Pay & Pensions
Advertising Salary:
£23,243 - £27,204

About The Role

Working pattern: This is a full-time post however we are happy to talk about flexible working.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Pay and Pensions Office as a Pay and Pensions Administrator.

Reporting to the Pay and Pensions Team Leader, you will help deliver an efficient, accurate and professional payroll and pensions service to Members, their staff and SPCB employees. 

The Pay and Pensions Office is made up of around 8 staff. 

As Pay and Pensions Administrator you’ll take ownership of administrative processes including pay and pension data input, assist payroll validation checks, answering customer enquiries and supporting Members with SCP budget expenditure. You’ll work in accordance with the team’s service level agreement and enable a continual improvement of service quality. 

For further information about the role please contact Dawn Gibbons, dawn.gibbons@parliament.scot

Please apply before 12 noon on 29 September.  Full details of our selection process are outlined below. 

About You

The successful candidate will be experienced in end to end administration and have excellent organisational skills which will enable you to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.  You’ll have the ability to prioritise competing demands and take a proactive approach to workload and will ensure accuracy.  You’ll also have sound analytical and problem-solving skills and will use your judgement to make informed decisions.      

You’ll demonstrate a high level of personal credibility with excellent communication and influencing skills, and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.

For full information about the role, have a look at the job description

The Selection Process

Stage 1

Click ‘apply’ and this will allow you to register and complete your values-based statement.

Our values are a central part of our working culture and our people management processes and are used to recruit, manage and develop our staff. For more on our values and behaviours framework, please visit our Staff Handbook site.

When completing the values-based statement, please address the key requirements as outlined in the Job Description. This may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have and should include examples which demonstrate this. Please provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value.

Please note:  When writing your values-based statement the system will time out after an hour and your work will be lost. You don't have the option to save your application and return to it later.  If the system times out, you can go into your ‘candidate profile’ to access and complete your statement. Please only 'submit' your application when you're content it is complete.  If you 'cancel' then your work won't be saved.  You may want to complete your answers to the questions offline and then copy and paste your answers when you're ready to submit your application.  Once you've submitted your application, you don't have the option to go back.

Stage 2

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a virtual panel interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 11 October.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please email careers@parliament.scot.

Our commitment to an inclusive workforce

We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer and guarantee to interview any disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.  If you have a disability and would like to talk to us about any aspects of this job, please contact us.  More details can be found here.

If you hold an adjustment passport, we encourage you to discuss your current working hours and adjustments in relation to the role you’re applying for.