Quality Improvement Officer (Early Years) INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

East Lothian Council


From £59,850 per annum Full Time Contact: Human Resources Reference: EAL06320

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.  

Temporary secondment cover until 01 July 2022
Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00
This is a 52 week post
To start January 2022

This opportunity is open only to current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us)

Home Working Consideration
Although usually office based, this post may be considered for a homeworking contract (either fully or on an ad hoc basis) in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies, and the requirements of the service.

Applications are invited for a secondment opportunity to the Quality Improvement Officer – Early Years role. You will be an experienced practitioner, with a wealth of experience in leading learning and an in depth knowledge of the local and national priorities leading developments in Early Learning and Childcare.  This role will require you to drive improvement in the quality of Early Learning and Childcare in both local authority and voluntary, private and independent settings, including leading evaluation visits. You will lead on and co-ordinate the scrutiny and support role of the wider Early Learning and Childcare team providing a strategic overview of Quality assurance and support for early years settings. This will include pre and post Care Inspectorate and HMIE Inspection support and the development of training and development opportunities for Early Years staff.

If you would like the opportunity to have an informal discussion about the role please contact educationrarf@eastlothian.gov.uk and we will arrange this for you.

Job Details

To support the improvement process in a designated group of schools, with a focus on the validation of school self-evaluation.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job.  You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.  You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work.  Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours.  Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
 Current GTCS registration
 Educated to Degree level or equivalent
 Additional professional qualification

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential to manage the workload of this post*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability).

PVG Membership
This post is considered as Regulated Work with vulnerable children and/or protected adults, as specified in the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

All preferred candidates for posts carrying out regulated work with these groups will be required to become a PVG Scheme member, or undergo a PVG Scheme update if they are already a member, prior to any formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note: PVG member’s records are constantly updated with any new vetting information that arises. Any information that is disclosed on a PVG membership or update check, if relevant to the post being applied for, will be discussed with the applicant and investigated prior to any formal offer being made.

Please note:
If you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

For additional East Lothian Council employment information please click on the following link: www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nonteachinginfo

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If you require further information about this vacancy, please call 01620 827868, or email us on recruitment@eastlothian.gov.uk

Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail).  All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form.  Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form. 

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