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

Marketing and Communications Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,573 – £33,260
  • Stirling
  • Closing 5th June 2019

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. For more information visit

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Marketing and Communications Manager, as we seek to develop our future strategy, increase our influence and strengthen our membership activity. As Marketing and Communications Manager you will:

  • Develop the SCMA marketing and communications strategy.
  • Oversee and contribute to the delivery of marketing and communications activity.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Marketing and Communication Team.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the SCMA Annual Conference and other events
  • Contribute to the development of an organisational-wide membership strategy.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their experience across the Marketing and Communications spectrum (ideally including publications, developing or contributing to marketing and communications strategy, forward planning, media relations, campaign development, social media, marketing and events). Enthusiasm, self-motivation, good communication and excellent organisational skills are also required.


Childminding Development Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £21,349
  • Home based in City of Glasgow Local Authority area
  • Closing 30th May 2019

The successful applicant will work in the City of Glasgow Local Authority area in a dual role on behalf of SCMA.

Firstly, to support the work of the Integrated Childminding Service, which operates city wide and provides a quality ELC and Community Childminding service. In this role the post-holder will provide a recruitment, support and monitoring service for childminders who join this scheme.

Secondly, to recruit and train new childminders in the Clyde Gateway area of Glasgow. This supports our partnership working with Clyde Gateway, Children in Scotland and Jobs in Business Glasgow to assist in meeting childcare needs in the area and to promote childminding as a potential career option (funded March 2020).

You will have experience of delivering training to adults, an awareness and understanding of families and the support required, working collaboratively with key agencies with 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. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, drive and highly developed written and oral communication skills are required.

Both roles each require 18 hours per week, combining to 36 hours. We will accept applications for those interested in the full 36 hours, but equally, will consider those who may be interested in a part-time role. Please specify your preference on the application.

The post is home-based. Equipment and IT connections will be provided.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £27,573 – £30,032
  • Stirling
  • Closing 18th February 2019

SCMA is a membership organisation with 83% of Scotland’s childminders being members of SCMA. We are proud of the role we play in promoting childminding as a quality early learning and childcare service and helping our members be the best childminders they can be.

As Professional Learning Manager you will:

  • Lead the delivery of Learn with SCMA Services, shaping professional learning opportunities and ensuring that our childminding members continue to offer high quality family childcare.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of the newly launched SQA Complete Childminding Learning Pathway Work Based Award.
  • Design training materials and lead a team of trainers to deliver new and existing professional learning opportunities.
  • Manage SCMA’s SQA assessing and verification processes.
  • Liaise with external organisations including Local Authorities, SQA, Colleges and Open University.

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

The post is full time, 36 hours per week and will be based at our Head Office in Stirling.