Senior Business Support Assistant (x2)

East Lothian Council

  • Location: Haddington
  • £16,187 to £17,683 per annum, Grade 4
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL03111

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £16187- £17112 per annum (£8.87-£9.69 per hour)
These two vacancies will be based within the Education Department
Permanent full time positions
Hours per Week: 35 
Days of Work Monday-Friday
To start August 2018

Two full-time Senior Business Support Assistant opportunities have arisen within Council Resources. The successful candidates will undertake tasks relating to business support and specifically, Education. We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced administrators, assisting with an interesting and varied range of duties.

Good communication and numeracy skills are required and you should be able to establish good working relationships with all levels of staff and have proven organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise your workload and use your initiative. You will have a commitment to delivering a high quality of customer service. 

Position 1: will initially provide administrative support for the pupil placement process, Support from the Start, Family Information Service and administrative tasks associated with Freedom of Information requests for Education.

Position 2: will initially provide administrative support to the Probationer Teacher Support Programme, Student Placements within schools and administrative support to the Principal Officer responsible for Parent Councils.

A high level of flexibility is required in both roles, as duties may change due to the needs of the teams.

Job Details

To provide general administrative, clerical and secretarial support within Education.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to ‘Higher’ level, NC or SVQ level 2 in English and/or able to demonstrate
equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience. 

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

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