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Merkland School, Langmuir Road, Kirkintilloch, G66 2QF
£20,822.11 - £23,468.21 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
15 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Summary

Please note this post is temporary

Salary will be pro-rated for part-time and term-time hours.

We are looking for a temporary Office Admin Assistant to work alongside our existing staff team at an exciting time in Merkland’s development. There are a range of opportunities available and the successful applicant can expect to be based within Merkland school office but may also include working within Campsie View during transition of both school’s merger however, please note this may be subject to change throughout the session. Based at Merkland, you will provide administrative support within the school.  Duties will include supervision of clerical staff, word processing, tasks associated with the maintenance of all school records in relation to pupils and staff, telephone, reception and reprographics duties, distribution of school mail, dealing with pupil enquiries and attending to welfare needs of pupils.

You must have experience of working within an office environment and good IT skills are essential. You should be able to work as part of a team and enjoy a variety of tasks within your remit

Our shared aspiration for pupils.

In Merkland school we work as a multi-disciplinary team to ensure that ‘every young person is supported and nurtured to achieve their potential as a learner and as a unique individual by developing the capacities and skills necessary for them to lead fulfilling lives now and in the future’


School Code and Core Values.

We promote our School Code ‘to be the best we can ’ by working towards our core values of:

  • believing in ourselves and never giving up
  • getting involved and challenging ourselves
  • caring for ourselves and others


Description of Merkland School.

Merkland School is a non-denominational, co-educational special school offering provision for children and young people aged   5 -18 years. The school serves all of East Dunbartonshire Council. The school provides education for pupils with a very wide range of additional support needs most of whom experience an uneven development profile.

The school currently consists of a primary department, a secondary department and a pupil support base. There are currently 5 class groups in the primary department and 11 class groups in the secondary department. Pupils are taught in small class groups of no more than 10.

Teaching staff work very closely with pupils and their families; in school pupils are further assisted by support for learning assistants [SLAs] and an early years worker. The Psychological Service and Speech and Language Therapist and Social Services support the needs of the school through our multi – agency pupil support group.

In Merkland School, we promote the nurturing principles throughout the school.


Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.


PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.  

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.  

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.  

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.



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