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Administration Officer Maternity Cover

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We are looking for a well-organised, motivated and flexible individual to fill a fixed term maternity cover Admin Officer post within the Business Resources Division, Adult Social Services, located in Wandsworth. The role will be for 12 months fixed term contract.

The position is within Team Support which provides a key support service to front line operational areas. You would be part of a team lead by the Senior Admin Officer in the provision of a resilient administrative service.

The post requires the successful candidates to work flexibly within the team, covering for colleagues as required.

The role is varied and requires proven admin experience with excellent IT skills including very good knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 package. The post holder will need to have high level of communication skills, an eye for detail and an ability to self-manage competing priorities daily. This can be a fast-paced role and can provide the right candidate with a fantastic opportunity to take on new skills, knowledge and experiences which can help support further career progression. The posts offer an excellent opportunity to develop and gain desirable skills.

To apply for this role, please provide a supporting statement on how you meet the requirements detailed in the person specification, plus upload an up-to-date CV.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Advert close date: 11:59pm on Sunday 25th September 
  • Shortlisting date: Tuesday 30th September 
  • Interview date/s: week commencing 3rd October 

For a informal conversation please contact Tina Maidman via

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Secondment Policy

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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