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North Berwick High School Grange Road North Berwick, EH39 4QS
£22,428 - £23,924 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
25 hours per week

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week). Part-time hours will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay: 12.29 - £13.11
This is a 39 week sessional post i.e. working hours will be during school term time plus in-service days.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday & Tuesday, 08:00-13:00
Wednesday & Thursday, 08:00-13:15
Friday, 08:00-12:30
To start asap.

North Berwick High School is a secondary school in the beautiful coastal town of North Berwick, which received an excellent HMIE inspection report in June 2020. The current school roll is 1042. Expansion work to create more classrooms and improved facilities has recently been completed. Strong links have been developed with the local community and a broad range of extra curricular activities are on offer. The ethos of the school is underpinned by the NBHS values of curiosity, kindness, diligence and belonging. We aspire to excellence in learning and teaching and our school motto “Aim Higher” speaks to this ambition.

The post is within our science faculty, which includes classes in biology, chemistry and physics. There are 10 permanent teaching staff, 1 science technician and a laboratory assistant all managed by the Faculty Leader. In addition to the more generic S1 and S2 classes, each specific subject in the faculty is taught at S3, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels.

In addition to the tasks detailed in the job outline, the successful candidate will gain experience of the following:

  1. Assisting with the design and assembly of equipment and apparatus for use in experiments.
  2. Preparing laboratory standard solutions and mixtures for use in practical classes.
  3. Organising and maintaining science equipment and ensuring they are stored safely.
  4. Carrying out stock control in conjunction with the Science Technician.
  5. Preparing and filing paperwork for lessons at appropriate times throughout the academic year.

Job Details

To assist the Science Technician in preparing practical experiments and paperwork for the science classes. The job also involves cleaning and maintenance of equipment within the science department. The Jobholder is responsible for ensuring that equipment is available for use by teachers and students.

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’– 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
Educated to SVQ2, National Certificate, Higher or equivalent in a relevant discipline and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience working in a Laboratory environment.

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 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.

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.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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