Senior Early Years Officer - Philiphaugh Community School

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Job Details Grade: 9A Hourly Rate: £22.18 - £23.96 Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per annum Contract Duration: Temporary until 31/01/2025 Note Closing Date Extended until 18/02/2024 Interviews will take place Week Commencing Monday 19th February.

Job Details

Grade: 9A

Hourly Rate: £22.18 - £23.96

Salary: £40,485.94 - £43,734.43 per annum

Contract Duration: Temporary until 31/01/2025

Note Closing Date Extended until 18/02/2024

Interviews will take place Week Commencing Monday 19th February.

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.

Role Purpose

PURPOSE

To have day to day responsibility to lead and manage the early years team with in the setting to deliver high quality early learning and childcare, in line with local and national policy, procedures and objectives. Under the direction of the Headteacher/Setting Manager.

Work effectively with all staff to build a positive and shared ethos of high quality care and learning for all children

Develop high quality relationships and interactions with children that promote wellbeing and extend thinking and concept development

To deputise for the Headteacher / Manager and have full responsibility for all aspects of The Early Learning and Childcare setting during school holiday periods

ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES

• Leadership of High Quality Provision
• Lead and supervise the early years staff team to ensure all elements of their roles are being implemented and embedded
• Lead planning, delivering, observing and evaluating high quality care and learning for every child.
• Observe, record, track, monitor, and report on children’s progress.
• Meet the needs of young children in line with inclusion and GIRFEC.
• Act as a model of good practice and pedagogy.
• Lead the team to build effective and sensitive transitions.
• Work with groups of parents/carers to provide wider family support. Leadership of Self-Evaluation and Continuous Improvement
• Embed self-evaluation approaches, develop and lead agreed improvement actions with the team
• Action any identified and agreed changes for improvement following internal and external evaluation
• Work proactively with partners to identify opportunities to build local capacity
• Take a lead role in the development of initiatives in line with local and national guidance
• Engage in professional development and keep up to date with new and innovative practice
• Engage with the early years central team Management.
• Manage the staffing contractual arrangement including rotas, holiday entitlement, staff absence and supply over for all staff within ELC 2-4
• Manage the daily rotas of all staff and devolve roles of responsibility to member of the team
• Manage enrolment procedures, childcare admissions and any fees ensuring where possible parental requirements are delivered
• Address and to respond to incidents in line with procedure maintaining required records
• Act as Child Protection Coordinator for ELC 2- 4, during the school holiday period. Liaise directly with the Headteacher/ setting manager on a regular and planned basis
• Maintain resources and associated risk assessment procedures

Essential

BA Childhood Practice (SCQF Level 9) or other relevant child care qualification to SCQF level 9

In addition to this a practice qualification is required: HNC Childhood Practice or SVQ 7 Social Services Children and Young People (must include units relating to children’s learning and development) or NNEB/SNNEB.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Karen Scott at Karen.Scott1@scotborders.gov.uk.

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.

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