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Council Offices Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1NY
£26,666 - £27,232 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Care at Home

Administrative Assistant

35 hours per week
£26,666 - £27,232 / £14.61 - £14.92 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We require an Administration Assistant to join the team at Care at Home within Orkney Health and Care. The successful candidate will provide all aspects of administrative support to the team as required and the successful candidate will work closely with the Team alongside the Senior Administration Officer to ensure that a high level of administration support is provided.

Experience in general administrative, reception duties and in the use of computerised systems and are essential. You will be skilled in the use of databases and spreadsheets. Duties will include being the first point of contact for the service, maintain statistical information and records and scrutinise timesheets - this is a varied but demanding environment.

You will already have experience of working as an effective team member within an administration team, excellent administration, and computer skills, ideally using Microsoft Office applications. You will need to be able to work under pressure to strict deadlines, use your own initiative, maintain confidentiality and be able to work unsupervised. We are looking for a good communicator and with excellent organisational skills as you will be part of a team liaising with members of the public, service users, families, external agencies, and professionals.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of an SVQ2 in Business Administration or have an equivalent level qualification in an administration related subject or, where the essential qualification is not held, a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in an administrative role is required.

This post is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults

For a discussion about the post, please contact Tracy Breck, Senior Administrative Officer, telephone: (01856) 873535 extension 2651 
or PJ Dewar, Team Manager, telephone (01856) 873535 extension 3288 

Closing Date: Sunday 28 April 2024

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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