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Scottish Government - Administrative Assistant

Scottish Government


Scottish Government - Administrative Assistant

Scottish Government

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£18,392 - £18,392 per year Glasgow Full-time (37 Hours) Scottish Government 10/07/2018 SCQF level 5 / MA level 2
This employer is part of the Disability Confident scheme. This means if you identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria for this job, you should be offered an interview.

Job overview

The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Applicants must be unemployed or contracted to work 16 hours or less a week. Please state you meet these requirements on your application. Applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to interview.

The post is located in the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) and Learner Journey Team of the Post-16 Programmes.

Based within the Advanced Learning and Science Directorate, The division has responsibility for Scotland’s colleges, a sector which has been the subject of significant recent reforms (including structural change), centred around the creation of thirteen college regions, supporting a clear focus on putting students at their centre, and delivering job-focused learning.

What might a typical day in this job look like?

Main Duties
•Support Developing Young Workforce and the Learner Journey programmes.
•Assist with monitoring project expenditure and process invoices.
•Maintain and regularly update relevant web pages.
•Assist colleagues to update and maintain programme plans, risk register and progress reporting templates.
•Production of reports for MACCS/FOI/PQs for the Deputy Director.
•Provide support across the wider division to meet corporate needs.

What will I learn?

Qualification – Throughout the first 12 months of your post, you will undertake and achieve an SVQ Level 2 in Business Administration (equivalent to a National 5). Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with and support you on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

Training will be provided on the use of relevant Scottish Government systems and procedures.

The post will offer considerable development opportunities. An adaptable and flexible approach will allow the post holder to gain knowledge and expertise in a wide range of areas.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills - this should be clearly written/stated on your CV.

Essential Criteria
1. Good written and verbal communication skills.
2. The ability to provide a high level of customer service.
3. Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and plan workload, working to deadlines.
4. Experience of IT packages such as Outlook, Word and Excel.

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