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Cullivoe Primary School Cullivoe Yell Shetland, ZE2 9DD
£21.25 - £31.15 per hour
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Part Time
14 hours per week

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Are you an enthusiastic, creative and inspiring Teacher of Primary 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 Cullivoe Primary School.

Our beautiful location offers great opportunities for learning and we benefit from an excellently resourced school, at the heart of a caring, supportive community.

Cullivoe Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Cullivoe, Yell. It provides primary education to P7 for children from North Yell. The structure of the school is one primary class. There is currently a total of 7 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by a Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is one part time teacher supporting the Head Teacher assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. The current Head Teacher is Mrs Claire Lawson.

Candidates should detail in their application whether they currently hold registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). If not, candidates should detail in their application whether they have sought confirmation that they will be able to be registered with the GTCS.

As well as the relevant qualifications and experience, qualities we are looking for in the successful candidate are: vision, energy, initiative, good communication skills and self-discipline.

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



Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  • Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.6669 per hour
  • Temporary Part Time post for 14.0 Hours per Week , 39 weeks per year, plus 8 weeks (pro rata) paid holiday to be taken during school holidays. Temporary contract until 11 August 2024.
  • 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
  • A relocation package does not apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland
  • We are happy to talk flexible working
  • FTE of post: 0.40
  • Subject Specialism: Primary
  • Qualification Requirement: Registered with GTCS as Primary Teacher
  • Class information: Primary Classes (Aged 4 - 12)

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 Cullivoe Primary School, Yell.

For further details relating to this post, please contact: Claire Lawson, Head Teacher on 01595 745050 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:

  • Teaching in Shetland: here
  • Living and working in Shetland: here
  • Shetland Islands Council: here


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