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The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the UK Government department for housing, communities and local government in England. It was established in May 2006 and is the successor to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, established in 2001.


Local Government

Job Summary:

What will the successful candidate be doing?
  • Processing different types of departmental correspondence
  • Providing support to private office and policy teams
  • Act as an expert resource for the departmental correspondence management system
Strategy, Communications and Private Office (SCPO) requires a number of highly organised assistant correspondence managers to support?the operation and smooth running of SCPO. These is an exciting and challenging role for motivated and enthusiastic individuals with organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. This role provides a fantastic springboard for your future career.


  • Process different types of correspondence efficiently, working towards the department’s deadlines and prioritising urgent cases when reading, allocating, reallocating and uploading correspondence;
  • Provide a high level of support to private office and policy teams, communicating regularly with officials and private secretaries to develop knowledge of ministers’ preferences, as well as MHCLG’s and other government departments’ policy responsibilities;
  • Report any issues with the correspondence management system and proactively suggest workarounds, new processes or improvements as appropriate; and
  • Provide a professional service to all external and internal customers through all forms of communication.


  • The ideal candidate will have a strong background working as a Payroll Officer.
  • Experience working with timesheets would be desirable.
  • You must be comfortable with confidential information and data protection as applicable to payroll and be familiar with HMRC and Auto-Enrolment legislation, and able to process the payroll in accordance with this.
  • You must have excellent IT skills, especially within MS Word, MS Excel, MS Office and Payroll and Pension modules.
  • You must be dedicated, hardworking and comfortable working to tight timescales.
  • Please note: A Payroll Test will be part of the shortlisting process for this role.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension


Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Manchester


Full Time, Part Time


£26,344 (London) £22,621 (National)
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