Clerical Assistant, Children’s Residential Services

Orkney Islands Council

  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £16,552 to £17,264 per annum, G335
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK03289


Children’s Residential Services

Clerical Assistant

19 hours per week
£18,709 - £19,421 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We require a Clerical Assistant to join the team based at Children’s Residential Services within Orkney Health & Care. The successful candidate will work closely with the Registered Manager and the Administration Support Manager to ensure a high level of clerical support is provided.

Your main duties will include receptionist duties, co-ordinate review meetings for young people, maintain records of staff training, minute taking, petty cash, plus a variety of wide-ranging clerical duties.

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 Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of working with children.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Melanie Slater, Administration Support Manager on 01856 873535 extension 2606.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place in week commencing 13 May 2019.

Closing Date: Monday 6 May 2019

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

Applications must be made online at

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