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Quartermile - Office Administrator

A vacancy has arisen for a full time Office Administrator to join the team at the Quartermile development in Edinburgh.

The role will include but not be limited to:
• Answer the telephone and direct calls as appropriate
• Greet visitors and ensure they have signed in, in line with Office procedures
• Open and distribute incoming mail
• Franking of external mail and ensuring the franking machine is in credit
• Manage the meeting room bookings
• Provide catering for meetings when required
• Monitor stationary levels
• Keep reception and meeting rooms tidy
• Printing, copying and scanning of documents
• Assist with other departments as and when required

Personal attributes:
• Good communication skills
• Good organisational skills
• Enthusiastic individual
• A knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word and Excel

No experience is required as training will be given to the right candidate.

To find out more information or to apply please send your CV to Fiona McKendrick, Office Manager at fiona.mckendrick@qm…

Me and My Career 1 - Emma Crawshaw

This is the first in a series of posts which will introduce us to members of the school community, tell us about the jobs they do and how they got there.  First up is Emma Crawshaw, CEO at Crew.

What is your job and what do you most enjoy about it?
I work for Crew, a national charity based in Edinburgh seeking to reduce harm from psycho-stimulant drugs as their CEO.  I’m responsible for leading the team, developing our strategy, generating income and maintaining good communication between the organisation as a whole and our Board of Directors, volunteers who govern the charity.
I love the variety of work we do at Crew: our Drop-in on Cockburn Street open 6 days a week, offering advice, information, C:card and 1-2-1 support for young people aged 12-25offering welfare and information to people at music festivals in Scotland and beyond counselling for people who want to address drug use training for professionals.  I also love working with a really talented, knowledgeable, …

Career Education Standard - 5

I can follow rules and routines and explain why they are important

Think about the rules and routines we have at school.  Have a chat with someone who already has a job.  What rules and routines do they have to follow?

If you have a part-time job, think about which rules are the same and which different compared to school.


Medlink offers a range of workshops and conferences for students considering a future in medicine or veterinary medicine.  Information is available in the school careers library or at

Speech & Language Therapy


Career Education Standard - 4

I can role play different job roles

When you were younger, what jobs did you pretend to do?

What experiences do you have now which might hep you choose a career?  Do you have a part-time job?  Think of the different roles you might have in any clubs or activities you take part in or in school.  These are all ways of discovering talents and developing skills and personal qualities.

Career Education Standard - 3

I believe I can do any job

Use your Career Management Skills to help you achieve your dream.

Self:  What would you love to do when you leave school?

Strengths:  What talents, skills and personal qualities do you have which could help you achieve this?  How could you develop any you feel you are missing at the moment?

Horizons:  What training and learning do you need to allow you to pursue your dream?  If you are not sure, speak to the Careers Adviser or your Guidance Teacher or look for information on

Networks:  Who can help you?  Think about all your possible contacts in school and in the wider community.

Staged for Life

Staged for Life is funded by the Big Lottery and provides free training courses for 16-24 year olds to learn skills in operating sound and lighting equipment for live events.  Courses are run by industry professionals and accredited through Edinburgh College.

Those who complete the course are offered supported work placements at various Edinburgh Fringe Festival venues, in order to gain meaningful industry experience. 

The deadline for applications for the next course is 20th June.  The course will be held in an Edinburgh city centre theatre from 10th to 21st July.  Apply by sending a CV and cover letter to

Further details are available at

St George's University, Grenada