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St Andrews RC Primary School Gowkshill, EH23 4DA
£21,208 - £22,128 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time

This position has expired.

Job Description


We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our talented staff team. At St Andrew’s we put children at the centre of everything we do. We set high aspirations and expectations for all and provide innovative and inspiring learning opportunities to meet our learners’ needs. We provide high quality leadership and actively promote a secure and happy Catholic Christian environment, which extends into a close partnership between school, home, parish and the wider community. With our colleagues in the St David’s High School Learning Community we aim to develop our children holistically within a culture and ethos of mutual trust and respect. All staff appointed are expected to support the aims, mission, values and ethos of the school.

Evidence is required of basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable the applicant to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

Applicants must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. They should also have some prior experience in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role successful applicants will be required to undertake additional training courses, once in post, eg: child protection, first aid, calm-training techniques.
For more information about the school visit our website and follow us on twitter @standrewstweets

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 15th August 2021

INTERVIEW DATE – Thursday 26th August 2021

Job advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN x 2                       

Directorate: Education                               

Location: St Andrew’s Primary School                                           

Contract Status: 2 x Fixed Term 30.06.2022        

Hours of Work: 1 x 16.5 hours and 1 x 23 hours

Working Pattern:  To be confirmed

Weeks per year: 39

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 16.5 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £8,345.89 per annum.

Based on you working 23 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £11,633.67 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 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 accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email 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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