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Urafirth Primary School Heylor Shetland, ZE2 9RH
£20.74 - £30.46 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
24.5 hours per week

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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:

  • manage and organise classes through planning and preparing for teaching and learning.
  • assess, record and report on the work of pupils’ progress to inform a range of teaching and learning approaches.
  • prepare pupils for examinations and where required, assist with their administration.
  • contribute towards good order and the wider needs of the school.
  • develop the school curriculum.
  • contribute to the school and council planning and improvement processes.
  • 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 -

Urafirth Primary School is a non-denominational school located in Heylor. It provides nursery to P7 education for children from Eshaness, Hillswick, Urafirth, Heylor and Hamar. The structure of the school is 1 nursery class and 2 multi-composite primary classes. There is currently a total of 42 pupils on the roll. The school is managed by Wendy Fraser, who is a teaching Head Teacher. The current staffing complement is 3 teachers (FTE) assisted by support staff as required to meet school demands. Further information can be sought by e-mailing

Additional Information

  • The grade of this post is TCHR
  •  Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.5447 per hour
  • Permanent Part Time post for 24.5 Hours per Week , 39 weeks per year 
  • 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

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 Urafirth Primary School, Heylor, Shetland 

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Wendy Fraser - Head Teacher, Urafirth Primary School on 01595 807460 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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