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Stoneyhill Primary School, Clayknowes Road, Musselburgh, EH21 6UL
£23,304 - £25,092 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
30 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: £12.77-£13.75 per hour

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Thursday 08.30-16.00, Friday 08.30-12.45
This is a 39 week sessional post i.e. working hours will be during school term time plus in-service days
To start asap

Interviews to be held on the 28th August.

An opportunity has arisen for a school Business Administrator to lead the administrative function at Stoneyhill Primary School which encompasses a wide variety of tasks and a high standard of customer service for all our school community and stakeholders. ; The role requires excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel to support the financial monitoring and reporting required to assist the Head Teacher to manage the school budget effectively.  Applications from experienced administrators who can demonstrate they are confident using spreadsheets to track financial transactions and with some HR or school experience would be welcomed.  If you are well organised and can multi-task whilst being able to organise others; feel you are capable of using your initiative under pressure to meet deadlines and can deal with people on all levels this varied role offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a small team and school community.

Stoneyhill Primary School was built in 1996 and is a non-denominational primary school situated at the west end of Musselburgh.  The school caters for children from ages 3 to 12.  At the time of writing, there are eight classes P1-P7 in school, with a total roll of 180.  The school nursery caters for 3 and 4 year olds and is using the 48 week model. 

Set within a pleasing landscaped area, the main school is of an extremely attractive, semi-open plan design.  Eight class bays open onto a central multi-purpose group activity area. An extension comprises of 4 closed classrooms, a purpose built nursery, Support for Learning room, resource room, offices, medical room and sports hall. The school is accessible to those with physical disabilities. The school also has a modern kitchen, which enables the pupils to have a packed lunch or a cafeteria hot meal of the day. 

There are attractive grounds around the school with a garden.

Closed circuit television and an effective intruder alarm system protect the school.

Job Details

To provide advanced administrative support within the school as advertised.

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.

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Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC/SVQ3 in Administration or Information Management or equivalent and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

PVG Information
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 will be 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.

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.

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