Job vacancy – Administrative Assistant (Construction), Property and Assets REF: TGHC677

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under About us - find a job, About us - find a job - vacancies, News.

  • Job title: Administrative Assistant
  • Directorate: Property and Assets
  • Service area: Construction
  • Job ref: TGHC677 (P470282)
  • Grade: Grade D £18,795 – £19,171 per annum (SCP 15-17). Full Time – 37 hours per week. Permanent
  • Applicable to: Internal and external
  • Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday 24 July 2019.

The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.

The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes. We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead. We employ over 800 people and involve our customers in making our services better.

The Gateshead Housing Company’s Construction Department undertakes operational delivery of Construction work on behalf of Gateshead Council which includes, but is not limited to, Domestic and Commercial New Build and Renovations to Commercial and Domestic Properties

An opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Assistant to join the Construction Department with the Property and Assets Directorate.

The purpose of the role will be to undertake administrative duties for The Gateshead Housing Company to meet the Property and Assets Construction department.  To act as a central point for all administration for the department. Provide general administrative assistance to the overall service including monitoring post, filing, photocopying and ordering stationery and other relevant duties Accurately administer all referrals and triage to appropriate teams within the service. Updating internal IT systems and records. Preparation of Operating Manuals for Construction projects, as well as data entry.

It is essential that you will be an experience administrator with good IT and interpersonal skills and desirable that you are used to working in a Construction or repairs and maintenance environment.

You will have Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above or relevant experience.

For an informal discussion about the role please email Scott Straughan, Head of Service, or call ext. 5851.

You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.

What to do next?

  • Read the job profile of this role.
  • Consider the essential and desirable criteria for this role.
  • Ensure you meet all the essential criteria before applying.
  • Complete our online application ensuring you provide evidence within the body of your application that you meet the essential criteria, giving examples where appropriate.
  • Applicants who do not evidence that they meet the essential criteria will not be shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment process.
  • Complete the online confidential form.
  • If you prefer you can download printable application and confidential forms. You must complete both forms for your application to be considered.
  • Assessments will be by application, online assessment and interview for this vacancy.

Note: The online application and confidential forms are on our external website, in order to enable employees to complete the online forms away from work if they wish.

Applications are to be returned by email or post no later than midnight on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, to:


Human Resources Team
The Gateshead Housing Company
Civic Centre
Regent Street

The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs.

If you need any further advice email the Human Resources Team or call ext 5333.

Why you will love working for us

We know that we can’t achieve our vision without the right team of people.

We expect our employees to work in partnership with colleagues, and to apply their skills effectively with commitment and enthusiasm. In return we do our best to make sure they are happy in their work by listening to their ideas and making them feel welcome.

Because we work in partnership with Gateshead Council, we can offer you all the benefits of working for a large organisation as well as the intimacy of working for a small, independent team.

You will be able to take advantage of:

  • Our Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Occupational health
  • Appropriate training courses
  • A work life balance policy
  • Flexitime scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.

The Gateshead Housing Company is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from candidates of any age, disability, marital status, race or sex.

The Gateshead Housing Company is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.