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Merkinch Primary School, Telford Road, Inverness
£15,083 - £18,975 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
30 hours per week

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Job Description

Post Title:    Early Years Practitioner
Location:     Merkinch Primary School, Inverness
Hours:          30 hours per week
Duration:     Permanent
Salary:          £15,083 - £16,863 (unqualified) £17,139 - £18,975 (qualified)

Salary placing will normally be at the first point of the scale.

Applications from Gaelic speakers are encouraged.

This post is under represented in males.  Applications from males are encouraged.

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Contact Person: Jillian Mackenzie Tel: 01463 221382

Job Purpose: To work as an effective member of a team, delivering a flexible, high quality, early learning and child care service that meets the needs of young children 
and their families. To work as part of the St Joseph’s ELC team providing quality Early Learning and Childcare in an outdoor, intergenerational setting for children aged 3 to 5 at our satellite provision.


Prior to confirming appointment, we will require successful candidates to become members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

Shortlisted applicants will normally be contacted by email, unless otherwise stated. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


Those employed as Early Years Practitioner- qualified should hold a recognised qualification in Childcare and Education. (For example HNC/NNEB/SVQ 3) and will be paid on grade HC0535.
Unqualified workers employed as Early Years Practitioner- unqualified will be required to work towards one of the above awards within an agreed timescale and will be paid on 
grade HC0435.
The Early Years Practitioner is required to hold a relevant Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration or agree to apply to SSSC to register as a practitioner. On taking up 
the post, the Early Years Practitioner should register with the SSSC.
If they are already registered and their employment with Highland Council means a change of employer they must inform the SSSC of any changes.
Qualifications in Food Handling and First Aid would be advantageous.