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ASA Recruitment, Scotland’s leader in Hospitality Recruitment, is now offering fantastic opportunities for experienced Chefs to work in various hotels, restaurants, nursing homes and events venues in and around the Edinburgh area. Work immediately available.
The ideal candidate will have at least 6 months experience in high volume catering and will have a keen eye for detail.

Benefits Include:

• Holiday pay is accrued as you work and is in addition to your wages.
• Flexibility in working hours
• Immediate start
• Exposure to different environments with the opportunity to widen experience and skill levels

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, documented evidence will be required. Experience working a similar environment is desirable with all applicants being able to provide SVQ or City & Guilds 7061/2 and food Hygiene Certificate.

Pay £9.00-£14.00 per hour dependant on shift worked

Please apply by sending in your CV or call the hospitality team on 0131 226 6222

Posted: 06/10/2015
RefNo: 144729

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Our client based in Edinburgh is looking for an experienced GIS / Data Analyst to join their company on an initial contract of 6 months. There is possibility of extending the contract for a 1 - 2 year period. This is a really excellent opportunity for you to progress your career, working at a well-known company that values the input of it's workers.

The role:
- Sourcing, cleansing, storing and manipulating data files
- Preparation of data outputs to agreed standards for use in wider organisation
- Development of existing processes and procedures to improve data management processes
- Managing the risks associated with data management

The candidate must have excellent experience with spatial data management and analysis, as well as having advanced IT literacy:
- Solid technical understanding of GIS applications such as MapInfo, ArcGIS, QGIS, GoogleEarth
- Advanced use of Microsoft products such as MS Excel and MS Visio
- Use of scripting tools
- Working knowledge of programming languages such as SQL, Python, VBA, HTML

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this role, please apply today.

Posted: 06/10/2015
RefNo: 144732

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ASA are currently recruiting for a PMO Director to work in Glasgow on a 36month contract.

The PMO Director is required to provide the overall performance management and governance of the Programme ensuring integrity of all management processes and information and also lead and support the delivery of key projects that will contribute to the successful delivery of the Programme

Key Responsibilities:
- Supporting the Programme Director
- Working proactively across all the teams within the Programme to provide operational support
- Supporting the Programme Team in relation to procurement processes
- Supporting the Work Stream Leaders with provision of full support from the PMO
- Identifying project opportunities across the work streams to enhance delivery performance
- Driving forward project development work including any necessary research, feasibility or technical appraisals
- Working with Finance Lead to identify and manager programme budgets
- Providing assurance of the deployment reporting and Milestone Achievement underpinning the programme’s contractual milestone to cash process
- Overseeing the Change Management Process

Essential Criteria:
- Excellent programme management track record in an Infrastructure / ICT Major Programmes
- Comprehensive knowledge of Project tools and techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes and projects
- Experience of establishing and running a medium size Programme Management Office
- Experience of budget planning and forecasting
- Experience in preparing project initiation documents and business cases for funding and other resources
- Ability to work in a team environment and operate at the highest level with minimal supervision
- Flexible and adaptable - able to work effectively on a virtual basis as required

Posted: 05/10/2015
RefNo: 144720

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ASA recruitment are recruiting for a Head of Media and Communications to be based in Glasgow on a 36 month contract

As the Head of Media and Communications you will be responsible for;
- Writing and implementing communications strategy
- Creating a communication plan based on required activities and the strategy
- Managing the day to day internal and external communications of the programme
- Managing and reporting on communication progress and activity
- Undertaking the necessary monitoring and evaluation activities in order to determine the success or otherwise of communications strategy
- Working with internal external functions to ensure effective delivery of news and events
- Developing range of multi-media materials to support the project
- Developing and administering the necessary administrative systems for tracking all interactions with the press and members of the public

To be successful in this role you must;
- Have good people management and leadership skills
- Have strong relationship management skills with a clear ability to influence across teams and organisations
- Be educated to degree level or equivalent experience
- Have experience of working in a senior Media or PR role
- Have a proven track record of achievement in the field of Media

Posted: 05/10/2015
RefNo: 144722

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Cleaners Required for Hotels within the Edinburgh Area.

ASA are recruiting a team of cleaners to work within the Edinburgh Area.
The successful candidates must be honest and reliable with cleaning experience.

We are looking for people with a great positive attitude who enjoy working as part of a team or on their own initiative.

Posted: 05/10/2015
RefNo: 144723

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ASA are currently recruiting for a PMO Cluster Support Officer to work on a 36month contract in Glasgow

- Implement guidelines, procedures and templates to collect and maintain consistent data and provide ‘hands on’ support to the programme clusters
- Facilitate the updating of programme cluster plans and the programme roadmap, as required
- Monitor and track cross-cluster dependencies
- Implement agreed regular progress reporting mechanisms for all clusters and assist the PMO Manager in the preparation of monthly reports and board packs
- Maintain both electronic and hard copy configuration libraries, including ERDF documentation. Provide basic training to programme staff on configuration management techniques
- Maintain and update the risk, issue and change control processes and templates and assist team members in the delivery of the cluster processes
- Provide a programme co-ordination role across the programme clusters
- Provide an events management and logistics role, when required, for team members
- Attend and contribute to programme meetings
- Maintain business critical programme processes using Visio
- Update internal finance systems for some programme finances
- Update and maintain Umbraco to ensure the programme website remains current
- Provide technical database management support across clusters and functions

The PMO Cluster Support Officer will need to have proven current experience with a large organisation on complex projects/programmes, virtual programme trams and will require knowledge of project methodologies (ideally Prince 2) and possess the following key skills;
- Highly organised with excellent communication skills
- Hands on full project/programme lifecycle knowledge and experience
- High Attention to details
- Proactive with the ability to work to tight deadlines
- Ability to analyse and present information in various formats
- Good analytical and reporting skills
- Experience in participating at workshops to assist in data capture for required outputs
- Proficient in the use of MS Project and Umbraco
- Good Problem solving skills

Posted: 05/10/2015
RefNo: 144725

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Assistant Property Manager

An excellent permanent opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Property Manager to join a
small, fast paced team within a property firm in Edinburgh city centre.

Duties and responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

- First point of contact for clients and for taking calls
- Prepare the monthly commission for the contractors
- Take responsibility for the daily banking
- Organise monthly bookkeeping reports for accountants
- Prepare long and short-term agreements and invoices
- Taking photographs of flats for marketing and inventory purposes
- Process property safety certificates

Skills, experience and personal attributes of the ideal candidate include:

- Previous experience working within a client facing role

- Excellent level of IT and administration skills
- Clean driving licence
- Strong communication skills with a positive, friendly attitude
- Ability to multi-task
- Attention to detail is essential

If you believe you match the above criteria, please apply now to be considered.

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144698

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ASA are currently recruiting for a Senior Investment Executive to work on a 2 month contract based in Glasgow

The Senior Investment Executive will be required to create pro-forma templates for each of the companies within a Portfolio and input the information on each (including all investments made, details of the last funding round and financial information from the company’s annual and management accounts), ensuring the IMRS system is updated and responsible for producing reports for Senior Management.

Essential Experience/Skills:
- Financial Analysis
- Project Management experience
- Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144699

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Our client based in East Lothian is looking for a Architectural Technician to join their organisation on a contract that is due to run until June 2016.

The role:
- Contribute to the attainment of high corporate technical design and professional standards
- Ensure compliance with current legislation
- Contribute to the monitoring and control of project costs
- Ensure adherence to contract documentation

Skills / experience:
- Educated to HND / SVQ 4 level in relevant property or construction discipline
- Design and construction detailing skills
- Project Management and Contract Admin skills
- AutoCAD skills (demonstrated through portfolio)
- Competent user of NBS software
- Drivers license and use of a vehicle is essential

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144703

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ASA are recruiting for a Quantity Surveying Technician to work on a 3 month contract based in North Ayrshire

Key Responsibilities:
- Monitor profitability targets
- Undertake monthly analysis of profitability and investigate any anomalies
- Carry out weekly spot checks on operatives/individual profitability and complete checks
on all elements of jobs which have impact on accuracy of costs, charging and profitability,
eg. material use/waste
- Complete weekly, monthly and quarterly analysis to measure actual performance against
target performance
- Maintain and monitor an action plan to improve productivity with operational management
- Monitor website for potential tender enquiries, and bidding opportunities
- Prepare pricing estimates and quotations
- Contribute to the adaptation of schedule of rates and codes for use with new systems eg.
electronic work scheduling system.
- Undertake property surveys, reports and cost estimates for specific client purposes eg.
timber and dampness, fire damage, insurance assessment.
- Provide relevant coaching and training to operational workforce, supervisors and other
services on performance or survey related topics
- Assist in providing information on both contract and individual performance to ensure
required financial outputs achieved on all contracts.
- Provide investigative support to the business on contract and financial performance
issues, including liaison with workflow co-ordination, quality assurance and operational

Essential Skills/Experience
- HNC Construction Management (or equivalent in a relevant discipline)
- Experience of managing workload to tight timescales
- Experience or knowledge of estimating
- Experience of working with contractors
- Knowledge of Building Industry quality standards
- Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload
- Analytical skills
- Must hold a valid driver’s licence and have own transport (as some travel will be required)

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144704

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Our client based in Edinburgh is looking for a Software Project Manager to join their organisation on an initial contract of 3 months.

The role:
- Take responsibility for and drive success of a portfolio of projects through all stages of the software development process
- Reporting to project boards, you will implement project management approaches, prepare project documents, logs and quality plans
- Engage with internal and external stakeholders to gather and define requirements
- Managing small project teams
- Supplier management

Skills / experience:
- Leading and management of a portfolio of complex software projects
- Business analysis and requirement gathering from stakeholders
- Stakeholder engagement
- Supplier management
- Benefits realisation planning and tracking

You will require a Basic Disclosure for this role so please only apply if you hold a valid certificate from Disclosure Scotland or are willing to apply for one this week.

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this role, please apply today.

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144694

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Our client based in Edinburgh is looking for x2 Human Resource Officers to join their organisation. One role is a permanent position and the other a contract position that will run until July 2016.

The role:
- Provide HR support to operational managers on workplace employee relations
- Provide advice on and / or conduct investigations, disciplinary, grievance or complaint procedures
- Support operational management through the stages of absence management, enabling the improvement of attendance
- Involvement in recruitment and selection

Skills / experience:
- Significant experience at HR Officer / Advisor level
- Up to date and working knowledge of current employment legislation
- CIPD part qualified is essential
- Driving License is essential
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

If you meet the criteria and are interested in this role, please apply today.

Posted: 02/10/2015
RefNo: 144702

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Role: Administrator
Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £7.65

ASA Recruitment have two fantastic opportunities as two temporary Administrators are required for a client based in Aberdeen city centre. This role is ideal for those who have worked in an office based environment and are looking to get into a role with more administrative responsibilities. Some experience is essential.

Candidates who are interested should send updated CV's to or phone 01224 652600 for more information.

Posted: 01/10/2015
RefNo: 144684

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Assistant Sales Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and target driven sales person, to join a
vibrant, busy team working in retail for a well known furniture company in Edinburgh. This role
gives you the opportunity to be in charge of your earning potential.

Skills, experience and attributes of the ideal candidate:

* Excellent customer service
* Sales focused and happy working within a target driven environment
* Ability to build rapport quickly with strong communication skills
* Flexible on approach and able to work well in a team

If you believe you match the above criteria, please apply now to be considered.

Posted: 01/10/2015
RefNo: 144685

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ASA's client, a reputable legal firm are currently on the look out for a Legal Secretary/Filer to join their expanding team.

All candidates MUST have relevant work experience in a Law Practice

Salary: TBC

Key Responsibilities:
* Update/change client preferences on database systems
* Create and send out appropriate standard letters and forms.
* Set up new client records on company systems.
* Assist fee earners with emails.
* General Admin duties, filing, copying, room booking & reception cover.
* Generate basic client invoices and attend to payment of fees.
* Prepare and file applications, including the preparation and checking of all standard forms.
* Ensure any fees due on filing are correctly calculated and paid on time by checking output on company systems.
* Ensure all the currently available documents are filed with the correct systems.
* Obtain and file copies of priority documents, communicating with foreign associates and IP offices.
* Communicate with clients to ensure that required documents are executed by clients in a timely manner.
* Check info received and update database with changes.
* Monitor upcoming deadlines and liaise with attorneys.
* Check documents for errors and arrange corrections.

Key Skills:
* Excellent typing skills
* Experience monitoring emails and deadlines
* Good IT skills - Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
* Knowledge of Inprotech (desirable)
* Good level of both verbal & written English

If this role is of interest, please call Jan on 01224 652 600 or send CV to

Posted: 01/10/2015
RefNo: 144686

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