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Early Years Officer - Melrose Primary School - SBO05315

Closing date
18 Sep 2021

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Job Details
Grade: 7C
Hourly Rate: £14.41 - £15.93
Salary: £26,309.54 - £29,083.53 pro rata per annum (Term Time Only)
Contract Duration: Permanent
Role Purpose
The Early Years Officer will, under the direction of the head teacher, and with input from the central Early Years Improvement Team lead other staff in the Nursery and work as part of a wider team, including school staff and early learning and childcare teachers to lead the planning and delivery of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in the school Nursery settings.

at least one of the following:

HNC in Childhood Practice/Childcare and Education
SVQ Social Services (Children & Young People) SCQF 7 / SVQ 3 Children's Care, Learning and Development

In addition candidates will be required to have at least one of the following:

BA Childhood Practice
PDA 8 or 9 in Childhood Practice/Early Education and Childcare
SVQ Social Services (Children & Young People) SCQF 9 / SVQ4 Children's Care, Learning and Development

OR be currently working towards this level of qualification.

All successful applicants for early learning and childcare posts will be required to be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of appointment and maintain registration throughout the period of employment.

Informal enquiries to
Informal enquiries may be made to Gilly Innes, Headteacher on 01896 822103 or email

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post. All appointments will be made on merit.
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