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St Ninians Episcopal Primary School 15 Dunkeld Road Perth, PH1 5RW
£8,769 - £9,185 per year
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Part Time
16 hours per week

Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC11466
£8,769 - £9,185 (16 Hours per week, Term-time only)
St Ninian's Episcopal Primary School Nursery, Perth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to join the friendly and ambitious team at St. Ninian's Episcopal Primary, ELC. 

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the planning and provision of high-quality play and lunchtime experiences within the nursery, helping to provide excellent care and a comprehensive range of appropriate, stimulating and creative learning activities for children aged 3 - 5. 

We are proud of our nurturing lunchtime and snack time experiences, which is a significant part of this role. As a Play Assistant, you will be responsible for the planning, preparation and implementation of mealtimes, ensuring high standards of food hygiene are met. 

This role is a permanent, term-time role. 


No entry qualifications are required, however you will be required and supported to work towards one of the qualifications below: 

- NC / HNC Early Education and Childcare. 

- SVQ Level 2 or / 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People). 

It is essential that you gain registration as a support worker with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 3 months of commencing employment and are responsible for maintaining annual membership. 

The Individual

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

The role is child-focussed which requires sensitivity, patience and compassion along with a welcoming approach aimed at generating a feeling of trust and safety for children and their parents/carers. 

A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential, along with important qualities such as kindness, sensitivity, nurture, respect and the ability to always maintain confidentiality. Having the ability to work in a team situation is essential. 

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Sarah Cowmeadow, Head Teacher on 01738 477587.

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, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

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.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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  • Young Persons Guarantee
  • Scottish Living Wage
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