Supply Childcare & Development Worker

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Ref no: MID02184
Closes: Friday, 23rd February 2018
Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Location: Various Locations In Midlothian
Salary: £22,015 - £24,025 per year
Hours: Variable
Contract Type: Supply
Position Type: Supply
Organisation: Midlothian Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Child Care

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Are you someone who is interested in a career in Early Learning and Childcare? Would you like to work directly with children supporting their learning and development?

Do you have the skills and creativity to work as part of a team to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment for young children?

Early Learning and Childcare has opportunities for you!

The Early Years Sector is expanding by 2020 across Scotland and the workforce will grow accordingly. In Midlothian we plan to offer a range of flexible working opportunities including part time and up to 50 weeks of the year. This is an exciting time to be entering such a dynamic sector of education. Supply work would enable you to gain experience in this sector, with a view to achieving success with future applications and further develop your career within Early Learning and Childcare.

As a Childcare & Development Worker working within a team, you will support children to improve educational, social and behavioural outcomes. You will use your own skills and initiative to contribute to activities and respond to the varied needs of individuals.

We are currently seeking people who have qualifications at SCQF Level 7, e.g. HNC Childhood Practice or SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) or equivalent, for Childcare & Development Worker supply posts within Midlothian.

To check if your qualifications are equivalent to the above please follow the link -  

Job Vacancy

Position Title: Supply Childcare & Development Worker

Directorate: Education

Location: Various locations within Midlothian

Contract Status: Supply

Weeks per year: Up to 52 weeks per year

Closing Date: Friday 23 February 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 07 March 2018

The hourly rate is £11.72 per hour


Regulated Work with Children

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 in accessing attached documentation, 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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