Early Years Practitioner (14 hpw) (Fixed Term until 2 July 2020) Obsdale Primary School, Alness (HGH08651) - HGH08651

The Highland Council

  • Location: IV17 0TP
  • £6,555 to £8,429 per annum, HC4
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: HGH08651

Job Description

Post Title: Early Years Practitioner
Location: Obsdale Primary School, Alness
Hours: 14 hours per week
Duration: Fixed Term until 2 July 2020
Salary: £6,555 - £7,367 (Unqualified) / £7,489 - £8,429 (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.

Contact Person: Susan Josey, Tel: 01349 882860

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.


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 acceptance of the post, the Early Years Practitioner should register with the SSSC if not already registered to ensure the registration process begins before taking up the post. 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.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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