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  • Ref no: HGH09083
  • Published: 20/10/2020
  • Closes: 2/11/2020
  • Location: Kilmuir Primary School, Kilmuir, Portree, Isle of Skye, IV51 9UB
  • Salary: £5,066.00 - £6,510.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 10.5 hours per week

Job Description

Post Title:   Early Years Practitioner (Gaelic)
Location:    Kilmuir Primary School, Portree
Hours:        10.5 hours per week
Duration:    Fixed Term until 25 June 2021
Salary:         £5,066 - £5,689 (Unqualified) / £5,786 - £6,510 (Qualified)

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

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Applications from Gaelic speakers are essential.

This post is under represented in males.  Applications from males are encouraged.

Contact Person:  Chrisma MacFarlane, Tel: 01470 552271/ 01470 562273

Job Purpose: To work as an effective member of a team, delivering a flexible, high quality, early learning and child care service that meets the needs of young children and their families.


Prior to confirming appointment, we will require successful candidates to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Bu chòir teisteanas aithnichte ann an Cùram-chloinne agus Foghlam a bhith acasan a tha air am fastadh mar Neach-obrach Thràth-bhliadhnaichean le teisteanas. (Mar eisimpleir HNC/NNEB/SVQ 3) agus pàighear iad aig ìre HC0535.

Thèid iarraidh orrasan a tha air am fastadh mar Neach-obrach Thràth-bhliadhnaichean gun teisteanas, obrachadh gu ruige aon de na duaisean gu h-àrd taobh a-staigh raon-ama aontaichte agus pàighear iad aig ìre HC0435.

Feumaidh an Neach-obrach Thràth-bhliadhnaichean a bhith clàraichte le Comhairle Sheirbheisean Sòisealta na h-Alba (CSSA) no aontachadh cur a-steach chun an CSSA gus clàrachadh mar neach-cleachdaidh. Às dèidh an dreuchd a ghabhail, bu chòir dhan Neach-obrach Thràth-bhliadhnaichean clàrachadh taobh a-staigh 6 mìosan bho bhith a’ gabhail na h-obrach no gus an tèid an clàrachadh a dhearbhadh, ge brith dè as giorra.

Bhiodh teisteanasan ann an Làimhseachadh Bìdh agus Ciad Chobhair nam buannachdan.

Those employed as Early Years Practitioner- qualified should hold a recognised qualification in Childcare and Education. (For example HNC/NNEB/SVQ 3) and will be paid on grade HC0535.

Unqualified workers employed as Early Years Practitioner- unqualified will be required to work towards one of the above awards within an agreed timescale and will be paid on grade HC0435.

The Early Years Practitioner is required to hold a relevant Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration or agree to apply to SSSC to register as a practitioner. On acceptance of the post, the Early Years Practitioner should achieve registration within 6 months of taking up employment or until registration is determined, whichever is the shorter.

Qualifications in Food Handling and First Aid would be advantageous.

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