Admissions Assistant

Full Time; Permanent; Year Round Post
£18,997 – £21,532 DOE

We are seeking to recruit a hardworking and enthusiastic assistant within the Admissions Team at George Heriot’s School.

Reporting to the Admissions Manager, the Admissions Assistant is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations and activities of the Admissions Team, processing paperwork, speaking with prospective parents, chasing reports and uploading data.

The Admissions Team plays a vital and rewarding role in the School as it is the first point of contact for enquires about pupil entry to Heriot’s. It handles all documentation through the entry process, from first enquiry and receipt of applications, through assessment preparation and oversight, to the pupil’s final placement on the school roll.

Hours of work:  37 hours a week; Monday to Friday, between the hours of 8am – 5pm as agreed.

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

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 2019 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
  • Family friendly policies
  • Annual review and opportunities for training and continued professional development
  • Travel to work schemes
  • School Fee Remission (non-contractual benefit)
  • 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 Noon on Monday 15 August 2022

(Please note interviews will be held week beginning 22 August 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