IT Assistant - Lasswade High School Centre

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Ref no: MID02099
Closes: Sunday, 17th December 2017
Published: Thursday, 30th November 2017
Location: The Lasswade Centre (Education) The Lasswade Centre Eskdale Drive
Salary: £20,494 - £21,414 per year
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Midlothian Council
Category: IT / Telecommunications
Sub-category: Software Support

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Based at Lasswade High School, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg, you will provide general IT technical support in particular installation and support services throughout the school. You will also provide assistance to the Support Staff when necessary, carrying out duties such as preparing worksheets, general filing and clerical work and answering telephone calls.

A pass at Higher Grade level, including a numeric or IT based subject, or evidence of equivalent competency is essential. You must provide evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills as well as general computing skills; SVQ3 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative.

It is essential that you have previous computing experience, demonstrating a working knowledge of the relevant developments in ICT. Good presentation, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are also essential. A National Certificate in an IT related subject and experience in a school or education environment and the ability to work using own initiative are also essential.

Job Vacancy

Position Title: IT Assistant – Lasswade High School Centre

Position Number: SSLS115

Directorate: Education

Location: Lasswade High School Centre

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 08:00 am – 16:15 pm
Friday – 08:00 am – 13:00 pm

Weeks per year: 39 weeks

Closing Date: Sunday 17 December 2017

Interview Date: W/C Monday 08 January 2018

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 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £17,306.02 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children

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 and/or protected adults.

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 in accessing attached documentation, 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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