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Mossbank Primary School Mossbank, ZE2 9RB
£14.43 - £14.74 per hour
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Position Type:
Part Time
5 hours per week

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The purpose of this post is to work effectively with the class teacher(s) to support play-based, child-centered pedagogy within primary.

The main duties of the Play Support Worker are:

  • Working with the class teacher(s), and through sensitive interactions, support children to develop their literacy and numeracy skills in a developmentally appropriate way.
  • To develop positive, nurturing and supportive relationships with children.
  • Taking the lead of the class teacher(s) to develop nurturing and supportive relationships with the children and where appropriate, with parents and carers.
  • To comply with relevant legislation, guidelines and procedures relating to learning, care and health and safety including Child Protection procedures and Health and Safety guidelines.
  • To contribute to the provision of a range of developmentally appropriate, high quality experiences and spaces, outdoors and indoors, which reflects the children’s ideas, aspirations, curiosities and next steps in their learning.
  • To contribute to the development of resources which are open-ended and support a play-based pedagogical approach.

Mossbank Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Mossbank. It provides nursery to P7 education for children from Mossbank, Firth and Toft. The structure of the school is 1 nursery class and 2 composite primary classes. There is currently a total of 58 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a teaching Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 2 teachers assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. The current Head Teacher is Mrs Jennifer Christie.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is F
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.3161 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 5.0 Hours per Week , 40.50 weeks per year, plus 6.48 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays
  • Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based at Mossbank Primary School, Mossbank, Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Jennifer Christie, Head Teacher, on 01595747281 or email

If you have a disability which prevents you from applying online, please call 01595 744032.

Information about Shetland

Shetland is an archipelago in the north of the British Isles where you'll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and dynamic, forward-looking society. The Islands have a thriving and diverse economy full of opportunities and offer residents the ideal work/life balance. Shetland combines stunning coastal landscapes and wide open spaces with friendly, bustling island communities. Factor in Shetland's impressive modern amenities, highly regarded schools and the Islands offer a work life balance rarely found elsewhere.

Find out more about:

Living and working in Shetland: here

The Shetland Islands Council: here


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