Learning Assistant ASN - Newbattle Community High School

Midlothian Council


£21,208 to £22,128 per annum Pro-rata Part Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID04125

Job Vacancy

To contribute to raising standards of pupil achievement, predominantly on a one to one basis for pupils with additional support needs (ASN), by relieving class teachers of routine tasks and assisting in supporting learning.

Evidence of 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 the jobholder to communicate effectively with staff and pupils, and provide sensitive support.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and able to respond to the needs of individual pupils. Jobholders should have previous experience of working in this field of work.

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


CLOSING DATE - 8th December 2021 

INTERVIEW DATE  - W/C 13th December 2021

Job Advert

Position Title: Learning Assistant ASN               

Position Number: SSNW

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy          

Location: Newbattle High School              

Contract Status: Fixed term until June 2023      

Hours of Work: 30

Working Pattern: Mon 8.30 – 3.30, Tues-Thurs 08.40-15.30, Fri 8.30 – 13.00  

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 £15,174.35 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 www.disclosurescotland.gov.uk

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 email recruitment@midlothian.gov.uk 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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