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Midlothian House 40 46 Buccleuch Street, EH22 1DN
£27,181 - £28,271 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Business Services Operational Support and Finance Team.  Applicants must have excellent organisational and communication skills and be willing to embrace new challenges.

We provide a wide range of specialist administrative and financial support to Health & Social Care, Education and Children’s Services.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the administration of Free School Meals and Education Maintenance Allowance, including authorisation of applications and payments.  Authorisation of Financial Assessments for service users receiving Care at Home and Care Home Services.  Liaising with service providers to ensure prompt payment of invoices to organisations who provide care to children and adults.



Essential:  Jobholders require a minimum of two SCE Higher Grades or equivalent and evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy such as a minimum of three Standard Grade level passes to include English and Mathematics. 


Essential: Jobholders would be expected to have experience in working in a Local Government environment and have an understanding computer based financial management and reporting systems in use with Council services.  S/he must also have knowledge and demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Office packages.

Desirable: it would be desirable if jobholders had experience at involving the supervision and training of staff.

CLOSING DATE - 7th January 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - Week beginning 15th January 2024


Position Title: Administrative Assistant   

Position Number: ED56

Directorate: Place               

Location: Midlothian House                     

Contract Status: Permanent         

Hours of Work: 36h

Working Pattern: Monday-Friday 

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 £27,181.61 per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a basic/standard/enhanced disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email 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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