Pupil Care & Welfare Officer

Midlothian Council
Penicuik, Midlothian
20494 - 21414
08 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Vacancy

Beeslack High School is a non-denominational secondary which serves the communities extending from the north of Penicuik towards Loanhead and is the secondary school associated with Glencorse, Mauricewood, Roslin and Bilston Primary schools.

The school, which was founded in 1984, is situated in the beautiful grounds of a spacious 17.5 acre site, formerly part of the estate of Beeslack House, and is a highly attractive and inspiring setting for young people to learn and develop.

We provide secondary education for young people aged 11-18 years where effective partnership working has been a key element of the drive to improve outcomes for young people. Beeslack also provides an excellent resource for the local community through its long-established and highly valued community education programme.

Beeslack Community High School offers pupils a range of opportunities to develop their skills for learning, life and work both through the curriculum and our extensive range of extra-curricular activities. In S1 -3 pupils follow a broad general education in 8 curricular areas. In the senior phase pupils have the opportunity to study for a range of qualifications at N3,4,5, Higher and Advanced Higher level with approx 47% of S6 pupils progressing their studies at college or university. Following a review of our Curriculum we are embarking on a very exciting journey in extending the learning opportunities for our young people in school, Midlothian and beyond.

At Beeslack Community High School we set high expectations for all of our pupils and want them to have aspirations, ambitions and be open minded for their journey beyond school.

We are an inclusive school that values all of its pupil’s contributions. Particular strengths of the school are the relationships between pupils, parents and staff and the attainment and achievements of our young people.

The teaching complement comprises 54 fte class teachers and 11 learning assistants. The Head Teacher, 3 Depute Headteacher and 12 Principal Teachers (7 Curriculum and 5 Guidance and Support for Learning) form the Management Team.

Are you looking to be part of an exceptional team of teachers who are invested in all young people and in our journey to self-improvement? Applications are invited from dynamic and 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.


Evidence of competency in literacy and numeracy skills at Higher Grade level, or equivalent, is required.

Some practical experience or demonstration of competency in the use of word processing and standard PC software packages is also essential.

The jobholder must be familiar with child development and have previous experience of working in this field of work. The jobholder must be able to demonstrate experience with working with parents and children in raising standards.   A National Certificate or equivalent in child/adolescent development is desirable.

CLOSING DATE: 20 December 2018

INTERVIEW DATE: To be agreed

Job Advert

Position Title: Pupil Care & Welfare Officer                   

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy              

Location: Beeslack Community High School                             

Contract Status: Fixed Term until 28 June 2019           

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: To be Discussed          

Weeks per year: 39

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 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £17,596.34 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

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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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