Clerical Assistant - Boclair Academy in Bearsden, Lanarkshire, UK

Employer: east dunbartonshire council

Location: Bearsden, Lanarkshire, UK


Salary: £16,442 - £18,504 per annum

Job Summary

Please note this position is temporary

Working in Boclair Academy’s main reception, you will be the first point of contact for all pupils, staff and visitors to the school. You will undertake various clerical tasks as required by the School Support Manager and provide clerical support for the school office.

Duties will include word processing, tasks associated with the maintenance of all school records in relation to pupils and staff using SEEMIS Click and Go, telephone, reception and reprographics duties, distribution of school mail and dealing with pupil enquiries and their welfare.

You must have experience of working within an office environment and have strong IT skills which are essential for this post. You must possess good communication and interpersonal skills, be literate and numerate, work well within a team and be able to apply yourself to a wide variety of different tasks.

This post is subject to a PVG check.

For further information please contact:

Diane Martin

School Support Manager


PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.

Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.

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