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Elphinstone Primary School, Main Street, Elphinstone, EH33 2LX
£25,184 - £26,972 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
25 hours per week

This position has expired.

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:  £13.80-£14.78

This is a 39-week sessional post i.e. working hours will be during school term time plus in-service days
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Wednesday, 08:50 - 15:30
Thursday, 08:50 - 15:20
Friday, 08:50 - 12:00
To start asap

An opportunity has arisen for a school Business Administrator to lead the administrative function at Elphinstone Primary School which encompasses a wide variety of tasks and a high standard of customer service for all our school community and stakeholders.  The role requires excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel to support the financial monitoring and reporting required to assist the Head Teacher to manage the school budget effectively.  Applications from experienced administrators who can demonstrate they are confident using spreadsheets to track financial transactions and with some HR or school experience would be welcomed.  If you are well organised and can multi-task whilst being able to organise others; feel you are capable of using your initiative under pressure to meet deadlines and can deal with people on all levels, this varied role offers a rewarding opportunity to be part of a small team and school community.

Elphinstone Primary: “The wee school with the big heart!”. We are looking for a Business Administrator who is invested in our school values: Determination; Respect and Kindness; and Cooperation. 

Applicants will be interested in working within a small community primary and nursery school (60 pupils in total) where close relationships with children, families, community and staff are nurtured and valued.

The school is based in the village of Elphinstone just outside of Tranent, East Lothian. If you wish to find out more about the position, please phone Mhairi Stratton (Head Teacher) on 01875 610 358.

Job Details

To provide efficient & effective administrative and financial support to the Head Teacher and within the School.

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’– 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
Educated to HNC/SVQ3 in Administration or Information Management or equivalent 
and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained 
through relevant experience.

PVG Information
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 will be 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.

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

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East Lothian Council Schools:
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