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Ref no:
WDN04606
Published:
25/1/2023
Closes:
8/2/2023
Location:
Lennox Primary School, Redburn, Bonhill, Alexandria, G83 9BP
Salary:
£23,285.72 - £25,183.62 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
Hours:
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

This is a fixed term post until 28/06/2024.

The salary will be pro-rata'd to the term-time hours worked.

Are you passionate about making a difference in children’s lives? Would you enjoy working in a supportive environment where you would be supporting West Dunbartonshire’s young people and their families on their learning journey?

West Dunbartonshire Council are delighted to offer opportunities for highly motivated, flexible individuals who have a passion for working and supporting children/young people and their families.

The successful candidates will offer flexible support in the role of Pupil and Family Support Worker. If you have experience of supporting children and have a good level of Admin/IT and Literacy/Numeracy skills, we want to hear from you.

In return you will receive relevant training and support from a committed team with access to a wide range of employee benefits including mental health and financial wellbeing supports including discounts to the national supermarkets and retailers as well as local retailers and schemes like our cycle to work scheme.

In addition, our employees enjoy generous annual leave entitlement and a fantastic pension scheme that significantly adds to the overall financial package on offer.

Whilst we do have some parameters that we need to work around, our Pupil & Family Support Workers are key to supporting transition times for children/families during and beyond the start/finish times of the school day.

Requirements

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.

Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.

Responsibilities

The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.

The Individual

WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:

• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support

Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.

For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:
http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/about…

More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link:
http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working-for-us/benef…