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After School and Holiday Club Practitioner/Food Service Assistant

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/11692/1089

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Full Time -Term Time plus some school holiday cover
Remuneration is dependant on skills and experience
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Operational/Professional Services

The Role

Erskine Stewarts Melville Schools are seeking to appoint a number of enthusiastic and dynamic staff members to join the ESMS Junior School as a combined After School & Holiday Club Practitioner/Food Service Assistant on a permanent basis. ESMS staff are passionate, pioneering and strive for excellence in everything they do. We value the incredible contributions they make to school life, we invest in their careers and we support their ambitions so that they flourish professionally and personally.

This is a hybrid role with two main roles. As an After School & Holiday Club Practitioner, you will be working within an enthusiastic and dynamic team. Successful candidates will be responsible for the out of school care of boys and girls aged from Nursery to P3 based at Ravelston.  

As a Food Service Assistant, the successful candidate will be ready to support our Nursery and Primary 1 children as they enjoy hot lunches in our dining pods.  These spaces are designed to replicate a ‘family dining’ experience. 

The successful applicants will be able to multi-task and will be comfortable working with young children, especially when supporting and facilitating play. It is essential that the candidate is committed to the ESMS values, has good attention to detail, a great sense of humour, works quickly and efficiently and is a team player.

This is a permanent post for 31.25 hours per week during term time (Monday to Friday from 11.15 am to 1.15pm as a Food Service Assistant and from 1.45pm to 6pm as an After School Club Practitioner) and 26.25 hours per week on a rota basis during holiday periods as a Holiday Club Practitioner. 

Remuneration will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The salary range for unqualified After School & Holiday Club Pupil Practitioners/Food Service Assistants is £17,846 to £19,031 per annum which is point 8-11 on the ESMS e-Plus salary scale. Qualified After School & Holiday Club Pupil Support Practitioners/Food Service Assistants will be paid on the ESMS e-Plus Scale point 13-16 which is £19,593 to £20,202 per annum. 

Staff are offered a range of benefits including: a generous holiday allowance, enhanced sick pay, family friendly policies, use of the Schools’ swimming pool and fitness room outside school hours, membership of the ESMS Discount and Benefits Scheme, including a range of discounts at 130,000 retail and entertainment locations.

ESMS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and Disclosure Scotland.


Applicants must visit to apply for this position. Please submit the application before the closing date.

Any enquiries about this position should be directed to Morven Wrinn, HR Assistant, at  


The closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 May 2024. We anticipate interviews will be held week commencing 3 June 2024.

About ESMS

Welcome to the ESMS, a vibrant, family of independent schools, for 3-18 year olds, in the heart of Edinburgh. We offer a co-educational nursery and  junior school, single-sex but closely twinned secondary education and a co-educational sixth form. At the ESMS family of schools we pride ourselves on our holistic approach to education which means that we place as much emphasis on opportunities and activities outside of the classroom as we do on what happens in class. We offer over 300 clubs and societies as well as wide-ranging opportunities in sport, music and drama, outdoor education, trips and community involvement, all with the intention of helping your child discover their talents, learn or explore something new, have fun and make new friends.

Our Vision is to be a pioneer of rounded education in Edinburgh, giving every child the opportunity to excel.

Our Mission is to develop grounded, resilient, accomplished children, with strong values who go out into the world equipped with everything they need to lead full and happy lives.


  • We offer an outstanding, well-rounded education, to a diverse group of children
  • We take time to build strong relationships and to help our children feel happy, safe and secure so that they thrive emotionally and socially and academically
  • We provide an unrivalled range of activities outside the classroom, enabling our children to discover and develop their natural talents
  • We inspire children to aim high and achieve strong academic results
  • We give children every opportunity to seize and embrace every challenge that life throws at them
  • Our teachers inspire innovative thinkers with a love of learning that will last a lifetime
  • Our children develop the confidence to use their voices
  • Our nine values embed character, inspiring children to develop good hearts, make good decisions and improve the world around them.

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