Senior Support Assistant X2

Midlothian Council


£21,208 to £22,128 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID03999

Job Description

We are looking for two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Business Services Operational Support and Finance Team. You will be responsible for providing effective financial support to a number of Council services.

Responsibilities include processing financial assessments, raising purchase orders, issuing contracts, raising and payment of invoices and reconciling accounts for care home placements.  Also the administration and record keeping of Free School Meals & Education Maintenance Allowance.

All of this work requires you to work to tight deadlines. You will be maintaining information in software systems, databases and generating letters and other documents in the course of your duties.

Evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills such as a minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or above to include Mathematics and English, or equivalent. 

Knowledge of supervisory skills;Word-processing/spreadsheet/keyboard and clerical skills; SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative for these skills.

Previous office experience, demonstrating a working knowledge of the relevant procedures; communication, relevant software and computer skills.  Experience or knowledge of financial systems would be an advantage.

CLOSING DATE: Thursday 21 October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE:  Week beginning 8 November 2021  


Position Title: Senior Support Assistant X2

Position Number: S6020

Directorate: Place  

Location: Midlothian House    

Contract Status: Permanent  

Hours of Work:36

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 salary for this position is £21,208.04 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 is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

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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