Early Years Officer (FIF07131)

£21,062 - £24,046 per year Pro Rata
21 Apr 2017
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary until 29 June 2017

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday 3.6 hours per day (afternoon position)

Interview Date: Week Commencing 8 May 2017

Work within a team supporting the delivery of a broad and balanced Early Year's
curriculum within a caring, safe, and welcoming environment which enables each
child to achieve their potential.

Contribute to the creation of a positive ethos this develops children's self-esteem
and personal identity in a climate of trust and praise.

Work with parent and carers, and with other agencies, to promote the welfare and
development of every child will also be involved within this post.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


You should possess:
  • A National Certificate (NC) Early Years Education & Childcare and Higher
    National Certificate (HNC) Early Years Education & Childcare or
  • Or a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 Childcare or Social
    Services, Children & Young People, with experience working in an
    Education Service Nursery/Partner Provider.
  • Or Scottish National Nursery Education Board (SNNEB) or equivalent.
  • Ability to register with SSSC at practitioner level within 6 months of taking
    up employment in this role (Early Learning and Childcare Class/Centre
    only) and must complete the required Post Registration Training and
    Learning (PRTL) over the registration period.

    Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain a Protection of
    Vulnerable Groups Scheme Membership through Disclosure Scotland.


    Under the leadership and direction of the Headteacher and management team, the
    post holder may be required to undertake any of the following tasks which may be
    delegated to Early Years Officers.
  • Promoting children's learning, development and welfare
  • The assessment and monitoring of children.
  • Liaison/Communication with parents and carers.
  • To contribute to planning aspects of children's development, learning and

    The Individual

    We are looking for an individual who has experience within an Early Years setting
    along with knowledge of the Curriculum for Excellence and knowledge of child
    development from birth to 5 years. The individual will have the ability to work
    without supervision and will work effectively within a team. Highly developed
    communication skills are needed for this role along with the ability to write reports
    and children's records in order to provide a regular and effective service. Experience
    of working with children of 2 to 5 years of age is also essential for this post.

    In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role
    model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council
  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results

    For further information please contact: Michelle McLean on 03451 55 55 55 Ext: 445265 or email

    See also: Education & Children's Services Directorate Information.docx
    RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc
    Early Years Officer I032 01.pdf
    01 EYO Qualifications - Add Info.pdf