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Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
£12,671 - £13,391 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
30 hours per week

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Job Description

Play Assistants (Fixed Term until 30 June 2022) - PKC08128
£12,671 - £13,391 (This salary is based on 30 hours per week, Term-time only)
Various Locations Throughout the Perth & Kinross Council Area

Fixed term vacancies have arisen within various locations across Perth and Kinross for Play Assistants to support with play experiences for children in primary 1 classes.  

A caring, nurturing personality is required. The role will involve contributing to the development, planning and implementation of appropriate experiences within a play curriculum and during break times.

The successful candidates will be able to think 'on their feet' and enjoy a varied role in order to support children's wellbeing and learning. 

The Individual

The successful applicants will have excellent communication skills and have the ability to build strong relationships with children, families and colleagues.

We aim to recruit staff who are enthusiastic, able to work from initiative and genuinely enjoy working with young children. Some experience of working with children is desirable.

If you would like any more information regarding these vacancies, please contact Margaret MacDuff, Quality Improvement Officer at

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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