Employment & Reward Support Assistant (Positive Destination)

Midlothian Council

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A “positive destination” opportunity has arisen for a self motivated and positive candidate with a customer service focus to participate in the development of a modern Employment and Reward Service within Human Resources. You should not currently be in employment and just have finished or be due to finish your education or a relevant training course. You will support the provision of an operational and advisory Reward & Employment Service. Training and development will be provided to enable you to deliver an enquiry service, on the application of a range of Employment and Reward procedures in order to deliver a flexible service and respond to employees, managers and prospective employees.

This role would suit ambitious outgoing individuals who would be interested in a career in Human Resources and are looking for an entry level post to gain experience. You must hold a minimum of three Standard Grades or National 5 qualifications, the equivalent of level C passes or above in Mathematics and English or equivalent (SVQ level 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative) with some practical experience or demonstration of competency in the use of word processing, standard PC software packages (an SVQ2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative)

You should also be able to demonstrate confident interpersonal skills. Please note candidates invited for interview will be required to complete a pre- interview literacy and numeracy test. There may be the opportunity to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship qualification should the successful candidate meet the criteria.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Employment & Rewards Support Assistant (Positive Destination)

Position Number: RAC0025

Directorate: Resources

Location: Midlothian House

Contract Status: Fixed Term for 12 months of appointment

Hours of Work: 30 hours

Working Pattern: Negotiable - Flexi Time applies.

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Monday 28 August 2017

Interview Date: Monday 11 September 2017

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 30 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £15,168.72 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 basic/standard/enhanced 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.

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 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.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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