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Youth Worker - Newtongrange Primary School

Youth Worker - Newtongrange Primary School

Posted 16 November by Midlothian Council
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Newtongrange Primary School is a non-denominational school for children living within the Newtongrange community. The school is built next to the park in the centre of village. There are currently 15 primary classes from P1-P7 and a Nursery with places for 50 children to attend in the morning and 50 in the afternoon.  There is a gym hall, dining hall, newly refurbished school library, nurture room, Expressive Arts room and other learning spaces. There are playground facilities at the rear of the school and classes have access to the local park to enrich learning. 

The school is part of the Newbattle Learning Community and most of our P7s transfer to Newbattle Community High School. There are strong links with the high school and with the other primary schools in the learning community. 

We have a highly committed staff of teachers, Child Care Development Workers (CCDW) and school support staff who provide high quality learning and teaching experiences and contribute to the daily running of the school. We have visiting specialists for music, art and PE. Children can participate in woodwind, strings and brass instrumental tuition.  Playground and dinner hall supervisors help the children to develop play, stay safe and enjoy the wider experiences in school. There is a Breakfast and After School Club on site.

Newtongrange Primary School is a values based learning community where we take pride in developing all aspects of children’s learning. We have high, but realistic, expectations of our learners, both in terms of working hard in class and life outside the classroom.  We encourage our learners to consider the needs of others, to be helpful and polite and look after their surroundings.

Children are happy and confident in the school. We believe in providing a breadth of opportunities for our learners to enrich and extend their learning beyond the formal curriculum. Through cross stage wider curriculum experiences, learners have opportunities to develop skills for life, learning and work. 

Fully trained jobholders must hold a minimum SVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work, or equivalent subject, and have experience leading youth activities.

Youth Worker (B) Experienced jobholders who have not yet attained theSVQ3 level qualification in Youth Work but are currently studying towards it will be paid at scp 35.

Youth Worker (A) jobholders who can demonstrate literacy and numeracy equivalent to standard grade level 3 and who have considerable youth work experience will be paid at scp 31.

CLOSING DATE Friday:16 November 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:  Wednesday 21 November 2018  

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Position Title: Youth Worker                     

Position Number: SPNW   

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy                            

Location: Newtongrange Primary School, 43 Sixth Street, Newtongrange, Dalkeith, EH22 4LB                         

Contract Status: Fixed term until 31 March 2019          

Hours of Work: 11 hours per week          

Working Pattern: To be Confirmed        

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 11 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £5,775.84 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 you.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: 36547073

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