Support Worker (Play) - Urafirth Primary School - SIC07322

Shetland Islands Council

Support Worker (Play) - Urafirth Primary School - SIC07322

£0 - £10,000

Shetland Islands Council, Assater, Shetland Islands

  • Part time
  • Permanent

Posted 1 week ago, 6 Jun | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: 19-06-2024 (In 2 days)

job Ref: SIC07322

Full Job Description

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The purpose of this post is to work effectively with the class teacher(s) to support play-based, child-centred pedagogy within primary. 

Urafirth Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Heylor. It provides nursery to P7 education for children from Eshaness, Hillswick, Urafirth, Heylor and Hamar. The structure of the school is 1 nursery class and 2 multi-composite primary classes. There is currently a total of 28 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by Wendy Fraser, who is a teaching Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 3 teachers (FTE) assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. Further information can be sought by e-mailing

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 F
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4202 per hour
  • 6 hours per week -  2.5 hours per week (permanent) and 3.5 hours per week (temporary until Summer 2025)
  • This post is 40.5 weeks per year plus 6.48 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays
  • 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
  • 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 Urafirth Primary School, Heylor, Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Wendy Fraser, Head Teacher on or e-mail

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

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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