Primary School Support Assistant, St Madoes Primary School - PKC11647

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Job Description Primary School Support Assistant (PKC11647) £17,402 - £18,227 (31.75 Hours per Week, Fixed Term until 17 August 2025) St Madoes Primary School We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist ...

Job Description

Primary School Support Assistant (PKC11647)
£17,402 - £18,227 (31.75 Hours per Week, Fixed Term until 17 August 2025)
St Madoes Primary School

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist in ensuring high quality school administration and operational effectiveness and to contribute to the positive ethos of the school.
The successful candidate will also have a role in supervising our children during playtime and at lunch, including in the dinner hall.
As our Primary School Support Assistant, you will:
  • Assist in promoting and raising the standards of children’s experiences through the provision of quality support in school; providing pastoral support to the children by carrying out any specific role below at particular times depending on your deployment in the school.
  • Provide a general reception service, receive visitors, issue visitor cards and deal with enquiries from the public, both in person and on the telephone. Pass on relevant information or refer caller/visitor to appropriate source.
  • Operate reprographic equipment, collate and issue print materials.
  • Support the wider life of the school e.g. special seasonal events, trips, organisation of parents’ evenings and prize giving.
  • Assist with management, maintenance, ordering and receipting of resources across the school.
  • Handle school finances and related systems.
  • Supervise children in and out with school premises during learning times, intervals and lunchtime.
  • Assume specific responsibilities in agreed and planned procedures for emergencies.
  • Build good and trusting relationships with children and families and adhere to child protection and equalities legislation.
  • Attend to the personal needs of the children and assist in maintaining a healthy, safe and hygienic environment.
  • Provide support for children with specific health or medical needs where appropriate.
  • Become a trained first aider and administer First Aid as required to children and staff.


  • Good organisation and administrative skills. 
  • You must be able to use ICT including Word & Excel for a variety of purposes. 
  • Ideally you will have knowledge of Child Protection procedures. 
  • Ideally you will have previous experience of working in a primary school. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively with children, colleagues and parents verbally and in writing.    
  • You will have a flexible attitude to sharing duties. 
  • You must be willing to work indoors and outdoors. 
  • You will be committed to the wider life of the school. 
  • You will contribute to the performance and good reputation of the school by achieving team objectives and priorities. 
  • You will demonstrate personal commitment to tasks and objectives, routinely delivering a first class service to all customers. 
  • You will demonstrate a willingness to work in a collaborative environment. 
  • You must be able to work independently and use your initiative. 

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact the Head Teacher on 01738 459504. 

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer. In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours. Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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