Administrative Assistant (Forensic Medicine)

University of Glassgow
May 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£22,681 - £25,138
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Administrative Assistant (Forensic Medicine)

Job Purpose

To provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the staff within the Forensic Medicine department and to ensure fulfillment of the Crown Office Contract and other activities.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Audio typing of Post Mortem reports to be submitted to Procurator Fiscals, update and finalise these reports for completion against a pre-set time constraint to ensure that the criteria within the Crown Office Contract is adhered to on behalf of the University.

  • To carry out a range of secretarial and administrative duties including communicating effectively and efficiently with staff, students, visitors, external agencies and members of the public and assisting with general enquiries.

  • Maintain the filing and scanning of Post Mortem paperwork ensuring that all information with relation to cases is entered and updated on the bespoke database accurately.

  • Respond to enquiries (telephone, email and face to face) using initiative and judgement to resolve problems ensuring an efficient service is provided.

  • Manage a busy mail box receiving and sending of secure emails to various agencies and internal staff.

  • Administering a large amount of electronic documents ensuring they are stored within the bespoke database and internal folder structure.

  • Responsible for handling of all paperwork and maintenance of information input and output in the department's database to ensure reliable and accurate data.

  • Responsible for handling and processing reports for pathology cases and the distribution of these ensuring that target deadlines are met following stringent procedures for ensuring their accuracy and confidentiality.

  • To provide cover in the absence of colleagues as and when required and any other duties that may be assigned to ensure the smooth running of the office.

  • Responsible for writing and updating annually a number of administration procedures ensuring they are completed within timescales

  • Responsible for ensuring office machinery and consumables are suitably available and in working order.

  • Diary management and clerical support for meetings, occasional attendance at meetings and taking minutes.

  • To purchase goods using the University procurement system (Agresso) and the reconciliation of all corresponding paperwork.

  • Knowledge/Qualifications


    A1. Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in a similar role.

    Or: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 5 or 6 (National 5 or 6, Scottish Vocational qualification level 2 or 3) or equivalent, and experience of personal development in a similar role

    A2 Strong knowledge of and excellent skills in IT, including all Microsoft packages and databases

    A3 Knowledge of medical terminology


    B1 European Computer Driving Licence

    B2 Forensic service knowledge



    C1 Excellent audio transcribing and copy typing speeds and accuracy

    C2 Accurate keyboard skills

    C3 Excellent secretarial and administrative skills

    C4 Ability to demonstrate the competencies required to undertake the duties associated with this level of post having acquired the necessary knowledge and skills in a similar secretarial or administrative role.

    C5 An awareness of the issues around confidentiality and dealing with sensitive material

    C6 Ability to multi-task and maintain excellent attention to detail, e.g. speed, accuracy and precision in all areas including data entry

    C7 Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise a demanding workload

    C8 Ability to use own initiative, work independently and as part of a team being pro-active in resolving issues with minimum supervision

    C9 Courteous and efficient telephone manner and ability to communicate effectively and personably with staff and external contacts


    D1 The ability to use AGRESSO back office and web requisitioning system



    E1 Experience of working in a medical or legal establishment with knowledge of medical terminology

    E2 Experience in a role that requires attention to detail and an awareness of the importance of accuracy

    E3 Significant experience of planning and organising own workload effectively to meet tight deadlines.

    E4 Experience of working in an establishment with time constraints and deadlines

    E5 Experience of working with bespoke software packages and databases

    E6 Experience of operating an electronic dictation system and accuracy in transcription thereof


    F1 Purchasing/financial experience

    F2 Experience of working in a higher education institution with knowledge of policies and procedures F3 Experience of minute taking

    Please note:

  • as part of your application you MUST address, and demonstrate in writing how you meet EACH of the Essential/Desirable criteria listing each eg A1, A2 etc. If you do not address each criteria point by point your application will not be considered.
  • as part of the interview process you will be required to perform an audio typing test for speed and accuracy.
  • Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be Grade 4, £22,681 - £25,138 per annum.

    This post is full time, and has funding for 6 months in the first instance.

    Please Note: If you are a current employee of the University of Glasgow, please be advised that the University would consider an internal secondment opportunity for this post. University of Glasgow applicants should seek clearance for release for internal secondment from their line manager before making a formal application

    As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

    As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

    1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

    2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

    3 A flexible approach to working.

    4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

    We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

    We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

    We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

    Vacancy Ref : 145808 Close Date : 20-May-2024 23:45

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