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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£18,860.00 - £19,142.00 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Term Time Full Time
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Communities & Families

Modern Apprentice – Early Years Practitioner - fixed term until June 2023
Achieving an SVQ3 – Social Services (Children and Young People)
Waverley Court

Salary: £18,860 - £19,142 (pro rata for 39 weeks sessional) 
Hours: 36 per week (39 weeks)

“In June 2013 the Scottish Government published the first National Strategy for Play. This is defined as follows: “play encompasses children’s behaviour which is freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. It is performed for no external goal or reward and is a fundamental and integral part of healthy development which seeks to improve play experiences for all children.”

The above has been taken from Play Strategy for Scotland: Our Vision, Scottish Government, 2013, cited in Building the Ambition page 28.

The Council is committed to assisting people within the local area by providing the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the world of work through our Trainee Programme. 

To learn more about this opportunity and careers in early learning and childcare visit our website:…

The Post is open to applicants who have left secondary education in the last three years or are aged up to 29 with a disability or are care experienced.

We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups and those who have successfully completed the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services Children and Young People.

Interviews will take place end of May 2021

Anticipated start date for successful candidates:  August 2021

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation

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.

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.

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