Primary School Teacher X10

£22,866 - £36,480 per year
17 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Main Grade Teacher £22866 -£36480


Full Time

Currently, Midlothian has 6 secondary schools, 32 primary schools (19 of which have nurseries) and 2 stand alone nursery schools. Our special school, Saltersgate, provides support for children with a range of physical, social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. The schools range in size from our smallest primary school with around 20 children to our largest secondary with over 1200 pupils. We have a diverse range of school catchments, from rural to urban settings. We are fortunate to have a growing number of new build schools, with 15 of our primary schools and 1 secondary having been built within the last 10 years and several new builds planned.

Less than 10 miles south of Edinburgh city centre and with a population of around 85,000 people, Midlothian is steeped in history with diverse historical buildings including Rosslyn Chapel and picturesque villages such as Pathhead and Newtongrange.

Midlothian is an affordable and attractive place to live, with good schools, transport links, leisure and community infrastructure.

New housing includes planned building at Shawfair, which will be served by one of four new stations coming to the county from September linking the Borders and Midlothian to Edinburgh by rail for the first time in more than 50 years.

The county is also attracting new commercial developments, with a concentration of expertise in science and life sciences in particular.

If you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy some shopping, then Midlothian is the place for you. The garden centre giant, Dobbie's, has its headquarters in Midlothian, while Straiton Retail Park and Ikea are just off the City Bypass near Loanhead.

Or for outdoor enthusiasts, head to scores of parks and open spaces including Vogrie Country Park near Gorebridge, Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend or Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Midlothian..........a great place to grow

Interviews for the above post will take place on W/C Monday 4 June 2018


Pre Employment Checks/Requirements for Teaching Positions

If you are successful, our offer of employment will be conditional on satisfactory completion of pre-employment requirements, such as medical screening, two written references, one which must be from your most recent/current employer, verification of your original qualifications and your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom. Registration with the General Teaching Council and a satisfactory PVG check for Regulated Work with Children will also be essential.

General Teaching Council Scotland

Teachers applying for permanent posts should be fully registered with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). For further information on registration please visit:

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 a 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. The fee for a Full PVG Scheme Membership is £59. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 6 consecutive pay periods. The fee for a PVG Scheme Record Update is £18. You will be required to re-pay this amount to the Council by salary deduction over 2 consecutive pay periods. If your employment concludes before the amount is re-paid in full, the outstanding balance will be deducted from your final salary. If you are an existing employee the Council will pay the cost of the Application Fee.

In your application we ask for information under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. We ask you to disclose any unspent convictions. Disclosures should be made by writing to or emailing the Employment and Reward Manager, in confidence, giving details of the offence(s), penalty and date(s) of conviction. Applicants should note that failure to disclose a conviction which is subsequently advised through a Disclosure Scotland check may result in the withdrawal of any offer of appointment.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar an applicant from working with Midlothian. Decisions regarding suitability for positions of trust which are subject to vetting will be dependent on the nature of the position, together with the circumstances and background of the offence(s).

For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit:

How to Apply

Please apply on-line. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Midlothian.

If you have difficulty applying for this post or in accessing the attached documents, 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.

Closing Date

Wednesday 30th May 2018

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