Job Description Communities and Families Early Years Assistant Juniper Green Primary School Nursery Salary: £16,775 - £18,860 per year (Pro-rata for part time, sessional 39 weeks) plus living wage allowance if applicable Hours: 36 per week, Monday to Friday, term time only. Juniper Green Primary School is a co-educational non-denominational primary school administered by City of Edinburgh Education Department. It serves the residents of the Juniper Green, Baberton Mains and Colinton/Hailes areas of Edinburgh, a broad social mix. The majority of pupils move on to secondary school education at Currie Community High School. The school is a new building with excellent educational facilities. There are 15 classes and a morning and afternoon nursery. The building has classrooms with flexible space for active learning, a dining hall, gymnasium, ICT suite and music/science room. The playground is well designed for interesting and active play. The Headteacher and Depute Headteachers are mainly non-teaching. The support staff comprises of a business manager, school administrator, a clerical assistant and fifteen pupil support assistants. The school has a Parent Council. After School Care club is available catering for pupils from P1-P7. In the nursery class, staff work together to ensure we get the right support, in the right way for every child. Our team of Early Years Practitioners (EYPs) and Early Years Officer (EYO) work with individuals and groups of children to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all pupils. It is important to us that everyone feels part of the Juniper Green family. Staff are included and involved in decisions about the school and the way we work to support our children. This new position of Early Years Assistant (EYA) will add to our staff team here and you will be supported and encouraged to be an active member of our team. We are looking for someone to join our dynamic nursery staff team who has experience of working with children and who is committed to providing a high-quality service with enthusiasm and creativity. If you think your future lies in Early Years and you would like to start your career as an Early Years Assistant then we would like to hear from you. For further information about the school please visit our website at www.junipergreenprimary.co.uk 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 City of Edinburgh Council applies a Living Wage allowance to ensure that all employees earn at least £9.34 per hour. Successful applicants will be paid the hourly rate for the role, plus the allowance, in order to bring their earnings to £9.34 per hour.