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Aberdeen City Music School Halls of Residence Aberdeen, AB21 9YA
£13.27 - £14.65 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
25 hours per week

Job Description

"Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for".

Location: Aberdeen City Music School Hall of Residence

Duration: Permanent, Part Time - 25 hours per week

ACMS Boarding is a home-from-home for musically gifted young people aged 11-18 from all over Scotland and the Isles. This post offers an incredible opportunity for someone wishing to work in a caring environment, with a dedicated team who have the welfare of the child at the core of their practice

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team and take responsibility for the delivery of high quality care to the young people who board (term-time) at Aberdeen City Music School Hall of Residence. To provide a safe, consistent and caring environment that encourages and nurtures young people to develop positively and achieve their full potential


  • SSSC/GTC Registration or willing to become a member
  • SVQ Level 3 (Children and Young People) and HNC in Social Care. Alternatively you may have a social work or equivalent registerable qualification (See SSSC website)
  • Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)


  • The ability to make decisions and take responsibility for own practice, seeking advice and support as necessary
  • Good practice; recognising support needs, promoting dignity and respect and  exhibiting unconditional positive regard
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with young people, their families and other stakeholders
  • The ability to advocate on behalf of young people by ensuring that their views are taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected
  • The ability to produce high quality written records and reports
  • Good ICT skills 

The Individual

Please see Job Profile for further details

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer. If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold.png
  • Equally Safe at Work - Bronze
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged