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Sciennes Primary School Sciennes Road Edinburgh, EH9 1LG
£24,064 - £26,468 per year
Contract Type:
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Part Time
12 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

School Administrator
Sciennes Primary School

Salary: £24,064 - £26,468 (pro rata for part-time and sessional)
Hours: 12 per week, 40 weeks sessional

Working Pattern: Monday and Tuesday.

Sciennes Primary is actively looking to recruit an organised and methodical Primary School Administrator to work collaboratively as a member of our established School Office team, and work alongside our existing School Administrators. In addition to ownership of administrative duties, the role also requires regular interaction with colleagues, pupils and parents both over the phone and in person, so strong interaction skills are required.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide and operate financial management, integrated management information and budgetary information systems and services for the school.
  • Manage and provide the delivery of a wide range of administrative, clerical, secretarial and general office support services.

Sciennes Primary School is one of the largest primary schools in Scotland, with over 600 pupils. The school enjoys extensive links with the cluster schools and the local, wider community. The Senior Leadership Team includes a Head Teacher, 3 Deputy Head Teachers, Principal Teacher and Business Manager.

We enjoy a successful partnership with our Parent Council which is open to all parents. The corridors and the classrooms offer a bright, attractive environment for our pupils.

In addition to a full complement of classrooms, the school is well provided with rooms for other specialist purposes including a swimming pool. There are currently separate rooms for music, science, support services such as Support for Learning and English as an Additional Language, a hall which is used for Physical Education and Assemblies, and a library.

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.

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.

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.

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

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