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Personal Assistant - MID03505

Salary: £20,001 - £30,000
Location: Midlothian
Company: Midlothian Council
Contract type: Permanent
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Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership are looking to appoint a Personal Assistant to provide direct support to the Partnership's Chief Officer.

This post works across NHS and Council and is being advertised on the NHS job website in addition to the Council website.

The postholder will provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to ensure the smooth operation of the department. They are responsible for managing the Chief Officer's diary, managing communication into the office, and managing meetings including preparation and circulation of papers, minute-taking, and follow-up. The postholder will also take on general administrative duties to support the Chief Officer and other managers as required.

The postholder will need to be flexible where the service requires in times of increased activity, annual leave, and sickness. They will have great time management, prioritisation, organisational, and communication skills to meet competing demands from different sources to ensure a well-coordinated, efficient, and professional service is provided at all times.

The post will require a wide range of communication with internal colleagues and managers, as well as the public and external organisations such as other local authorities, voluntary organisations, private companies, and other Health Boards.

The postholder will be based at Fairfield House, Dalkeith. This post will be within normal business hours, Monday-Friday.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions, please contact Leah Friedman, Operational Business Manager, 07980786346.

The jobholder requires a minimum qualification to HNC/SVQ3 level in Business Studies, Office Management or Administration or an acceptable equivalent qualification or relevant experience to this post. Knowledge of word processing/spreadsheets/keyboard, minute taking to multi-agency level and administrative skills are essential.

CLOSING DATE 16/11/2020


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Position Title: Personal Assistant

Directorate: Place

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,157.25 per annum.Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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