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Anderson High School, North Loch Drive, Lerwick, ZE1 0GR
£29,763 - £43,677 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
35 hours per week

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Shetland is an archipelago in north of the British Isles where you’ll find freedom, wildlife and wild beauty, but also a rich culture and a 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

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

  • A relocation package does apply to this post
  • We will pay interview expenses from within the UK

Anderson High School is a six year school, serving Lerwick and the surrounding areas, with our associated primary schools of Bells Brae, Hamnavoe, Nesting, Scalloway, Sound, Tingwall and Whiteness. In addition, pupils from the small islands of Fair Isle, Foula and Fetlar attend the school for up to six years. The school also serves all pupils in Shetland for S5 and S6, except for those attending Brae High School. There are extensive transport arrangements into Lerwick, and Halls of Residence accommodation for those pupils unable to travel each day.

In September 2021, 973 pupils were enrolled at Anderson High School.  The Head Teacher is Ms Valerie Nicolson 

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 TCHR
  • Salary shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £2,265 per annum
  • 2 x Permanent Term Time Full Time post for 35.0 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
  • We are happy to talk flexible working
  • FTE of post: 1
  • Sector/Subject specialism: Support for Learning
  • Class information, age range: Pupils aged 12-18 years, S1-S6 
  • Qualification requirement: Teaching Qualifictation

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 Anderson High School, Lerwick, Shetland.

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Valerie Nicolson, Head Teacher, Telephone on 01595 808008 or email

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




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