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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£4.62 - £8.91 per hour
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

Days and Hour of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00
Fixed term for 18 months
To start asap

Rate of Pay
Under 18 years :    £4.62 per hour
18-20 years :         £6.56 per hour
21-22 years :         £8.36 per hour
23+:                     £8.91 per hour

As part of East Lothian Council's 'Support for Employability' commitment to promote youth opportunities in the County, this post is open to those who are aged 16 – 19 and reside in East Lothian. (For those who are disabled or care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29). You will be asked to confirm you meet this criteria when you complete the application form.

All candidates indicating in their application that they are from a care experienced background, or have a disability are guaranteed an interview if they meet the minimum essential criteria required for the job (as per the Person Specification).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprentice to work within our Business Rates & Sundry Accounts Team. This post would normally be based at John Muir House, Haddington. However, as a result of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the successful candidate may be expected to work from home. IT equipment will be provided.

The Modern Apprenticeship will provide an opportunity to gain an insight into the work of East Lothian Council and to gain experience and skills in an office environment while working to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business & Administration.  The duration of the Apprenticeship will be for a fixed term 18 month period.

The Apprenticeships are only available to young people aged between 16 and 19 years who reside in East Lothian.

You will provide administrative support to staff by working within the Business Rates & Sundry Accounts Team.  With good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, a team player, confident and able to converse with members of the public.  Daily duties will include answering the telephone, responding to emails, assisting with electronic document management, word processing and a variety of related administrative duties.

Training in the use of specialist software packages will be provided, however a basic knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office packages is desirable.

You must provide evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills such as a minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes (now National 4/5 - this needs to be updated) or above to include English and Mathematics.

Job Details

To undertake a Modern Apprenticeship Business Administration Level 3 and provide an efficient and effective clerical support to the Revenues Service.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
3 x National 4/5's or 3 x Standard Grades at General or Credit Level including Maths and English.

The preferred candidate for this position will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.


Additional Information

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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