Early Year Practitioner

Midlothian Council


£24,157 to £26,392 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: MID03938

Job Description

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.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 26th September 2021

INTERVIEW DATE:  Monday 4th October 2021

Job advert

Position Title: Early Years Practitioner  

Position Number: SSLS660

Directorate: Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Lasswade High School     

Contract Status: Permanent  

Hours of Work: 36 hours

Working Pattern:  Monday 7.30am to 1.00pm, Tuesday 7.30am to 5.45pm (30 mins break), Wednesday 7.45am to 1.00pm, Thursday 7.30am to 5.45pm (30 mins break), Friday 7.30am to 1.15pm

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 £20,741.41 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 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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