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Danderhall Primary School 59 Edmonstone Road, EH22 1QL
£22,034 - £22,955 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
25 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy



Evidence 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 jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses eg first aid, calm techniques etc.


CLOSING DATE - Friday 21st October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - Monday 31st October 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant x 5      

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships                           

Location: Danderhall Primary School                                         

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 28.06.2023

Hours of Work: 25   

Working Pattern: Mon – Thursday 9:00 – 15:15 (45 minutes unpaid breaks) 

                         Friday 9:00 – 12:15  (15 minutes unpaid 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 25 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £13,138.11 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.