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Senior Clerical Assistant (temp\/full time)\t\t\t\t\tREF HSCP\/82593

Inverclyde Council

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Job Description

Senior Clerical Assistant (temp/full time) REF: HSCP/82593

Salary: Grade 3 £22,783 - £23,362

Location: Princes St House, Port Glasgow

Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: temp till March 24
Requirements
Important Applicant Information:

  • Inverclyde Council is an accredited Living Wage Employer paying the Living Wage Rate where required. Please click the link to `Essential Applicant Information' below for more information.


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If you work in regulated work (children and/or protected adults) you will be subject to obtaining a satisfactory PVG. A small number of posts require a Standard or Basic Disclosure check and the majority of all other posts will complete a Criminal Convictions Form. All disclosure checks are obtained via Disclosure Scotland. If you are the successful candidate you will be required to pay the cost of the disclosure check required for your post.

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Inverclyde Council - Best Government Services Employer in the UK 2016 - Bloomberg Business Best Employer Awards 2016

Armed Forces Personnel/Reservists

Inverclyde Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel / reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Flexible Working

We are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities with applicants

Working from Home / Interim Hybrid working

We have an interim hybrid working pilot running from April/May 2022 which has a minimum 20% work location attendance if applicable. This can be discussed at interview with the recruiting manager.

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • People are paid minimum wage

    Do Inverclyde Council pay minimum wage?

    Yes. Most people are paid above the minimum wage.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Inverclyde Council pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 16 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom Rating will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Inverclyde Council pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    91% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Inverclyde Council get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    61% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Inverclyde Council pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Inverclyde Council do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    61% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Inverclyde Council worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    83% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Inverclyde Council workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    47% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Inverclyde Council workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Inverclyde Council?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    50% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Inverclyde Council managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    79% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Inverclyde Council?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    78% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Inverclyde Council feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    35% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Inverclyde Council get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Bad
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Inverclyde Council?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    72% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 18 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Inverclyde Council enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    46% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2021 and January 2023.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Inverclyde Council recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 21 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Inverclyde Council?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    35% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Inverclyde Council?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Inverclyde Council head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    95% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Inverclyde Council is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    55% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 20 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2019 and February 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Find out more about working at Inverclyde Council

What Inverclyde Council employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Making a difference to a childs life

    Worst thing

    Under valueded,underpaid

    6.0

    Inverclyde Council Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The hours

    Worst thing

    The amount of work

    7.0

    Inverclyde Council Employee, September 2021

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  • Best thing

    Knowing you have a pupil

    Worst thing

    Pay, lack of respect feel undervalued.

    2.6

    Inverclyde Council Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Caring for someone and feeling you have achieved good things at end of shift

    Worst thing

    Change of shift last minute ,not enough time to travel between jobs

    6.1

    Inverclyde Council Employee, October 2020