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?

SCMA is a national Third Sector and membership organisation that promotes childminding as a quality childcare service. Working on behalf of its 3,200 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 Continuing Professional Learning (CPL) as well as delivering local services. 


CHILDMINDING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Aberdeen City (14 hours)
We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer in Aberdeen to work with the Senior Childminding Development Officer in delivering childminding support services which include supporting ELC and Community Childminding alongside a particular focus on the recruitment, support and training of childminders.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of families and the support needed; working collaboratively with key agencies including Early Years; and have 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 area (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided. Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £23,772 (pro rata) 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 to request an application form, please email recruitment@childminding.org.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 27 May at 12.00pm.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8 June.

Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered.


CHILDMINDING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Community Childminding in Glasgow (18 hours)
We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer in Glasgow (18 hours post), to support the delivery of community childminding services in that area.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of families and the support needed; working collaboratively with key agencies including Early Years: and have 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 area (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT
connections will be provided. Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £23,772 (pro rata) 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 to request an application form, please email recruitment@childminding.org.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 27 May at 12.00pm.
Interviews will be held on Monday 6 June.

Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered. 


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