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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£20,813 - £21,715 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
18 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


We are seeking to recruit a Support Assistant position within the Operational Support team in Business Services.

Reporting to a team leader, the successful candidate will work within a team which provides administrative support for various Services in the Council.

The successful applicant will be required to carry out support duties to provide a customer focussed and effective service.

Duties will include supporting the ordering of mobile phones for the Council, dealing with queries by email, in person or over the telephone in relation to mobile phones, supporting the scheduling of in house courses and invoice processing.

Evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills such as a minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or above to include Mathematics and English or equivalent is essential. (SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative).

Some practical experience or demonstration of competency in the use of word processing and standard PC software packages is also essential.

Demonstrable competency in keyboard and clerical skills are also required; SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative.

Experience in a similar office environment, with a working knowledge of modern office equipment is desirable.

CLOSING DATE - Thursday 18th August 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - Wednesday 31st August 2022  



Job Advert

Post Ref:                C400

Post Title:               Support Assistant                      

Directorate:           Place                    

Closing Date:         Thursday 18 August 2022                        

Contract Status:    Permanent  

Hours of Work:      18

Working Pattern:    Mon–Fri 09:00 - 12:36

Weeks per year:     52     

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 18 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £10,406.78 per annum.

Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check will be met by you.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.