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Personal Assistant - Programme Management and Delivery Division (PMDD)

Job summary

£26155 - £29192
Glasgow or Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 October 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Personal Assistant – Programme Management and Delivery Division (PMDD) within the SSD: Programme Management Delivery based in Glasgow and 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a small Business Management Unit, working to its senior management team, right at the heart of the Programme, during a key period of delivery.

The Programme recently undertook a review of its resourcing and structures and it was agreed that a new Deputy Director should be added to the senior leadership team in order to spread the risk and delivery pressures associated of this complex and challenging Programme.

The Personal Assistant (PA) role is required to ensure that the new deputy director has all the administrative support they require to function in their role.

The post will be based in Atlantic Quay Glasgow or Victoria Quay Edinburgh – with travel between both required. Currently working from home.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent, or relevant experience.

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. Ability to meet competing deadlines within a fast paced and growing business area, maintaining high standards of outputs at all times.
2. Strong organisational skills, with the ability to work flexibly either as part of a team or on your own.
3. Strong oral and written communications skills adaptable to a variety of channels and range of audiences.
4. Ability to build effective working relationships, trust and credibility with staff at all levels.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
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 socialsecurityprogramme_resourcing@gov.scot

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

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