Learning Technologist Assistant

Midlothian Council

  • Location: Dalkeith
  • £22,015 to £24,025 per annum, Grade 5
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MID02373

Job Description

Newbattle High School has moved to our state of the art new building as a Digital Centre of Excellence within our new Newbattle Campus. A virtual tour can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46G52CsDgSg

We are looking to recruit a new Learning Technology team to assist with our plans around Digital Excellence. The school will work with a wide range of businesses, colleges and universities to ensure the curriculum is up-to-date and that young people develop the skills they need to compete in the global knowledge economy. The focus will be on digital industries such as robotics, data science, informatics, digital marketing, graphic design, video and music production. A key aim is to help tackle the cycle of poverty by providing equity of access to excellent learning opportunities. The school will also offer an enhanced curriculum and state-of-the-art IT provision, together with specialist teaching, dedicated resources and the highest quality work-based learning opportunities. Activities within the centre of excellence will also be closely aligned with the Data-Driven Innovation Programme being led by the University of Edinburgh. We have exciting new projects ready with a range of partners including significant research and development opportunities with the University of Edinburgh.

Newbattle High School is a non-denominational secondary school that meets the learning needs of pupils from ages 11 to 18. Our current roll is 859 pupils with projections to increase significantly. The school opened June 2018 and currently serves the communities of Mayfield, Easthouses, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, North Middleton, Temple and the surrounding areas.

The school is less than 3 miles by road from the Edinburgh bypass and this is one of the factors that have caused significant amounts of new housing to be built around the community in the last decade which will lead to a growth in school roll. There are very good public transport links with Edinburgh including the nearby Newtongrange railway station, the Waverley Line that runs from Edinburgh to the Borders.

Applications are invited from enthusiastic professionals who have the vision and energy to sustain and promote the current standards of achievement and ensure the continued development and progress of the school.


Jobholder must hold a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in an Information Technology related subject or similar qualification or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience; with previous experience in desktop and mobile technologies and working in a digital technology support role. Jobholders must also hold a current driving licence.



Previous experience of working in a learning establishment

Experience of working with a wide range of learning technologies

Experience of working with a wide range of digital platforms including Microsoft, Apple, Google.


Position Title: Learning Technologist Assistant

Position Number: SSNW

Directorate: Education

Location: Newbattle Community High School

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hours per week

Working Pattern: Monday – Thursday 08:15am – 16:00pm
Friday 08:15am – 15:45pm

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Sunday 24 June 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 28 June 2018

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 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £22,015.79 per annum.


Regulated Work with Children

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

The Individual

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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