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8 North Ness, Lerwick, ZE1 0LZ
£14.57 - £19.14 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
20 hours per week

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This post is a Career Grade opportunity, supporting the post holder through a traineeship within the Accountancy Team into the role of Senior Assistant Accountant.

Please note this Job Profile details the full duties of the Senior Assistant Accountant. Please see supporting Career Grade Document which outlines the education and experience requirements; and duties and responsibilities of the post holder at each stage of the Career Grade opportunity.

The Trainee Senior Assistant Accountant post is responsible for the provision of the management accounting services.  The post holder reports to the Accountant.  The post holder will have to prioritise own workload, plan and schedule tasks in line with the annual financial cycle and 3 year budget planning.

The Trainee Senior Assistant Accountant will enforce compliance with Council policy and regulations.  The post holder will be responsible for regularly training, allocating, instructing and supervising work of the Assistant Accountants.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is H/I/J
  • Salary in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,397 per annum 
  • This post is career graded - your salary and career progression will depend on your experience and qualifications
  • Permanent Part Time post for 20.0 Hours per Week , 52.18 weeks per year  
  • Preferred candidates will be required to undertake a Standard Disclosure check prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

This post is based at 8 North Ness, Lerwick

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Hazel Tait, Team Leader, Telephone 01595 74 4612, or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here



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