Employer name: Scottish Government
Reference code: 101456
Employer industry: Administration
Training provider name: Scottish government
Salary: £16,842.00 per year
Required qualifications: None
Modern apprenticeship level: Level 2
Closing date: 04/01/2016
Applicants must be 16-24 years old, unemployed or contracted to work 16 hours or less a week, and a resident in Scotland. Please state you meet these requirements on your application.
Posts at this level tend to report to a post in Band B, but may report to a more senior post in Band A. Please send CV's, covering letters and the reference number of the vacancy to MAP@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.
You can apply for any job with us as long as you are a UK national or have dual nationality with one part being British. In addition, posts are open to Commonwealth citizens and nationals of any of the member states of the European Economic Area (EEA). Further information about civil service nationality requirements is available on the Civil Service Website.
If you do not meet these requirements your application will not be considered.
What might a typical day in this job look like?
You will provide administrative support to the Social Justice and Regeneration Division in the Housing, Regeneration and Welfare Directorate, as well as to the Chief Social Policy Advisor. The work of the division focusses on tackling poverty and promoting social justice. You will be primarily based in the Social Justice Delivery and Improvement Unit, which is comprised of seven team members (including this post), as is the Social Justice Policy Unit. The Chief Social Policy Adviser leads a small team of four staff.
What will I learn?
The role of Modern Apprentice posts in this range (A3) is to offer business administrative support and secretarial support under the supervision of and in support of a more senior officer. Duties usually call for the exercise of discretion and initiative whilst carrying out routine tasks and will often involve the use of IT based skills.
A3 Modern Apprentices may be required to operate an internal electronic finance and budgeting system, an electronic ordering and payment system, an electronic filing system and an electronic human resources system
What qualification or qualities are required? Essential Criteria
A3 posts within the Scottish Government are normally filled by individuals who have a National 4 Qualification or equivalent. Although we do not specify this educational criteria for our Modern Apprenticeships, we wish to attract high quality candidates who have the potential to perform at this level ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing SVQ 2 in Business Administration
IT based skills
No qualifications are required, however a National 4 and 5 in English and Maths or equivalent is desirable.