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  • Ref no: DGA05075
  • Published: 16/1/2020
  • Closes: 26/1/2020
  • Location: Various locations within Dumfries and Galloway, Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DD
  • Salary: £29,192.75 - £31,406.74 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

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


Nursery Manager (4)

Various Locations

£29,192.75 - £31,406.74


Early Learning and Childcare is changing in Scotland and the number of hours children are entitled to will rise by August 2020 in order to offer more flexibility for families. Phase four of the roll out for Dumfries and Galloway will begin during August 2020. We are seeking to recruit experienced, dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated Nursery Managers to work within the undernoted nurseries


Post 1: Belmont Primary School (7/07164)

Post 2: Glenluce Primary School (7/07165)

Post 3: Rephad Primary School (7/07167)

Post 4: Whithorn Primary School (7/071658)


You will be responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day operation of the nursery, ensuring that all children are provided with the highest quality early learning and childcare.


Candidates should have a passion for working in early years and have experience, knowledge and understanding of the current approach to learning through play. Knowledge and understanding of current documentation, in particular Building the Ambition/Curriculum for Excellence – Early Level and My World Outdoors, would be advantageous. You will be supported you to inspire the learning of our children and young people in our settings.



You will be required to self-evaluate your setting in order to develop improvement and curricular planning. You will lead staff and liaise with parents and multi-agency teams. As part of the extended management of the school you will contribute to overall improvements.


We are looking for individuals who enjoy working collegiately with colleagues, and who have a firm commitment to improving the outcomes for our young people.


Candidates are required to hold a BA in Childhood Practice, or other relevant childcare qualification equivalent to SCQF level 9. This qualification will enable candidates to register with Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) as a Manager of a Day-Care of Children’s Service (without conditions). A list of qualifications can be found on the SSSC Website. 


It is intended that these positions will commence on 29 June 2020 to allow for transition arrangements to take place.


Candidates should, on an individual basis, ensure they are able to register with the SSSC prior to applying for the post. Candidates will be responsible for their own registration fees.


A significant relocation package of up to £5000 may be available to the successful candidate. Please see attached guidance for further information.


These posts are considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.


Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.


For further queries please contact the relevant school(s).



Belmont Primary School, Mr William Burns, Headteacher,, tel: (01776) 702952


Glenluce Primary School, Mrs Pauline Hamilton/Mr James Ferguson, Headteacher, tel: (01581) 300351


Rephad Primary School, Mr Alastair Young, Headteacher,, tel: (01776) 704195


Whithorn Primary School, Mrs Evelyn Steele, Headteacher,, tel: (01988) 500291


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