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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£32,123 - £38,340 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

Education and Children's Services

Early Years Strategic Development Officer 
Waverley Court

Salary £31,484 - £37,589
Hours: 36 per week

This is an exciting opportunity to join the early years team.

Will have a focus on developing parental engagement and facilitating the Peep learning together programme. The National Improvement Framework (NIF) identifies parental engagement as one of the main drivers to lead to improvements.  Research has evidenced that when parents are engaging in their children’s learning this leads to improved outcomes for children. The successful candidate will have an active role in supporting the Career Long Professional Learning opportunities in parental engagement across early years.        

To take forward policies and developments to ensure that the Council fulfils its duties as outlined in the Children and Young People’s Act (2014), the national Early Years Framework, Edinburgh’s Early Years Strategy and Action Plan, and Edinburgh’s Parent and Carers Strategy and Action Plan.

To work as an effective member of the early years team to support the quality delivery of early learning and childcare for children aged 0-5 years, the development of affordable childcare for children aged 0-12 years, and the development of support to parents and carers to ensure positive outcomes for children.

To ensure that the practices of services are consistent with the quality indicators of the Pre Birth to Three Framework and Curriculum for Excellence, and that the needs of children and families are addressed within the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child.

To develop and maintain the workforce strategy required to ensure the quality delivery of the Council’s responsibilities.

To work in collaboration with Children and Families staff, and with all other relevant agencies in the voluntary, private and public sectors to ensure a partnership approach to service development and delivery, taking forward the council’s priority to work to develop co-operative practices. 

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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 City of Edinburgh Council.

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