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Street Lighting Technical Administrator

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

The Role

  • Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
  • Do you have excellent administrative, numerical and analytical skills?
  • Are you confident communicating with people from all walks of life?
  • Do you have experience of supporting projects with multiple objectives and producing project reports?

If you answered yes, we would love to hear from you!

The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames have recently begun a program to replace all our street lights in the next five years and we are looking for a well-organised, motivated and flexible admin support officer to join our team of Engineers to enhance the efficient daily operation of the street lighting services.

This is a great opportunity to assist a closely-knit team of Engineers and provide comprehensive day to day administrative and financial support for the street lighting team.

You will:

  • Help to continue the efficient daily operation of the street lighting services.
  • Update the street lighting asset register and computer management system.
  • Record the installation of new street lights, while providing reports and statistical information.
  • Assist in the administration and payment of invoices on the Council’s finance system.
  • Liaise and communicate with contractors and members of the public in writing and by telephone.
  • Provide post-meeting reports ensuring documents are distributed within the statutory timeframes.
  • Provide routine daily administrative support e.g. photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, emailing.

About you:

  • You will need to be a good communicator and have confidence to deal with people at all levels.
  • You will have excellent administrative, written, numerical and analytical skills.
  • We are particularly looking for someone who can work on their own initiative to tight deadlines.
  • It would be beneficial to have some previous experience in delivering projects.

You will be based in the Civic Centre 44 York Street Twickenham, although you may occasionally be required to work in the Council Depot in Langhorn Drive or Wandsworth Council Civic Centre or Frogmore Complex. 

Please note this is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022, with the potential to be extended depending on service need.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include the opportunity of job sharing, home working (dependent on service need) and a generous holiday allowance of up to 31 days plus bank holidays.

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Sunday 20th October 2019

Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 21st October 2019

Interview Date: Week Commencing 28th October or 4th November 2019

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

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. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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