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Placemaking Support Assistant

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/13520
  • Published: Thu 22/04/2021, 8:31 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

Surrey as a place has a central role to play in the regional and national economy and is already making a significant contribution to wealth creation, enterprise, jobs, business, homes, physical infrastructure and skills. Across Surrey there is also a deeply held ambition for the future – one that recognises the area’s many unique characteristics and strengths and which brings an unwavering focus on creating great places for people to live, work, learn and enjoy.

Our fierce ambition for the vitality of our places and our communities is at the heart of what defines our approach to “good growth”. This approach is at the heart of the Surrey Place Ambition 2050 – a joint statement produced by key partners that sets out the vision and plans for the future.

To provide support for this and to turn the vision into reality we’re looking to establish an exceptional Placemaking group. As well as working in partnership with external stakeholders, the team will support collaboration and joined-up thinking across the Council, combining our efforts where possible to create better places for our communities.

The Placemaking team will really set the standards for better street design and ensure that through local community participation; schemes are developed and designed to the highest possible standards with our focus on greener futures and strengthening the economy, at the heart of everything we do.

Who are we looking for?

The Placemaking Support Assistant is a brilliant opportunity for someone who is looking to develop a successful career in the Placemaking area. This support role has a clear career pathway associated with it, allowing you to progress and move to higher grades as your knowledge and experience expands. Initially you will providing support across the placemaking group from helping to co-ordinate their work, providing updates to programmes, providing administrative support and undertaking research and small-scale projects. As you progress, the pathway will lead to increasing independence and the ability to take on more project work – but how you work will be key to the success of the role.  If you’re looking for a career opportunity that will develop as you do, this could be the one!

The skills and experience you bring are important to us but equally, your values and behaviours will be key to your success in this role. We're looking for people who:

  • Have experience of supporting projects or a strong background in administration
  • Are customer focused and able to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders to maximise the benefits of working as 'one team'
  • Have good presentation skills and experience with excellent written, verbal and numerical ability
  • Have excellent IT skills with proven ability in using and providing advice on a wide range of databases and reporting systems

If you share our vision and have the determination, enthusiasm and ability to create better places; we want to hear from you!

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

Contact Details

For an informal discussion contact Lee Parker (Director for Infrastructure, Planning & Major Projects) by e-mail at lee.parker@surreycc.gov.uk. We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th May 2021 with interviews to follow.

Although the administrative base for this role is Quadrant Court, Woking; Surrey County Council embraces agile and flexible working.

From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

Company Information

Our Values

Our values are what support our vision, shape the culture and are crucial in delivering our corporate strategy.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/13520
  • Published: Thu 22/04/2021, 8:31 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 12/05/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,991 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Woking

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