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Kings Park Primary School 20 Croft Street, EH22 3BA
£24,626 - £25,528 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
32 hours per week

Job Vacancy


King’s Park Primary School is a non-denominational school that was built in 1903 and serves the Dalkeith community. The school is built next to King’s Park and the children have access to this for leisure and to enrich their learning opportunities. The school has a roll of 493 children from P1- P7 and offers 94 full time ELC places. The roll is very diverse and includes pupils from all 10 SIMD data zones and this range is also reflected in each year group.

Our school consists of two buildings within the grounds. Our Lower building comprises of ELC-P4 learners, a combined library/ICT suite, a Support for Learning base and a dining hall. Our Upper building comprises of P4-7 learners, our School Office, a gym hall and Nurture Room. We have separate playground areas for P1&2, P3&4 and P5-7, P5-7 classes also have access to King’s Park to enrich learning.

Our school is part of the Dalkeith Learning Community and most of our P7 learners transition to Dalkeith High School with some moving on to Lasswade and Newbattle High School. We are strengthening our links with Dalkeith High school and have good links with the other primary schools in our learning community.  We have a number of children transitioning into P1 from a range of Partner Providers as well as our own ELC.

We have continued to focus upon developing effective partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community. We recognise the important role that parents and carers play in their child’s learning and development and we offer a range of opportunities for parents and carers to share in their child’s learning.

The post of Office Support Assistant involves working within a small team in our very busy school office. The role involves answering calls, helping customers at reception, filing, and supporting our children and families.

We are looking for a motivated enthusiastic person, who can work well within a team as well as working independently.

Evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills such as a minimum of three standard

grades level 3 passes or above to include Mathematics and English or equivalent is essential.

(SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative).  Some practical experience or

demonstration of competency in the use of word processing and standard PC software

packages is also essential.

Demonstrable competency in keyboard and clerical skills are also required; SVQ 2 or

equivalent is an acceptable alternative.

Experience in a similar office environment, with a working knowledge of modern office

equipment is desirable.

CLOSING DATE - 29th May 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - 6th June 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Office Support Assistant

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships

Working from Home: No

Location: Kings Park Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent 

Hours of Work: 32

Working Pattern: Mon-Thu 8:30-16:00 (30 min unpaid break) Fri 8:30-12:30

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 32 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £18,877.32 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.

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