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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£24,157.25 - £26,392.64 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Vacancy


As Information Officer you will report to the Principal Officer, Data Analysis and Research. 

You will be responsible for supporting resource management of the estate and staffing and the development and implementation of the Children, Young People and Partnerships management information arrangements and statistical information gathering. 

You will also assist in the analysis, reporting and presentation of the service’s statistical information, including benchmarking data, for use in performance management, self-evaluation, continuous improvement and policy-making. You will be responsible for the collation, validation and submission of statutory information for Scottish Government and other governing body statistical surveys and returns and for Key Performance Indicators.  

You will maintain and analyse information on pupil numbers, school catchments, school capacities, school sites, pupil numbers generated by new housing development and statutory requirements.

It is essential that you hold a degree or an appropriate equivalent qualification.  Proven experience of working with a wide range of statistical and other data sources, involving data collection, collation, analysis and interpretation and have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

CLOSING DATE - Monday 13th December 2021

INTERVIEW DATE - To be confirmed

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Position Title:  Information Officer

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships                                   

Location: Fairfield House/remote working                                              

Contract Status: permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday          

Weeks per year: 52

Salary: £24,157 – £26,392 (grade 5)

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils’ policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year, the minimum actual salary for this position is £24,157.25 per annum.



This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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