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  • Ref no: SIC04376
  • Published: 1/9/2020
  • Closes: 17/9/2020
  • Location: Whalsay School, Symbister, Whalsay, Shetland, ZE2 9AQ
  • Rate: £18.07 - £26.53 per hour
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 15.4 hours per week

This position has expired.

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Whalsay School is a non-denominational school located in Symbister, Whalsay. It provides nursery, primary and secondary education up to S4 for children from the whole island of Whalsay. The structure of the school is 2 nursery classes, 5 composite primary classes and S1-4 secondary classes. There is currently a total of 165 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and 1 Depute Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 22 teachers assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. The current Head Teacher is Mr Garry Spence.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.3587 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 15.4 Hours per Week
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) prior to starting in post
  • We would welcome applications from flexible route probationers
  • A relocation package does apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland 
  • We are happy to talk flexible working
  • FTE of post:  0.44
  • Sector/subject specialism:  Early Learning & Childcare
  • Qualification requirement:  relevant teaching qualification
  • Class information, age range:  Early Learning & Childcare

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Whalsay School, Whalsay, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Garry Spence, Head Teacher, on 01595 743800, or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.


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