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Brandon Gate, Brandon Gate, 1 Leechlee Road, ML3 0XB
£22,300 - £22,665 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire. 

The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.

In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join, or to further develop your career within the innovative South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Performance and Support Service Team. We are looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant, who would be responsible for line managing a team of admin staff, providing support to Social Work operational colleagues.

This is a rewarding role which gives you opportunity for personal development and allows you to positively contribute towards South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships public service delivery.

As an Administrative Assistant you will be responsible for the direct line management of a team and will deliver a diverse range of services including:
• undertaking performance appraisals and managing attendance
• identifying learning and development requirements for your team
• planning, monitoring, and controlling workflow
• running statistical reports for analysis
• liaising with managers to provide an effective support to ensure timescales and deadlines are met
• participating in developing improvements within the Service

Within this role, you will require excellent communication skills and be able to build positive working relationships with admin and operational staff and managers. You will be required to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and delegate work effectively. You should be flexible in your approach, to meet the demands of the post.

Essential requirements
• Excellent IT skills & knowledge
• Excellent organisational and communication skills

Desirable requirements
• Line management experience
• Awareness of council policies and procedures


Recruitment Checks

As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history.


As an employee of the Council, you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role.
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)

Please apply online.

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.