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  • Ref no: EDN14392
  • Published: 21/11/2020
  • Closes: 28/11/2020
  • Location: Firrhill High School, 9 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1DP
  • Salary: £16,775.00 - £18,860.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Communities and Families

School Support Assistant 
Firrhill High School

Salary  £16,775 - £18,860 (pro rata for part time and sessional) plus living wage allowance if applicable
Hours: 30 per week, 39 weeks per year

Firrhill High School serves the area of South West Edinburgh. In partnership with our five associated primary schools Bonaly, Colinton, Pentland, Longstone and Oxgangs, we strive to “Provide learning opportunities of the highest quality.” Our school values are founded on respect for self and others, tolerance and support.

We are one of the largest schools in Edinburgh with a roll of over 1200 pupils and 140 staff. This provides us with the opportunity to provide a wide range of curricular, interdisciplinary and extracurricular activities that meet the needs of all of our pupils. We also provide opportunities for personal achievement and support pupils to develop skills for learning, work and life.

The post will be primarily for first aid/welfare and admin responsibilities related to pupil support.  

The work of the school is supported by an active Parent Council and Parent Teachers Association.

Further information on the school can be found at

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.

The City of Edinburgh Council applies a Living Wage allowance to ensure that all employees earn at least £9.34 per hour. Successful applicants will be paid the hourly rate for the role, plus the allowance, in order to bring their earnings to £9.34 per hour.

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