Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) is passionate about providing high quality services to our communities, residents and businesses and this means we need to employ and retain the most talented and dedicated people. Situated within the heart of the Cambridge-Peterborough Growth Area, Huntingdonshire is a beautiful district that boasts thriving market towns and many attractive villages, each with its own identity. We are an innovative and forward-thinking Local Authority whose residents are at the heart of our decision making.
We are seeking a confident and well organised individual to assist in our Local Land Charges (LLC) service providing search responses to the conveyancing sector part of the house buying process. You will assist with the maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register, answering enquiries and providing searches and certificates for Local Land Charges (LLC) and Local Authority (Con29) enquiries.
You may already be working within this service or have experience of working in a planning or housing department or an interest in developing a career in this area and have solid administrative and database inputting skills, possessing strong attention to detail and be able to carry out research work on your own initiative.
You will need the ability to analyse and interpret data (including spatial mapping data) to provide answers to questions contained in search requests and you will need to be confident in using IT databases (any experience of Idox TLC or Uniform is advantageous but not essential).
We are looking for someone who is highly organised, has good communication skills and be adept at managing their own workload in meeting demanding deadlines.
The successful candidate will need to work well as part of a small team and have the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with colleagues in other Council departments and external organisations.
The postholder should have the ability to work flexibly, working from home primarily whilst we continue with the hybrid working arrangements, but there will also be a requirement to undertake office-based activities within the role as required and you should therefore be within commutable distance to our offices in Huntingdon.
We want to employ staff who embody our icare values (Inspiring, Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Enterprising) all of which support our ultimate purpose of putting our customers first.
TO APPLY A full job description along with details of how to apply can be downloaded from our website at https://www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/jobs/current-vacancies/
Should you have any additional questions regarding submitting an application, please contact email@example.com
Closing date for completed applications is 19th May 2022 midday and interviews will be held w/c 23rd May 2022.
We are currently working full remotely for the foreseeable future when we anticipate returning to the office on a flexible basis which will still include work from home and flexi time opportunities but candidates should be within commutable distance of our offices in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire or able to attend meetings as required if further afield.
At HDC we seek to employ candidates from a range of backgrounds in order to bring diversity of thought and make our organisation more innovative. We are seeking candidates who are looking for their next permanent opportunity on a full time, part time or condensed hours basis. We will consider any flexible arrangements and are a supportive employer enabling our staff to work in an environment that produces high standards of work in an employee led environment. We also offer a highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme and provide an array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing as well as generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our recruitment and along with our values we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued; there is equality of opportunity and all areas of the community we serve are represented. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Our benefits include:
- A highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme Pension
- An array of services, networks and training to support your health and wellbeing such as Mental Health First Aiders and access to our Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial guidance, wellbeing support and family counselling, amongst other services.
- Generous holiday entitlement dependent upon length of service
- Heavily discounted gym membership at our One Leisure Centres and Training Shed One Leisure
- Tailored learning and development on an individual basis including access to Bookboon which has over 1500 resources dedicated to development
- Career progression opportunities including apprenticeships of all levels
- Enhanced policies in many areas
- Flexi time & hybrid working (role permitting)
- Cycle to work scheme
- Occupational Health Programme
- Digital Parking Permit
- Long Service Award