Clerical Assistant, Adult Social Work Team in Kirkwall, Isle of Orkney, UK

Employer: Orkney Islands Council

Location: Kirkwall, Isle of Orkney, UK


Salary: £15,530 - £16,187 per annum


Adult Social Work Team

Clerical Assistant

21 hours per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
£17,624 - £18,281 pro rata (includes Distant Islands Allowance)

We require a Clerical Assistant to join the Adult Social Work Team within Orkney Health and Care. The successful candidate will provide all aspects of administrative support to the wider service as required and the successful candidate will work closely with the Administration Manager to ensure that a high level of clerical support is provided.

Duties will include telephone answering and reception; management of the Team’s correspondence, case records and filing generally; management of team diaries and appointments including making travel arrangements and bookings; minute taking of a range of meetings; maintenance of financial systems, purchasing and invoice processing and IT support to the Team.

You will already have experience of working as an effective team member within an Administration team, excellent administration and computer skills, ideally using 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 a good communicator and with excellent organisational skills as you will be part of a team liaising with members of the public, service users, families, external agencies and professionals.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of an SVQ2 in Business Administration or have 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 a discussion about the post, please contact Melanie Slater, Administration Support Manager, telephoneextension 2606 or

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week beginning 4 June 2018.

Closing date: Sunday 27 May 2018

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

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