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Sandwick Junior High School, Sandwick, ZE2 9HH
£30,510 - £44,733 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

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Are you an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring Teacher of Art with the skills, confidence and energy to make a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people? If so, the Shetland Islands Council is offering an exciting opportunity to work at excellently resourced Sandwick Junior High School

The main duties of a teacher are outlined in Part 2: Section 2 of the SNCT Handbook. Subject to the policies and practice of the school and Shetland Islands Council, the duties of teachers are to:

(a) manage and organise classes through planning and preparingfor teaching and learning.

(b) assess, record and report on the work of pupils’ progress to inform arange of teaching and learning approaches.

(c) prepare pupils for examinations and where required, assist with their administration.

(d)contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.

(e) develop the school curriculum.

(f) contribute to the school and council planning and improvement processes.

(g) maintain and develop knowledge and skills and contribute to the professional development of colleagues including probationary and student teachers.

There is a requirement to be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and to and to participate in the Scheme of Professional Update.

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

Please follow the link(s) below for further information -

Sandwick Junior High School is a non-denominational school located in Sandwick. It provides early years, primary and secondary education up to S4 for children from Sandwick and the surrounding area for primary and the whole South Mainland for secondary. The structure of the school is early years with extended hours, 5 primary classes and secondary 1-4 classes. There is currently a total of 250pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher and  2 Depute Head Teachers. For more information about the school you can visit our school glow blog or contact the school office on: 01595 745320

Scalloway Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Scalloway.  It provides Primary Education from P1 to P7 and Early Years and Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds.  The school’s catchment area includes Scalloway, Trondra and the 9 Valley. Currently we have one large Early Years class and 7 straight stages in primary.  There is currently a total of 185 pupils on the school and EY roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 9 class teachers (2 job-shares), specialist teachers in Art, Music and PE.  Class teachers are assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands and the needs of the pupils. The Head Teacher is Mrs Morag Fox. Further information can be found on the schools website at



Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • The salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.4571 per hour
  • Permanent Term Time Full Time post for 35.0 Hours per Week , 39 weeks per year, plus 8 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holiday.
  • 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
  • You must be registered with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) prior to starting in post
  • We would welcome applications from flexible route probationers
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland.
  • We are happy to talk flexible working
  • FTE of post: 1.0
  • Sector/Subject specialism: Art
  • Class information, age range, etc: Primary & Secondary 

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 Sandwick Junior High School and Scalloway Primary School

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Samantha Flaws - Executive Manager, on 01595745320 or e-mail

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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