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Rosehill High School Wallyford Learning Campus, EH21 8BF
£27,100 - £29,034 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Vacancy Information

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

Hourly rate of pay: £14.85 - £15.91

Temporary post until 31 March 2025.
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 - Friday
To start 12th August 2024.

East Lothian Council seek to appoint a positive, resilient and inclusive individual for the position of Pupil Support Worker, at Rosehill High School. The building opened for over 300 BGE pupils in August 2023, and is set to rapidly increase year on year, with a projected role of around 460 from August 2024. Our senior phase will also begin in August 2024.

The new secondary learning facility is designed to support creative approaches to learning, with a range of adaptive teaching spaces. Alongside up to date and digitally enabled classrooms, there is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) wing, a Learning Resource Centre, extensive facilities to support the arts, and a state of the art sport and leisure complex. Learning and teaching on the campus goes beyond the traditional classroom and encompasses outdoor learning and sustainability. The campus also includes a number of community and health spaces to support collaboration between a range of professionals and sectors.

Our Pupil Support Workers are an important and valued part of our integrated Pupil Support Team. They work particularly closely with our House Heads and Curriculum Leader for Support for Learning, as well as the wider teaching team.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they can:

  • Communicate clearly and kindly with young people to help reduce any barriers to presence, participation and achievement in school
  • Work as part of the team around children with a range of learning needs, building and maintaining strong relationships in the wider school community
  • Exhibit the interpersonal skills required to play a full part in safeguarding and nurturing young people, offering the right balance of challenge and support
  • Use their initiative and work responsively to meet the needs of the young people in their care
  • Commit to viewing themselves as a lifelong learning, seeking out and taking up opportunities to continually improve their practice

The successful candidate will be at the forefront of a growing school community and have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to young people’s lives. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a brand new place of learning, in which everyone can thrive.

Please Note: interviews for this post are expected to take place on Thursday 27th June.

Job Details

As part of the Pupil Support Team, provide support to secondary aged pupils (including Pupil Support Base) with a range of social emotional and behavioural difficulties in accordance with agreed aims, objectives and standards

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
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

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

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

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