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Agricultural Census

Job summary

Salary £18392 - £20732
Location Edinburgh
Hours Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date 05 June 2019 at midnight
Reference IRC67913 E
Employment Type Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Agricultural Census assistant within the Agricultural Analysis Unit based in Saughton House, Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) brings together expertise from across scientific, sociological, statistical and economic disciplines to provide an integrated evidence base for policy teams.  The post will be in the Agricultural Statistics Unit, working in a team providing administrative support for the collection of Agricultural Survey data.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band A, you must hold a minimum of 5 Standard Grades (grades 1 – 3) or Ordinary Grades (A-C) including English and a numerical subject.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1.  Good  communication skills, using oral and written skills to best effect and you will have the ability to build good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders to maintain and improve standards of customer service.
2. Good administration, organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise competing tasks and workloads and adapt to changing priorities.
3. The ability to work as part of team but also carry out individual tasks as required, with minimum supervision.
4 An effective working knowledge of a variety of IT systems, including Microsoft Office Products - Outlook, Word, and Excel.

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Pauline Orr who can be reached at Pauline.orr@gov.scot or 0131 244 9701.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 8217 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

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