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St Margarets Academy Howden South Road Livingston, EH54 6AT
£21,679 - £22,167 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
31.25 hours per week


We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Start date 14th August 2023.  Clerical assistant required to support our very busy school office. 31.25 hours a week, hours are 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 12.30pm on a Friday and will include in-service days.


St Margaret’s Academy is a Catholic secondary school situated in Livingston, West Lothian. The school has six associated primary schools drawing a comprehensive mix of students and serves the communities of Livingston, Pumpherston, Dechmont, Broxburn, Uphall, Winchburgh, Kirknewton, East Calder and Mid Calder. The current school roll is 1100 students with 80 members of teaching staff including those designated to support students with additional learning needs.


St Margaret’s Academy has an excellent reputation in the local community, particularly for the high standards of conduct and confidence displayed by students. In addition to the formal curriculum, a wide range of extra-curricular activities are on offer. The school receives a high level of support and encouragement from parents.  Attendance at parents’ evenings is very good, and information and consultation exercises are well supported.


School Aims:

  • To ensure the highest level of attainment and achievement across the curriculum for our young people.
  • To provide a high quality learning and teaching environment and curriculum that encourages each young person to develop their full potential encouraging young people to develop as responsible citizens, successful learners, effective contributors and confident individuals.
  • To provide effective support systems to meet the needs of all young people which promote personal, social and spiritual development.
  • To provide a welcoming, peaceful, joyful and happy environment, which actively develops confidence, self-esteem and respect for religious, cultural and social diversity.
  • To provide high quality leadership at all levels.
  • To help young people to play a full and active part in the life of their community and to encourage participation by parents, parish and the wider community in the life and work of the school.


The current priorities for session 2022-2023 are:

  • To recover learning loss as a result of Covid-19 with a focus on H&WB, Numeracy and Literacy
  • To develop digital learning skills with pupils, parents and staff in every aspect of school life
  • To further develop our Family Learning and Parental Engagement strategy with a focus on individual family support requirements
  • To continue to raise attainment with a focus on equity of access to the curriculum and individual subject areas for development


Written approval by the Catholic Church will be required for this position. Please see further information.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council.

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