Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association

Charity registered in Scotland SC010489

The Scottish Childminding Association is the national body representing the childminding sector.

Current vacancies

Services Finance Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,533 – £24,724
  • Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however this role may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.
  • Closing 1st November 2021

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?

We are recruiting for this post to support our services and be part of our finance team.

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 3,500 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. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Services Finance Co-ordinator you will contribute to the operational management and delivery of the organisation’s finance functions. You will assist with providing financial support to the organisation in line with the finance procedures. You will provide effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative support to local and national services. This role will also involve providing support to our internal teams including the Finance Team.

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

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Childminding Development Officer

  • Part time
  • £23,310 pro-rata
  • Covering West Lothian and Falkirk
  • Closing 24th March 2021

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. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a part-time Childminding Development Officer, covering West Lothian (10 hours) and Falkirk (8 hours), to support the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare childminding services in the respective 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 £22,310 (pro rata) and we operate a contributory pension scheme which

you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

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Childminding Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,533
  • covering Stirling and Mid Lothian
  • Closing 12th May 2021

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. For more information visit childminding.org

We are recruiting a full-time Childminding Development Officer, covering Stirling and Mid Lothian, 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).

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Training Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £22,533 – £24,724
  • Blended home and office working in Stirling
  • Closing 19th July 2021

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?

We are recruiting for these posts to help us deliver childminding 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 3,500 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. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work as part of the Learn with SCMA Team to co-ordinate and plan the effective delivery of our continuous professional learning opportunities through the development of our Annual Training Calendar.

You will provide support and assistance to childminders, trainers and staff with the delivery of our learning events. You will also support compliance with the requirements of our SQA and ITA Learning Centre status.

This post requires proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however these roles may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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Administrative Assistant

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,917
  • Blended home and office working in Stirling
  • Closing 26th July 2021

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?

We are recruiting for these posts to help us deliver childminding 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 3,500 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. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Administrative Assistant you will co-ordinate an effective and efficient administrative support service for members, potential childminders and others interested in childminding. You will provide administrative support to the Corporate Services Team including being involved in supporting our membership, HR and finance functions.

This post requires proven ability to prioritise work, organise information and forward plan. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are required.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however these roles may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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Database And Membership Administrator (office based)

  • Full time
  • £20,250 – £21,917
  • Stirling
  • Closing 20th September 2021

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?

We are recruiting for this post to help us deliver childminding 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 3,500 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. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

As Database and Membership Administrator you will co-ordinate and assist with maintaining and developing SCMA’s ECMS (database and website) in line with our organisational needs. You will also be involved in providing an effective and efficient administrative support service to our members. This role will involve providing support to our internal teams including Marketing and Communications.

Most SCMA staff are currently remotely working from home due to COVID-19, however this role may develop into a blended working model involving a mix of office-based and home working.

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

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Childminding and Membership Support Officer

  • Part time
  • £22,533 – £24,724 pro-rata
  • Stirling (home/office based)
  • Closing 20th September 2021

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?

We are recruiting for this post to help us deliver childminding 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 3,500 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. For more information about our organisation and services visit childminding.org

The successful applicant will work to support potential and new entrants to the childminding workforce. You will provide support to SCMA members with their professional practice needs at all career stages particularly in areas where we do not have local staff. You will also contribute to developing the quality, effectiveness and professionalism of Childminding by supporting new and existing childminders in line with our organisational strategy.

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