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Tech and Administrator Support

Seaclose, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 5 £20,444.00 to £20,852.00

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Stephen Shorrocks at 01983 823580

Vacancy Reference: 45001419

Closing Date: 27/06/2022

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 Per Week

We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our Building Control team to provide general administrative and technical support.

To succeed you’ll need to have enthusiasm and be able to plan and prioritise your work activity, plus you’ll need to be self-motivated and able to work at times with minimal supervision.


Our team must work well to very strict deadlines in order to meet legal requirements, so the ability to work well under pressure and a flair for effective time management is essential. Applicants will need to demonstrate confidence using general office applications including Word and Excel.

Duties will include; 

• Registering applications working to strict deadlines

• Handling payment for fees and maintaining and reconciling financial databases

• Maintaining databases, running reports and compiling data for management

• Dealing with land search enquiries, working to strict timescales

• Booking and coordinating Surveyor’s site inspections

You will need to maintain database records accurately and efficiently so a keen eye for detail will be vital along with strong numeracy skills as much of the work relates to financial data.

You will also be expected to proactively learn how to use team specific software, so confidence in using ICT in general will be beneficial. You’ll be liaising with a wide range of people, dealing with enquiries via email and phone from building professionals, solicitors and the general public.

It is therefore essential that you possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, 
and that you are quickly able to learn and understand the relevant technical terminology used in our teams.

Applicants will need a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent qualification) at Grade C (New Grade 4) in both English and Maths plus a Level 3 Business Administration qualification or demonstrate equivalent experience.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Stephen Shorrocks at 01983 823580

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

Please view information pack and complete your job application online at www.iwight.com/jobvacancies Telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.  

Closing date: 27/06/2022