Office Assistant Modern Apprenticeship

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Working pattern:

Fixed Term, 15 months



Closing date:

07 October 2018 at midnight

Do you want to receive: the right training, the right experience and the right qualifications and work in the right Organisation?
Wouldn’t it be great if you can get this all from one fantastic opportunity well you can!! A vacancy has arisen within the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), and we are looking to appoint an Office Assistant Modern Apprentice for a period of 15 months on a full time basis at our Stirling office.

What is SEPA?

SEPA has a clear vision for our future role: “the only successful societies in the 21st Century will be ones that are very low in environmental impact. This will require major innovation. SEPA knows we need to support people and businesses across Scotland to do this. So, we need the best people working for us to help Scotland be a hotbed of innovation that will drive 21st Century success.

Our internal processes and our partnership work need to be world-class to achieve this. This role will play a critical role in making it happen.

What is the role?

The role is part of a hard-working OD Team, providing a high quality, effective and efficient administrative and support service in accordance with SEPA systems and procedures. Some of the specific tasks will include:

• Assist administration support for HR processes, including recruitment, payroll and the creation and maintenance of HR records;
• Dealing with general enquiries either by telephone or on a face to face basis, escalating more complex enquiries when appropriate;
• Open, distribute and log incoming mail and circulate accordingly; and
• Carrying out any other administration duties as required including providing cover where appropriate.

You can find more details about this role in the job description.

What type of candidate are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who can prove and display that they have the following behaviours:

• A genuine interest in the role of OD within business ;
• Great communications and interpersonal skills;
• Focused on great customer service;
• Willingness to learn;
• Self-motivated and organised, with an ability to work under pressure; and
• Ability to work independently or in a team environment.

The ultimate aim we have is to recruit someone who can help us to continue to deliver an excellent service to our internal and external customers. You can find out more details on the behaviours we are looking for in the job description.

That sounds great how do I apply?

If you can show that you can display our desired behaviours and skill sets, and that you have at least 5 standard (Level 1-3) or 5 National Level 5 grades both qualifications must include Maths, English and Business Management and that you want to be part of a supportive team and receive our excellent terms and conditions offered then please apply here.

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Application Information


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Application forms must be received by the closing date. Please note we are unable to consider late applications.

Successful external applicants will be asked to provide a Basic Disclosure Scotland Certificate and undergo a number of pre-employment checks.

SEPA’s selection process is conducted on an anonymous basis; therefore, CV’s and covering letters will not be included in the information submitted to the recruiting manager for shortlisting. Please ensure that any specific or relevant information you want considered is included in your application form.

At SEPA we recruit based on merit and are committed to promoting diversity throughout our organisation. That is why we proudly use the “Happy to Talk Flexible Working” as well as the “Disability Confident Employer” Logos and on all our job vacancies.

Internal candidates wishing to be considered for this post on a secondment basis must discuss this with their line manager and gain their approval prior to applying.

Applicants with a visual impairment can request job descriptions and application forms in Braille, large print or on tape.

Please contact SEPA’s Recruitment Team at the address above or telephone 01786 455900 if you require assistance.