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Early Years Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £19,673 pro-rata
  • Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 14th January 2019

  • Advertised from 18th December 2018
  • Salary point 19 on scale 19-22. 17.5 hours per week to include Sundays (possibly Saturday working). Fixed term to 31 March 2020 (subject to continued funding). 20 days Annual Leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter. 12 public holidays per annum. A full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and PVG Scheme membership will be required. PVG Scheme membership will be required. Salary, allowances and entitlements are pro-rata to hours worked.


Early Years Scotland is recruiting for an exceptional person to work within the EYS Family Visitor Centre at

HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire.

This Early Years Practitioner post will be working in a team of three professionals, involved in the co-ordinating and running of the EYS Family Visitor Centre at the prison which aims to achieve positive outcomes for prisoners’ children and families and for prisoners themselves by fulfilling three core functions:

· improving the experience of visiting a family member or loved one in prison

· allowing families to access independent and impartial advice, information and support which meets their needs

· championing families’ needs towards the prison system

The Early Years Scotland team will provide a range of services, advice, assistance, experiences and information as required to suit the needs of the children and families in their visits and in their daily lives.

The Early Years Practitioner will engage positively with children and families to promote the understanding of the importance of play and learning in young children’s development. They will also assist in offering one to one support and in signposting to other sources of information and advice.

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon, Monday 14 January 2019

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 24 January 2019

Application notes

Please visit the Early Years Scotland website to download the application form and full post information

Please do not send CVs as only completed Early Years Scotland application forms will be considered.

For more information, please contact 0141 221 4148.

Early Years Scotland is an equal opportunities employer