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Ferry Services, Shore Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LG
£21,862 - £24,143 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Marine Services – Orkney Ferries

Senior Administrative Officer

35 hours per week
£24,127 - £26,408 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

The successful candidate will assist in the supervision of and form part of an established Orkney Ferries team which provides all aspects of financial and administrative support to the operation of the internal ferry service. The post holder will be required to undertake a wide variety of duties within this demanding environment and we therefore require someone who can demonstrate strong organisational skills and someone who has the ability to prioritise their own workload whilst working under pressure and to strict deadlines.

One of the core elements of the role will be to provide an office management role, including branch offices and support to a number of team members. It also involves regular contact and liaison with the general public and clients, recruiting tasks and being the level 1 complaints officer.

To fulfill these requirements you will need to be an articulate communicator with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to relate well with others, experience of dealing with the public and clients is essential.

An SVQ level 3/HNC or equivalent level qualification in Administration or Business related subjects is essential or, where the essential qualification is not held, a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a relevant administrative role is required.

Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages and management database systems is essential as is a high level of attention to detail, accuracy, and precision.
We have a strong and cohesive team and are therefore keen to appoint an enthusiastic individual that works well within a team but who can also work using their own initiative.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Andrew Blake, Ferry Services Manager on 01856 872044 or email: 

Closing date: Sunday 15 August 2021

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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