Career outlook for local government administrative assistant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would support the teams who provide vital public services like schools, child protection and street cleaning. You’d make sure the office runs smoothly. You’d answer people’s enquiries and give them information about the services.
You could work with managers and teams in any local council department, for example housing, education, social services, or planning.
Depending on the department you work for, you could:
- Deal with enquiries by phone, in writing or in person
- Look up information on a computer system
- File and photocopy documents
- Produce and send letters
- Sort, record and distribute mail
- Deal with cash and payments
- Update computerised and clerical records.
You might act as a secretary or personal assistant (PA) to a manager or department and work with staff in other departments.
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- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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