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Vogrie Country Park, EH23 4NU
£26,918 - £28,853 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Vacancy


We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our outdoor ELC at in Vogrie Country Park engage and inspire our children and optimise their opportunity for learning.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative person to join our Outdoor ELC team, based in Vogrie Country Park.

Vogrie Outdoor ELC is open 49 weeks of the years and is a fully outdoor ELC, as such we are looking for someone who enjoys the natural environment and understands the implications of being outside in all seasons and weathers.  The role in physically demanding and will successful candidates’ will need to be capable of undertaking this type of work.


Post holder must hold at least a practitioner level qualification, HNC Childhood Practice at SCQF Level 7; or SVQ Social Services (Children & Young people) at SCQF 7 or equivalents that meet the requirements for SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) registration e.g.

SVQ 3 Child Care and Education

SVQ 3 Early Years Care and Education

SVQ Children’s Care learning and Development SCQF 7

HNC Childcare and Education.

HNC Working with Children in Early Years.

HNC Early Education and Childcare (at SCQF level 7).

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

An up to date first aid certificate is also required.


Forest School Qualification

Forest Kindergarten Qualification

Significant Outdoor Experience

Outdoor Paediatric First Aid Qualification

MIDAS License

Campfire Cooking and Food Hygiene Certificate

It is desirable that candidates have experience of supporting children with ASN, a knowledge of positive behaviour strategies.


CLOSING DATE - Thursday 15th June 2023

INTERVIEW DATE (Virtual) - Thursday 22nd June 2023             

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Position Title: Early Years Practitioner    

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy                            

Location: Vogrie Outdoor ELC                             

Contract Status: Permanent          

Hours of Work: 36   

Working Pattern: Compressed Week – 36 hours over 4 days, 7.30am – 5pm        

Weeks per year: 52

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 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £26,918.62 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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