Early Years Practitioner - MID04817

The Robert Gordon University

United Kingdom

September 27, 2022


Job Vacancy

Children in Midlothian deserve excellent staff to support their learning, staff who are forward thinking and aspirational for each and every child.

This post will initially be based in Bonnyrigg Primary. We have capacity for 64 children in one playroom with a large outdoor space. We have a strong, dynamic staff who are committed to providing high quality early learning and children for our children.

We are looking for someone who can work as an effective member of an early years team delivering a high quality child centred service which meets the needs of children and their families.

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.

The post holder must be able to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of early years practice, local and national policy, research, legislation and documentation.

The post holder must have experience of working in an Early Learning Centre and/ or Children Services provision. S/He must be able to demonstrate a sound overview and clear understanding of children's development and progress in literacy, numeracy and heath and well- being across the Curriculum.

The post holder must have a very good understanding of Curriculum for Excellence Early Level, Pre- Birth to Three Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children and Families, Realising the Ambition, HGIOELC and GIRFEC and Care Inspectorate standards and requirements.

The post holder requires an up to date first aid and food hygiene certificate, or be committed to achieving this within 6 months in post.

Once in post the Post holders are required to keep up to date with new guidelines and legislation.

Post holders attend a variety of courses depending on the individual needs of a child e.g. epilepsy training; gastric feeding; baby & toddler first aid training, behaviour management; training for communication problems such as signing; Hannan language programme and 'picture exchange'.

CLOSING DATE 27th September 2022

INTERVIEW DATE 5th October 2022

Job Advert

Position Title: Early Years Practitioner

Directorate: Children, Young People & Partnerships

Location: Bonnyrigg Primary School

Working from home: No

Contract Status: Permanent to the Authority – initially based at Bonnyrigg PS

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern:

Monday 8am-4.40pm

Tuesday 8am – 4.15pm

Wednesday 8am – 4.15pm

Thursday 8am – 4.15pm

Friday 8am – 12.40pm

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 £21,451.07 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 www. disclosurescotland.gov.uk

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 email the Recruitment Team at recruitment@midlothian.gov.uk 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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