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Admin Support Officer - Development Management Planning

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House*, Ipswich
Salary details:
£19,312 - £19,698
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
07 December 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £19,312 - £19,698 per annum
  • Fixed Term Appointment or Secondment Arrangement for 6 months.

We are looking for an Administrative Support Officer to join our busy Development Management Planning team, someone who is a hardworking team player who shares our values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

The main duties of this role are:

  • setting up new cases in our Planning IT System (Uniform)

  • uploading and labelling documents in our Document Management System.

  • redacting any sensitive information as required under GDPR

  • general day-to-day administrative tasks to assist the teams, including telephone and email management.
  • the role is not limited to the above and you may be asked to assist in other tasks as and when they arise.

You will need to be accurate and methodical in your approach with an ability to work both on your own and as part of a team. With excellent IT skills you will regularly use a variety of software to input data and research information.  Attention to detail is a priority as all planning application forms, plans and documents are published on the Planning Search Facility on our website.

Our ideal candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic, pro-active and have a willingness to take ownership of tasks.

This is an ideal platform to develop a career within the planning service. This role could lead to progression in either a technical or an administrative role.

*This role is normally based at our modern and conveniently located office accommodation, however, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working from home and it has worked really well for us.

Our employee benefits include a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, gym discounts and a competitive pension scheme.  We also offer a range of training and development and will give you all the support you need, for your career and wellbeing.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered. Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion, please contact Julie Havard, Business Practice Manager on (01473) 296342 or email: Julie.havard@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

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