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  • Ref no: CNS01952
  • Published: 12/3/2020
  • Closes: 30/3/2020
  • Location: Back School, Vatisker, Back, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0LB
  • Salary: £11,746.00 - £12,526.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Term Time Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

In line with the Scottish Government’s intention to increase free nursery hours for young children we are planning to increase the nursery service at Sgoil Araich Loch a Tuath, Back, Isle of Lewis. The nursery will be open from 8.30am to 5.30pm throughout term-time.

We are now searching for anyone interested in becoming part of this exciting Early Years expansion. This brings opportunity for anyone interested in starting a career in Early Learning & Childcare, or making use of their experience as a parent to develop skills and support more young children through their early experiences.

The Comhairle are primarily looking for fluent Gaelic speakers, but those without Gaelic will also be considered.

Required for 24 hours per week, term time, you will, with support, plan a curriculum, preferably through the medium of Gaelic, which supports and guides children’s all round learning and development, and plan and organise the play session taking into account the needs of every child.


You must have proven childcare experience working with young children and their families in an early years setting and a willingness to work toward a qualification that meets the Scottish Social Services Council’s requirements for Practitioners. The ability to speak and read Gaelic is desirable. If you do not currently speak or read Gaelic, it will be a requirement of your appointment that you will undertake to learn to speak and read Gaelic.

If you already have a childcare qualification we would love to hear from you (if you are successfully recruited you would be entitled to our rate of pay for qualified staff of £10.80 + £1.16 Distant Islands Allowance per hour).
If you are new to nursery work but are interested in developing new skills we can support you to achieve your qualification whilst you are working for us.
If you would like to find out more information please call the Early Years Office on 01851 822655.

The salary quoted is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. Appointment to the post will be on the first point of the grade.

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