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Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools - After School and Holiday Club Practitioner

  • Scotland

  • Erskine Stewart's Melville Schools

  • Part-time


We are currently seeking to fill the position of After School and Holiday Club Practitioner .


We are currently recruiting for After School and Holiday Club Practitioners in the ESMS Junior School. Working within an enthusiastic and dynamic team, successful candidates will be responsible for the out of school care of children aged from Nursery to 12 years based at either Queensferry Road or Ravelston. Positions are available immediately, subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

We are currently offering Monday to Friday positions. Hours of work will be between 1:30pm and 6:00pm or 3.00pm and 6.00pm (depending on site) during term time and on a rota basis during holiday periods. Remuneration will be dependent on qualifications and experience. The desirable candidate will be available for 5 days per week, however candidates available 4 consecutive days per week will also be considered.

Unqualified After School and Holiday Club Practitioners will be paid on ESMS e-Plus Scale point 8-11 (£11.44 - £11.79 per hour). Qualified After School and Holiday Club Practitioners will be paid on ESMS e-Plus Scale point 13-16 (£12.18 - £12.95 per hour). With a range of additional benefits.

ESMS is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming family of schools, set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Edinburgh. We are a diamond school combining a co-educational junior school and sixth form with single-sex senior schools. Our Schools have always been pioneers of rounded education. Children’s education is underpinned by our nine values: appreciation, commitment, confidence, enthusiasm, grace, integrity, kindness, respect and responsibility. From virtual reality headsets in the classroom to developing one of the first outdoor learning programmes in Scotland, we are always searching for new ways to develop the whole child.

This year, ESMS are winners of the Independent Schools of the Year Award in the Performing Arts, Music and Drama category. Independent Schools of the Year Awards showcase transformative and innovative projects from schools across the UK and we are immensely proud that the work of our staff and students has been recognised in this way.

The people that work for us 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.

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.

This is an open vacancy and interviews will be conducted as applications are shortlisted.

Applicants must complete the Support Staff application form and the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Any enquiries about this position should be directed to Recruitment at recruitment@esms.org.uk.

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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Ravelston, Edinburgh, EH4 3NT

  • 753 Day Girls (11-18)
  • 4 Boarding Girls (11-18)
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0131 311 1111