Senior Administrator (Sustainability and Environment)

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £39,117 to £40,155 39117 - PO2
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Sustainability and Environment
Closing date

Hackney Council is passionate about its Sustainability and Environmental Services, and committed to continue to maintain and enhance its public realm and estates, as well as putting in measures to help address the climate emergency in both the short term and into the future. This is an exciting time to join the newly restructured Sustainability & Environmental Services Team and contribute to our ambitions, and as the Senior Administrator you will be supporting our work to make Hackney cleaner, safer and greener. 

You will be working in the busy Millfields Depot providing crucial administrative and service development support to our front line services, which include refuse, recycling, street cleansing, and a number of ancillary services such as graffiti, bulky waste, winter gritting and gully cleansing. 

Following a restructure, the role of Senior Administrator is a new permanent position in the service, and as such you will be responsible for a small team of administrators. Key responsibilities include liaising directly with service managers, crews and the transport team on operational issues, including scheduling of work, maintaining contact with operational crews during the shift, and ensuring all IT systems are fully operational and developed. At the heart of this role is the responsibility for investigating service issues, for providing written responses to stakeholders, and for providing and maintaining detailed service data and statistical information, as well as the provision of management reports.

As such you should have excellent written communication skills as well as being a confident communicator as you will be liaising with a wide variety of audiences, including Council departments like waste, planning and parking, as well as with councillors, residents, tenants and contractors. You will be able to use a variety of IT packages and be methodical and accurate in your work.  

You will be highly computer literate and competent with business support systems, and be able to demonstrate excellent experience of statistical analysis and performance reporting. You should also be able to evidence the delivery of high quality customer focussed services.

You will need to be available to work flexible hours to ensure there is support available to the service as necessary, including some out of hours work and / or at weekends.

We are looking for a highly driven Senior Administrator who can work under pressure, has excellent organisational and motivational skills and who has the ability to adapt services to meet the needs of our customers. Whilst it’s desirable to have experience working in a front line service, we are also really keen to hear from people who are able to demonstrate relevant and comparable experience. If you fit this description, then please apply for the position of Senior Administrator.

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 you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: 03 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

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.

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