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Consents Coordinator

About the role

To maintain and improve the administrative functions that ensure the effective running of the Consents team. Establishing the provision of office, financial, management and supervision support services, to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Alice Tithecott, Planning and Growth Manager - 

What will you be doing?

Oversee document and data management (paper and electronic), including filing and distributing documents. This will include recording officer time spent working on projects, obtaining monthly project updates, and ensuring the Consents Risk Register is kept up to date and associated actions/mitigations are carried out by project leads.

Manage the development and administration, organisation and co-ordination of the Consents Team and Management Systems. Track and monitor the project progress to make the process user friendly and effective.

Undertake general clerical and administrative tasks and support the team and service as required. 

Ensure cost recovery through thorough and regular recording of officer time across all Consents, and invoice Developers as required in line with project-specific PPAs.

Manage and monitor the work of other relevant staff, ensuring work is completed to Consents timescales and requirements, and properly planned and prioritised. Supporting with resource scheduling, ensuring that each Consent is appropriately staffed to service needs.

Develop and maintain a toolkit of end-to-end templates for key NSIP documents, for the consistent and efficient and front-loaded management of NSIPs.

Update a live dashboard for comprehensive and pro-active management of the consents programme and associated technical input.

About you

  • Extensive office administrative experience
  • People management experience
  • Demonstrable experience of Project Management
  • Understanding of budget management
  • Fully IT proficient, including Windows, Office and specialist packages
  • Ability to interpret and explain complex issues
  • Adaptable and creative approach to problem solving
  • Pro-active approach to change management
  • Approachable and adaptable
  • Able to prioritise workload and complete in timely manner
  • Commitment to continuous service development
  • Awareness of Consents process/ Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) process 

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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