Senior Business Support Assistant - Knox Academy Meadowpark

East Lothian Council
Haddington, East Lothian
16187 - 17683
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time
Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary  £16187 - £17683 per annum pro rata (£8.87-£9.69 per hour)
Permanent part time position
10 hours per week, term time
Days of Work: Working Pattern Negotiable
To start ASAP

Knox Academy is a truly comprehensive school situated in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. At census 2018 the roll was 739. Our school values are Ambition, Respect and Community and we work through these values to ensure all pupils feel included and valued. We aim to support all our young people to strive to reach their potential and leave to a positive and sustained destination. We aim to be the best we can, in all that we do for our young people and to give them a high quality educational experience.

The Communication Provision is part of Knox Academy, known as Meadowpark, which is a short walking distance from the main school building and will provide places for pupils from across the county. Staff and pupils will be based in a beautiful converted former Victorian building which was formerly home to Haddington Infant School.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Business Support Assistant, based at Meadowpark office primarily on reception dealing with the pupils, visitors to the school, general public and supporting school staff with office administration.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and with the ability to communicate their enthusiasm to the pupils and staff and present a welcoming and professional persona to visitors, Training in the use of council systems is available, but some experience/confidence using Microsoft Office would be an advantage. Flexibility is essential in this post together with good organisational skills. The successful candidate should be calm and have a caring nature.

Job Details

To provide administrative, clerical, reception and information support to the school through a range of tasks carried out within well-defined regulations.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. 

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage.  In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to ‘Higher’ level, NC or SVQ level 2 in English and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the website.

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