Office Administrator

Location
Didcot
Salary
£19,211
Posted
03 Apr 2019
Closes
23 Apr 2019
Ref
00327357
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Office Administrator 

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council are forward thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working. 

Position: Business Support Officer (Applications) 
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire (Commutable from Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage, Reading, Farringdon and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37 hours per week Monday to Friday 
Salary: £19,211, Grade 2 per annnum 
Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Flexible working and annualised hours; pension scheme; childcare voucher scheme; Cyclescheme; ample free parking; reduced gym membership, free swims, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users, after work sports clubs and more. We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community. 

Closing date: 5pm on 23 April 2019. 
Interview date: 1 May 2019 

About the role: 

We’re looking for an enthusiastic team player to work within our planning registration team. You’ll play a key part in ensuring that the initial stages of the planning application process are accurate, efficient and customer focused. 

Responsibilities: 
- Transferring applications received online to an internal images drive 
- Downloading applications from the planning portal 
- Validation and registration of planning applications 
- Collecting, opening and distributing post within the service 
- Recording of correspondence on Ocella, our internal database system, including applications, pre-applications, amendments, appeals, enforcement notices and tree works 
- Logging planning enquiries onto Ocella 
- Processing tree work applications 
- Responding to and allocating emails within the general registration mailbox 
- Process consultations relating to planning applications 

About you: 

- GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths, or equivalent qualification or level of experience 
- A good working and current knowledge of Word and Excel 
- Good literacy and written communication skills 
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in person and on the telephone 
- Knowledge and experience of database usage 
- At least one year’s experience of working within a busy office environment 
- Experience of using photocopiers, office printers, scanners and large-scale plotters / printers 
- A passion to deliver excellent customer service 

If you have the following experience or qualifications – it’s a bonus: 

- Experience of working with Ocella or good data base skills 
- Knowledge and experience of working with a GIS system 
- An understanding of the planning service and the services which it provides 
- Ability to read different types of plans 

You may have experience of the following: Office Administrator, Business Support Officer, Administrator, Admin Assistant, Planning Administrator, Planning Assistant, Planning Applications, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Charity, Charites, Local Government, etc.

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