Midlothian Sure Start
Midlothian Sure Start

Charity registered in Scotland SC031038

We aim to give very young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start. We provide a range of services through six centres and on an outreach basis. We work as a team at grass roots level, delivering a client-led service within the large semi-rural community that we serve.

Current vacancies

Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th August 2022

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

We are looking for people who are as passionate about the services we provide as we are and in return we are keen to support professional development with excellent training and development opportunities, enhanced sick pay (following completion of probation), enhanced annual leave entitlement (we close completely for a well-earned break over Christmas and New Year) and we support our staff with an Employee Assistance Programme and Pension Scheme.

We are currently recruiting for Board Directors.

The Board of Midlothian Sure Start is currently seeking new Board Directors with a particular interest in Health & Safety or finance experience. The Board meet quarterly with Sub Committee meetings in between and meetings are arranged to accommodate other commitments when possible. Meetings are currently held via Zoom. As a charitable organisation, service on the board is without remuneration, however appropriate travel and expenses will be reimbursed.

We are looking for Board Directors with:

  • Experience working in HR, H&S, finance or any other relevant area.
  • Experience of charity accounts.
  • An understanding of working in a small / medium organisation.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship.
  • Ability to communicate, provide knowledge and explain information to members of the Board and other stakeholders.
  • To advise the board on the implications of their strategy and policy objectives in relevant areas of expertise.
  • To ensure that adequate financial procedures and controls are in place, appropriate decisions are made and that the charity operates within a sound financial framework.
  • To ensure that the charity complies with its governing document and its own financial rules, charity law, company law, and other relevant legislation or regulations.
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COVID Response Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,062 – £29,914 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 31st May 2021

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

We are currently recruiting for a COVID Response Counsellor within our Therapeutic Services team. The role will co-ordinate and deliver high quality therapy interventions on an individual, family and/or group basis, to respond to issues raised by Covid 19, on behalf of Midlothian Sure Start.

An accredited qualification in counselling and or psychotherapy recognised by a professional body and registration with a professional body such as; BACP, HCPC, COSCA is essential as is a minimum of 3 years experience of working therapeutically with children and adults.

Based within Midlothian Sure Start across or within one of our 6 centres.

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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,549 – £26,763 pro-rata
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 27th May 2022

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

We are currently recruiting for the following posts:

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Part-time 21 hours per week

Salary Scale 24-26, £25,549.04-£26,763.73 pro rata

Based within our Head Office in Mayfield

We are currently recruiting a part-time Family Support Worker within our Parenting team, to support the delivery of services across Midlothian. If you are a dynamic Family Support Worker who would like to provide holistic therapeutic support and help primary school children and their families access therapeutic interventions, we would like to hear from you. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with young children who are experiencing social and emotional challenges or have had difficulty accessing learning and/or are experiencing financial hardship. You will combine remote support and face-to-face contact and visit families in their own homes, therefore having access to a car for business use is essential.

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Early Years Practitioners / Support Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £18,610 – £20,546
  • Midlothian
  • Closing 12th July 2022

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER

Full-time 35 hours per week - Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm

(Part-time & job share considered)

Salary Scale 12-15 £19,461.73 - £20,546.91 + pension

(£10.69 to £11.29 per hour)

Based within one of our 6 centres across Midlothian

BANK EARLY YEARS PRACTITIONER/ SUPPORT WORKER

Zero Hours Contract - Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm

Salary Scale 10-15 £18,610.83 - £20,546.91 + pension

(£10.23 to £11.29 per hour)

Based within Midlothian Sure Start across our 6 centres

We are currently recruiting for various early years posts across our 6 Family Learning Centres. The role is to support and assist in the day-to-day running of the Playroom, creating a welcoming environment for parents and children and contributing to each child’s self-development and level of autonomy.

A qualification in childcare or working towards one and a child protection certificate or commitment to undertake one is essential as is experience of working with young children. An understanding of the difficulties experienced by vulnerable families and good interpersonal and communication skills are also required.

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Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £27,603 – £30,513 pro-rata
  • Based within our Head Office in Mayfield with in person or blended working
  • Closing 28th July 2022

Midlothian Sure Start is a dynamic, award winning third sector organisation. It offers a quality support service to families with children up to age 12 across Midlothian. Midlothian Sure Start has been in existence since 2001 and employs over 70 members of staff providing a service in Family Learning centres and in the community. Our ethos is to provide a holistic, confidential community based service where families are at the heart of what we do.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced therapist or counsellor to use their skills to support a project aimed at reaching vulnerable families in the Midlothian area through our Family Friends project.

A recognised qualification in counselling or psychotherapy plus registration with a recognised regulatory body such as BACP/COSCA/HCPC is required.

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