Area Support Teachers, Various Locations within Perth & Kinross Council Area (PKC03443)

Recruiter
Perth and Kinross Council
Location
Scotland
Salary
£22,416 - £35,763 per year
Posted
20 Jul 2017
Closes
27 Aug 2017
Ref
PKC03443
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time


Job Description

Area Support Teachers (PKC03443)
£22,416 - £35,763
Various Locations within Perth and Kinross Council Area

We are seeking enthusiastic Area Support teachers to provide support to primary schools across Perth and Kinross but not limited to a particular school. You should be committed to developing learning and teaching and ensuring that all pupils achieve their full potential.

The purpose of the Area Support Teacher is to create capacity in our schools and Local Management Groups by providing a dedicated resource which Head Teachers can utilise to support their priorities. Working collaboratively with colleagues, a basic timetable will be created for you to give structure to your working week. 

The postholder will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Perth & Kinross to meet the operational requirements of the Service. Due to the rural nature of Perth & Kinross this is normally undertaken by use of a car.

These are permanent full time positions and after one year you will be placed in the one school as a class teacher.



Requirements

About Working for Perth & Kinross Council

Perth & Kinross Council’s schools consistently perform above the national average for pupil attainment and receive positive inspection reports. The Council has invested heavily in new school buildings and facilities in recent years. Our schools work together innovatively to embrace new technology, for example with the Perth City Campus initiative.

The Council is fully committed to investing in its staff, providing inductions, ongoing training and support with a view to retaining talented staff through succession planning. Perth & Kinross Council is piloting the new Professional Update approach to continuous professional development for teachers. We encourage staff to widen their horizons and make connections across the organisation, supporting their own and the Council’s development.



Responsibilities

Living in Perth and Kinross

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Looking for a change of scenery? Perth and Kinross encompasses some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, while still being accessible and well serviced with local facilities. Perth, Scotland’s newest city, is the area’s hub, providing culture, shopping, leisure and nightlife.

In the surrounding area, there's world class fishing, walking routes ranging from marked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on and off road, numerous adventure sports facilities and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities, including 2014 Ryder Cup host Gleneagles.

Perth and Kinross receives a consistently high ranking in quality of life surveys. The area is renowned for its thriving cultural scene, which includes venues such as the fantastic Perth Concert Hall (Scotland's newest) and Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The area boasts one of Scotland's, and the UK's, strongest events portfolios. Major sporting event such as the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Etape Caledonia sit alongside high profile cultural events like Rewind to ensure there is always an exciting annual events calendar here.
The area has one of the fastest growing school age populations in Scotland with 100 new primary places needed per annum. Another brand new secondary school is being built in Perth to complement the existing four, and more than 25% of all school children in the area are educated at one of six state-of-the-art community campuses. These beautifully designed campuses offer a superb new learning environment, as well as high quality community facilities such as libraries, sports hall, dance and drama studios and conference space.

The area’s property market is very diverse, offering a mix of old and new and, increasingly, a combination of the two as seen in imaginative conversions of old mills, steadings, churches and farm buildings, all of which can be found in and around popular towns and villages such as Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Scone, Auchterarder and Pitlochry. In outlying areas there's an abundance of one-off properties, many with land. At the other end of the scale, the City of Perth offers urban die-hards everything from quaint stone built cottages to impressive period mansions, listed conversions, townhouses, modern apartments and executive developments.



The Individual


Please note, should you be invited to attend interview, you will be asked to provide 2 references. Therefore, when completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer. If you are already employed as a teacher with Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide 1 reference, which must be from your current head teacher.

As Perth & Kinross Council operates an open reference policy, the onus will be on you to provide us with your references. You should e-mail the job profile and reference template to your referees for completion. (It is also important to include the reference number of the post on the proforma. The references should then be presented to the chair of the interview panel when you attend.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

For further information on these posts, please contact Kim Ramsay on 01738 476373.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.



See also:
Area Support Teacher - Job Profile.doc