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10 February 2021

We're hiring: Administrative Officer (maternity cover)

We're hiring: Administrative Officer (maternity cover)
We're hiring an administrative officer to join our Edinburgh team. Find out more and apply below.

Administrative Officer (maternity cover)

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

Contract:            Temporary contract to cover maternity leave – 35 hours over 5 days per week (opportunity to discuss 4 day working week)

Salary:                circa £19500 per annum (FTE)

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

About us:

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 a team based in London.

About the role

This is a maternity leave contract which we expect to last for 12 months. You will join the Corporate Services team which provides administrative support across the business, as an Administrative Officer.  You will provide support for the Industry Team assisting in delivering the Webinar programme, putting reports, news items and meeting papers on the members’ website, preparing surveys and collating data, and arranging meetings and other fixtures for the team.  You will also provide administrative support for the Legal Team.

We are looking for someone who has strong expertise in using Microsoft Office 365, who can work effectively independently and flexibly, an energetic person with a variety of skills who is keen to getting involved in different tasks to help the team deliver for Scotch Whisky.

The SWA is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. If you think this role sounds like a great fit for you, please apply.

Your experience and skills:

  • Expertise and confidence with using Microsoft Office365 applications, including Teams, is essential.
  • Administrative experience working remotely and in an office is essential.
  • Audio typing skills are 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 flexibly in a collaborative manner, across different teams and locations.

How to apply

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) to: with ‘Administrative Officer’ as the subject.   In your covering letter please highlight how your skills and experience would make you a great candidate for this role.

This vacancy closes on 5th March 2021 and interviews will take place over digital platforms during March.