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

East Lothian Council

  • Location: North Berwick
  • £20,494 to £22,410 per annum, Grade 6
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: EAL03196

Vacancy Information

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

Salary: £20494-£22410 per annum pro rata (£11.23-£12.28 per hour)
Part-time temporary post until 28th June 2019
13 hours per week, term time
Days and times of work to be agreed
Start date negotiable

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced practitioner with a genuine interest, knowledge and understanding of children and young people, for the innovative Tots & Teens project at North Berwick High School, North Berwick. The main role is one of assisting the Play Leader to create an environment which is relaxed, inviting and challenging for all children, with an emphasises on play as a tool for learning. In addition you will be encouraging and supportive of pupils working in the playroom to ensure opportunities and experiences offered are in line with their learning. You will be able to communicate effectively with a range of people, including, children young people, school staff , parents and any visitors to Tots & Teens.

Job Details

To work as an effective member of an early years team delivering a high quality child centred service which meets the needs of 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 or SQA Level 3 in CCLD or equivalent and able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.

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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