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Project Administrator - Citizens Advice Scotland

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Job title
Project Administrator
Closing date
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Edinburgh office with options for blended working (min 1 day a week at the office. This is a minimum, but a successful candidate can opt to be office based 5 days per week)
Hours per week
Type of contract
Fixed term
(Level 1) £19,849 - £24,260 per annum, commensurate with experience + benefits

More about the job

About the job

The Citizens Advice network in Scotland is the largest independent advice service in the country. Citizens Advice Scotland is a charity within this network – we act as a national organisation supporting and representing the service as a whole and the interests of citizens. At the heart of the network there are 59 individual citizens advice bureau across Scotland, all operating as independent charities in their own right, which focus on providing support and advice directly to clients. Each of these organisations is a member of Citizens Advice Scotland. We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however, they choose to access it.

Our vision is for a Fairer Scotland where everyone has the advice and information they need to realise their rights, and that the barriers to accessing those rights are effectively challenged.

Citizens Advice Scotland runs a series of national specialist services known as projects which require centralised project support. As Project Administrator, your time will be split 50/50 between supporting our Pension Wise project and providing generalised support to the wider project team. 

For your work with the Pension Wise team, you will support the appointment booking team assure a smooth client experience working closely with service users, network providers and project partners.

In supporting the wider Projects team, you will work closely with the department leads to provide administrative support to ensure the effective running of the department.

This is an exciting role with lots of variation in responsibilities and is critical in helping bureaux to deliver specialised support services for people across Scotland.  To be successful, you must have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, be proactive and conscientious, and able to work both independently, and as part of a large team.

Please note that there is a requirement for some 8am starts and occasional weekend working to cover the operational hours of the Pension Wise project.

This role offers you the opportunity to work at the heart of supporting Scotland's largest independent advice network and to make an invaluable contribution to citizen’s lives. 

For more information, please refer to the Job Pack which can be downloaded on our vacancies page.

Employee benefits 

Citizens Advice Scotland offers excellent terms and conditions. We want our people to have a great work life balance and we have designed our working practices and benefits to support this.  Here are some of things our employees benefit from:  a 35-hour full time working week, 40 days annual leave, a flexi-time system which recognises and protects the operational delivery aspects of the service, and blended/hybrid working opportunities for every role. For more details of some of the other benefits on offer to our employees, please see the section on employee benefits in the job pack.

Citizens Advice Scotland is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion.  We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements to support all our staff. We are also committed to equality of opportunity for all and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

CAS provides options for blended working to allow employees to balance their time attending the office with time working from home.  The number of days you will be able to work from home each week will be dependent on your job role and can be discussed as part of the recruitment process.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please send completed copies of the Personal Details Form, along with your current CV to:

In addition, we ask you to provide a short written statement (maximum of 2 pages) with examples which demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the post, as set out in the job description and person specification.

Equality & Diversity Monitoring

To help Citizens Advice Scotland monitor equality and diversity statistics please return the Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separate from your other application documents by emailing it to:

About the employer

The Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux – Citizens Advice Scotland. Scottish charity (SC016637) and company limited by guarantee (89892)

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