Senior Childcare Supervisor, Childcare Strategy Team, Perth Grammar Community Wing (PKC03982)

10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Senior Childcare Supervisor (Fixed Term for up to 12 months) (PKC03982)
£11,259 - £12,641 (20 hours per week, term-time only)
Childcare Strategy Team, Perth Grammar Community Wing

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Childcare Supervisor, within the Childcare Stratgey Team.

This is an excellent opportunity to oversee and manage a group or number of Kids Clubs (out of school care clubs managed by Perth and Kinross) as a Lead Practitioner

You will be expected to work on your own initiative and as a team member who directly contributes to, and supports the Childcare Supervisors and colleagues. You will work with the Childcare Supervisor in the development of each of the services, appropriate to the needs of young children and their families in the setting, within the context of both local and national policies and procedures.

The postholder will assist in the organisation and management of the services for the benefit of all children, families and the wider community providing support for the Childcare Strategy Team.

A flexible approach to working conditions will be required to work; the contracted hours are 20 hours per week, term-time, between the hours of 2pm-6pm. You will manage your own diary and visits to service and require access to transport make these visits.

We are looking for an individual who can demonstrate experience within early learning or a childcare environment with a good knowledge of childcare and the relevant governing bodies (SSSC, Care Inspectorate).

The role requires sensitivity, patience and compassion along with a welcoming approach to generate a feeling of trust and safety for children and their family / carers. A genuine interest in the development of children and their wellbeing is essential and the important qualities are kindness, sensitivity, respectfulness, and good manners and to respect confidentiality at all times.

Supervisory skills are required for managing a team of professionals with excellent communication skills to motivate and engage with staff and children.

Excellent planning and organisation skills are also required with the ability to maintain office procedures and systems, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, children, parents and carers and other professionals to ensure the effective delivery of services

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Helen Roach, Area Co-ordinator or Susan Johnstone, Team Leader on 01738 472350.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Online facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.


You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for Day Care of Children within 6 months of commencing employment and responsible for maintaining annual membership. Hold a childcare qualification with one of the following:
SVQ Level 3 in Social Services (Children & Young People)
HNC Childcare
SVQ Level 3 Playwork
SVQ Level 3 Care Learning & Development

You will have evidence of ongoing professional development and be able to meet the required conditions of registration with the SSSC as a Lead Practitioner within the set timescales and be able to demonstrate progress on an ongoing basis.

It is a condition of the post that you must be willing to work towards a Degree in Childhood Practice.

The successful candidate will be supported to access further training both award bearing and continued professional development.

The Individual

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

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