Are you a team leader as well as a team player?
Would you enjoy the challenge of working in a busy environment taking care one of the council’s most loved assets, the city’s parks and trees?
Are you proficient in using IT management software systems?
Do you know how to motivate and build a positive team around you?
If so, then this could be the job for you.
The Cityparks department at Brighton & Hove City council is looking for an experienced and multi-disciplined administrator to lead a small, busy administrative team.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the administration team to ensure professional and timely administrative support for all Cityparks’ services, and to review and implement improvements to management systems across the department.
About the role
Brighton & Hove has approximately 147 parks including heritage parks, playing fields and green spaces. We also have more than 3,000 allotments, 50 playgrounds and around 3,200 acres of open space across the city. Most of these public spaces are managed by the council’s Cityparks department which is responsible for providing a high profile, front line service, and as such requires a responsive service to be provided to the public.
Cityparks is seeking to employ a full-time, experienced administrator to lead its small but busy team who provide administrative support to all sections of the department and respond to enquiries from the public and other council services.
The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in all aspects of administration, strong leadership qualities and the ability to effectively prioritise their own workload to meet deadlines whilst managing and developing a team of four administrators.
As Administration Team Leader, the post holder will have a pivotal role in providing effective and reliable communications between Cityparks services, the public, stakeholder organisations and other council departments, and will control management software systems that accurately maintain records, monitor performance and report data; implementing new systems and improving existing ones to and develop and improve Cityparks’ performance and customer service delivery.
As a minimum, the successful candidate will be educated to NVQ level 3 or possess equivalent relent experience.
Contracted working hours are 37 per week, Monday to Friday.
We are seeking an experienced, dedicated and responsible administrator to lead a team of four others and who can demonstrate the following qualities:
Educated to NVQ level 3 or equivalent relevant experience
Extensive experience working as an administrator including responsibility for developing, implementing and operating IT management systems
The ability to effectively organise and prioritise own workload and that of others
Ability to work effectively to support the management team and co-ordinate work across various work groups to ensure deadlines are met
A demonstrable knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
An understanding of the components of IT management software systems, how they can improve service provision to customers and how to independently create reports and statistical analysis
Knowledge of how an effective complaints procedure operates
Proven experience of recruiting, managing, training and motivating staff to create an effective and co-ordinated team
The ability to communicate with people at all levels
Experience of working in an financial environment, including cash-handling
Contract: permanent, full-time
For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Campbell – Park Projects & Strategy Manager on 01273 294754
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At Brighton & Hove City Council we offer staff a range of benefits. If you choose to work for us, in return we can offer you:
A competitive salary
Career average pension scheme
Generous holiday (23 days rising to 25 days after 5 years)
An opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills
A range of other staff benefits
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
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.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.