All posts by Mick Burns

On Call Customer Service Assistant – BOS – George Street

Job Description Summary

Working as part of a team to help new and existing customers with their financial & service needs via a range of channels. Delivers an excellent Come and join Bank of Scotland to give our customers the support they need to make well-informed decisions, and in turn support the Group’s purpose of Helping Britain Prosper. Whether it’s saving, spending or borrowing, we want you to help our personal and business customers navigate through their individual journey.
Bank of Scotland is proud to serve Scottish people, businesses and communities with guidance and support from a traditional relationship Bank. We care about our customers and about Scotland. Having supported Scottish people and businesses for over three centuries, we have the expertise and gravitas that customers find reassuring.

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Work Coach – Department for Work and Pensions

The Work Coach role is wide-ranging and diverse. You will be working with customers, employers and colleagues through a combination of digital, telephone and face to face contacts on a daily basis. Some of the main activities are set out below:

• Providing support to Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance & Income Support customers.
• Offering quality advice to customers about job search actions, supporting them to job search effectively in a largely digital world.
• Building positive relationships with customers that encourages, motivates and builds trust.
• Developing an in-depth knowledge of local employment opportunities, recognising the roles that our Partners and Employers have in helping our customers secure employment.
• Making timely decisions, based on customer needs, and referring them to appropriate help and support.

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Mazars – Trainee Accountant School Leaver

The role of an Associate Client Advisor is to ensure accurate and timely preparation of management accounts including VAT compliance for a range of UK and international clients. You will be the point of contact for your portfolio of clients, providing high quality advice on their year-end compliance process and work with other teams to deliver an excellent client experience. As a trainee, your time would usually be split between working in the office and studying for your professional exams. However due to the current pandemic situation Mazars continues to work remotely only visiting the office and client sites on a restricted basis.

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MYPAS Project Worker – Maternity Cover (East Lothian)

Project Worker – Maternity Cover (East Lothian) 18 hours per week

£30,473 – £32,260 pro rata

18 hours per week worked over 3 days.

The contract will run for a period of 6 months (fixed term contract) with the possibility that the maternity cover period will be extended.

Administrative base in Dalkeith. Travel throughout East Lothian including operating from other venues, will be required.

The post holder will continue to develop and provide young people focussed, needs-led, friendly, confidential and non-judgemental drug and alcohol service for young people (aged 12 to 19) in East Lothian.

There is no specific qualification required; however, the post holder will be expected to be educated to degree level. This should be in a relevant field such as Health, Community Education, Social Work or Education, but significant equivalent experience will also be considered. The post holder will work within a multi-disciplinary service and work effectively with other agencies in partnership settings.

MYPAS promotes the health and wellbeing of young people and currently focuses on working in the areas of mental health and substance use. MYPAS is a community-based organisation with charitable status and based in Dalkeith, Midlothian.

This post will require regular evening and occasional weekend work.

For an application pack download the documents from Goodmoves:

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday the 16th of November 2020.

Please return the completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to Please note that we only contact successful candidates. Informal enquiries can be made to Paul Hunter (MYPAS Team Leader) on 07762723475.

S6 Employability sessions 2020 No4

All the world’s a stage.
If you missed last week or didn’t complete the form here is the link

A script is only as good as the actor reading it. We need to get these words into your jaw and you into rehearsals!

Revisit Buzz and My Strengths

My Interview here

A poor example to start you off!
My STAR response

Say it loud here

A very good resource for interview preparation