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Woodburn Primary School 5 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£22,748 - £23,650 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
27.5 hours per week

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The advertised role is to work within the Woodburn School office as part of a team of four.

Woodburn Primary School and ELC serves the Woodburn area of Dalkeith. Our school building opened in 2009 within the Dalkeith Campus. We are a growing community due to new housing developments and our school roll is projected to increase further.

Woodburn Primary School and ELC is committed to providing a safe, nurturing and supportive learning environment for all. As an inclusive school we believe in and promote the values of respect, nurture, trust and equality. We place our learners at the centre and strive to ensure that all children achieve their highest potential.Woodburn ELC currently operates a blended model with Vogrie Outdoor ELC.

Our school has two wings. The first wing comprises of our School Office, ELC, service rooms, dining and activity halls. Our second wing has our classrooms and is split into three sections with all classrooms opening out onto the atria. In addition we have an Expressive Arts Hall, Library and ICT suite. The school has multi sport facilities including basketball, badminton and athletics. We benefit from a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) used by our children for P.E and for recreation. Members of our community make use of the school’s facilities.

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. 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. Demonstrable competency in keyboard and clerical skills; SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative.

Experience in a similar office environment, with a working knowledge of modern office equipment would be desirable.

CLOSING DATE - 24 October 2023 

INTERVIEW DATE - Week Commencing 31 October 2023 

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Office Support Assistant

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships

Location: Woodburn Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent 

Hours of Work: 27.5 

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday, 09:30am – 16:00pm & Friday, 09:30 – 13:00 

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 27.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £14,985.26 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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