Clerical Assistant in Kirkwall, Isle of Orkney, UK

Employer: Orkney Islands Council

Location: Kirkwall, Isle of Orkney, UK


Salary: £15,530 - £16,187 per annum


Administrative Services

Clerical Assistant

25 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2019
£17,624 - £18,281 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We require a Clerical Assistant to join the Finance and general administration team within Orkney Health & Care. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Accounting Officer, Accounting Officer and Administration Manager to ensure that a high level of clerical support is provided.

Your main duties will include receptionist duties, creation of invoices on financial system, processing of invoices, supporting finance staff such as typing letters, updating excel spreadsheets, filing and upkeep of files and other admin tasks as required. You will also be required to update and maintain statistical information including inputting data onto PARIS.

You will already have experience of working as an effective team member within an Administration team, excellent administration and computer skills, ideally using Excel Spreadsheets and Microsoft Office Applications. You will need to be able to work under pressure to strict deadlines, use your own initiative, maintain confidentiality and be able to work unsupervised. We are looking for good communication and organisational skills as you will be part of a team liaising with members of staff and the public.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of an SVQ2 or an equivalent level qualification in an administration related subject OR where the essential qualification is not held a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in an administrative role is required.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post please contact Melanie Slater, Administration Manager onextension 2606 or

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week beginning 25 June 2018.

Closing date: Sunday 17 June 2018

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

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