SLA05005- Administrative Assistant

Recruiter
South Lanarkshire Council
Location
Hamilton, Leicestershire
Salary
19307 - 19910
Posted
08 Dec 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Housing & Technical Resources

Administration Assistant - Court Team 

Location: Brandon Gate, 1 Leechlee Road, Hamilton, ML3 0XB

Hours: 35 per week

Duration: Permanent

Housing & Technical Resources seek to recruit an Administration Assistant to join the Court Team based at Brandon Gate, Hamilton.

The Court Team is responsible for providing an in house service for raising Court actions for recovery of possession of Council tenancies in relation to rent arrears and is also responsible for the management of former tenant rent arrears recovery.

As an Assistant within the Court Team you will provide support to the Court Team Leader in a variety of tasks including assisting in raising court actions and dealing with enquiries in relation to the collection of former tenant rent arrears.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people including Courts, Sheriff Officers, Solicitors, Local Area Teams and other internal and external partners/agencies.

As an Assistant within the Court Team you should have significant experience of working in challenging environment and will be required to speak to tenants and provide advice and assistance.

You will have the ability to display customer care skills and to handle customer enquiries by telephone and in person.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential along with the ability to display relevant IT skills especially in Microsoft Office and in particular Microsoft Word and Excel.

It is essential that you have the ability to work on your own initiative and can deal with information in a professional and confidential manner.

You should have a knowledge and understanding of the relevant Legislation.

Requirements

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.

As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

Applications online

Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email address.

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employees and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position

Responsibilities

Closing Date: Friday 14 December 2018

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