Specialist Teacher, Linlithgow

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Donaldson TrustLinlithgow

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Chief Executive Officer of The Donaldson’s Trust, Linlithgow, invites suitably qualified applicants to apply for the post of: 

Specialist Teacher

The Donaldson Trust is seeking a dynamic and creative individual to take on the role of Specialist Teacher at our modern, state of the art facility in Linlithgow.

As a Specialist Teacher you will be responsible for the co-ordination of learning and teaching of a class of children with a range of complex additional support needs. 

The ideal candidate will be hands on, person-centred and imaginative with experience of working in partnership with parents and external agencies, as well as experience of planning and delivering a curriculum based on skills for life, including outdoor and community-based learning. They will have the ability to use various techniques, digital technologies and expertise to enhance and motivate our learners.

The Trust’s children and values will be at the centre of your practice, you will use your knowledge and understanding of complex additional support needs, as well as our modern state of the art facilities and resources to empower our children to thrive in a modern world. 

The Donaldson Trust is located in Linlithgow, West Lothian, which is central to both Edinburgh and Glasgow accessible via car and public transport. The Trust provides scenic outdoor grounds, staff parking and an excellent staff benefits package.

This role requires a professional, confident, diligent individual with a strong awareness and understanding of child protection legislation in Education. 



• GTCS Registered

• Experience of working within a total communication environment 

• Excels in digital awareness, with the ability to use various technologies to assist learning

• Evidence of working in line with the GTCS Professional Standards

• Evidence of engaging children in innovative ways of learning


• Qualification in Autism,BSL or use of Total Communication methods

• Experience of complex communication difficulties (inc deafness and autism)

• Driving Licence

Donaldson’s Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

Shortlisting will take place 24th June, with first and second place Interviews on 26th June and 3rd July 2019.

More about The Donaldson Trust
Type: Scottish Schools & Colleges
Address: Preston Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6HZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1506 841900