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Rattray Primary School Rattray Blairgowrie, PH10 7DG
£17,373 - £18,358 per year
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Part Time
30 hours per week

Job Description

Pupil Care and Welfare Officer (Fixed Term until 4 April 2025) - PKC11611
£17,373 - £18,358 (30 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Rattray Primary School

We are looking for a Pupil Care & Welfare Officer to join us at Rattray Primary School.

As our Pupil Care & Welfare Officer you will:

• Develop positive relationships with children whilst promoting our ethos and values.

• Encourage respect for the school environment.

• Help to maintain the safety of pupils arriving/leaving school and during interval and lunchtime.

• Help to maintain the safe behaviour of pupils in teaching and non-teaching areas of school.

• Improve attendance and late coming by monitoring attendance data and patterns, liaising with pupils and parents as appropriate. You will also undertake associated administrative duties with this task.

• Be the first point of contact for pupils on routine issues.

• Liaise with and relay messages to the school leadership team and other school staff.

• Make contact with parents on routine matters.

• Carry out early identification and de-escalating of potential situations which may lead to challenging behaviour.

• Encourage respect for the school environment

• Undertake any other duties or associated admin that will support the wellbeing of young people as directed by the school leadership team.


Knowledge & Experience 

•    You must have experience of working with people.
•    Ideally you will have experience of working in a health and safety environment.
•    There are no formal qualifications required for this post however ideally you will have evidence of educational qualifications gained.
•    You must have the ability to handle issues with tact and sensitivity.
•    You must be tolerant.
•    You must have the ability to organise agreed priorities. 

Customer Care

•    You must be able to demonstrate that you can both work individually and as a member of a team. 

Health & Safety

•    You must be able to attend on a regular basis and cope with the demands of the job. 

Equality & Dignity at Work

•    You must be able to treat pupils, colleagues, parents and the community in accordance with the Council’s policies on equalities and dignity at work.


•    You must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•    You must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with colleagues and pupils.


•    Ideally you will be willing to be involved in school community life and whole school events/projects.

Achievement of Results

•    You must show a readiness to participate in self evaluation and Employee Review and Development (ERD) processes.
•    Ideally you will be willing to participate in ongoing training and development.

Team Working

•    You must demonstrate effective participation in a team situation.

Decision Making & Problem Solving

•    You must be alert and ready to respond to problems and ideally you will have problem solving skills. 

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Joanna Robertson, Head Teacher on 01250 871980 ar 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, 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
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Established
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