Early Years Practitioner (Fixed Term)

Favourite Aberdeenshire Council
Ref no: ABS12043
Closes: Sunday, 14th January 2018
Published: Tuesday, 12th December 2017
Location: Various Locations In Aberdeenshire
Salary: £19,818 - £21,511 per year
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Nursery Education

Job Description

The post of Early Years Practitioner is central to the delivery of Early Education and Childcare under Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services programme for the expansion of free ELC to 1140 hours per year by 2020.

Required on a fixed term basis at each of our nine ‘Key to Success’ nursery settings across Aberdeenshire, the successful candidate will be employed initially on a term only basis but there  may be a requirement to move to a 52.18 week per year contract from August 2018. You will act as a member of Early Learning and Childcare team, with full involvement in the work of the Early Level curriculum, and where appropriate the pre-Birth to Three Framework, helping to contribute to the care and education of children. 

Key to Success ELC settings are located at the following: Aboyne PS, Alehousewells PS, Hill of Banchory PS, Macduff PS, Midmill PS, Peterhead Central PS, Pitmedden PS, Strichan PS and Westfield School.  Please state on your application form which setting(s) you are applying to. 

There is a responsibility for the post holder to demonstrate a commitment to quality service delivery through continuous improvement for the benefit of the Service and the organisation.

This post is regulated work with Children and/or Protected Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. The preferred candidate will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check.  Where an individual has spent a continuous period of 3 months or more out with the UK in the last 5 years, an Overseas Criminal Record Check will be required. You will be required to provide this check. A confirmed offer of employment and commencement in the post will be subject to the outcome of both these pre-employment checks being deemed satisfactory.

Fixed term for a period not exceeding 05/07/2019.

This post has a minimum requirement of two references, one of these must be your current or most recent employer.

Informal enquiries to Julia Matthew - 01467 537238.

For further information visit:  http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/eyp