Administrative Officer – Finance – The Scottish Legal Aid Board, Edinburgh

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Administrative Officer – Finance

Corporate Services and Accounts

Location: Edinburgh

 Starting salary £21,710, within a pay band up to £23,930

Pro rata if part-time

 We are currently seeking to recruit Finance Administrative Officer (grade 2) within the Finance – Receipts and Payments department of our Corporate Services and Accounts Directorate.

About us

The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) was set up in 1987 to manage legal aid in Scotland. We are a non-departmental public body responsible to the Scottish Government. Our main purpose is to manage and improve continuously publicly funded legal assistance and to advise Scottish Ministers on its strategic development for the benefit of society.

If you wish to learn more about the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) and our other direct services please visit


Why work for us

We are an ethical organisation, carrying out rewarding work that can have a considerable impact on clients’ lives.

We seek high calibre people and in return, we set out to provide good training and development, working conditions and rewards. We aim to be an ’employer of choice’. Should you come to work with us, you’ll discover that no matter what your job or level of responsibilities, you are treated as an individual, with fairness, dignity and respect.

Our stable and secure reward package includes the following:

  • Competitive salary with potential for pay progression;
  • Flexible working arrangements and a great holiday entitlement of 34 days per year (inclusive of public and privilege holidays) increasing after five years of continuous service;
  • Defined benefit pension scheme with a 6% employee contribution;
  • Job security in a stable environment for long term career progression;
  • Support from colleagues within a rewarding, positive work culture;
  • Learning and development while making a difference with challenging tasks for ultimate job satisfaction.

To find out more about working with SLAB and our benefits go to

About the role

The main purpose of the role is to process all financial transactions and statistical information accurately, ensuring that all payments are made within prescribed time-scales and in accordance with the appropriate accounting procedures and service level agreements.

This position offers an excellent opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in the Finance field and is looking to further develop their knowledge and skills. Receipts and Payments is a small department with a strong emphasis on teamwork, however the position also allows the individual to work on their own, thus enabling them to use their own initiative on a regular basis.  In line with the nature of the department’s work, Receipts and Payments have a strong focus on customer service.

This post is permanent on a full time basis.

If you are applying for a full time position or on a part-time basis (less than 37 hours per week), please give details of the number of hours and pattern of part-time work you would be interested in. Further information is supplied in the ‘General Information for Applicants’ document.


We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.

For more details about this role, to see a full list of essential criteria and required competencies please go to Additional Information on the vacancy page.

To find out more about working at SLAB please visit

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Completed applications should be returned by Sunday, 26th June 2022 via SLAB’s recruitment portal. Interviews will likely be organised via video conference.