Outdoor Early Learning & Childcare Support Worker - Duthie Park Outdoor Nursery

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Job Purpose: Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of...

Job Purpose:

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we're looking for.

Location: Duthie Park, Aberdeen
Duration: Fixed Term, Part Time

Tuesdays, 8am - 6pm
Wednesdays, 8.15am - 6pm

Roles that require PVG Membership

Please note that with effect from 1 April 2023, where a role requires PVG membership, candidates will be required to meet the cost of the PVG membership. This applies only to roles with a full time equivalent salary of £30,000 and above. (Teaching roles and jobs at Grade 11 and above (currently £30,727 per annum / £15.97 per hour)

The Council will pay for the PVG membership cost initially, either £18 for existing PVG scheme members, or £59 for non-members, and this cost will be deducted from an employee’s first FULL month’s salary payment.

job purpose/about the role

To work within an outdoor nursery team, assisting the Senior Early Years
Practitioner and Early Years Practitioner in the planning and delivery of a flexible,
high quality early learning and childcare service. Meet individual needs of children
and their families, ensuring their wellbeing and improving outcomes for all service

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

SVQ Level 2 Social Services children and young people at SCQF Level 6 (or willing to work towards)
Registration with or eligibility to register with SSSC
PVG Membership for Regulated work with Children or willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made
Although not essential, it is desirable that the post holder has a background, experience and/or interest in outdoors.

The postholder is able to demonstrate:

An enthusiasm for working with children 2-5 in an Early Learning and Childcare setting within an outdoor context.
Ability to relate to children, parents, carers and other professional colleagues.
Experience of communicating effectively, including non-verbal, verbal and written forms of communication.
Awareness of the relationship between high quality services and the promotion of children’s learning and development.
Ability to undertake appropriate CPD relevant to the post.

About Us

Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working

We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident Employer.  If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact AskHR@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Armed Forces

We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.  We have a specific email address for those in the forces, those who have left the forces, as well as their partners / spouses / families: armedforces@aberdeencity.gov.uk.  We are able to answer questions about jobs and our application / selection process, as well as about our employee support provisions.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who:

  • have a disability
  • are care-experienced and aged 16-29
  • are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships)
  • have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship
  • are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships

Further information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/jobs

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