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  • Ref no: EAL04286
  • Published: 12/9/2019
  • Closes: 29/9/2019
  • Location: Council HQ, John Muir House, Brewery Park, Haddington, EH41 3HA
  • Rate: £4.35 - £7.70 per hour
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Vacancy Information

Rate of Pay
Under 18 years :£4.35 per hour
18-20 years      :£6.15 per hour
21 years plus    :£7.70 per hour

Full time post, 35 hours per week
18 months fixed term
To start ASAP

This position is only open to young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age who reside in East Lothian

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprentice to work within the Revenues & Welfare Support Service based at John Muir House, East Lothian Council's headquarters in Haddington.

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, with the successful candidate commencing in post asap.

You will provide administrative support to staff by working within the Revenues & Welfare Support teams. 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, assisting with electronic document management, 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 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 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 & Welfare Support Service.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') 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 reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience


The preferred candidate for this position maybe 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.

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