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North Berwick High School, Grange Road, North Berwick, EH39 4QS
£25,640 - £28,012 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Term Time Part Time
17 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Temporary until June 2022
Term time - 39 weeks per year
Days & Times to be agreed
To start 16th August 2021

East Lothian Council are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, creative an innovative Senior Play Leader who puts play at the heart of learning for young children.  You will have a sound knowledge of child development and play along with a pedagogical approach to children's learning.    

This posts will be instrumental in planning and providing experiences, opportunities and learning for children aged 2- 3 years, using indoor and outdoor environments to support play as a tool for learning.  This post requires an appropriate qualification along with extensive knowledge and experience in working with children aged 2- 3 years and their families.

The successful applicant will be a good team player who is reflective in their practise, pro-active within the playroom and comfortable in speaking confidently to a broad range of people.   Tots and Teens provides an opportunity for practical childcare experiences for pupils within the High School therefore leading by example, liaising with colleagues and supporting the role of the Play leader are key to this position. 

Job Details

To work as an effective member of an early learning and childcare team delivering high quality child led early learning experiences for young children and their families.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC in Childcare and Education or SVQ3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) or equivalent

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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