Early Years Officer (FIF10808)

£21,399 - £24,384 per year Pro Rata
13 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 28 June 2019

Working Pattern: Monday to Thursday 8 hours per day (08.15 - 16.45), Fridays 4 hours per day (08.15 - 12.15)

Interview Date: week commencing 25 June 2018

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

Within Fife Council's Education and Children's Service, we believe all children should be encouraged to maximize their potential and we work hard to meet the varying needs of all our learners. Our Education and Children's Services is the second largest in Scotland providing for over 55,500 children and young people. If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge, then Fife is the place for you! Great education, superb transport links, excellent leisure and housing choices: Fife has it all.

Work within a team supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced Early Year'scurriculum within a caring, safe, and welcoming environment which enables eachchild to achieve their potential.

Contribute to the creation of a positive ethos this develops children's self-esteemand personal identity in a climate of trust and praise.

Work with parent and carers, and with other agencies, to promote the welfare anddevelopment of every child will also be involved within this post.


You should possess:
  • HNC Childhood Practice


HNC Early Years Education


Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 Social Services, Children & Young People, with experience working in an Education Service Nursery/Partner Provider.


Scottish National Nursery Education Board (SNNEB) or equivalent.
  • Ability to register with SSSC at practitioner level within 6 months of taking up employment in this role (Early Learning and Childcare Class/Centre) and must complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the registration period.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


Under the leadership and direction of the Headteacher and management team, the post holder may be required to undertake any of the following tasks which may be delegated to Early Years Officers.

• Promoting children's learning, development and welfare.
• The assessment and monitoring of children.
• Liaison/Communication with parents and carers.
• To contribute to planning aspects of children's development, learning and welfare.

The Individual

We are looking for an individual who has experience within an Early Years settingalong with knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and knowledge of childdevelopment from birth to 5 years. The individual will have the ability to workwithout supervision and will work effectively within a team. Highly developedcommunication skills are needed for this role along with the ability to write reportsand children's records in order to provide a regular and effective service.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:
  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

For further information please contact: Julie Journeaux on 01383 602429 or

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