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29 November 2021

We are recruiting: Temporary Administrative Officer & Receptionist

We are recruiting: Temporary Administrative Officer & Receptionist
The SWA is seeking a temporary Administrative Officer & Receptionist

Temporary Administrative Officer & Receptionist

Location:            Hybrid working – home and in SWA offices (Edinburgh)

Contract:            Temporary contract - 5 days per week for 6 months

Salary:                pro rate equivalent of £20K per annum

Benefits package: 25 days holiday (pro rata), generous group personal pension plan


The Role:

Scotch Whisky is a much-loved and prestigious spirit drink with a global reputation. The industry plays a significant role in the Scottish and British economies, and is an important employer across Scotland and, through the supply chain, across the whole of the UK. It combines both the traditional and modern, the international and local.  

The SWA is the trade association that supports the Scotch Whisky industry. Our vision is to be a dynamic industry in sustainable global growth and for Scotch to retain its place as the world’s leading high-quality spirit drink. Our mission is to drive the best possible global business environment for Scotch, so that the industry’s vision can be achieved. We are headquartered in Edinburgh and have an office in London.

This is a temporary contract which is expected to last for 6 months to join the Corporate Services team which provides administrative support across the business, as an Administrative Officer.  This role will provide support for the Industry Team assisting in delivering the Webinar programme, providing access to supporting materials on the HUB, preparing surveys and collating data and arranging meetings and other fixtures for the team.  You will also provide reception cover spending 2 or 3 days a week on reception dealing with enquiries, deliveries and greeting guests.

We are looking for someone who has strong expertise in MS Office, 365, TEAMS, who can work effectively independently and work flexibly and support the team, an energetic person with a variety of skills who doesn’t mind turning their hand to different tasks to help the team deliver for Scotch Whisky.

Your experience and skills:

  • Expertise and confidence in Microsoft Office, 365, TEAMS is essential
  • Administrative experience working remotely and in an office is essential.
  • Good organisational and event management skills – virtual and in person
  • Comfortable dealing with external contacts in a professional manner (including Government officials, SWA members and other stakeholders).
  • Energetic and enthusiastic, an ability to work in a collaborative manner, across a geographical divide where necessary.

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter to: with ‘Administrative Officer & Receptionist” as the subject.   In your covering letter please highlight where your skills and experience would make you a great candidate for this role.

This vacancy closes on 3rd December 2021