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Preston Tower Primary School Lower Campus West Loan Prestonpans, EH32 9NX
£22,665 - £24,545 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
9.5 hours per week

Vacancy Information

The salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).  Part-time hours / sessional posts will be pro-rated accordingly.

Hourly rate of pay:  £12.42-£13.45

Temporary until the 31st March 2024.
This is a 52-week non-sessional post i.e., it will include working during the school holidays.

Days and hours of work:
Monday - Wednesday, 11:00-13:30
Thursday, 11:00-13:00
To start 14th August 2023.

Preston Tower Primary School is located in the coastal town of Prestonpans.  It is a very large school split over two campuses; We currently have over 860 children from Nursery – Primary 7.  The school was established in 2019, following the amalgamation of 2 schools. 

Our West Loan Campus currently has thirteen P1 – P3 classes and two rooms in our nursery.  Our Preston Road Campus has sixteen P4 – P7 classes. 

The Advertised post will be working within our Nursery at West Loan Campus.

The Senior Leadership Team includes our Head Teacher, 4 Depute Head Teachers and 2 Principal Teachers.

Preston Tower Primary School is a school where everyone matters and we are striving for our values of KINDNESS, NURTURE, RESPECT, INCLUSION and HIGH EXPECTATIONS to be realised both within and out with our school community.

We are fortunate to have enthusiastic children, supportive parents, carers and community members, committed support staff and dedicated teachers. We are committed to meeting all of our children's needs including raising attainment and achievement for all.

Job Details

To provide care and assistance to individuals and small groups of pupils with additional support needs.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Good standard of general education.
Experience of working with or caring for children with additional support needs.

Nursery Only: SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups are required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link:

East Lothian Council Schools:
Further details on all East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools, including individual school websites can be found here:

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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