Graduate Trainee

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Salary: 19,581 - 21,662
Location: Orkney Islands

Closing date: 26 February 2017
Job ref. no.: ORK01517



Graduate Trainee

35 hours per week
Temporary maternity cover for a period ofup to one year
£21,579 - £23,660 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We have an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Trainee to join our administration support team. You will assist the management team in providing a full range of professional support, ensuring that the business aspects of Education and Leisure are delivered effectively, efficiently and in a timely manner.

With a busy workload you must be an organised and capable self-starter, able to work on your own initiative and prioritise tasks in order to cope with tight deadlines. Excellent organisational, administrative and communication skills are essential. You should be able to demonstrate experience of working accurately with figures including financial information and producing information and reports on time.

You will hold a degree in a subject relevant to the post and will be an experienced IT user with an excellent command of written English and candidates should be familiar with all Microsoft Office packages.

For more information regarding this post contact Karen Walter, Education Resources Manager, tel 01856 873535 ext 2421 or email

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week beginning 13 March 2017

Closing date: Sunday 26 February 2017

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

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About Orkney Islands Council

Forget images of remote islands - Orkney is well served by superb modern transport links.

Forget the idea of a few people in the middle of no-where - Orkney is home to over 20,000 people.

Orkney may bring to mind certain images, but the chances are they are, to say the least, a little off the mark. Sure, we're a bit off the beaten track, but the needs of our community are just the same as anywhere else. And, as a result, the opportunities we can offer you are comparable with those you'll find elsewhere. Of course, there are a few differences: for starters Orkney consists of 100,000 hectares spread over 70+ small islands (19 of which are inhabited), so, like our service users, you'll need to make the most of the transportation links which are vital to Orkney's social and economic well-being.

Orkney Islands Council may be the smallest local authority in Scotland, but we can offer some big challenges. And big opportunities. This could be your big chance to make the move, and make a difference.

OIC has an impact on many aspects of everyday life. With around 1,800 staff, we are also the countyâ€â„¢s biggest employer.

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