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Granton Campus, 350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE
£22,554 - £23,932 per year (appointment is usually made at first point of the scale. role is subject to the application of a national process of job evaluation)
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

For the future you want

As one of the largest colleges in the UK, and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 27,000 students every year, from around 115 countries worldwide, to achieve the future they want. We are a student-centred organisation, and we also work many local public, community and third sector organisations, and engage with over 1,800 industry.

Edinburgh College are seeking an Administrative Assistant join the Creative Industries and Communications, Policy and Research Team. The postholder will have experience of organising events and working in a fast-paced working environment. They must have the ability to multi task and work on their own initiative, whilst being able to work with other teams across the College.

The postholder will also be required to liaise with other commercial and business development staff at Edinburgh College by providing information and analysis, on an ad hoc basis, of commercial activity undertaken, and any work on new initiatives.

In addition, the postholder will be required to work with teaching staff in faculties, with a specific focus on the Creative Industries Faculty. They will also be involved in networking at social events and seek to develop new business opportunities, and conduct periodic market research.

Please note, due to the nature of this post there will be times when you will need to work weekends and evenings, to support weekend and evening hiring of facilities and events. Therefore, the post does afford flexible working patterns.

What we can offer you

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College for all our staff, with generous annual leave (45 days per annum, a career average pension scheme with the Lothian Pension Fund, and access to many other benefits like staff discount scheme, wellbeing support, commitment to personal CPD, and a cycle to work scheme. We also have great on-site facilities at our campuses including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens that staff can access.

What you can offer us

Educated to SCQF level 8 you also will have relevant knowledge and experience of working within the creative industries and / or college sector. You will have exceptional organisational skills, adhere to high standards of customer care, and be task driven to meet deadlines.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme and open this to BME groups, people living with a disability, the care experienced and Armed forces veterans - if you meet the essential criteria, you will automatically be selected for an interview.

Please note that the successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Interview date: 15 December 2023

  • Disability Confident Employer - Committed
  • Scottish Living Wage