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Quality and Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,171 – £26,755
  • Office/home based with expected travel in Scotland
  • Closing 12th August 2019

  • Advertised from 5th July 2019
  • 36 hours per week


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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of Quality and Engagement Officer as we seek to strengthen our membership activity through a planned programme of engagement and outreach activity. As Quality and Engagement Officer you will:

Conduct engagement and outreach activity to promote best practice and contribute to developing the quality, effectiveness and credibility of childminding across Scotland

Represent the organisation and advocate on behalf of childminding at local and national events and forums as required.

Facilitate communication and encourage a two-way flow of information and discussion with childminders at a local level.

You will embrace the ethos and values of SCMA and display enthusiasm, self-motivation and a desire to represent childminding. You will have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to prioritise work, organise information and undertake travel as required.

The post is full time, 36 hours per week and will be office/home based with expected travel in Scotland.

Starting Salary: SJC AP4 Pt 27-30 £24171 - £26755 and we operate a contributory pension scheme which you will be auto-enrolled into (subject to the conditions of the scheme).

Application notes

For further information and an application form:

Email: or write to Recruitment, Scottish Childminding Association, 7 Melville Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ND. Closing date for receipt of completed applications for the post is Monday 12 August 2019 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Monday 19th August 2019.

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

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer.