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Salary

GBP £25,833 to £27,255 25833

Grade

Scale 5

Department

Neighbourhoods & Housing

Service

Public Realm

DBS Required

No

Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date

19/09/2019

Environmental Administrator

Environmental Operations is based at the Waste Services Depot on Millfields Road and consists of Waste Management and Hygiene Services. Waste activities include street cleansing, refuse collection, recycling, commercial waste services, market cleansing, graffiti removal and street washing. Hygiene Services deals with stray dogs, pest control, including rodents and insects, and manages public toilets around the borough. We employ 360 staff and over 100 vehicles are used to deliver the services, which are provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Environmental Administrator will be part of a team providing administrative support covering the whole range of services provided by Environmental Operations.

You will provide comprehensive and high quality administration/secretarial support, undertaking generic admin duties such as data input, filing, faxing, mail as well as production of schedules and collection, recording and reporting of key data relating to service provision. You will deal with complaints and enquiries, liaising closely with managers, the Contact Centre, client departments and members of the public.

The Administrator will also provide general administrative support to managers, including assisting with facilities management, servicing and minuting meetings and other ad hoc work.

The successful candidate will have the ability to take responsibility for their own workload while working as part of a team. You should have a good knowledge of IT and administrative systems and the ability to develop them according to the needs of the service. Good communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are required. 

The ability to learn quickly, work under pressure and adapt to changing demands is essential. Experience of working within an operational environment such as waste management is desirable but not essential. 

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If the opportunity of working here excites you, please apply.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.  It is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all the aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 19 September 2019

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.