Vacancies with SCMA

SCMA is the national voice of the childminding sector in Scotland. We work with our members to help improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland's children. We also play a big part in influencing change at government level to ensure new legislation is proportional and fits our member's needs.

Around 83% of Scotland's childminders are members of SCMA.  Work with us if you share our Vision of 'Quality childminding... building confident children within a family childcare experience'.

Childminding Development Officer (Early Learning and Childcare) 
(36 hours - covering Stirling and Midlothian)

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the national voice of childminding in Scotland. SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 4,000 childminder members, SCMA helps to improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children and aims to influence policy to ensure that it is informed by the experiences of childminding. SCMA provides a wide range of support and professional services for members including training and events as well as delivering local services. 
We are recruiting a full-time Childminding Development Officer, covering Stirling and Midlothian, to support the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare childminding services across both areas.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of ELC expansion and funded hours; family support; collaborative working with key agencies including Early Years; alongside an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic areas when current restrictions are lifted (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £22,533 and we operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

For further information and an application form, please email Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 12pm.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 May. Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered.   

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