, applying for judgement, then pursuing through Papers for Questioning or High Court action if appropriate.

* Tracing people that have absconded with computer based intelligence and via telephony.

* To educate people and rehabilitate non payers.

* Interact with senior members of staff and with local Councillors.


* A knowledge debt collection processes.

* Negotiation skills.

* Experience of working in an office environment.

* Experience of communicating with members of the public both verbally and face to face.

* Experience of inputting and extracting information from the computer.

* Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public on the telephone and in person.

* Ability to communicate effectively verbally, and in writing.

* Ability to work under pressure.

* Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines.

* Ability to work as part of a team.

* Ability to react positively to change.

* Flexibility and ability to work between core hours of 8am and 8pm Monday – Saturday.

If you are interested in this role, then please get in touch
Posted: 16/01/2019

Salary: £15 - £16/hour per Hour

Posted: 16/01/2019

Salary: £20/hour per Hour

Category: Property Services

Housing Solutions Officer
A local authority in Basildon are recruiting for a Housing Options Officer to prevent homelessness by helping customers retain their current accommodation and, where this cannot be achieved, provide access to a range of suitable alternative housing options fulfilling the Council’s statutory obligations as set out in the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

The Role
In this role you will be responsible for assessing customers’ housing needs and wishes in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, producing and agreeing a personalised housing plan which you will keep under regular review until a long-term, sustainable housing solution is secured.
You will work holistically with customers on both their short term housing needs as well as their longer term aspirations. You will manage a caseload, drawing in support and assistance from other statutory and voluntary organisations as appropriate to help customers achieve their housing goals and increase their life opportunities moving forward.
• Regularly undertake comprehensive housing needs’ assessments of customers’ who are at significant risk of homelessness and may face multiple disadvantage as a result.
• In line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 produce and agree personalised housing plans for customers which outline personal sensitive information, prioritising pro-active steps to prevent homelessness in the first instance.
• Provide specialist advice across a whole range of complex issues such as housing, welfare benefits, financial well-being and employment, referring customers to specialist agencies and departments for additional assistance where appropriate.
• Manage a caseload of customers, working with each to offer an individual and empowering service to customers in housing need, encouraging customers to choose from a range of viable options and keeping each personalised housing plan under regular review.
• Negotiate with hosts, landlords and lenders, taking any other action as appropriate in order to prevent or relieve homelessness until an alternative long-term, sustainable housing solution can be secured.
• Represent applicants in court, at case conferences and appeal hearings and in their dealings with other agencies as required in the pursuit of the prevention or relief of homelessness.
• Deliver innovative, tailored solutions to meet housing need using a variety of means including close liaison with the Private Rented Sector Team to secure good quality, affordable private rented accommodation through one of the Council’s private sector access schemes.
• Work across the Housing Solutions Service and, in particular, with colleagues in the Temporary Accommodation and Private Rented Sector Teams to ensure the timely provision of interim accommodation and expediency of affordable private rented sector accommodation as a long-term prevention or relief of homelessness.
• Conduct interviews with applicants under Part VII of the 1996 Housing Act as amended to undertake comprehensive investigations of both housing advice and homeless approaches in accordance with statutory legislation, guidance and good practice and compile long detailed S184 decisions which require lengthy periods of concentration

The Candidate
In order to apply for this role, you will be expected to have a thorough understanding of Homeless legislation, Landlord and Tenant Law, Housing Act 1996 and Benefit regulations, as well as knowledge of the different housing options and support services available.

The Contract
This is a full time role, working 36.25 hours per week. The contract is initially for one month, but does have the option to extend further.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk - you can also call Lee on (phone number removed) to discuss the role in more detail
Posted: 16/01/2019

Salary: £122 - £180/day per Day

Category: Education

Ref: CHETW490
Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher or SEN Teacher needed for regular Interventions and PPA Cover
Thurrock, Essex / Havering
To start ASAP. The school will consider a February half term start
Salary: £122 - £180 per day
We can pay our candidates PAYE or via an Umbrella Company

Tradewind are Recruiting! Are you a great Class Teacher looking for your next role in the Thurrock area of Essex?

Tradewind Recruitment are currently looking for a proactive and ambitious Teacher to join a good school, with many aspirations. This is to deliver quality interventions to the lesser abled and gifted and talented children within the school. This will mostly be in upper KS2. The role runs for the remainder of the academic year and the salary is a daily rate of £122 - £180 per day. The school are working exclusively with Tradewind Recruitment to source a strong teacher for them. This is an ongoing position and could continue into September 2019. This role is also available to Newly Qualified Teachers and Overseas Trained Teachers.

The ambitious school are confident in the ability of all children to achieve and reach their full potential. With great resources, each classroom provides a safe and exciting environment in which pupils can engage in the varied curriculum. With a strong and experienced leadership team, the staff are well supported and work together to reach targets. Pupils’ outcomes are higher than the national average and all children are given an equal opportunity. Cooperation between staff, parents and pupils is excellent with parents speaking highly of the school. The school are keen to continue their success and ensure the highest standards are reached.

We are looking for:
This School is looking for a Primary Teacher, Secondary Teacher or SEN Teacher who can teach effectively.
A dedicated educator, who will want to attain the highest standards in teaching through inclusive lesson plans.
An imaginative and adaptable individual who will support and lead on the delivery of their lessons through creative approaches to the curriculum including the use of ICT.

We attract top education talent and in return offer top rates of pay
We care about your training and development more than any other agency – which is why we can offer you more certified CPD courses than any other education recruitment agency, 25 to be exact! That’s 18 more than our next nearest competitor
Great referral scheme – recommend a friend and earn a great referral bonus*
Full interview preparation and assistance – so you’re fully prepped and confident, increasing your chances of success
Help with lesson planning - our support doesn’t stop once we’ve secured you a placement
Online Portal for your timesheets and log your availability
Free social and networking events to get to know your peers and consultants

To join us and be successful in this Primary Teacher role you will need to:
Hold QTS or equivalent teaching qualifications.
This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, Overseas Police Clearance (if applicable and professional reference checks.
Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history, where possible, and any employment breaks must be explained.
You must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Click ‘Apply Now’ to be considered for this great position. Or for more information about the role, contact us on (phone number removed).

We look forward to hearing from you and helping take you on the next step of your teaching career.

Tradewind Recruitment is a Sunday Times Top 100 employer – stopping at nothing to ensure our candidates, clients and employees come first. At Tradewind you will have access to 25 fully certified CPD courses, that’s 18 more than our next nearest competitor, all focused on making you the best you can be. We have the very best people available to take your call and look after you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and take the time to really get to know you. Put simply; we listen, we learn, we deliver. Why? Because our people matter most.
We specialise in matching Teachers and Support Staff to their dream job, and help Primary, Secondary and SEN schools recruit for a wide range of roles across our 11 offices in the UK, including: London, the West Midlands, the North West, East Anglia, the North East, the South West, Yorkshire, the Midlands, Herts and Bucks.
Awarded REC Audited Education gold standard - Tradewind Recruitment are committed to Safeguarding and are also a proud Equal Opportunities Employer
Posted: 15/01/2019

Salary: £25000 - £27000/annum per Annum

Category: Other

European Road Freight Planner

£25-27,000 plus benefits

Based near Grays


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Road Freight Planner to join my client’s team. Based in near Grays, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expert planning knowledge and arranging export freight to EU countries by road.

* Arranging export freight to EU countries by road

* Managing shipments

* Working to deadlines

* General admin duties (passing suppliers invoices, PODs)

* Liaising with clients and suppliers via telephone and email

* Providing customer quotations

* Invoicing customers and estimating profits.

* Rate negotiation

You will have groupage road freight experience and ability to use weight/cube calculations.

MVP has been placing Supply Chain, Logistics, Purchasing and Distribution professionals for over 30 years. For more information on MVP, or to view our current portfolio of vacancies, please visit our website. Please note that it is our policy to add the details of all applicants to our database.

MVP acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Please note that by applying for this position you consent to MVP processing and storing your personal data for the purposes of providing you with work finding services. We process your personal data in accordance with data protection laws, which require us to give you a Privacy Statement to explain how we manage your personal data. Our full Privacy Statement is available to view on the MVP website, or it can be provided upon request
Posted: 15/01/2019

Salary: £11500 - £12000/annum per Annum

Category: Education

Are you a mum who wants to get back into employment? Are you a recent school leaver? Are you a teaching assistant already who wants more experience in a college setting? This role could be the one for you!

An outstanding Further Education 16 + years College based in Grays are looking for Learning Support Assistants to come in and support the students in a classrooom setting. Experience is not necessary as in house training will be provided.


The Learning Support Assistant to assist the Learning Support Team to promote and assist student learning and development.


* To assist as a learning support assistant in general Learning Support for the delivery of appropriate methods for individual and group work programmes to produce student learning and development.

* To assist in the implementation of a range of systems, processes and procedures relating to learning support.

* To assist and support teaching staff within the classroom environment for entry level students, which may include assistance with note-taking.

* To provide assistance and support with organising and planning work.

* To assist in the identification, assessment and support of students with Learning Support needs and Dyslexia.

* Be fully aware of all college policies relating to students, colleagues and health and safety, to promote positive practice and adherence to legislation.

Education & Training


* Qualified to GCSE/level 2 in Maths and English

Personal Skills & Qualities for the role of Learning Support Assistant

* patience and initiative

* effective communication skills and the ability to work under pressure

* flexibility, commitment and the ability to work as part of a team

* an empathy and understanding of individual student’s needs

* the ability to foster and maintain good relationships with students

* an understanding of the sensitivity and complexity of the role

* professional appearance

If you are interested in applying for the position of Learning Support Assistant, please apply for this role asap

Salary: £15.50 - £16.66/hour per Hour

Posted: 15/01/2019

Salary: £120 - £150/day per Day

Category: Education

Are you a Qualified Teacher looking for work in Thurrock?

Pertemps Education are currently looking for qualified Class Teachers who specialise in Primary School Teaching and hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). We are looking to fulfil daily supply, short term and long term contracts with partner primary schools in the Thurrock area.

We are currently working with a number of Thurrock Primary Schools and Academy trusts and would like you to be part of our continual growth. There is an increasing demand for contract staff in education with a number of opportunities within these schools immediately and most definitely in September.

To work through Pertemps Education you must:
- Be a fully qualified teacher - NQT's are more than welcome to apply
- Have up to date curriculum knowledge in either KS1 or KS2
- Be flexible, reliable, conscientious and adaptable to changing situations
- Ability to travel to our partner schools in the Thurrock area
- Enhanced DBS either dated within the last 12 months or on the update service
- Right to work in the UK
- Teaching related references to cover the last 2 years

By registering with Pertemps Education, we are able to offer you:
- Competitive rates of pay
- Flexible working patterns
- Work locally to where you live
- Opportunities to secure longer term and permanent positions
- Support from a dedicated recruitment consultant
- Recommend a friend bonus scheme


Click 'Apply' upload your CV (including up to date telephone number and email). However, if you are interested in having a conversation regarding what opportunities that we have available, then please call Jamie on (phone number removed) or email (url removed)

Pertemps Education will give you £250 for referring a member of staff to us. You will be paid once the member of staff has completed their first 10 days of employment.

Due to the expected volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.

Qualified Teacher (QTS), Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT), Class Teacher, Primary Class Teacher
Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2)
Immediate Start/September Start
Day to Day Supply, Short Term, Long Term
£120 to £150 per day
Thurrock, Essex
Posted: 15/01/2019

Salary: £14 - £16/hour per Hour

Posted: 15/01/2019

Salary: £140 - £180/day per Day