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The Lasswade Centre (Education) The Lasswade Centre Eskdale Drive, EH19 2LA
£42,322 - £46,285 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy



  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject such as business, finance or human resources.
  • The post holder should bring experience of operating at a leadership and management level, such that they can make an immediate contribution to the Senior Leadership Team and positively impact on the effectiveness of the school's support services.
  • A high level of competency in communication, presentational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and practical facilitation skills.
  • Experience of budget responsibility and monitoring
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience in resource/project management


  • A professional qualification in management, business, human resources, finance or other relevant field.
  • Experience of working in a school environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of school governance and national education priorities.

Knowledge of business planning and performance management.

CLOSING DATE - Friday 9th June 2023

INTERVIEW DATE - week beginning 19th June 2023


Job Advert

Position Title: School Business Manager – Lasswade High School   

Directorate: Childlren, Young People and Partnership              

Location: Lasswade High School                               

Contract Status: Permanent        

Hours of Work: 36  

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday         

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £42,322.15 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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