Admin Assistant.2046

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/06/2021 23:59
£19,312 - £19,698
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
"McDonald House, Berwick"
Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Jun
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a full time Administrative Assistant to work as part of a small admin team within the North Locality Children’s Services Team based at McDonald House in Berwick upon Tweed. This is a busy admin team and your role within it will be to ensure that the day to day essential administrative tasks are carried out. The role is varied and tasks will include:

1, Typing of documents, such as meeting minutes and letters.

2, Attendance at meetings to take minutes, ensuring they are distributed as requested.

3, Procurement - the raising and receipting of requisitions and the processing of invoices for payment.

4, Cash handling and the reconcilliation of petty cash (including cash and cheques).

5, Dealing with both incoming and outgoing mail, following established procedures.

6, Receiving telephone calls and dealing with visitors to the building, answering enquiries in line with customer service standards.

7. Maintaining records, always ensuring accuracy and confidentiality.

8, General admin tasks such as photocopying, scanning, uploading, and preparation of materials.

The ability to organise your own workload with limited supervision, managing confilicting demands and the ability to deal with change are all essential in this role. This is a very supportive / collaborative team where communication is essential and a commitment to the provision of a quality service is expected.

We are offering:

A starting salary of £19,312

Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)

A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

A supportive environment

Essential requirements:

Please refer to the attached job description



This is a permanent position.

The closing date is 21 June 2021 at midnight

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) on 01670 623 130 or email jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

For further information, please contact Linda Gillie, District Admin Manager on 01670 629410 or e-mail linda.gillie@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please contact Linda Gillie or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.