Senior Administrator


£28,702 - £31,541 – B1




Permanent – flexible working patterns are welcome


Around 37 hours per week Monday to Friday


Hamilton – hybrid working

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to recruit a Senior Administrator to join her team who are based in Hamilton.  This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a can-do approach, to work in a fast-paced environment within a growing progressive organisation.

The PIRC was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public. Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change.

As Senior Administrator, reporting to the Director of Operations, you will line manage Administrators who provide support to the Investigations and Reviews Departments of the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).  These departments are co-located in the same office premises, but undertake separate business functions in line with legislation. This role will encompass a wide variety of tasks which require proven administrative skills and experience, including leading and developing a team, database management, maintenance and production of statistical information, process improvement and other administrative functions, detailed in Section 4 below.

Successful candidates should have a good standard of general education (minimum SCQF level 6 or equivalent) including English, or equivalent relevant qualifications/proven experience in a similar role.  Candidates should also have at least 1 year’s recent experience of leading and managing a team, and minimum of 3 years’ experience in an administrative role.  They should also be able to evidence their abilities to meet the essential requirements for the post.

The PIRC offers excellent career prospects, competitive pension, benefits, and operates flexible working arrangements.

The successful candidate must undergo Non Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) and Security check (SC) clearance prior to appointment.

The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We, therefore, encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled.


Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that all assessment and interviews may be conducted in a virtual/remote setting. To facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual assessment/interview as well as a personal device of choice with access to Microsoft Teams by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

For information on this vacancy please contact the Human Resources Department at or call on 07342 080256.

How to Apply

The candidate Information Pack / Application Form is available below:

Information Pack

Application Form

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The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 26th March 2023.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Shortlisting will take place thereafter

Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Only completed application forms will be considered.

Please do not substitute your Curriculum Vitae for a completed form since this will not be considered. 

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