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Brae High School Brae, ZE2 9QJ
£14.23 - £14.38 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
14.16 hours per week

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The Play Support Worker will assist in the delivery of a quality childcare service that offers children care, play and learning opportunities in a safe and stimulating environment.

The Play Support Worker will support the Play Practitioner in ensuring a safe, hygienic and pleasant environment where mutual trust, respect, confidence and a caring ethos are evident in accordance with current legislation including the Roles and Responsibilities Framework of the Scottish Social Service Council for the Childcare Workforce.

Brae High School is a non-denominational school located in Brae. It provides early years, primary and secondary education up to S6 for children from the north mainland of Shetland.

The structure of the school is Early Years, P1-P7 which includes composites, and S1-6 classes. There is currently a total of 330 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and 2 Depute Head Teachers.

The current Head Teacher is Logan Nicolson. Further information can be found on the schools website at

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


Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is E
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4202 per hour
  • This is an annualised Permanent Part Time post. During the school term you will be working 13.75 hpw, and during the school holidays you will be working 33.75 hpw.
  • Working hours are as follows:

    Term Time
    Monday to Thursday: 15:00 – 17:45
    Friday: 13:45 – 16:30

    April (1 week) – Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 16:00
    Summer (4 weeks) – Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 16:00
    October (1 week) – Monday to Friday: 08:45 - 16:00

  • 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
  • The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of the agreed start date
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

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 Brae High School, Brae, Shetland

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Karis Morton Manager/Lead Practitioner, Brae High School - 01595 745322 or email:

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

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here



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