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Woodburn Primary School 5 Cousland Road, EH22 2PS
£24,983 - £26,920 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Vacancy


Woodburn Primary School is a non-denominational school that serves the Woodburn area of Dalkeith. Our school building opened in 2009 within the Dalkeith Campus. We currently have 24 classes and an ELC which supports 104 children. We also provide children in our ELC with the opportunity to access a blended model with Vogie Outdoor Learning ELC.

We are a growing community due to new housing developments and our school roll is projected to increase further.

Our school has two wings. The first wing comprises of our School Office, ELC, service rooms, dining and activity halls. Our second wing has our classrooms and is split into three sections with all classrooms opening out onto the atria. In addition we have an Expressive Arts Hall, Library and ICT suite. The school has multi-sport facilities including basketball, badminton and athletics. We benefit from a multi-use Games Area (MUGA) used by our children for P.E and for recreation. Members of our community make use of the school’s facilities.

The Senior Leadership Team consists of three Depute Head Teachers and a Head Teacher supported by Principal Teachers some of whom are funded through PEF.

The posts of Youth Worker is central in supporting our children.  The post holder will be responsible for supporting children and families working both in school and in the community. It is a post funded through the Pupil Equity Fund.


The jobholder should be educated to SCQF Level 6 or have sound knowledge /experience of lifelong learning and/or employability programmes and projects including delivery of one-to-one caseloads. 

CLOSING DATE - Friday 21st October 2022

INTERVIEW DATE - week commencing Monday 24th October 2022



Job Advert

Position Title: Youth Worker

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnerships                    

Location: Woodburn Primary School

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 28.06.2023 (in the first instance)

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: 8.00am– 5.00pm Monday – Thursday and 8.00 – 12 noon Frida         

Weeks per year: 52

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 £24,983.78 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.