Junior School Support Assistant

Fixed Term Contract until June 2019
Full-time; Fixed term; Term Time Only

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and responsible Junior School Support Assistant to provide ancillary support for Teaching staff and pupils within our Junior School from August 2018 until June 2019.

The position is intended to provide the opportunity for an individual to gain experience of working with children in a formal setting. Interested candidates may therefore include (but is not exclusive to) those wishing to pursue a future career in teaching or childcare related discipline.

As the position involves working with children of nursery age we are ideally seeking candidates who are eligible for registration with the SSSC. However a willingness to undertake registration is essential, where registration is not currently held.

Hours: 8.00am - 3.30pm; Mondays to Fridays; Term time only.
35 hours per week

Salary: The basic rate of pay is £7.92 per hour. However, George Heriot's pays the Living Wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation. Therefore any employee receiving a basic pay rate of less than £8.75 per hour will receive a discretionary, non-contractual enhancement to the Living Wage level.

Full details about the role and requirements are contained within the Job Description link below.

How to Apply

Applicants are invited to submit a letter of application accompanied by their CV and the completed application form:

By Email: jobs@george-heriots.com

By Post: Head of Junior School
C/o The HR Manager
George Heriot's School
Lauriston Place

Closing Date for Applications is 12 noon on Friday 18th May 2018

Additional Information

Heriot's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and the successful candidates will be required to obtain membership of the PVG scheme.

George Heriot's Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

George Heriot's School is governed by George Heriot's Trust, Scottish Charity number SC011463

Link to Job Description (pdf)

Link to Application Form (word)

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