Learning Assistant x2 - Burnbrae Primary School

Posted 2 days ago by Midlothian Council
Job Vacancy

We are looking for a Learning Assistant to join our team at  Burnbrae Primary School. We are looking for a positive team member willing to take time getting to know the children in our school, support and build effective relationships with them in order to help them achieve their potential.

Candidates should have basic literacy and numeracy at Standard Grade, General level or SVQ2 in Early Years Care and Education, or National Certificate unit in Childcare & Education, or equivalent competency, to enable them to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide nurturing, sensitive support for learners.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should be able to demonstrate knowledge and or experience of providing nurturing support children and young people.

To be fully competent in the role jobholders will be required to undertake addition training courses eg first aid, calm techniques etc.

If the post is within a Nursery Environment then the Jobholder must be registered with or obtain membership with the SSSC within 6 months of appointment. In order to register you must currently hold the relevant qualifications or be willing to work towards attaining these qualifications within the first year of registration. For further information about the qualifications recognised by SSSC for registration in a Support Worker role, please see ‘

CLOSING DATE : Sunday 14 October 2018

INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 30 October2018

Job Advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant x2 – Burnbrae Primary School     

Position Number: SPBB420

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Burnbrae Primary School                                            

Contract Status: 27.50       

Hours of Work: Permanent

Working Pattern: Mon – Thur 08.15 – 15.25 Fri 08.30 – 12.15         

Weeks per year: 39

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 27.50 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £12,665.45 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by the Council.

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please callto speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Reference: 36201103

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