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DBS Checks Business Support Team Leader (Homes for Ukraine project) OCC589090

Job details


Salary range: £28,226 – 30,984 per annum
Work location: County Hall, Oxford and Agile (may require working from office base depending on needs)
Hours per week: 37 – we are open to discussions about flexible working
Contract type: Temporary until 1st March 2023

Closing date: Sunday 14th August 2022
Vetting requirements: This role is subject to a Criminal Records Check. 



About us


As part of a joint system wide team across Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire County Council are supporting the government's Homes for Ukraine scheme to welcome Ukrainian refugees to Oxfordshire. As part of this scheme, we are required to complete checks on accommodation, safeguarding and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks to determine suitability of the sponsor (host) and their household ensuring that the home of the sponsor is a safe and welcoming for the Ukraine refugee and their family.



About the role


We are looking for someone who has experience of being a team leader to oversee the work related to DBS checks for Homes for Ukraine sponsor i.e., host and their household. As a DBS Checks Business Support team leader, you will be accountable for efficient delivery of the DBS checks in compliance with relevant processes and guidelines. You will also line manage a minimum of 1-2 DBS checks business support officers as well as supervise other staff who have volunteered to assist with the DBS checks work for this project.


This role is funded by the Homes for Ukraine scheme and is for a fixed term duration up to 1st March 2023 (for external candidates) or secondment (for internal candidates). 



About you


If you are excellent in MS Office, planning & organising with an eye for attention to detail and can work independently using your own initiative with minimal supervision, we would love to hear from you. You do not need to have technical knowledge of DBS checks processes but should be able to coordinate, line manage and supervise staff and all activities related to DBS checks ensuring high performance from your team.


If you are interested, please complete an online application form, where you can include your CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the Job Description.


Please note that we will be interviewing immediately after the closing date or may close the position earlier depending on the number of applications received.



Rewards and benefits


It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.


We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.


Would you like to know more?


Please click here to view the Job Description and Selection Criteria.


For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Vaishali Baxi-Varma, HR BP Resources on



Application Procedure


To apply, you will need to complete an online application form by clicking Apply Now. This includes a section asking you to explain how you meet the selection criteria, as specified in the job posting. You may attach a cover letter and/or CV to your application form, however it is not mandatory.


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Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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