Learning Assistant ASN

Vacancy posted: Friday, 23 September 2016

Salary: 18,972 - 19,817
Location: Mayfield (Midlothian)

Closing date: 05 October 2016
Job ref. no.: MID01314

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St. Luke's Primary School is highly regarded in our local community for our excellent school ethos. Including all children and families in our school community and celebrating religion and cultural diversity are an integral part of school life within a climate of support and challenge.

As a school community we have high expectations for all of our children. In our local and wider community our high standards for pupil behaviour and our commitment to pupil presentation, attitude and manners are recognised and commented on favourably.

As a school we create environments foreducation for all of our learners, but also for our pupils to develop resilience, respect and positive attitudes towards themselves and their peers. Pupils are encouraged to become actively involved in theireducation and to use themistakes they make as a positive experience toimprovetheir development.

We are looking for a caring and adaptable individual to join our excellentteam. You will be able to work closely with other members of staff in providing high quality learning experiences and interactions for pupils within our school. You will be conscientious and have an ability to respond decisively to various situations within our school setting. You will be a valued member of our school team in taking learning forward.

Evidence of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses eg first aid, calm techniques etc.

If the post is within a Nursery Environment then the Jobholder must be registered with or obtain membership with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment. In order to register you must currently hold the relevant qualifications or be willing to work towards attaining these qualifications within the first year of registration. For further information about the qualifications recognised by SSSC for registration in a Support Worker role, please see www.sssc.uk.com

Vacancy Information

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN

Position Number: SPSL360

Directorate: Education, Communities & Economy

Location: St Lukes Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 27 Hours 30 minutes per Week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 08:30 – 15:30
Friday: 08:30 – 12:30

Weeks per year: 39

Closing Date: Wednesday 05 October 2016

Interview Date: Thursday 13 October 2016

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 27.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £12,443.70 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 www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

Please find attached New Terms and Conditions that take affect on 1st October 2016.

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About Midlothian Council

Less than 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and with a population of around 80,000 people, Midlothian is a county of contrasts - steeped in history with its diverse historical buildings and picturesque mining villages, yet attracting new developments, both residential and commercial.

As you would expect from the largest employer in Midlothian, employing c 4000 employees, we have an excellent range of career paths. Working for Midlothian Council offers you the opportunity to play a part in making a real difference to the people who live and work in Midlothian, contributing to the development of the local community whilst working in a dynamic and flexible environment.

We are a forward looking organisation, committed to improving the services we deliver, while putting the customer at the centre of what we do. The Council serves a population of 79,710 over a geographical area of 35, 527 hectares.

As an employer we recognise that our most valuable assets are our people and we strive to be an employer of choice by providing a range of benefits to recruit the best people and retain them.

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