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Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,414 – £36,071
  • Based in the Glasgow office with some travel
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 17th May 2019
  • 35 hours per week


  • Are you scunnered with your job?
  • Are you looking for a change of direction?
  • Do you want to inform change and make a significant impact upon practice within early learning and childcare?

If you have answered yes to these questions then our EYS Professional Learning Manager post is the change you need!

  • £31414 - £36071 per annum. Starting point may be negotiable.
  • Full Time (35 hours per week)
  • Degree qualified
  • Based in the Glasgowofficewith some travel
  • Full current driving license with own transport
  • Reports to Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance

All pay and allowances are pro-rata

Early Years Scotland (EYS) is looking for an exceptional individual to join their Professional Learning Team at a hugely exciting stage in its development! Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People, officially opened the EYS Professional Learning Academy (PLA) in December 2019. You would play an invaluable role in making the EYS PLA the go to organisation for all those invested in high quality early learning and childcare.

Monday - Research and develop high quality materials for a session for ELC Professionals.

Tuesday - Plan and deliver a professional learning session for ELC professionals within HMP Low Moss.

Wednesday - With one of your team, deliver a session for our own Early Years Scotland practitioners.

Thursday - E Learning time! Facilitate a webinar with a national collaborative learning community!

Friday -What will Friday bring? Share your vision of what a day in the EYS PL Team would look like!

This is an exceptional opportunity and a unique challenge waiting to be shaped by you!

You will work closely with the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance, supporting them to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the Professional Learning Team’s remit.

You will have a pivotal role in shaping learning programmes, creating materials and influencing and improving practice. You will ensure that Early Years Scotland builds on its excellent reputation in this field and becomes a leading and sought after professional learning provider for the early years sector in Scotland.

You will bring a range of experience and skills including:

  • significant experience of delivering professional learning in the sector, including online
  • knowledge and experience of developing learning, including online
  • excellent knowledge of early years policy at local and national level
  • line management experience
  • enthusiastic team player and team leader

Early Years Scotland – who are we?

  • National Specialist Organisation for Scotland’s youngest children birth to 5 Years
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Fully qualified experienced early years staff
  • Multi-faceted, but focused on the one single goal of helping to give every child in Scotland a fair, equal and excellent start in life

We can describe our organisational activity as 4 strands:

Strand 1: Work with children and families, working directly in a range of settings

Strand 2: Membership and Development Support for ELC settings for, and on behalf of, Scotland’s youngest children

Strand 3: EYS Professional Learning Academy, supporting the workforce with their professional learning needs, especially at this time of great opportunity, challenge and change.

Strand 4: Policy and advocacy, influencing, shaping and challenging all policy that relates to matters concerned with the earliest years of children’s lives.

We also offer an excellent range of professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Midday Monday 3 June 2019

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 13 June 2019

Application packs can be downloaded at Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered. For more information, please email or telephone 0141 221 4148 and ask for HR.

Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities employer