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  • Advertised from 8th March 2019
  • 35 hours per week over 44 weeks per annum (8 week non-working period over the summer). This post is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave.


Our youngest citizens need YOU!

Who are we and what do we do?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.

Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

As the Development and Support Officer working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, you will be office based for remote support and advice on building all levels of quality in early year’s settings. You will work closely with Development Workers and Principal Teachers to share information and upskill as appropriate. You will develop excellent relationships and communications with the settings, in the communities, with other agencies and the local authority Early Years Team. The goal for all your activity will be high quality and sustainable early years’ provision in your area that will have incalculable benefits for the grown-ups of tomorrow.

If you recognise yourself in this description and have experience in the early year’s sector, a sound knowledge of voluntary management committees and an awareness of emerging practice in the field of early learning and childcare, we are keen to hear from you.

Post details

This post is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave.

35 hours per week over 44 weeks per annum (8 week non-working period over the summer).

£20,263 (Point 19 on Scale 19 – 22) per annum FTE; £17,145 per annum pro-rata

Office based in Kemnay, some travel will be required. Applicants should have a full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use. Mileage and expenses are paid monthly.

20 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter, pro-rata (additional to the summer non-working period)

Qualifications: Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development. Also, ideally, SVQ Level4 Childcare Learning and Development. Membership of PVG Scheme is required.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Midday on 25 March 2019

Interviews will take place on: 1 April 2019 in Glasgow

Application packs can be downloaded at

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

For more information, please contact Gail Squires on 0141 221 4148.

Early Years Scotland is an Equal Opportunities Employer