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Haddington Primary School, Infant Campus, Tynebank Road, EH41 4DN
£17,848 - £18,085 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Part Time

This position has expired.

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:  £10.18-£11.08
2 posts available
These are 52 week non-sessional posts i.e. will include working during the school holidays
To start asap

Post 1: 
14.25 hours per week
Tues 08.30-14.00, Weds 13.30-17.15, Fri 13.00-18.00

Post 2:
Temporary maternity cover for approx. 12 months
16.45 hours per week
Mon 13.15-16.45, Thurs 10.15 -14.00 & Fri 0800 - 18.00

Haddington Primary School is a large Primary School consisting of two campuses with approximately 850 pupils. Haddington Primary School works within an ethos of Support, Inclusion and Nurture.

We can boast that our values of HAPPY, POSITIVE and SUCCESSFUL are realised and all within out school community comment that it is a safe, happy and effective place to learn and to work.


Job Details

To work in support of early years 'staff by contributing towards the creation of a warm, friendly, safe and caring environment for children aged 2 –5 years. 

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
Education: Good standard of general education.

Must hold an SVQ in Social Services (Children & Young People) at SCQF Level 6 (or an alternative SSSC recognised equivalent qualification). If not already obtained, you must commit to achieve the SVQ in the appropriate period of registration to meet the SSSC registration requirements

First Aid qualification or willingness to work towards gaining it.
Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate or willingness to work towards gaining it

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

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Please note: East Lothian Council 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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