Payroll Admin Assistant Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

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Organisation information

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

Charity registered in Scotland SC003558

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Aims & objectives

SCVO is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Scotland and "seeks to advance the values and shared interests of the voluntary sector ". SCVO aims to strengthen its members and the Scottish voluntary sector in general by providing services, support and information. Services include: weekly news, policy and lobbying, research, training, information and publications, development, and financial services. For detailed information on all other services see our main website at
Job number
Time of attendance
Monday to Friday
No of references
Hours (per week)
9:00 to 17:00
Salary (£/hr)
£8.75 per hour

Job description

SCVO’s payroll service has been supporting the voluntary sector since 1994. Our experienced team processes salaries for over 400 organisations across Scotland and provides a service which covers all aspects of payroll. The post holder will be based in our Edinburgh Office and will join a team of eight. The post holder will provide administrative support in a busy office environment, answering telephone and email enquiries as well as filing and photocopying and supporting the payroll department to provide an efficient payroll service. Duties will include:

• Checking and responding to incoming emails

• Answering general telephone enquiries

• Filing and distributing incoming mail

• Filing (electronic and paper), photocopying and faxing information

• Franking outgoing mail

• Covering SCVO’s reception desk (for approximately 2 hours a week)

• To carry out any other duties as deemed necessary

Person specification

The following are desirable:

• Basic numeracy ability

• Ability to work in an office environment in a busy team

• Ability to work to deadlines

• Ability to deal with telephone enquiries

• Ability to deal with highly confidential information

• Ability to work on own initiative

• Knowledge of e-mail (Outlook)

PVG/disclosure requirements

Not Required