Job Details

Grade: 5C
Hourly Rate: £11.29 – £12.42
Salary: £20,615.54- £22,677.79 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)

Hours: 24.33 hours per week, 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 closely and co-operatively with teaching staff to support the needs of pupils identified as having complex additional support needs in the support centre.


National 5 English and National 4 in Maths or equivalent qualification.
Any other relevant qualifications in addition to the above
Additional Needs Assistants will be required to undertake on the job training as and when available.

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 Alison MacPherson by telephone on 01896848370 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. 

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