Title of Post
Learning and development team administrator- Administrative Officer (AO)
Executive Officer-EO Learning and Development Advisor
Terms of Employment
6 month short term appointment to cover absence on the team with a view to a possible extension of another 3 months.
£19430- the Department’s pay award for 2017 is under negotiation
Location and facilities
The successful applicant will be based at-DEFRA Worcester, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester. WR5 2NP.
The job holder may be required to travel to other locations throughout Great Britain based on business needs. Allowances will be paid subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
Car-parking and canteen facilities serving hot and cold food and beverages are available on site.
Please provide a brief description
The successful candidate will join DefraLearning and Developmentteam at County Hall Worcester. As part of the team, you will provide general administrative support. This will involve a wide range of business support activities which will contribute to operational planning and service delivery.
Please provide details of the key tasks for the post
To provide general administrative support to Defra L&D functions. This will involve a wide range of business support activities which will contribute to operational planning and service delivery:-
Learning and Development Activities
Participation in Emergency Response:
The successful candidate will receive on the job training in systems and processes relevant to the role they undertake.
This is not an exclusive or exhaustive list, and the post holder will be required to perform any additional duties reasonably expected of them.
Please provide details of the key skills required for the post
Successful candidates must demonstrate essential skills; Essential
Leading and Communicating
Act in fair and respectful way in dealing with others
Write clearly in plain language and check work for spelling and grammar, learning from previous inaccuracies
Ask open questions to appreciate others point of view
Put forward their own views in clear and constructive manner, choosing an appropriate communication method
Collaborating and Partnering
Proactively contribute to the work of the whole team
Seek help when needed in order to complete own work effectively
Be open to taking on different roles
Achieving Commercial Outcomes
Be aware and comply with departmental procurement processes and know when to access commercial expertise
Check suppliers and partners are providing relevant and timely data to monitor contracts
Delivering Value for Money
Be careful with all types of resources (eg money, time, materials, fuel, and energy) that they use.
Maintain financial procedures and practices
Handle numbers confidently; collate information ensuring accuracy of financial and performance data.
Delivering at Pace
Work with energy and pace to get the job done
Take responsibility for the quality of own work and keep manager informed of how the work is progressing
Maintain consistent performance
Work in an organised manner using own knowledge and experience to deliver on time and to a standard.
Managing a Quality Service
Communicate in a way that meets and anticipates the customer’s requirements and gives a favourable impression of the civil service
Encourage customers to access relevant information or support that will help them understand and use services more effectively
Gain the knowledge needed to follow the relevant legislation, policies and procedures and rules that apply to the job.
Please provide details of experience required for the post. Enter None if this is not a requirement
Previous experience of working in an office environment
Familiar with the use of IT systems such as Microsoft Office, Outlook.
Desirable but not essential:-
Experience with procuring equipment, materials and suppliers
Maths and English to GCSE level or equivalent
Personal Statement (in around 250 words)