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Robert Douglas Memorial Primary School Spoutwells Road Scone, PH2 6RS
£28,249 - £30,351 per year
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Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Early Childhood Practitioner (Fixed Term for up to 12 Months) - PKC11460
£28,249 - £30,351 (Whole Year working, 45 week model)
Robert Douglas Memorial Primary School Nursery, Scone

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, child centred individual to join our large, friendly and welcoming team.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate flexibility in approaches to meet a range of learner needs.

The individual appointed will be able to listen to, and be responsive to, learner needs demonstrating the skills, qualities and enthusiasm to further develop and build on the existing high standards of learner experiences within our school.

The successful candidate will be committed to continually enhancing knowledge and skills through working collegiately and through CPD.

The ability to work independently and as part of the team is essential.  The successful candidate will join a dedicated team at RDM who are committed to providing an excellent education for all young people and promote an ethos of inclusion.

Our aim is to provide excellent child-centred Early Learning and Childcare which reflects and responds to individual needs and identity.

Early Childhood Practitioners on 45 week contracts will be required to work 45 weeks of the year.  45 week settings are closed 2 weeks at Christmas and remain open the 1st week of October, 1st week of Easter, the first 3 weeks of the summer and for some public and occasional holidays.  Early Childhood Practitioners working in 45 week settings may be required to work alternating shift patterns to meet the needs of the settings operational hours and in agreement with their line manager.

The Individual

You must have SNNEB, NNEB, SVQ3, SCQF7, or HNC in Childcare and Education or equivalent. You must have, or be eligible for, registration with the Scottish Social Services Council.

The ability to work in a team situation is essential and a positive and flexible approach to working with young children and parents is required.

We are keen to hear from suitably qualified candidates.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Lynne Lambert, Head Teacher on 01738 454455.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.   

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