Area Manager - East Of Scotland (home based)

  • Full time
  • £35,852 – £38,673
  • Home/office based in Stirling with travel
  • Closing 5th March 2021

  • Advertised from 12th February 2021
  • 36 hrs per week


Are you passionate about nurture, high quality childcare and making a real difference to children and families in Scotland? Do you want to be part of SCMA – a thriving membership organisation, advocating on behalf of childminders and delivering services across Scotland?

We are recruiting an Area Manager to help us deliver our childminding services across the East of Scotland.

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 3,800 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 about our organisation and services visit

The successful applicant will work alongside the Area Manager (West) to manage the effective delivery of our current Early Learning and Childcare and Community Childminding services in addition to identifying opportunities for further growth in line with our new 3-year organisational strategy. You will be adept at developing relationships, negotiating and working with partners to achieve better outcomes for children and families.

Experience of working in the childcare sector is desirable but not essential.

We require a skilled communicator with the ability to manage and motivate your team, demonstrating enthusiasm, self-motivation and focus. You will possess excellent organisational skills, be fluent in written reports and funding applications, as well as budget setting and reporting.

The post is home/office based, requiring travel and attendance at meetings across the East of Scotland when current restrictions are lifted (including regular attendance at Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Application notes

If you would like to be part of our team please get in touch for an application pack:

Email:, stating which post you are applying for. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 5th March 2021 at 12pm. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 24th March.

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

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer.