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North West Community Campus, Alloway Road, Lochside, Dumfries, DG2 9LU
£27,640.11 - £29,807.61 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week


Depute Nursery Manager (Fixed Term) (7/05301M)
North West Community Campus, Dumfries
£27,640.11 - £29,807.61

You will be required to work 36 hours per week over 39 weeks per year.  This post is a temporary position to cover a period of maternity leave commencing August 2022.  The position may be suitable as a secondment opportunity and approval must be sought from your Line Manager prior to applying.

Early Learning and Childcare is changing in Scotland with the number of hours children can access almost doubling, providing more flexibility for families.  Phase four of the roll out to these additional hours in Dumfries and Galloway began in August 2020.  We are seeking to recruit an experienced, dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated Nursery Manager to work within North West Community Campus Nursery.

You will work under the direction of the Depute Head Teacher to manage the nursery team ensuring the delivery of flexible, high quality early learning and childcare which meets the needs of young children and their families.

Candidates should have a passion for working in early years and have experience, knowledge and understanding of learning through play.  Knowledge and understanding of current documentation, in particular Realising the Ambition, Curriculum for Excellence – Early Level, My World Outdoors and Funding Follows the Child and the National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare providers, would be advantageous.  You will be supported to inspire the learning of the children in our setting.

You will be required to lead self-evaluation in the nursery and develop and lead improvement and curricular planning.  As part of the extended management of the school you will also contribute to overall improvements. You will lead and manage staff and liaise with parents and multi-agency teams to plan for children’s learning and development.

We are looking for individuals who enjoy working collegiately with colleagues, and who have a firm commitment to improving the outcomes for children.

North West Community Campus is a state of the art 2-18 school, serving a community committed to the highest standards in all that we do. This is a rare opportunity to become a key part of a fantastic staff team in an improving school. 

The school is situated close to the centre of Dumfries, making it accessible to all the local facilities. Being at a point where the A75 and A76 meet, travel to the campus is straightforward.

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Candidates are required to hold an HNC Childhood Practice SCQF Level 7 or equivalent OR SVQ Social Services Children and Young People (Children) SCQF Level 7 or equivalent. The qualification/s will enable candidates to register with Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) as a Manager of a Day-Care of Children’s Service without conditions.  A list of qualifications can be found on the SSSC Website.  

Candidates should, on an individual basis, ensure they are able to register with the SSSC without conditions prior to applying for the post.  Candidates will be responsible for their own registration fees.

This post is considered as Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.  From 28 February 2011, preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to formal offer of employment being made by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

Applicants who have been resident outside the UK within the last 5 years, if offered a position, in addition to a Disclosure Scotland Check, will be required to provide a completed police record check from the police authority in the country or countries in which they were resident.

For further queries please contact:-  Bradey Maxwell, Acting Depute Headteacher on 01387 245100 or email:

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