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Kirkmichael Primary School, Kirkmichael, PH10 7NX
£6,757 - £7,142 per year
Contract Type:
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Term Time Part Time
16 hours per week

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Job Description

Play Assistant - PKC08148
£6,757 - £7,142 (16 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Kirkmichael Primary School

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Play Assistant to work as part of the nursery team at Kirkmichael Primary School.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to enter into the profession and progress a career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a qualification.

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the provision of high quality play and lunchtime experiences within Early Learning and Childcare.  This will involve contributing to the development, planning and implementation of appropriate experiences within a play/care curriculum before, during and after lunch time.  

No entry qualifications are required , however you will be required and supported to work towards one of the qualifications below: 
NC / HNC Early Education and Childcare
SVQ Level 2 or / 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People).

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership. 

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

The Individual

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who can be proactive and use their initiative and work well with our two nursery ECP's.  You should enjoy working with children and have experience of doing so.  You will be expected to provide learning experiences for the children and support their overall health and wellbeing.  You will be given all the support you need to develop your career in education should you wish to.  We are committed to providing career long professional learning.

If you would like any further information regarding this vacancy, please contact Craig Loudon on 01250 871929 or

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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