Job Details

Grade: 5A
Hourly Rate: £10.99 – £12.12
Salary: £20,058.19 – £22,120.44 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

This is a 39 week post, working hours will be during school term only, the salary will be pro-rated accordingly. Please note the salary advertised is full time (35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year).

Role Purpose

To work as a front line Pupil Support Worker to reduce non attendance and assist in the processes of ensuring that all pupils attend school every day for a full day and to follow-up pupils who truant from school or experience long-term absence as directed by senior teaching staff within the school.


A sound education background, preferably to Higher, HNC or HND level or above

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.

* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Mrs Jill McDonald by telephone on 01896849282 or by email at

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.