Childminding Development Officer

  • Full time
  • £22,533
  • covering Stirling and Mid Lothian
  • Closing 12th May 2021

  • Advertised from 20th April 2021
  • 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

We are recruiting a full-time Childminding Development Officer, covering Stirling and Mid Lothian, to support the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare childminding services across both areas.

You will have experience of delivering training to adults; an awareness and understanding of ELC expansion and funded hours; family support; collaborative working with key agencies including Early Years; alongside an understanding of childminding and the role of childminders.

Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills are required and working as part of a team is essential. You should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, self-motivation, and highly developed written and oral communication skills.

The post is home-based but will require travel and attendance at meetings within the geographic areas when current restrictions are lifted (including occasional travel to Head Office in Stirling). Equipment and broadband/IT connections will be provided.

Starting Salary: AP3 PT 23 £22,533 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:

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 12th May, 12pm.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20th May.

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

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer