Pupil Support Assistant Vacancy

The City of Edinburgh Council are recruiting a Pupil Support Assistant based at Murrayburn Early Years Campus.

The post is fixed term until 31 August 2022, working 20 hours per week with a salary of £18,860 – £19,142.


Purpose of Job

To work collaboratively as a member of the school or early stages team assisting in meeting the educational, care and welfare needs of all pupils ensuring those with additional support needs who are able to attend a mainstream school, can effectively access the curriculum. To be flexible and assist in carrying out general clerical duties as and when required in support of pupil learning. To provide support and assistance in the day-to-day operations of the school or early stages as directed by the Head Teacher or nominated staff.

Major Tasks

Under the direction and supervision of teaching or nominated staff, the post holder will be required to support pupils in the classroom and throughout the school learning environment through organised activities, providing support,
assistance and encouragement to help each individual child achieve the best learning outcomes possible. Accordingly, a range of tasks may be delegated to Pupil Support Assistants. It is not intended as a complete list of tasks that a Pupil Support Assistant could perform, nor is it intended that a single Pupil Support Assistant would be able to take on all these tasks.

The successful candidate will be required to register with the SSSC. They will need to hold or be willing to work towards a recognised childcare qualification at at SCQF Level 6 (SVQ 2).

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.


The closing date for applications is Friday 28 May 2021. You can apply online here.

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