Education Assistant (Support) Supply

Favourite North Ayrshire Council
Ref no: NAY03434
Closes: Wednesday, 27th June 2018
Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Location: Various Locations In North Ayrshire
Rate: £8.87 per hour
Hours: 1.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Supply
Position Type: Casual/Relief
Organisation: North Ayrshire Council
Category: Administration / Clerical / Secretarial
Sub-category: General Administration Assistant

Role Profile

To provide clerical and administrative support covering a range of tasks.    


Corporate Responsibilities

  • To undertake individual role in line with the Council’s Strategic Priorities and in compliance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures.
  • To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Typing/word processing a variety of documents e.g. memos/letters/reports.
  • Entering and retrieving data from a range of computerised or manual systems, maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity where appropriate.
  • Compiling information, producing basic statistics and completion of checklists.
  • Filing, photocopying, faxing and processing mail.
  • Deal directly with queries from colleagues and customers through telephone, written or face to face contact.
  • Cash handling, including collection, reconciliation and banking of various monies, ensuring adherence to departmental guidelines.
  • Administer and control the issue of school meals tickets.
  • Ordering of stationery, supplies and equipment and associated procedures related to receipt of goods, checking, storage and periodic stock taking.
  • Arrangement for school trips and parties, including processing relevant documentation.
  • Library duties; including maintenance of catalogues, books and other library resources.
  • Setting up audio visual aids and equipment, including storing and keeping registry of tapes and cleaning equipment etc.
  • Preparation of class related work, including all materials.
  • General school clerical duties including; control of lost and found items, communications and operation of direct purchasing procedures.
  • Update school supply booking system for teachers.
  • Maintain records for pupil registration/enrolment staff attendance and teacher's personnel records.
  • General supervision of pupils as directed by the Head Teacher and Pupil Welfare e.g. clothing, hygiene, first aid etc. Medical administration e.g. maintain records, arrange for examination/appointments etc.
  • Provide clerical and administrative support for Devolved School Management (DSM).     






Education and Qualifications

  • Educated to Standard Grade 3 in Office and Information Studies or equivalent     
  • Educated to HNC or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent in business administration or equivalent    
  • Application Form
  • Interview


  • Use of Microsoft Office packages or equivalent
  • Cash handling
  • Use of Procurement systems


  • School office experience
  • Previous experience of working with confidential information     
  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview

Specialist Knowledge


  • School systems and processes   
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Able to organise workload and to meet deadlines
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • IT Skills     


  • Application Form
  • References
  • Interview


  • Required to join the PVG Scheme for regulated work with children 
  • Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire     
  • Application Form
  • Interview
  • Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


  • Provide excellent customer services
  • Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers.
  • Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these.
  • Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

  • Take ownership of our own actions and performance.
  • Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved.
  • Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities.
  • Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

  • Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money.
  • Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas.
  • Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities.
  • Plan all activities with the end goal in mind.

Additional Information

New applicants must submit an application on-line.  You will be notified of the next stage of recruitment by email.   

Once the checks have been completed and are satisfactory you will be added to the Supply List for the current session.

Previous applicants to the Supply List for previous sessions need not re-apply at this time.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.  Therefore, it is an offense to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by North Ayrshire Council.  Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant PVG check (£59 or £18), which will be deducted in instalments from your wages following commencement of employment.  For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

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