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Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
£5.28 - £10.42 per hour
Contract Type:
Permanent, Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

Days and Hour of Work:
Monday - Thursday, 09:00-17:00
Friday, 09:00-16:00
Flexitime is applicable, and starting and finishing times are flexible.
To start asap.

Rate of Pay
Under 18 years :    £5.28 per hour
18-20 years :         £7.49 per hour
21-22 years :         £10.18per hour
23+:                      £10.42 per hour

This opportunity is fixed term for 18 months.

An exciting opportunity have arisen for a Modern Apprenticeship within Council Support.  The post will be based across various Council Support Teams based in John Muir House, Haddington or Penston House, Macmerry.

There will be ongoing support from an external training provider to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. The duration of the apprenticeship will be for a fixed term 18 month period.

The apprenticeship is only available to young people aged between 16 and 19 years and residing in East Lothian.

You will provide reception and administrative support.  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, meeting the public and visitors face to face, making room bookings, photocopying, word processing and a variety of general office tasks.

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

You must provide evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or National 4's including English and Mathematics).

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).

There will be ongoing support from an external training provider to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration.

Job Details

To undertake a Modern Apprenticeship Business Administration Level 3 and provide an efficient and effective administrative support to the Council Resources Team.

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

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on

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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