Administrative Assistant

Orkney Islands Council

  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £16,442 to £17,428 per annum, G435
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK03042


Operational Support

Administrative Assistant

35 hours per week
£18,536 - £19,522 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We require a full-time Administrative Assistant to join an established administrative team which provides all aspects of administrative support to Development and Infrastructure.

Previous experience in general administrative procedures, Microsoft Office Word and Excel is essential. Duties will include processing incoming invoices for payment including the processing of requisitions and orders, maintaining stock prices, maintaining supplier information, processing and distribution of incoming mail and outgoing correspondence, maintenance of filing system, answering calls from the public, processing timesheets which will include dealing with sickness records and holiday records to cover for another member of the team and all other admin requirements on a day-to-day basis within this varied, but demanding environment.

Responsible to the Assistant Operational Support Manager, you will have a good understanding of office systems and procedures. You must be highly motivated and have a flexible and positive approach to all aspects of work. Your communication and organisational skills must be of the highest standard as you will be required to work on your own initiative and as part of a team liaising with the public, the wider service and external suppliers.

Good attention to detail and accuracy in both words and figures will also be some of your main strengths.

Candidates should hold a minimum of an SVQ2 or equivalent in administration or where the essential qualification is not held a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in an administrative role is required.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Lindsey McAdie, Operational Support Manager, e-mail or telephone 01856 873535.

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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