Job Purpose Summary
This role is one of a number of exciting opportunities NatureScot is offering in our Programme for Youth Employment. The programme sets out our ambitions for expanding our contribution to increasing youth employment in the rural skills sector and to develop nature based skills for the future.
This Modern Apprenticeship offers an excellent opportunity to work with NatureScot whilst learning on the job. It is a development role aimed at those in the early / next stage of their career in Payroll. You will gain a variety of skills and on the job experience within the role and specific team.
The apprentice will have a learning plan agreed with their line manager and assessor. They are required to complete a series of mandatory and optional modules. Each module is evidence based and apprentices need to demonstrate they have sufficient on the ground experience and associated learning to complete each module.
The apprentice will develop and gain knowledge in payroll, pensions and employee benefits, in line with legislation, using our Oracle cloud based database, and will gain transferrable skills that will be appealing to many different organisations. It will also offer an opportunity to understand how working in a payroll environment can contribute to Net Zero.
This post may require time to be office based within one of the NatureScot offices. NatureScot supports home and remote working and it is likely that the new person will be working from home at the beginning of their contract, thereafter there is the option to be based in a relevant office or from home.
Nature is vital to all of us in Scotland. The more diverse NatureScot is, the better we will be in connecting everyone with nature. We particularly encourage applications from people from Minority Ethnic (ME) backgrounds and people with a disability
You can find out more information about our placements and NatureScot .
Areas of Responsibility and Accountabilities:
These will be dependent on the type of Apprenticeship and associated role in NatureScot.
Specific Role Responsibilities: (Please refer to these in your Supporting Statement)
Development opportunities NatureScot offer you:
An Apprentice must:
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