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Olivebank Children and Family Centre, Market Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6QA
£37,611 - £42,411 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Thursday 08.00 -16.30, Friday 09.00 - 13.00  - with one floating hour to be taken at a time to suit the service
To start ASAP

Olivebank provides a vital service for  children from birth to school age over 52 weeks per year, many of whom are on the Child Protection Register or are Looked after Children.  The Depute Manager is a key member of the unit's management team, deputising for the Manager when required and providing cover within the playrooms to ensure that we comply with National Care Standards at all times across the centre. 

To  assist the Centre Manager with the management , Coordination and development of a unit based service for children 0- 5 years and ensuring that theses services meet the needs and maximise the potential of the children and their families whilst complying with professional standards and council policies and procedures. 

Interviews will be scheduled to take place during the week beginning 22 November 2021.

Job Details

To assist the Centre Co-ordinator with the management, co-ordination and development of a unit-based service for children 0 – 5 years and in ensuring that these services meet the needs and maximise the potential of the children and their families whilst complying with professional standards and Council policies and procedures.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
PDA Level 9 in Childcare Practice OR BA in Childhood Practice [or equivalent]
AND A practice qualification [HNC Childhood Practice or SVQ3 Social Services (Children and Young People) or equivalent] as required for SSSC registration.

Scottish Social Services Council
SSSC registration is an essential requirement of this role. If you are appointed and are 
not already a member of the Manager/lead practitioner of a day care of children service 
section of the SSSC Register you will be required to apply for registration as soon as 
possible and this must be achieved within six months of your start date.

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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