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Woodpark Primary School Priory Avenue Lesmahagow, ML11 0AA
£12.15 - £13.11 per hour
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
20 hours per week

Job Description

Hours: 20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year - term time.

South Lanarkshire Council are looking for enthusiastic, motivated staff to support the learning and development of young children within our Early Learning and Childcare establishments.

Within South Lanarkshire Council’s Education Resources it is our mission to make positive, meaningful changes in the lives of children and young people. We aim to provide an exceptional learning and working environment for children, pupils and staff, and work in partnership with parents and other professionals. South Lanarkshire Council is committed to the education, care and welfare of our children and young people in our Education Establishments.

You will work as an effective member of the early Learning and Childcare Team, supporting the delivering of a high quality service which supports children and staff and contributes to a positive ethos.

This post requires employees to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as a support worker and to hold a relevant qualification. Candidates require to have or be willing to obtain one of the following qualifications:

• NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6
• SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6
• SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development at SCQF Level 2.

Support will be provided to successful candidates who don’t hold a relevant qualification, to obtain one.


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Legislative Information

This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

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Delivering a Fairer Future

Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications to this post are particularly encouraged from Male applicants.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their familieswhich is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)
  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
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  • Scottish Living Wage
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Engaged