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Headmaster's Secretary

Merchiston Castle School, City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 17/07/2019 at 12:00 pm

Merchiston Castle School
294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

Wendy Ciuffarella
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Vacancy Description / Summary

Headmaster’s Secretary
Required for late August 2019

Merchiston seeks a professional, experienced and committed full-time Secretary for the Headmaster. The role requires high levels of organisation, confidentiality and an ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload.

The successful candidate will also be required to support the Clerk to the Board and to provide ad hoc support to the Bursar and HR Manager at busy times of the year.

For further details of the position, information about the School and application and recruitment procedures, please visit our website

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.
Please e-mail your completed Application Form, along with an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Self-Declaration Form to

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17 July at 12 noon

Interview date: Thursday 18 July 2019 (successful candidates will be telephoned on the afternoon of 17 July at the very latest).

About the School

Merchiston is a boys’ school in Scotland offering the English curriculum, and has a global, outward-looking dimension.

Merchiston takes pride in specialising in the education of boys and has an impressive record of helping boys excel far beyond their expected results at GCSE/IGCSE and A Level. Think about a wonderfully caring and nurturing environment, where they will learn to like learning more.

With an ethos based on traditional values, Merchiston encourages self-reliance and independence, as well as respect for and tolerance of others.

The main objective is to motivate pupils to try their hardest and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas - firstly academic, then cultural, sporting, leadership, and simply living together as a community.