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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£34,056 - £37,024 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


As one of a team of Business Support Officers responsible for co-ordinating pre-school, primary and secondary school pupil placements, overseeing the administration of early learning and childcare provision, including priority 2 year olds, and co-ordinating staff planning for the Children, Young People and Partnerships Directorate, you will have a key role to play in supporting the provision of education in Midlothian.

You will have responsibility for ensuring that the council meets its legal obligations relating to a range of duties including administration of placements and appeals, and producing management information. You will respond to queries from parents, carers, schools and senior managers while adhering to Data Protection regulations.

You will report to the Principal Officer, Workforce, Policy and Pupil Placement.



It is essential that you hold a degree, HND or SVQ Level 4 and/or are able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.


Substantial relevant administrative experience, which includes working in a recognised position of responsibility, is essential. Experience of analysing complex information and working with the public, as well as computer skills, are also required. 

CLOSING DATE 3 January 2023

INTERVIEW DATE Week commencing 16 January 2023       



Job Advert

Position Title: Business Support Officer – Resources            

Position Number: New post

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships                    

Location: Hybrid with office location Fairfield House                                  

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern: Normal office hours     

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Council’s policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £34,056 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.