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Local Government Administrative Assistant or Officer

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Local government administrative assistants and officers work for the local council, providing clerical support to different department such as education, housing, planning or social work.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for local government administrative assistants in Scotland tend to be around £15,000 to £21,000 a year. Administrative officers earn around £19,000 to £27,000 a year. Administrative managers may earn up to £32,000 a year. There is usually a good pension scheme.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
16636
1.3 %
RISE
2023
16846
  United Kingdom
2018
127789
0.3 %
RISE
2023
128231

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You also need to be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Job vacancies for all councils across Scotland can be found at myjobscotland.gov.uk/.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities)
Tel: 0131 474 9200
E-mail: info@cosla.org.uk
Website: http://www.cosla.gov.uk/
Twitter: @COSLA

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