Pupil Support Officer - Carrick Knowe Primary School - EDN27883


Pupil Support Officer - Carrick Knowe Primary School - EDN27883

£20,001 - £30,000

CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL, Carrick Knowe, City of Edinburgh

  • Part time
  • Temporary

Posted 1 week ago, 5 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 19-06-2024 (In 3 days)

job Ref: EDN27883

Full Job Description

Job Description

Children, Education and Justice Services

Pupil Support Officer - Fixed term until 26/6/2025
Carrick Knowe Primary School

Salary: £26, 788 - £30, 751 per year (pro rata for part time and sessional)
Hours: 18 per week, 39 weeks sessional

Mon – Thu 11am - 3.30pm


We are looking for a committed, passionate and inspiring member to join our team as a Pupil Support Officer (PSO) focussing on Nurture within our school. Are you kind, patient, caring and passionate about making a positive difference? Are you skilled in helping support children and young people disengaged from learning or who are experiencing difficulties in their lives? Do children respond well to your support? Your role will be crucial in supporting learning through a nurturing approach. This is a new and exciting opportunity to work as part of the Carrick Knowe team. The successful candidate will have experience working with children in a similar role . They need to be creative, well organised, effective communicators who are passionate about supporting children effectively. This role will involve supporting individuals and groups of children using nurturing approaches to engage them in learning and raise attainment.

Those who can demonstrate their experience working with children and their families are encouraged to apply. This could be an ideal secondment opportunity for Experienced PSAs or existing PSOs

***Please seek approval of your line manager/Head Teacher prior to applying***

This post is regulated work with children and/or protected adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. An unconditional offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

As part of our goal to improve our organisational culture and create a great place to work together for the people of Edinburgh, we want to make sure that we’re bringing the best people into our roles, not just in their skills and experience but also in their approach to work.

To help achieve this, we’re changing the way we interview and assess candidates by moving from a competency-based interview approach to a behavioural and technical (skills for the job) based approach. This new way of interviewing will allow us to assess how you think and how you would bring Our Behaviours of Respect, Integrity and Flexibility into your ways of working.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

You can find out more on Our Behaviours web page Our Behaviours – The City of Edinburgh Council

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.

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