Office Support Assistant - Loanhead Primary School

Midlothian Council


£19,987 to £20,888 per annum Pro-rata Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID04001

Job Description

This position is to support in a primary school office. You will be dealing with staff parents, pupils and others member of the public.


Evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills such as a minimum of three standard grades level 3 passes or above to include Mathematics and English or equivalent.  SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative.

A pleasant, clear and welcoming phone manner.

Some practical experience or demonstration of competency in the use of word processing and standard PC software packages.

Demonstrable competency in keyboard and clerical skills; SVQ 2 or equivalent is an acceptable alternative.


Experience in a similar office environment, with a working knowledge of modern office equipment would be desirable.

Knowledge of current school office systems such as SEEMIS parent pay etc.

CLOSING DATE – Sunday 24th October 2021

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3rd November


Position Title: Office Support Assistant – Loanhead Primary School        

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy        

Location: Loanhead Primary School          

Contract Status: Permanent    

Hours of Work: 30

Working Pattern: Monday - Friday    

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 30 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £14,300.72  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

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please email to 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.

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