Senior Play Leader - (Tots & Teens) - North Berwick High School

East Lothian Council

  • Location: North Berwick
  • £23,340 to £25,512 per annum, Grade 7
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL03197

Vacancy Information

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

Salary: £23340-£25512 per annum pro rata (£12.79-£13.98 per hour)
Part-time temporary post until 8th June 2019
13 hours per week, term time
Days and times of work to be agreed
Start date negotiable

We are looking to recruit a creative an innovative childcare practitioner who puts play at the heart of learning for young children. You will have a sound knowledge of play and take a pedagogical approach to children's learning. Supported by the play assistant you will plan and create an environment which acknowledges children's interests and uses these to encourage children to explore and challenge their learning, both inside and out. You will lead by example in support of both the play assistant and pupils working in the playroom. You will create opportunities for pupils to ensure that outcomes are achieved in regard to knowledge about attachment, early literacy and play and how this supports children's learning and development in the early years. In addition you will guide and support pupils considering childcare as a career, and promoting positive destinations for others. You will be confident in communicating with a range of people and familiar with supports available to families within East Lothian.

Job Details

To work as an effective member of an early learning and childcare team delivering high quality
child led early learning experiences for young children and their families.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') 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 reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Educated to HNC in Childcare and Education or SVQ3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development (CCLD), or equivalent qualification.

SSSC registration or agreement to register within 6 months from the date of appointment to this post is essential.

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 are 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.

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 (translated into English where required). Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Additonal Information

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East Lothian Council Primary and Secondary Schools
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