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Oakbank Primary School, Viewlands Road West, Perth, PH1 1NA
£7,900 - £8,375 per year
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Part Time
16 hours per week

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Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC07829
£7,900 - £8,375 (16 Hours per week, Whole Year working)
Oakbank Primary School, Perth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Play Assistant to join us on a part time, permanent basis, 16 hours a week. 

As a Play Assistant you will work as part of the nursery team at Oakbank Primary School.

We are looking for an individual who has a genuine interest and commitment to working with children in a professional capacity within early learning or a childcare environment.

The role is child focused which requires sensitivity, patience and compassion along with a welcoming approach to generate a feeling of trust and safety for children and their family / carers.  A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

As a Play Assistant you will need to demonstrate a commitment to achieving the required qualification within the timescales set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).  You will be supported to access the appropriate qualification.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to enter into the profession and if they wish to progress their career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a qualification.

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the provision of high quality play and lunchtime experiences within Early Learning and Childcare.  This will involve contributing to the development, planning and implementation of appropriate experiences within a play/care curriculum before, during and after lunch time.  

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership. 

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

The Individual

We are looking for a positive, motivated individual who is comfortable working with children and adults.

Ideally you will have worked with children before.

You will need to be flexible and proactive in the nursery environment to meet everyday challenges. 

Keeping the children safe and happy is the main priority. 

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Head Teacher Paula Morrison at

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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