Administrative Assistant

Orkney Islands Council

  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £16,442 to £17,428 per annum, G435
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK03040



Administrative Assistant, Payments (2 posts) (Ref: ORK03040)

1 x 35 hours per week, Permanent
1 x 35 hours per week, Temporary up to one year
£18,536 - £19,522 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

Two full time vacancies exists for the post of Administrative Assistant (Payments) within the Chief Executive’s – Finance – Payments Service. One post is permanent and one is temporary. You will work within a small office based team responsible for dealing with all the payments from the purchase ledger and payroll. The main responsibilities include:

• assisting in the processing of payments on behalf of the Islands Council and associated Companies.
• responding to customer enquiries face-to-face, by telephone, email or correspondence.

You should have experience of working as an effective team member and of dealing with financial queries both from individuals and businesses. You will need to be able to work under pressure, produce work that is accurate and to a high standard and to maintain strict confidentiality. You will also have to follow and comply with legislative requirements, policies and working practices.

We are looking for someone who is educated to SVQ level 3 or equivalent level in a relevant subject, has good numerical, communication and organisational skills and have experience of computerised and office systems.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Olwen Sinclair, Payments Manager on (01856) 873535 ext 2128.

Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019

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

Applications must be made online at

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