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Senior Administrator (Housing Repairs Service)

Posted on 1 October 2021

  • DirectorateBHCC: Housing, Neighbourhoods and Communities
  • LocationBrighton
  • Salary£27,129 - £29,951 total pay including 5.5hrs p/w contracted overtime
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/142184/17625
Positions available 6
Working hours 37 hours plus 5.5 hours contracted overtime
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Administration & Clerical
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Do you have excellent organisational skills and do you enjoy planning and scheduling tasks? Would you like to gain experience managing a small team of busy administrators? Are you excited by the prospect of supporting a large team of trade staff over a range of sites and disciplines? Do you have a strong customer focus to support a team to deliver works to the best standard and timescales, keeping our residents at the heart of the job?

If so, our role for a talented and motivated Senior Administrator within the busy Repairs and Maintenance Department may be of interest to you. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Crick - Operations Manager on 07786712315 or Sam.Crick@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

You will be working alongside other Senior Administrators, directly reporting to Project Managers to deliver repairs across multiple sites and trades and will be responsible for scheduling work for a multi-disciplinary team who deliver high standard housing repairs and project activities to Housing properties across the City.

You will have excellent customer service skills and an understanding of the needs of our diverse staff and customers and be able to tailor delivery accordingly to the highest standard and most efficient timescales.

The service currently has a considerable backlog of outstanding repairs and you will play a key role in tackling this work and being proactive in motivating your direct reports to achieve targets and deadlines to realise these goals.

This is an opportunity to develop your line management experience in a fast-paced environment. Leading by example and providing help and support to your direct reports to ensure the very best performance from your team is an absolutely crucial part of the role. 

In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:

  • A standard working week of 37 hours per week plus 5.5 hours of contracted overtime (Monday – Friday 08.00 – 17.00). 
  • A full induction with job shadowing and on-going mentoring and development
  • Paid annual leave
  • Pension scheme

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’re reviewing how we deliver services across the organisation. We’re looking into ways that office roles can be filled by a hybrid office and home working pattern.

For more information about the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk).

Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is term-time only. For part time applicants, where your working week is less than the council’s basic 37 hour week, contracted overtime rated pay will not form part of your working hours. This is because overtime rated pay is payable for hours worked in excess of the council’s basic 37 hour week. Your starting salary will be pro rata based on the basic annual salary elements of pay between £22,183 & £24,491.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk)

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