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Administrative Officer

Job summary

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

We are currently seeking applications for an Administrative Officer within the Rural Payments and Inspections Division based in Perth. 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.

Perth Area Office is part of the network of 16 local Area Offices of Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Division (SGRPID). The Area Offices are the main contact with farmers, crofters and other interested parties, being responsible for the delivery of grants, subsidies and other Government policies to the rural community. We are the main point of contact for our customers and stakeholders in central Scotland and have a large volume of telephone calls and customers visiting the office. We provide professional advice and information to Scottish Ministers, the general public and other colleagues in the Scottish Government.

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. Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication, to have confidence in dealing with a range of customers and stakeholders at all levels, to maintain and improve standards of customer service.
2. Good administration, organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise competing tasks and workloads.
3. A proven team player who is able to work well with others but also carry out individual tasks as required, with the minimum of supervision.
4. Good IT skills, with a good working knowledge of a variety of IT systems, including Microsoft Office Products - Word, Excel and Outlook.

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 Bilal Rafik at bilal.rafik@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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