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Administrative Assistant Vacancy (Temporary)

Hours Full Time (38+) 
Pay £11.00 per hour
Start Date October 2022
End Date 23 December 2022
Location The successful candidate will be working from our studio in Castlebrae Business Centre, Edinburgh


Silk Purse, Sow's Ear is an Edinburgh based independent jewellery studio, specialising in personalised designs.  We are looking for a temporary Assistant to join our team to help out with the busy Christmas period! 


Duties of this role will include processing orders and managing correspondence for a busy jewellery studio which specialises in personalised designs.  The successful applicant will be responsible for replying to customer emails and communicating with other members of the studio, as well as other administrative tasks.  All contact with customers will be solely email based, but it will be necessary to communicate closely with other members of the team regarding orders.

Person Specification:

We are looking for a friendly, conscientious and confident person who is organised, self-motivated, quick to learn and happy to work under their own initiative.

Other essential qualities are reliability and a very good standard of written English. This job involves primarily computer-based work and so experience and confidence in this area is essential.

The period of employment will be from late October until 23 December 2022, to provide support over the busy Christmas period. All training will be provided by the Studio Manager.

How to Apply:

If you wish to apply, please email your CV, with a covering note telling us a little more about yourself and your interest in this role, to

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 October 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 19th October 2022 – please do not apply unless you are available for interview on this date!

Please note that all candidates must be in possession of a UK bank account, and must be legally eligible to work in the U.K.