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Administrative Officer

Job summary

£20064 - £22232
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
09 December 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Administrative Officer within Rural Payments and Inspections Division based in Inverurie. 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 Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division (SGRPID) Area Office at Thainstone Court, Inverurie is part of a network of 16 Area Offices that perform key roles in the work of SGRPID.

Area Office staff are responsible for the delivery of grants, subsidies and other Government policies to the rural community.

As well as administering and maintaining existing schemes, they contribute their knowledge and experience towards the development and implementation of policies and systems for new schemes.

Our Administrative team in Inverurie consists of 2 Office Managers (B1); 1 Administrative Officer (A4); and 15 Administrative Officers (A3).

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. Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
2. Strong administration, organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise work when presented with competing tasks and deadlines.
3. A proven ability to be a team player who works well with others but can carry out individual tasks when required with the minimum of supervision.
4. Experience in dealing with a diverse range of customers.

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 Lianne Barron at lianne.barron@gov.scot

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. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the Skype for Business application downloaded. This will allow candidates to 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.

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

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