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.

Workforce Manager (Retention)

We are recruiting a Workforce Manager (Retention) to manage the development and delivery of childminder retention pilot models in our exciting new workforce programme - Shaping Scotland’s Childminding Future - aimed at retaining and growing the number of childminders across Scotland.

Full-time: 36 hours per week
Salary: £40,922 - £44,143

Full information about the role can be found using the links below, including the application forms, which should be returned to Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 12 March 2024 at 12noon.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 March.

Job Advert  |  Job Description  |  Supporting Information
Application Form (Part One)  |  Application Form (Part Two)  |  Equal Opportunities Form (Part Three)

Administrative Assistant (One-Year Fixed Term Contract)
The successful applicant will assist with the co-ordination and effective delivery of our membership services. You will provide support and assistance to members and stakeholders of the Association. You will also be expected to provide effective and efficient administrative support to various staff and teams within SCMA.

The postholder is required to have proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, excellent communication and excellent organisational skills are essential.

Part-time: 28 hours per week
Salary £22,464 (pro rata) AP1 pt. 18

Please note that we would be willing to explore a minimum of 24 hours per week. This post is office based.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 27 February 2024 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2024.

If you would like to be part of our team please get in touch to request an application pack. Email stating the post you are applying for. Please note that only applications submitted on the correct form will be considered.

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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