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Administrative Officer

Camden London Borough Council
Camden, London (Greater)
£29,359 per annum
Closing date
30 Jan 2022

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Corporate Services, Administration
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About Us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The Role

Camden Children’s Centres offer a range of universal and targeted services for families with children under 5 years. We deliver a complete range of services which are designed to support children's learning skills, health and well-being, and social and emotional development.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced administrator to join our children’s centre team to assist the Business Manager in providing a high-quality administrative service to a busy and demanding Early Years multi-agency locality team.

You will be based in children centres and your key duties will include delivering excellent first point of contact customer services to both internal and external customers at the reception desk, accurately entering and updating data on various in-house systems including MOSAiC, EISi/EIS, Oracle and, ASH, administering office procurement systems including; placing, receiving and receipting orders; checking payments have been made; processing of nursery fees and contracts; and updating office finance monitoring systems. You will also have the opportunity to showcase your clerical skills by supporting in other administrative duties, such as booking services, minute taking and assisting in the organisation of meetings and events.

We are recruiting for 6 posts which be based at Camden’s designated children’s centres, with travel to other centres or council/voluntary/statutory agency offices or venues.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be considered for this role you will be reliable and dedicated to delivering your very best for the people of Camden.
You will be confident with using MS Office packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience and knowledge of using EISi/EIS, MOSAiC, ASH and Oracle finance systems would be highly desirable.

The role of Administrative Officer will provide you with the opportunity to use your organisational and planning skills to deliver first class administrative support to the team. You will work well as part of a team sharing workloads and, demonstrate excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with different stakeholders, including internal and external suppliers ensuring a good working relationship. Your effective verbal and written communication skills will demonstrate an ability to resolve challenging situations and complex queries, working with a range of individuals including children and vulnerable adults.  Flexibility will be required as you will be expected to work from multiple settings and may on occasion be required to attend out-of-hours events.  A “can do” proactive attitude and the ability to use your own initiative is essential as you will provide office administrative support in ensuring the day-to-day smooth service operation in the absence of the Office Manager.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional Information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.


Camden: A diverse and vibrant borough
What makes us different?

Camden London Borough Council offers the opportunity to create a place for everyone. The council is committed to excellence and aims to recruit vibrant and talented people to develop and cultivate highly competent work teams. 
Camden Council promotes culture, innovation and excellence by celebrating awards such as the Camden Business Awards, Community Support Awards and Camden Design Awards. 

Great values

Based in the heart of the capital, Camden has much to offer its dedicated staff. The council is committed to excellence, and dedicated to safeguard and support the welfare of vulnerable adults, young people and children. Camden aims to work hand to hand with the communities it serves to find new and better ways to increase quality of life.
Why work for Camden?

  • Camden is committed to providing high quality services
  • Competent and skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment
  • Strong focus on innovation
  • Competitive salary.
  • Free season ticket / travelcard loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in an innovative, multicultural, vibrant and transforming environment?

Camden may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 7974 4444
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Judd Street
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