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Kittybrewster School Aberdeen, AB24 3QG
£39,289 - £44,387 per year dependent on experience
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Kittybrewster School, Aberdeen
Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

Job Purpose

To work as part of the early years and childcare team to take responsibility for the
delegated organisation and management tasks required to plan and deliver the early
learning and childcare service for children and their families.

To support the Early Years Practitioner, Pupil Support staff and students, to deliver a
flexible, high quality early learning and childcare service in order to meet the
individual needs of children and their families ensuring their wellbeing and improving
the outcomes for children and their families using the service.

Full time, permanent 37 hours per week

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

SCQF level 9 qualification, BA Childhood Practice or equivalent or experience
in undertaking delegated duties and be willing to work toward the SCQF level
9 or equivalent.
Registration with or eligibility to register with SSSC
PVG Membership for Regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults or
willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

Contribute as a member of the early learning and childcare team to the
delivery of an effective early learning and childcare service.
Create a supportive and nurturing ethos in which children are encouraged and
supported to develop their self esteem, self confidence and respect for others.
Undertake appropriate duties in the absence of the teacher or member of the
Senior Management Team.
Undertake specific operational duties as agreed by the senior management
Lead the day to day supervision of Early Years Practitioners and PSA’s in the
operation of the nursery.
Undertake the PRD for Early Years and Childcare Practitioners
As part of the early learning and childcare team, use professional skills in the
planning, implementing, assessing and evaluating of the early learning and
childcare services.
Observe and interact with children in order to support their learning
Ensure reporting of children's progress and record keeping is in line with the
school’s policies.
Ensure the care and health & safety needs of the children are met.
Collaborate with others involved in children's learning and development
(parents, carers, teaching staff, health visitors, etc.) at all times maintaining
Keep abreast of current theory and practice by undertaking continuing
professional development.
Participate and in the absence of the teacher lead all aspects of team work
within the setting including professional development of early years and
childcare students, preparation and care of resources, maintenance of
cleanliness and hygiene and contribute to staff and team discussions.

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families:  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Equally Safe at Work - Bronze
  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged