Supply Play Assistants, Early Years & Childcare Strategy Team, Various Locations In The Perth & Kinross Council Area

Job Description Supply Play Assistants - PKC11092 £12.02 per Hour Various Kids Clubs and Wraparound Care Services in the Perth and Kinross Council Area Are you interested in a Career in Early Years and Childcare?...

Job Description

Supply Play Assistants - PKC11092
£12.02 per Hour
Various Kids Clubs and Wraparound Care Services in the Perth and Kinross Council Area

Are you interested in a Career in Early Years and Childcare?

Would you like to earn and learn?

If so, then join our Supply Play Assistant pool of staff.

Perth and Kinross Council is looking for staff to support our workforce across Perth and Kinross.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to step into the profession and progress a career in childcare, gaining experience while being supported to gain a childcare qualification.

As a Play Assistant you will assist in the provision of high quality play experiences within the Kids Clubs and Wrapround Care. Assisting in providing high quality care and a comprehensive range of appropriate stimulating and creative activities, for example arts and crafts, storytelling, den building, physical play appropriate to the needs and interests of the children in the service, aged from aged 3 years - 14 years

You will be expected to work within a team contributing to children's learning and development within a safe and inclusive environment out with school hours in a registered childcare service.

Supply work can fit in with other part-time jobs and you can decide how many hours you want to be available for work and in which locations.  Placements can be Term-time only and also during school holidays. 

No entry qualifications are required, however you will be required and supported to work towards one of the qualifications below:

 - NC Early Education and Childcare.

 - SVQ Level 2 or 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People).

 - HNC Early Education and Childcare.

 - SVQ Level 3 Playwork.

You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership.

The Individual

We are looking for individuals who have a genuine interest and commitment to working with children in a professional capacity within early learning or a childcare environment.

You will be someone who has skills to share with the children, such as sport, drama, arts and crafts, music, story telling, being outdoors, playing games and generally playing.

The role is child focused which requires sensitivity, patience and compassion along with a welcoming approach to generate a feeling of trust and safety for children and their family/carers.  A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to work for Perth and Kinross Council in Early Years and Childcare, then please apply for the Supply Play Assistant positions.

If you would like any further information regarding these posts, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader at or visit

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post.  This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists.  Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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