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Housing Development Administration Officer
  • Employer: Gravesham Council
  • Reference: GREC2214LS
  • Published: Tue 22/11/2022, 10:14 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 12/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £22,759 to £24,444 inclusive of allowances
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Centre/Hybrid, Kent

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Housing Development Administration Officer

Our Organisation-

Centrally located in the Thames Gateway, Gravesham Borough Council provides a range of services to over 106,000 people and 4,000 businesses.

The Borough of Gravesham, situated in the north west corner of Kent, covers 25,000 acres of the most varied countryside in south east England.

Bordered by the River Thames to the north, it is at the heart of Thames Gateway and has a significant role to play in the regeneration of a major government growth area.

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to delivering to the community and working with us means you are part of delivering the level of growth and improvement our community needs and deserves.

The role

In this new and exciting role, you will support the housing development team with administrative tasks relating to housing development in the Borough which will include data collating and storing, paying of invoices, assisting in updating project plans and liaising with external consultants and stakeholders to arrange appointments and meetings.

Whilst this is a junior position within the department it is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team deliver new affordable housing within the Borough for those most in need, whilst also learning about the development process for future career progression.

Main responsibilities

To provide administration support to the Assistant Director (Housing Development & Enabling) (ADHDE) and Senior Development Manager (SDM) to help officers with the regular monitoring and reviewing of progress against the Development Strategy and action plan including processing of confidential information.

To provide a full range of administrative and support services to facilitate the effective and efficient operation of the team and department.

To work with the (SDM) and the team to deliver the administration duties required to support the delivery of the Council’s Development Strategy 2022-27 are effective and robust.

To collate relevant data to assist in the production of project update reports.

To ensure the administration governance in relation to the development programme is adhere to.

The post holder will monitor the risks and issues log, track benefits and performance across projects and ensure supporting tools and templates are available to support successful delivery.

The post holder will lead on processing and paying of invoices and recording data for audit purposes.

Essential qualifications/experience-

Educated to GCSE level with a grade c or above in Maths and English

Experienced administrator

Excellent Customer Service Skills

Excellent IT skills

Ability to work unsupervised

In return we offer you:

Holiday entitlement

A generous holiday entitlement, plus paid bank holidays.


In-house and external training including non-qualification, Continued Personal Development (CPD), NVQ and other qualification training.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free and confidential support service, offering you unlimited access to advice and information as well as coaching and counselling where appropriate. 

Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the service is there to help you manage all of life's events and support you through the challenges. Their expert advisers are there to help,

whenever you need them. Support on the telephone, online and face to face.


A very secure pension scheme which both you and we pay into. More information can be found on the Local Government Pension Scheme website.

Occupational health

An on-site Occupational Health Advisor. We have an occupational health service provided by East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust. The service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in occupational medicine and deal with the relationship between your work and your health. Occupational Health also works with us to resolve any issues in the workplace and also to ensure that well-being at work is maintained.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Gravesham Borough Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.