Enhanced Pupil Support Assistant

Part Time; One year FTC; Term Time Only
£23,457 (FTE) – Pay Award Pending

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Support Assistant to join our Junior School team in this newly created role from January to December 2023.

The Enhanced Junior School Support Assistant will work alongside our excellent and dedicated team of Junior School Support Assistants to provide essential support to our teaching staff within our classroom settings and in general throughout the Junior School.  The postholder will also have specific responsibility for working with Deputes and Teachers to provide tailored support to individual pupils with specific social, emotional and communication needs both within and outside the classroom setting.

Further details about the position are available in the Job Spec.

Hours of Work:  16 hours and 25 mins per week; Mondays and Tuesdays from 8am to 3:30pm and Fridays from 9am to 12:45pm.  This is a Term Time only position, working 39 weeks per year.

Salary:  The salary for the position is £23,457 FTE with a pay award pending.   Actual salary, when pro-rated for part time, term time only hours is £8,824 per annum.

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 with 5% employee 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:        jobs@george-heriots.com

Closing date for applications is Noon on Wednesday 30 November 2022 with interviews held as soon as possible thereafter

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.

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