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'.

Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

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 3,000 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.

Quality and Learning Development Lead
We are seeking a driven Quality and Learning Development Lead to support childminders across Scotland. In this role, you'll develop innovative tools and resources to reduce childminders workload and free up time for what matters most - delivering high-quality care and learning. You'll champion childminder development by leading initiatives and creating and delivering engaging learning opportunities to equip them with the knowledge and skills to excel.

The successful candidate will play a key role in our exciting new 'Programme for Scotland's Childminding Future' (PSCF) aimed at retaining and growing the numbers of childminders across Scotland. 

Salary: £34,204 - £37,255
Full-time: 36 hours per week 

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 21 June at 12pm.  
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 3 July.

Please access the associated information about this role using the links below. In addition, you can download the application forms below to apply.

Note: Only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered. All applicants must reside and be eligible to work in Scotland.  Due to the high number of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on those that do not progress to the interview stage.

Job Advert  |  Job Description  |  Supporting Information 

Application Form (Part One)  |  Application Form (Part Two)  |  Equal Opportunities Form (Part Three)

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. However, and linked to our desire to increase diversity applications are particularly encouraged from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates.

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