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Social Work Unit, HMP Open Estate, Castle Huntly, Longforgan, Dundee, DD2 5HL
£21,961 - £23,312 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Senior Clerical Assistant - PKC09689
£21,961 - £23,312 (Fixed Term until 31 March 2024) 
HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan

Working within the perimeter of the Open Estate, HMP Castle Huntly, you will be responsible for developing, managing and providing a comprehensive and consistent administrative support service to the Social Work Team which are part of the Criminal Justice Service.  This role is office based.


The Individual

We are seeking a confident individual to provide an efficient and effective administrative support role as part of busy team within the Community Safety Service. 

You must have the ability to deal with confidential client information sensitively and appropriately. 

An aptitude to updating information to a variety of systems is essential combined with the ability to transpose information from one system to another.

You must have good organisational skills coupled with proven communication skills.

An ability to work flexibility and manage competing demands to support the needs of the service.

Given that you will be working within a small team you must be a good team player as you will be required to cover for your colleagues as and when required. 

Accuracy and attention to detail is essential ensuring all information is recorded accurately and securely.

Computer literate in Microsoft packages with good IT skills, including the ability to develop/manage Excel spreadsheets, and a general awareness of IT applications is essential.

Experience of working in an office environment, providing administration and clerical duties is desirable.

You will be required to undertake a Disclosure Check.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Paulo Pinto, Senior Administrative Officer on 01738 444244 or at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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