Clerical Assistant

Fife Council
22526.00 - 23633.00 GBP Annual
11 Feb 2024
13 Feb 2024
Contract Type
Full Time
Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 26 February 2024

Closing Date: Sunday 18 February 2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: FC3 GBP22,525.71 to GBP23,633.23 (pro rata)

Working Pattern: 30 Hours per week, 39 hours per week.

Location: Carnock Primary School, Carnock

Purpose and Values of Education & Children's Services Directorate

The Education & Children's Services Directorate is committed to Improving Life Chances for All through a wide range of direct services which support our children, young people, families and the wider Fife community. Our approach to improvement is rooted in our core values: Compassion, Ambition, Respect and Equity which reflect the ethos, culture and practice principles of all staff across the directorate. We strive to ensure that our attitudes and behaviour reflect these core values in all our dealings with children, young people, their families, and the wider community in partnership with those who support them.

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked 'upload resum??'. Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at

Please consider and demonstrate the following when completing your Supporting Statement:

Ways in which you have demonstrated that you can work effectively as part of a team

(Consider the following: how you have built positive relationships built on trust and respect as a team member; how have you communicated with others; how have you used your initiative and organisational skills to meet targets and achieve goals)

Ways in which you have demonstrated a high level of confidentiality.

(Consider the following: how have you shared information in compliance with current legislation; what steps did you take to ensure procedures were followed, guaranteeing attention to detail)

Ways in which you have demonstrated good communication and effective interpersonal skills.

(Consider the following: how have you used your knowledge and skills to provide professional documents, information, data and reports; how have you worked towards achieving improvements; how have you demonstrated excellent customer service; how have you managed your time effectively to be able to meet deadlines)

Ways in which you have used your knowledge, problem solving skills and understanding of office process and systems.

(Consider the following: how have you used your knowledge of financial and IT systems to provide a quality service; what systems and processes have you used to produce information; how have you used your initiative to support process improvements)

Job Details

We are looking for a highly skilled Clerical Assistant to provide front line clerical support in a Primary or Nursery School, acting as the focal point for staff and visitors. The postholder will be responsible for responding to changes in procedures and IT systems and for ensuring the effective day-to-day running of the school office. As a Clerical Assistant, you will work under the direction and supervision of the Headteacher or Admin Assistant/Coordinator.

A link to the role profile is included below, where you will find more information about the role, with specific reference to essential and desirable criteria for applicant

Qualification, Registration and Skill Requirements

You are required to have a minimum of 4 qualifications at SCQF level 4, including English and Maths (e.g. National 4, Standard Grades at General Level or O grades).

Before confirming your appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.

Further Information

Role Profile - when preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
How We Work Matters - Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services
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