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St Marys RC Primary School, Rosewell Road, Bonnyrigg, EH19 3HL
£21,208.00 - £22,128.00 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
24 hours per week

Job Description


Due to an increase in funding we are currently recruiting for 3 x 24 hour Learning Assistant ASN for St Mary’s RCPS in Bonnyrigg.

At St Mary’s, we aim to provide a happy, healthy, safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment, promoting respect and achievement for all and celebrating success.

• We put the children at the centre of everything we do,

• Have high aspirations and expectations of everyone

• Provide high quality leadership

• Provide innovative and inspiring learning opportunities

• Meet all learners’ needs

• Work in collaboration and partnership

• Work together to develop our children holistically within a culture and ethos of mutual trust and respect

We are particularly proud of the work being done in all classes to promote the 5Cs - Cooperation, Courtesy, Communication, Care and Concern. We have a hard working and dedicated team of staff who work together to provide an education which is both enjoyable and challenging and which meets the needs of all of our pupils. If you want to be a part of our team with the skills to help our children achieve their full potential, we look forward to receiving your application.


Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder should be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake additional training courses eg first aid, calm techniques etc.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 8th August

Interviews for these posts will be held on Tuesday 10th August


Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN X3

Position Number: Various

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: St Marys RC Primary School

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 30th June 2022

Hours of Work: 24

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday– Work pattern to be confirmed

Weeks per year: 39


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


Based on you working 24 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £12,139.48 per annum.



Regulated Work with Children 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, 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


The Individual

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. How to Apply Facilities for applying on-line are available at all public libraries in Midlothian. If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email  to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team, stating the post reference number


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