Putting our residents first is at the heart of everything we do in Hillingdon. It's the reason that we come to work every day. With one of the highest levels of resident satisfaction in London, it's clear that all employees make a valuable contribution and understand the importance of what we do.
Although employees are located across the borough, the Civic Centre is located in the heart of the popular shopping town of Uxbridge. With Uxbridge Station just a 5-minute stroll away, 4 day a week car parking and easy links to main travel routes combined with great shopping and restaurants it's a fabulous place to work.
We are always on the lookout for talented and skilled people to help us deliver our wide range of services. If you believe that putting people at the heart of everything you do is important and you have the ambition and determination to help us continue to make our council a success by putting our residents first, then we look forward to receiving your application.
About the role
This is an excellent opportunity to join Hillingdon's Business and Technical Support Service. The role will see the successful candidate working as part of our Technical Support Team, supporting various service areas with administrative tasks. While there is no 'typical day' in this role, tasks will include: updating databases, document management, internal and external communication, working with a range of IT systems, and any adhoc tasks that need to be done.
Our program invites you to bring your unique skills and experience to our organisation and promises to challenge you!
Gain the experience and qualifications sought by future employers and move your CV to the top of the pile.
Apprentices will receive on-the-job training in a variety of disciplines, including customer service, finance, and communications, gaining the experience and technical skills required to stand out from the crowd.
As an apprentice, you will receive 20% off the job training allowance, which for most service areas means one day a week away from your normal duties, dedicated to your learning.
We welcome people of all ages to take advantage of our apprenticeship program. Whether you are at the beginning of your professional career or re-entering the workforce, we will want to hear from you!
What we offer
At the London Borough of Hillingdon, we recognise that there are many paths to a career in the Public Sector, and we are eager to develop your skills and guide you through to the next level.
Support is always on hand for our apprentices, from your manager, colleagues, training provider and HR.
We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:
- local government average salary pension scheme
- free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
- a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
- generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
- career breaks
- flexible working hours
- season ticket loan
- access to a Credit Union
- access to a wide range of training and courses
- discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
- payment of professional fees where these are required
- discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
- cycle purchase scheme
- car sharing scheme
- 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.