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Sighthill Primary School 1 Calder Park Edinburgh, EH11 4NF
£23,651 - £23,857 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
24 hours per week

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

School Support Assistant
Sighthill Primary School

Salary: £23,651 - £23,857 (pro-rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 24 per week, 39 weeks sessional

Sighthill Primary School serves the Westerhailes and Calder communities. The school is organised into 10 classes from P1-7 and has a nursery with capacity for 70 children.

The school leadership team consists of a Head Teacher, Depute Head Teacher, Principal Teacher and Business Manager. There are 14 class teachers ably supported by a School Administrator and Pupil Support Officers and Pupil Support Assistants.

The school requires an enthusiastic friendly School Support Assistant. Duties will include supporting the administrator with tasks such as registration, communication, resource ordering and resource management. They will also take a lead role in running the school breakfast club providing a healthy positive start to children. We require a caring, driven and organised person who has the ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and priorities of the school. The successful candidate will be competent in using digital technology. Sighthill primary school is situated in an area of multiple deprivation and many of our families face tough realities. We do not judge and strive to improve the outcomes for all.

Working hours for this position will be Monday to Thursday 0800 – 1300 and Friday 0800 – 1200.

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.

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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