Administrative Assistant

Full Time, Term Time Only (+1 week), Permanent Position

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated, organised and hard-working administrator to deliver a variety of administration tasks, as part of our busy school team.

Our office team are situated within the Main Reception area at the heart of the school campus and, as such, serve as a central point of reference and contact for pupils, parents, staff and visitors to the school.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with great administration skills to gain a wide variety of experience in a varied and challenging role.

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

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week between the hours of 8am and 5pm as arranged.  This is a Term-Time only position plus one additional week to be worked at the end the Summer Holidays – total of 40 weeks per annum.

Salary:  The FTE salary for the position is £21,258 – £23,751.  The actual salary for the post, when pro-rated for part time, term time only hours is £18,680 – £20,861 per annum.

The position will commence as soon as possible.

Working for Heriot’s

When you join the team at Heriot’s, you become part of our community, where the contribution of every individual is important and valued.  The Heriot’s motto, to “distribute chearfullie”, is at the heart of school – distributing of kindness, of support and of generosity remains as live today as it was in 1628 when George Heriot founded the school.

Our most recent staff survey reported that 97% of employees at Heriot’s feel motivated and happy to work here and we aim to provide a friendly, welcoming and supportive environment for all of our people.  This aim is reflected in the package we offer which, for Support Staff, in addition to basic salary, includes:

  • Enhanced holiday allowance (37 days minimum)
  • Generous pension scheme (up to 11% employer contribution)
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity and paternity pay
  • Family friendly policies (Including Personal Emergency Leave Days)
  • Annual review and opportunities for training and continued professional development
  • Travel to work schemes
  • School Fee Remission (non-contractual benefit
  • Employee Assistance programme, including 24/7 counselling helpline and high street, supermarket and general retail discounts
  • Opportunities for involvement in the wider school community

We aim to attract and retain a diverse group of talented people, who are committed to upholding the school’s ethos. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

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

By email:

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 30th November 2022

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.

Please note that parking is not available on our campus

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