Skip to main content
Ref no:
Various Locations in Shetland, ZE1 000
£29,763 - £43,677 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Advertisement Details

Are you passionate about inclusion, about equity and about participation for all? Do you believe everyone should have the best opportunities in education? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to turn your values into actions.

Shetland Islands Council is recruiting to four peripatetic Teacher of Additional Support Needs (ASN) posts. These full-time and permanent posts offer a unique opportunity for qualified and innovative teachers with experience of working with children and young people with additional support needs in formal educational settings to work across schools and sectors to ensure all our children and young people do indeed have the best opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Successful candidates will join the centrally based Inclusion team and will work closely with our Education Outreach and Educational Psychology colleagues and in partnership with others in Children’s Services, the wider SIC, and colleagues in NHS and the voluntary sector to improve outcomes for children and young people with ASN and their families. A good understanding of Nurture and Relationship-based practice will be essential for these roles.

Although these posts will be aligned to work directly with specific Associated School Groups within Shetland, each post holder will enjoy areas of responsibility and specialism within the Inclusion remit such as dyslexia, autism, emotional and behavioural support, equalities and diversity to name a few. The posts may also align to particular areas of the curriculum and sectors of the education system, depending on the experience and knowledge of the successful candidates.

There will be a requirement to attend schools in person, and post holders will be based in a school across the Shetland mainland or in Hayfield House in Lerwick. Applicants should have the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice where required as public transport is limited.

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 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. With abundant leisure, sports and creative pursuits to get involved in, you’ll never grow bored living in Shetland.

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

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 -

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 
  • 4 x Permanent Full Time posts for 35.0 Hours per Week
  • 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:  Full time, 1.0FTE, 35 hours per week
  • Sector/subject specialism:  Additional Support Needs
  • Qualification requirement:  GTCS Registered teacher
  • Class information, age range etc:  To support learners of 3-19 years with Additional Support Needs
  • Any other information specific to post or setting:  Teachers’ terms and conditions

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.

For further details relating to this post, please contact:  Lesley Simpson, Executive Manager on 01595 744024 or e-mail

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






Job Attachments