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Broughton High School 29 East Fettes Avenue Edinburgh, EH4 1EG
£26,788 - £30,751 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Pupil Support Officer - Enhanced Resource Provision.
Broughton High School

Salary: £26,788 - £30,751 per year (pro rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 27.5 per week, 39 weeks sessional

Working Pattern: Monday to Thursday 08:30 – 15:30 (1 hour unpaid break), Friday 08:30 – 12:15 (15 minutes unpaid break)

We are looking for conscientious, committed candidates with excellent inter-personal and communication skills. You will be working as part of a team and there will be many training opportunities to support you in working with our children and young people. Previous experience of working in a school would be desirable.

Pupil Support Officers play a key role in supporting the assessment, planning and direct support of children:

  • Promote better relationships, better learning and better behaviour through liaising and promoting understanding between school, children, young people and families.
    • Support the development of positive relationships and emotional wellbeing of children and young people using evidence based interventions with individual learners and groups
    • Build links with families to promote participation in their children’s learning and remove barriers to their and their children’s involvement in school life
    • Effectively link families with, and support their attendance at, local authority evidence based parenting groups
    • Make links with relevant organisations in the community to develop networks of support and opportunity to complement school-based and partner services and agencies support.

Note - Please read the sessional working information attached to this advert. This explains how salaries are calculated for sessional (term time) and part time posts.

PSOs do not work during the 12 weeks of school holidays, however total salary is paid in 12 equal monthly payments, over the year.

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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