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Learning Assistant – Energy through Time project

  • Full time
  • £24,000
  • Dalkeith (Hybrid)
  • Closing 26th April 2024

  • Advertised from 11th April 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract to 31st March 2025.


We are recruiting for a Learning Assistant, as part of our Energy through Time STEM archaeology learning project.

Archaeology Scotland is a Scotland-wide educational charity and a voluntary membership organisation which works to secure the archaeological heritage of Scotland for its people through education, promotion and support. We champion widening participation in archaeology and the benefits it can bring for people and communities through our projects and programmes.

We are looking for a focussed and self-motivated individual, who can deliver a range of diverse tasks to join our team. You will be a good communicator with experience in engaging learners and have an interest in working in archaeology and learning.

The Energy through Time project, funded by Scottish Power Foundation, aims to equip children and young people with the skills and knowledge they need to create innovative solutions to energy sustainability, inspired by the past.

Participants in the project will explore 'Energy Through Time' by investigating the historic landscape around Newbattle Abbey College. The project learning team will develop and deliver engaging Archaeology STEM activities for children, challenging skills development programmes for young people, and quality Archaeology STEM resources and CLPL opportunities for educators.

Archaeology Scotland’s policy on equal opportunities Archaeology Scotland is committed to implementing a policy of equal opportunities in archaeology. In line with our equal opportunities policy, we want to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment or access to opportunities for training and development on any grounds not relevant to employment practice. Archaeology Scotland would like to actively encourage qualified individuals to apply for this position, regardless of background or personal disability. If you require any reasonable adjustments during our recruitment processes, including assistance with reading this page or associated documents, please contact

Application notes

To apply, please send us a cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) explaining your experience and how you meet the job description and person specification, along with a copy of your CV (no more than two sides of A4) including details of two referees (who will not be approached without the candidates permission), using ‘Learning Assistant’ in the subject line to

Closing date for applications: end of day, Friday 26th April 2024.

Interviews are expected to take place on the 3rd of May 2024.

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For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jane Miller, Learning Officer.