Business Officer

Midlothian Council


£21,157 to £26,392 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID04016

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Business Services Operational Support and Finance Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual who will supervise a Team who provide support to a number of Council Services.

The post holder will take responsibility for ensuring that processes and procedures are consistently applied across their area of responsibility and that there is efficient allocation of workload to ensure that Team objectives and deadlines are met.

Areas of work across the Team include financial assessment of clients for chargeable services, payments to organisations who provide care to children and adults, administration of Corporate Appointeeship and the administration of Free School Meals and Education Maintenance Allowance.



The Jobholder requires a minimum qualification to HNC/SVQ3 level in business studies, office management or administration or an acceptable equivalent qualification and/or extensive demonstrable experience to this level in one of the identified disciplines would be an acceptable alternative.



To be competent in the role the Jobholder must have good interpersonal and organisational skills as well as knowledge of various IT systems and software including Microsoft packages.  She/he must also have previous experience of working to strict deadlines and contributing and implementing operational changes.


Experience of supervising and developing a team within a busy office environment providing business support.

CLOSING DATE     31 October 2021

INTERVIEW DATE     24 November 2021


Position Title: Business Officer      

Position Number: RAE0206


Location: Fairfield 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 £24,157.25 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 will be met by the council.

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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