Child Care & Development Worker - Kings Park PS

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Ref no: MID02230
Closes: Thursday, 12th April 2018
Published: Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Location: Kings Park Primary School 20 Croft Street
Salary: £22,015.79 - £24,025.76 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Midlothian Council
Category: Education
Sub-category: Primary Education

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King's Park Primary School is in Dalkeith and was built in 1903, with a second building added circa 1950 and a Nursery extension added in the 1970s. The catchment is very diverse, with pupils coming from all 10 SIMD zones. Currently, there are 18 classes, including a 60/60 nursery class. The school is expected to become a three stream school within the next few years.

The school and nursery have a very good reputation in the local community and visitors comment very positively about the warm and respectful welcome they receive from pupils, staff and parents. We aim to foster self esteem, motivate learners to reach their potential and achieve the highest possible standards. Parents are very committed to supporting local charities such as the Storehouse Foodbank.

Care Inspectorate Reports evidence effective practice in the Nursery class..

There is a healthy balance of new or newly qualified staff along with a loyal, longer serving group of experienced staff. The school community is very committed to continuous improvement. Within the staff team, continuous professional development is highly valued and our staff culture is one where staff are very keen to take ownership of initiatives and to develop their practice.

The school works very closely with parents and there is a highly effective PTA and Parent Council.

Post holder must hold a practitioner level qualification (e.g. HNC Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 7.

SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7) that meets the requirements for SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) registration.

Qualifications which were previously recognised for SNNEB/NNEB registration may be acceptable.

An up to date first aid certificate is also required.


CLOSING DATE Thursday 12th April

INTERVIEW DATE Thursday 19th April

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Position Title:  Child Care & Development Worker                      

Position Number: SPKN032     

Directorate: Education

Location: Kings Park Primary School

Contract Status:Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 hours       

Working Pattern: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 08:15 – 15:55

Wednesday 08:15 – 16:30

(Ability to be flexible in long term with the late night is essential)

Weeks per year: 39


Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 39 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £18,902.76 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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