Administration Assistant

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Reference:0372 - AA 

Salary:£21k - £23.5k 

Working pattern:Fixed Term, Full and Part-time considered (4 / 5 days) 

Location:Edinburgh - 102 West Port 

Closing date:18 March 2019 at midnight 

Administration Assistant

Fixed term until 31 January 2020 (maternity cover)


£21k - £23.5k, local government pension scheme & other great benefits

Full time 36.25 hours per week, however part time hours will be considered.

Are you a talented Administration Assistant with exceptional organisation and administrative skills who could support our HR & OD team?

We’re different, modern and have a wonderful open culture. We employ around 280 experts to help ensure that £40bn of public money is spent wisely and who have the autonomy and freedom they desire to make a difference in their work. Check us out – we were awarded 2019 One to Watch status by the Sunday Times Best Companies Survey, and listed within the 2019 Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for.

Our Edinburgh office is within walking distance of both Haymarket and Waverley stations, has stunning views across to the castle and offers a wonderful environment in which to work so you can be your very best.

How you can help us..

You will be an effective team player, supporting our team by providing strong administrative support using our HR systems and processes to provide a streamlined service.

As a true administrative support professional who takes enormous pride in supporting and assisting teams deliver on their objectives. You enjoy organising everything whether that is events, people, processes or workloads and have meticulous attention to detail.

You will

  • deliver quality, flawless and efficient administrative support. You understand the the importance of having streamlined administrative processes and procedures in place to support our employee lifecycle and our people development activity. You also understand administrative systems and processes are the foundation of a solid HR & OD infrastructure and you have the skills and experience to produce and manipulate statistical data as required.

  • work collaboratively with colleagues. You’ll be organised and make sure work is delivered on time and to the highest quality. You are focused, resilient and can adapt to the working style of others to secure the desired outcomes.

  • easily follow set existing processes. You enjoy getting stuck into the finer details of things and don't need much directing, you like to take charge of your working day. You can also see how things can be improved and look for better and different ways to provide services.

Specific knowledge and experience...

  • You have proven solid administration experience coupled with experience of working within a team, organising and prioritising your workload to meet our needs.

  • Advanced use of Microsoft packages (Excel, Word and Outlook).

  • You may have worked in an HR & OD team previously and may have used HR information systems.

  • You’re emotionally intelligent and can work with people from different backgrounds.

  • You may have worked in the public, private or ‘third’ sectors.

Application Information

Interested? Next steps..

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We’ve reserved 25, 26 and 27 March 2019 so we can meet and get to know each other better. If successful, we’ll then agree a package and share our journey together – helping to make work better for our people and, in turn, helping make Scotland a better place for the people that live here.


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