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Wraparound Care Practitioner

Job Reference schooltalent/TP/105/1220

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time Permanent
Contract Details:
Part time, Permanent
Starting at £12 per hour
Working Hours:
Term time 2:30pm to 6pm and a minimum of 30 hours during school holidays
After School Club
Region / Division:
George Watson's College
Job Role:
Operational/Professional Services

Package Description

Location: George Watson’s College, Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: Term time 2:30pm to 6pm and a minimum of 30 hours during school holidays.

Pay: Starting at £12 per hour

Benefits: Seven weeks annual leave (two to be taken at Christmas and New Year, automatic enrolment in the contributory support staff defined contribution pension scheme, reduced school fees at George Watson’s College for children of staff, Membership of the Galleon Club (the school’s fitness club)

The Role

George Watson’s College wishes to appoint Wraparound Care Practitioners to support children and young people in the creation of a space, in which they can play.


To apply, please click the Apply for this job button. Please include a letter of application of not more than 800 words giving us more information about you and why you would like the role, addressed to Mr Brendon Reid, Care Manager.

Main Responsibilities

  • To help create a safe and stimulating environment, that provides children with opportunities to play and develop 
  • Ensure the care and well-being of the children who attend
  • Actively participate in the planning and evaluation of activities
  • Encourage and support the children to direct their own play
  • To support group activities with children, encouraging co-operation and communication between children
  • To set out and put away equipment each afternoon, complying with the school Health and Safety policy. This includes folding tables, benches, home corner kitchen, rugs, boxes and toys and games. Large heavier items should be carried by 2 staff.
  • To assists in the preparation and delivery of snacks
  • To participate in regular supervision, team meetings and training courses as required
  • To act as a positive role model, upholding the school ethos and values
  • To ensure positive relationships with other children and adults
  • Comply with and implement the necessary childcare and Health and Safety regulations
  • To have a sound understanding of both local and national initiatives and policies relating to childcare

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria:

Required to hold appropriate qualification in order to be compliant with SSSC registration as a Practitioner in the day care of children

Requirement to register with the SSSC within a 6 month timescale

Excellent Team working ability

Good oral and written communication skills

Good numeracy and literacy skills



Flexibility and adaptability to work with different age ranges across Junior School

Satisfactory level of physical fitness - to enable full personal participation and engagement with children whilst undertaking activities e.g. obstacle course, tennis, swimming or other similar activities requiring stamina, physical ability, coordination and  strength.

Desirable Criteria:

Previous demonstrable experience of working with children, ideally within an educational environment.

Creative and imaginative ability

A specialist knowledge, skill or interest to be used for the education, enjoyment, learning and furtherance of child development e.g. sports coaching, a foreign language, dressmaking etc.

About the school/organisation

George Watson's College sits in the heart of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, providing a world-class education for children and young people from Preschool to Senior 6.

We encourage our pupils to develop a love of learning through an inspiring curriculum and an extensive and inclusive enrichment programme, which are underpinned by the four values we live by: aim high, be kind, join in and respect all.

Our school is a place where pupils have the freedom to thrive, succeed, explore, perform, and grow, giving them the opportunity to discover their own limitless potential.

Preschool, junior and senior pupils all learn and play on the same 52-acre campus, where our sports facilities, music school, art department, technology building and drama studios are within walking distance.

We offer our pupils one of the widest extra-curricular programmes you will find anywhere, plus the opportunity to travel internationally during their time with us, and a broad range of learning experiences outside the classroom.

Digital technology supports and enhances learning, with every pupil encouraged to use their device where it adds real value to developing skills and critical thinking.

Our school has an enviable reputation for the breadth of opportunities pupils have to get active, with around 25 different sports available to both girls and boys. Participation, excellence, professionalism and equality are the four cornerstones of our physical education and sport department here at Watson's.

When it comes to music and drama, our pupils are given the opportunity to co-produce stunning shows, delivering memorable performances that live long beyond school days.

Most importantly, the wellbeing of our pupils matters to us more than anything else. There are various ways we support pupils to proactively manage their mental health, while a range of peer-led programmes has created a culture in which we can all play our part.

All this means that when the sun shines we celebrate the happy moments, and when it doesn't we're there to protect and support, just as our motto says: ex corde caritas - love from the heart.


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