L&Q is one of the UK's leading housing associations in the UK, with 97,000 homes which hold an asset value in excess of GBP 23bn. Our organisation has the largest and most ambitious residential development programme in the sector, with plans to deliver 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years. From partnerships with small housing associations and SMEs to the creation of whole new towns, this is a truly unique opportunity.
We are investing GBP 150 million in technology over the next five years to help our organisation evolve, become more efficient and give our teams the right tools to deliver change for our customers.
Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.
A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Administrator to join L&Q at a very exciting time where we will invest, grow and transform our business to provide a better service to customers old and new.
We are looking for a driven and forward thinking Administrator to provide relevant administrative support to our IT department. You will need great communication and collaboration skills as you will often be the point of contact for internal and external customers and other stakeholders. Basic understanding of ITprocesses, and IT procurement frameworks will be advantages too.
The role reports into the Finance & Administration Lead but will work across all areas of the business. The IT Administrator will be aligned to the Planning function of IT, who ensure that resourcing, product/projectmanagement, vendor management, and administration are all fulfilled withinL&Q standards.
The IT Administrator will:
- Operate in line with the L&Q values and delivering excellent customer service. Undertake a range of administrative duties and business processes which may include purchase order processing and basic financial accounting.
- Manage the lifecycle for service assets (hardware, software, intellectual property, licences,warranties etc.)
- Manage the procurement of assets, compliance, and disposal, aiming to optimise the total cost of ownership and sustainability by minimising operating costs, improving investment decisions and capitalising on potential opportunities.
Skills and Expertise:
- Excellent communication skills, and able to work collaboratively within a team
- Basic understanding of IT processes, and IT procurement frameworks
- Experience of working with 3rd party suppliers
- Strong organisational and planning skills
- Strong Microsoft Office Skills
- IT admin experience within a large IT department
If you believe you have the qualities to fulfil this role and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people's lives, then please apply without delay.
Closing date for completed applications: 2nd January 2019
Interviews will be held on: 10thJanuary 2019
The format of the interview will be: Competency questions
At L&Q, people areat the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.
In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you're interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it's feasible then we'll make it happen.
We value diversity in all its facets, including gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity. When it comes to finding a diverse balance for our senior positions, we have decided to address gender and ethnicity first. As such weare committed to offering an interview to at least one BAME and one female candidate for all senior leadership positions if they fulfil the role criteria.
We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.
We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.