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Job Vacancy:Administration Assistant

Job Information


£7,978 - £8,864 p.a (pro rata to £18,450 - £20,499 p.a for full time)

Contract Type:

Permanent, Part Time


16 hours per week


Council Offices, Hailsham


This is an exciting opportunity for you to work closely with the Chief Finance Officer and Head of Customer Services to support them in their roles and provide administrative assistance to their teams.

We are looking for someone with good organisational ability who can work proactively to manage diaries, meetings, and deal with incoming emails and telephone calls. You will help prepare papers for meetings, take minutes and organise the work of the Chief Finance Officer and Head of Customer Services. You will play a key role in supporting their services and will have the opportunity to gain wide knowledge of the work of their teams.

To meet the demands of this position you will need to have some experience of working in a secretarial, PA or a similar role ideally gained in a local government/public sector environment.

You will have GCSE Grade C level of literacy and numeracy or be able to demonstrate equivalent ability through work experience in order to deal with a wide range of correspondence, together with a high degree of interpersonal skills. This role will involve telephone contact with the public, requiring fluent spoken English.  You will have a high level of IT skills in all standard Microsoft products and be confident in navigating smartphones and tablets.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, a career average salary pension, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Job Description and Personal Specification.doc

Closing Date:

25 October 2018

Interview Date:

Friday 2nd November 2018

Post Number:


Contact the Human Resources Team

Contact Form: Contact the Human Resources Team

Email: human.resources@wealden.gov.uk

Telephone: 01892 602424

Wealden District Council
Human Resources
Council Offices
Vicarage Lane
BN27 2AX