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Liberton High School 328 Gilmerton Road Edinburgh, EH17 7PT
£23,651 - £23,857 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Role: School Support Assistant ( Attendance) 
Liberton High School

Salary: £23,651 - £23,857 per year (pro rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 27.30 per week, 39 Weeks sessional

Liberton High School is a non-denominational secondary school with roll of approximately 900 pupils, working in partnership with our associated primaries of Craigour Park, Gilmerton, Liberton and Prestonfield to serve our local community in South East Edinburgh.

We have a rising roll which is projected to peak at approximately 1100 within the next four years. We are excited to be moving into a new, purpose-built Community Campus, which is due to be completed in February 2026. The leadership team comprises of the Head Teacher, three Depute Head Teachers, and a Business Manager. We have a complement of 65 teaching staff and 26 support staff.

Liberton High School is a place where everyone matters and our dedicated staff are committed to supporting our young people to achieve their potential. As part of our focus on promoting positive school attendance for all, we have identified an opportunity to appoint a School Support Assistant to undertake the important role of tracking and monitoring attendance, and communicating with colleagues and families to maximise attendance.

Duties will include ensuring that all class registers are completed accurately and that anomalies are followed up on in a timely manner with colleagues and with families. The successful candidate will also work closely with our Pupil Support Officer (Attendance) and with our wider Pupil Support Team.

We require an enthusiastic, driven and organised person who has the ability to work efficiently within daily timelines to ensure that all attendance information is accurate.

The successful candidate will be competent in the use of ICT.

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.

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

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