Playground Assistant

Midlothian Council

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St Luke's RC Primary school serves the communities of Mayfield and Easthouses, and is situated on a shared campus with Mayfield Primary School, Mayfield Nursery and Mayfield Library.

The school currently has 9 classes from P1-P7 and a roll of approximately 196 from August 2017.

The school is led by a senior leadership team consisting of a head teacher, acting depute head teacher and acting principal teacher. There are 11 class teachers and a support staff of 5 learning assistants, an administrative assistant and school janitor.

The post of playground supervisor is a permanent post within the school.

Duties will include:

• Supervision in the shared dining hall
• Setting up of play equipment in both playgrounds
• Supervision of pupils in the playground
• Interacting and initiating play with pupils in the playground
• Distributing of home packed lunches on a Friday morning

Although no formal qualifications are required Jobholders must have previous experience and an understanding of the needs of small children and be able to respond to the general welfare of pupils.

Job Advert

Position Title: Playground Assistant

Position Number: MSS200

Directorate: Education

Location: St. Lukes Primary School

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 6

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 12.15 – 13.15
Friday 10.15 – 12.15

Weeks per year: 38

Closing Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Interview Date: Thursday 29 June 2017

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 6 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £2,490.84 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 in accessing attached documentation, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 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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