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St Davids RC High School 1 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£22,034 - £22,955 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
30 hours per week

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St David’s High School Dalkeith is looking to appoint two committed and enthusiastic Learning Assistants (one permanent and the other fixed term) to work as part of a team supporting pupils in our Complex Needs Base, as directed by appropriate teaching staff. This is a position which will involve a wide range and variety of duties including supporting young people in class.

Our current roll stands at around 750 drawn from the towns and villages across Midlothian and from Musselburgh and south Edinburgh. We have a high number of placing requests every year from families who are attracted by the caring and inclusive ethos of the school, built on our ASPIRE values of Achievement, Service, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect and Excellence. Our students are our greatest assets and we are very proud of their successes and achievements, particularly their consistently outstanding SQA Exam attainment and our very positive Education Scotland Inspection.

We are a Roman Catholic School and are committed to providing a welcoming learning environment through our caring and inclusive school ethos which is underpinned by the SCES Charter for Catholic Schools.

It is essential to have basic literacy and numeracy skills 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 jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond sensitively to the needs of individual pupils.

If the post is within a Nursery Environment then the Jobholder must be registered with or obtain membership with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment. In order to register you must currently hold the relevant qualifications or be willing to work towards attaining these qualifications within the first year of registration. For further information about the qualifications recognised by SSSC for registration in a Support Worker role, please see

CLOSING DATE - 21st October 2022 

INTERVIEW DATE - week commencing 24th October 2022



Job Vacancy Information

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN x2          

Position Number:  SSSD705 and SSSD2017 

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships                           

Location: St David’s High School            

Contract Status: 1 x Permanent & 1 x Fixed Term until 28.6.2023

Hours of Work:  2 x 30 hours per week

Working Pattern: Mon – Thu 8.25 am – 3.45 pm (1 hour break) and  Fri 8.25 am – 1.20 pm (15 min break)

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 30 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £17,150.11 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 email the Recruitment Team at 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.