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Hatston, Sparrowhawk Road, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1GE
£23,363 - £24,367 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week


Operational Support

Administrative Assistant

35 hours per week
£23,363 - £24,367 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We require a full-time Administrative Assistant to join an established administrative team which provides all aspects of administrative support to Neighbourhood Services and Infrastructure.

Previous experience in general administrative procedures, Microsoft Office Word and Excel is essential.

Duties will include processing timesheets, plant sheets, job cards and will also include dealing with sickness records and holiday records as well as dealing with queries on payroll matters.

You will also deal with other administration requirements on a day-to-day basis within this varied, but demanding environment.

You will have a good understanding of office systems and procedures and you must be highly motivated and have a flexible and positive approach to all aspects of work.

Your communication and organisational skills must be of the highest standard as you will be required to work on your own initiative and as part of a team liaising with the public and the wider service.

Good attention to detail and accuracy in both words and figures will also be some of your main strengths.

You should hold a minimum of an SVQ2 or equivalent SCQF level 5 qualification in business/administration/accountancy or, where the essential qualification is not held, a minimum of 2 years’ recent experience of working in an administrative role is required.

Knowledge of basic financial systems, spreadsheets and databases are essential.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Lindsey McAdie, Operational Support Manager, e-mail or telephone 01856 873535.

Closing Date: Sunday 23 April 2023

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

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