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Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans, EH32 9QJ
£22,665 - £24,545 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
20 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).  Part-time hours / sessional posts will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay:  £12.42-£13.45

Temporary until 28th June 2023
This is a 38-week sessional post i.e., working hours will be during school term time only
Days and hours of work:
Negotiable within school hours
To start asap.

Preston Lodge High School is a non-denominational secondary school serving the communities of Cockenzie, Port Seton, Longniddry and Prestonpans.  Our roll is currently 943, and the school is easily commutable from Edinburgh.  The strengths of our school are:

  • The high morale and positive ethos of the school community
  • The contributions of young people to improvements
  • The work of staff across the school in supporting young people’s learning

Our motivated staff, students, parents, carers and the community we serve have worked hard to further improve all aspects of our school.

Our work is now focused on continuously improving our approach to classroom practice, in order to develop student and staff learning, improve attainment and close the equity gap.  Our staff and students work together to develop an understanding of not just what key skills should be learned by students, but how they should be learned and why they are important.

Our new curriculum fully meets the expectations of Curriculum for Excellence, and we are increasingly exploring alternative awards for young people.  For example, we are one a big user of the Open Universities Young Applicants in Scottish Schools scheme and have an increasing number of students participating in Youth Achievement Awards.

Our auxiliary team is a key part of our school culture, working in partnership with teaching staff and students. We are looking for a highly motivated, open minded and friendly person to join us and to help us secure positive futures for our young people. This post involves personal care for young people, and further details around this can be discussed at interview.

This is an exciting time for Preston Lodge High School, and the community it serves. Further details about the school can be found on our website at

Gavin Clark

Headteacher, Preston Lodge High School, Park View, Prestonpans 

Job Details

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional support needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Good standard of general education
Experience of working with or caring for children with additional support needs

Nursery Only: SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups are required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

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East Lothian Council Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here:

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