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Senior Administrator / PA

Merchiston Castle School, City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 27/05/2022 at 5:00 pm

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

Pippa Axon
Bursar

01313122215

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Merchiston Castle School is seeking to appoint a Senior Administrator / PA. The role requires high levels of organisation, confidentiality and the 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.

As Scotland’s only independent boarding school for boys, Merchiston’s genuine focus is on the needs of each pupil and understanding how to help him thrive. With the support of our caring community, each boy is encouraged to unearth his talents, pursue excellence and flourish in myriad ways. This post is considered as Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

We can offer a highly competitive starting salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including a generous pension scheme, fee reductions, high quality free lunches and a range of other additional employee discounts.

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

Applications will be considered as they are received and shortlisted candidates may be invited for interview prior to the official closing date. Merchiston reserves the right to appoint ahead of the closing date and thus early applications for this role are advisable.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27 May 2022, 5pm. The date for first round of interviews will be confirmed thereafter.


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.