Birchwood | Admin/Secretarial/HR

Job title:  Administrator 

Location:  Birchwood

Salary:  £24,500 per annum

Working hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Shift pattern: You will be on rota, working 12 hour-shifts. Your shifts throughout the year will include weekends and bank holidays.


Here at Serco we work with Asylum Accommodation and Support Services to assist individuals through the asylum system, which includes providing them with temporary accommodation. AASC contracts offer a range of improvements, with a particular focus on assisting individuals through the asylum system. They will ensure that vulnerable asylum seekers have access to the support they need and set clear requirements on the standard and condition of accommodation.


You will be a key member of the Contingency Service Delivery team, this role is crucial to ensure service users' needs are met within agreed timeframes in accordance with Serco's contractual obligations to UK Visa's & Immigration, in relation to accommodation (and transport) for service users.


You will be required to build effective relationships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally across the Asylum Accommodation and Support Services contract to ensure excellent service delivery standards. You will Maintain data integrity of the IT systems to support performance reporting. You will be required to Produce reports, briefings and information updates to a high standard within limited timeframe.


Some of your other accountabilities will include:


  • Liaise with suppliers and sub-contractors, as required, to ensure fully compliant and effective transportation service
  • Scheduling and allocating workflows for collecting and transporting service users, as required by the contract
  • Receiving and processing accommodation and transport requests
  • Liaise with local authorities in respect of council tax payments
  • Ensure all responses to the Authority requests are completed within contractual timescales
  • Ensure appropriate scheduling and prioritising of repairs and defects to internal and external operatives, including correct category of work, timescales and correct recipient
  • Liaise with Property Negotiators and organise, schedule and chase outstanding works for the onboarding of new properties.




What you need to do the job


You will need the ability to successfully engage and create successful working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. You will demonstrate effective time management skills and ability to manage and deliver a variety of priority tasks, prioritising own workload to meet specific timescales without prompt. Lastly, you need Strong ICT skills.



Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.


A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.


Great people: You'll find yourself working with a variety of highly motivated, supportive and experienced colleagues, where no two days are the same.



What we offer


  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package - discounts include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion




About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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23/06/2023 02:53:00
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