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  • Ref no: PKC06473
  • Published: 20/3/2020
  • Closes: 19/4/2020
  • Location: Various Locations in Perth & Kinross Council Area, PH1 5GD
  • Salary: £26,372.00 - £29,225.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Description

Senior Early Childhood Practitioners - PKC06473
£26,372 - £29,225 (Based on 36 Hours per week, Whole Year Working)
Various Locations Throughout the Perth & Kinross Council Area

As part of the Scottish Governments expansion for Early Years, this is a fantastic opportunity to secure a permanent Senior Early Childhood Practitioner role within Perth & Kinross Council.

Our aim is to provide child-centred Early Learning and Childcare (aged 2-5 years) which reflects and responds to individual needs and identity.

You will assist in the organisation and management of the service for the benefit of all children, families and the wider community.

You must be able to work on your own initiative and as a team member who directly contributes to and supports colleagues in the development of a flexible childcare and early education service, which is appropriate to the needs of young children and their families in the centre and its surrounding community, within the context of both authority and nursery policies and procedures.

You must have SNNB/HNC/SVQ 111 in Childcare/Education or equivalent and be able to evidence additional studies e.g. PDA  or modules from a relevant degree and have a commitment to work towards a qualification to allow registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a Lead Practitioner i.e. diploma/degree in Early Childhood Practice within SCCC timescales.

These posts are 36 hours per week, whole year working, based on 50 and 45 week settings.

The Individual

For further information about these positions, please contact Linda Reid or Pauline Linn on 01738 472372.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure 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, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

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.

Find out more about working for Perth & Kinross Council and living in one of the most scenic areas of Scotland here.

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