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Midlothian House 40-46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£19,987 - £20,888 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


We are looking to recruit 16-19 year olds in order to comply with Skills Development Scotland requirements to secure fully funded training places. As this is considered a funding issue it is therefore only open to 16 to 19 year olds and age legislation is not applicable.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic candidates to develop the necessary skills to deliver software and applications support to staff across all Council services.

Based in Midlothian House as part of the Business Applications Team within Business Services, you will provide support for a number of business critical systems utilised by Finance & Revenues, HR/Payroll, Education, Health and Social Care, Property & Roads Maintenance and Waste Services.

You will work to support the modernisation and development of processes and the production of management information.

This role would suit ambitious individuals who would be interested in developing a career in the support of software/applications and are looking for an entry level post that offers the prospect of gaining a breadth of experience.

You must hold a minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or above in Mathematics and English or equivalent (SVQ level 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative) with some practical experience or demonstration of competency in the use of Microsoft Office software (an SVQ2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative).

You should also be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills, an awareness of the importance of confidentiality, an attention to detail and an ability to prioritise to achieve deadlines.

It is expected that the successful candidate will work towards completion of SVQ level 3 Business and Administration in year 1 and HNC Admin & Information Technology in years 2 & 3. A programme of on the job training will be provided to complement formal study.

Closing Date: Tuesday 28th September 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 13th October 2021



Post Title: Trainee Applications Support Officer (Modern Apprentice)

Post Ref: RAE0022

Directorate: Place

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Grade: 2 - 5 (pay progression through training milestones)

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday

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 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual starting salary for this position is £19,987.03 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 the council.


The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email 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.

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