Early Years Officer, Fixed Term, St Columba's Primary, 409.08, CD 26/08/2018

West Lothian Council
Bathgate, West Lothian
24383 - 27405
11 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The closing date for this post has been extended and is now provisionally set at 29 April 2018. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels

Various Locations, 36 hours per week, 39 weeks per year(initially)

As part of implementation for the increased hours in Early Learning & Childcare, West Lothian Council are seeking to recruit 15 additional Early Years Officers to provide additional support in nurseries which provide places within areas of disadvantage. These settings will offer full day (8am – 6pm) placements from August 2018 and will be open 50 weeks per year from August 2019. The postholder will require to work flexibility within these hours.

The post of Early Years Officer (ELC) is a key post within the school management structure and will develop and promote high quality learning experiences for all children within the setting.

In consultation with the Headteacher and the early years team within the setting the EYO will also take a lead role for all organisation in the nursery and ensure effective partnership working with all stakeholders.

The post holder must have an HNC in childcare or equivalent and be able to demonstrate breadth and depth of experience in an early year’s educational establishment. Hold SSSC registration as a practitioner.

The successful candidates must also be willing to work towards BA degree in Childhood Practice within 3 years and complete a SQA module in Leadership.

Interviews will be held, 9th & 10th of May 2018.

For further information please contact Donna Adam, Strategic Resource Manager e-mail:

West Lothian Council are committed to far reaching changes to the way we deliver our Education Services. These changes include giving you the support and environment that you need to get on with your job and develop your abilities. Our dedication is demonstrated by the whole council achievement of the Investors in People Standard and always aiming a little higher in our service delivery and improvements.

This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. 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 the West Lothian Council

This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC.  If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account

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