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Support Officer with Stirling Council

Location: Old Viewforth, Stirling (Hybrid/ Remote)

Salary: £12.22 p/h

Full-time, Temporary (24 months) with potential for permanent

Closing date: Noon on Tuesday, 19 July

Interview date: Wednesday, 27 July (Virtual)

Immediate start

About the Company

“Stirling Council is changing, just as Stirling is changing. We are transforming what we do and how we work so that we can meet the challenges and maximise the opportunities that lie ahead. Our vision of a Thriving Stirling is linked to our Strategic Goals, where everyone can be:

  • Prosperous and be involved with an economy that promotes inclusive growth opportunities across our communities
  • Healthy and live full and positive lives within supportive communities
  • Achieving and where people are skilled and supported to make a positive contribution to communities
  • Resilient and be part of safe and caring communities, within an attractive, safe and sustainable environment

At the very heart of this are our staff – our best ambassadors and our greatest asset.  We are committed to developing our Council and our communities in a way that is solution focused and puts people at the heart of everything we do.”

Learn more about Stirling Council here.

The Role

Stirling Council has a new opportunity for a Support Officer to join their dedicated and friendly team.

You will assist the Personal Assistant Service Leads to help provide effective support to members of the Council’s senior management team.

Stirling Council recognises that their employees are at the centre of everything they do. They believe it’s their people who will drive real change in Stirling. As such, their goal is to create a supportive work environment that fosters a healthy work-life balance, while also ensuring you feel valued and that you can reach your full potential. 

The main responsibilities of the role are outlined below:

  • Operating an effective follow-up system
  • Scheduling appointments and organising diary entries
  • Setting reminders for important tasks
  • Preparing agendas and reports
  • Taking notes at meetings and subsequently distributing notes to attendees
  • Demonstrating a high level of competency in the use of the Office 365 package and other relevant software
  • Handling and responding to correspondence including phone calls, emails and letters

Stirling Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from all individuals are encouraged. Regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships, they want to hear from you!

Benefits

In addition to your salary, you will receive a range of benefits as a Stirling Council staff member, including:

  • A fantastic local government pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement from 29 days up to 34 days per year depending on role and length of service (plus 7 public holidays)
  • Access to a car lease scheme
  • Wellgreen Parking Scheme
  • Local discounts
  • Season Ticket Loans on travel
  • Cycle scheme
  • Stirling Credit Union

Requirements

Stirling Council welcomes applicants with any degree background that have the relevant skills and experience for this post.

What’s most important is that you have skills such as a high level of initiative, attention to detail and discretion in order to provide effective support.

Applicants must also possess the following experience and skills:

  • Experience organising and prioritising competing demands
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to write reports, which present data and information clearly to a range of audiences, such as Elected Members, colleagues and the public
  • Ability to multitask efficiently

Key to achieving this position is the ability to bring Stirling Council’s values to the role, in reference to commitment, collaboration and having a customer orientated focus.

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact jobs@aai-employability.org.uk. Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.

Application

Closing date for applications is Noon on Tuesday, 19 July.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the AAI online application form on our website. Examples of what we expect in an application can be found HERE.

In your Cover Letter, state A) your availability and B) relevant experience and demonstrate how your skills match the specific requirements of the job description.

Successful candidates must, by the start of employment, have permission to work in the UK.

IMPORTANT – Please submit your application documents in the title format of “[Your full name] CV” and “[Your full name] CL”. 

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