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Ref no:
EAL06343
Published:
19/11/2021
Closes:
5/12/2021
Location:
Knox Academy, Pencaitland Road, Haddington, EH41 4DT
Salary:
£17,045 - £17,282 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
Hours:
22.5 hours per week

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.   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:  £9.34-£9.47
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Wednesday, 7 hours per day
This is a 39 week sessional post i.e. working hours will be during school term time plus in-service days
To start January 2022

Knox Academy is a truly comprehensive school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.  At census 2021 the roll was 793.  Our school values are Ambition, Respect and Community and we work through these values to ensure all pupils feel included and valued.  We aim to support all our young people to strive to reach their potential and leave to a positive and sustained destination.  We aim to be the best we can, in all that we do for our young people and to give them a high quality educational experience.

An opportunity has arisen for a Business Support Assistant (part-time), based in the busy school office primarily on reception dealing with the pupils, visitors to the school, general public and supporting school staff with basic office administration and reprographics.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and have the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to all school users.  Training in the use of council systems is available, but some confidence using Microsoft Office or previous receptionist experience would be an advantage.  Flexibility is essential in this post together with good people skills and a calm and caring nature.

Job Details

To assist in the provision of administrative, clerical, reception and information support to the school through a range of tasks carried out within well-defined regulations.

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
A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

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 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.

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.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo

If you have any difficulties creating an account on MyJobScotland or applying for this post please contact the MyJobScotland support team via this link https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/contact-us.

If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

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. 

Job Attachments