Staff Vacancies

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Staff Vacancies

The Board of Governors of the Donaldson's Trust invite suitably qualified applicants to apply for the post of Principal of Donaldson's School.


Salary £65,000 - £70,000, with placement dependent on experience

Over the last year, the school has gone through a period of re-organisation and is now seeking a dynamic leader to take the school forward and to help shape its future direction.

The Principal's key responsibilities will include:

Candidates will need to demonstrate the following:

For more information on the work of Donaldson's School please visit the links on the right-hand side of this page.

How to apply:

Please download:

Application Form (MS Word)

Application Form (PDF)

Equal Opportunities (EO) Monitoring Form (MS Word)

Equal Opportunities (EO) Monitoring Form (PDF)

Job Description - Principal

Person Specification - Principal

Recruitment Process Information and Guidance

Please return your completed application form by post marked 'Strictly Personal' to:

Paul Campbell, HR Adviser, Donaldson's School, Preston Road, Linlithgow, EH49 6HZ.

Please also complete and return our Equal Opportunities (EO) Monitoring Form direct to

Recruitment Timetable:

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25 July 2014

It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 11 August 2014


Should you require any further information or wish to discuss any aspect of the post or the recruitment process in more detail please contact Helen Rice, Clerk to the Board of Governors by email



Night Awake Workers

1 x Permanent  and 2 x Fixed Term until end of December 2014

We require Night Awake Workers who monitor, check and record the comfort and security and provide assistance to either the resident group or individuals who require 1-1 support throughout the night and early morning hours.  There will be additional input towards the general wellbeing of all pupils.

For more information about the role and how to apply online via Hire Wire please click here



We are actively seeking to expand our Supply 'as & when required' Register.  For more information and to apply please click on the links below:

Please see our supply register page for additional information.



We have no volunteering opportunities available within our Education or Care Departments.

Donaldson's School, however, relies heavily on donations to support our work with children and young people who are deaf or have communication difficulties. We are looking to recruit volunteers who would be willing to help with fundraising events both within and outwith the School.

If you have a spare hour or two and are interested in volunteering to help with fundraising events, please contact Gill Sinclair, Fundraising Officer, on 01506 841 915 or via email to


Should you have any recruitment queries, please contact Human Resources at:





01506 841 900


01506 841 901


01506 841 902


The School welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability, and particularly welcomes applications from the Deaf Community.

Please note that:

- Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration will be required for any jobs within Donaldson's Lodge (residence) and Nursery

- Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme will be required for all roles

With over 100 staff across the school and lodge there are many benefits available to Donaldson's employees including:


  • 01506 841900
  • Textphone/Minicom 01506 841902
  • Donaldson's, Preston Road,
    Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 6HZ