OFFICE AND PLANNING ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Town Council’s office team, working with a wide range of people from Councillors and members of the public to council agencies. The role is varied and the main duties include, but not limited to: providing professional front desk customer service, dealing with enquiries, and problem solving, by email, phone and face to face; providing administration support to the Town Clerk; servicing the Planning and Transportation Committee which includes identifying planning applications for comment, preparing agendas and taking meeting minutes, and submitting responses to the planning authority; managing and invoicing for Hall bookings; as well as working with Council Working Groups on projects, assisting with the Annual Town Meeting and Chairman’s Annual Reception, and assisting with the production of other documentation.
You will have excellent communication, customer service and keyboard skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office software, flexibility to deal with a variety of situations and tasks. You will need to be able to work under pressure, using your own initiative, but also working as part of a team and be able to deal with changing priorities and demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with good attention to detail as statutory deadlines must be met.
The Town Council offers a variety of benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, annual pay increment scheme (subject to satisfactory performance) and on-the-job training and other relevant training courses.
Location: Edenbridge Town Council, Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge TN8 5AR
Hours: 4 days per week 9 am – 5 pm: Monday/or Tuesday to Friday; and 17 Monday evening planning meetings per year (variable)
Annual Salary: Starting £16,348 (£20,163 FTE, includes outer London Weighting)
Interviews will take place week commencing 3 February.
Applications to be submitted to: Town Clerk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by post to, Edenbridge Town Council, Doggetts Barn, 72A High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AR