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Various Locations In Orkney
£17,045 - £17,775 per year
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Full Time
35 hours per week

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Early Learning and Childcare
Various Locations on Mainland Orkney

Early Years Practitioner in Training (4 posts)

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 30 June 2022, Term-time, 41 weeks
£19,310 - £20,040 pro rata (including Distant Islands Allowance)

We are seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are keen to learn and develop and have a genuine interest in a career in early learning and childcare. You will be a warm and caring person, who enjoys working with children and also with other adults as part of a team. This is an exciting opportunity, which will offer structured and supported development as part of an early years team in a nursery as well as funded attendance at Orkney College to undertake a formal SVQ 3 qualification. When applying don’t forget to tell us about your experience and why you would like to be considered for this post.

This post is open to applicants of any age who currently live in Orkney. If you are aged between 16 and 24 as of 16th August 2021, you will be able to undertake training as a modern apprentice. For older applicants, costs of the SVQ 3 will be covered by the early years service.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with children.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Catherine Diamond, Service Manager Early Learning and Childcare, Early Years Tel: (01856) 873535, email

Closing Date: Sunday 1 August 2021

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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