Early Years Scotland
Early Years Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC003725

Who are we and what do we do? Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age. Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services. We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

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Early Years Practitioner

  • Part time
  • £19,673 pro-rata
  • Family Visitor Centre at HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 14th January 2019

Early Years Scotland is recruiting for an exceptional person to work within the EYS Family Visitor Centre at

HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire.

This Early Years Practitioner post will be working in a team of three professionals, involved in the co-ordinating and running of the EYS Family Visitor Centre at the prison which aims to achieve positive outcomes for prisoners’ children and families and for prisoners themselves by fulfilling three core functions:

· improving the experience of visiting a family member or loved one in prison

· allowing families to access independent and impartial advice, information and support which meets their needs

· championing families’ needs towards the prison system

The Early Years Scotland team will provide a range of services, advice, assistance, experiences and information as required to suit the needs of the children and families in their visits and in their daily lives.

The Early Years Practitioner will engage positively with children and families to promote the understanding of the importance of play and learning in young children’s development. They will also assist in offering one to one support and in signposting to other sources of information and advice.

Closing date for applications: 12 Noon, Monday 14 January 2019

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 24 January 2019

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Top job! Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,414 – £36,071
  • Based at Early Years Scotland’s Glasgow office with some travel required as we are a national organisation
  • Closing 28th January 2019

If you believe in children having the best start in life, then this could be the rare opportunity you’ve been looking for!

What does the job involve?

Your key responsibilities will include leading a team of staff in the development, delivery and evaluation of early intervention and prevention services for young children 0-5 years and their families; providing management and leadership, managing budgets and fully participating as an active member of the management team.

We will welcome your application if you have

· a relevant degree level qualification with a focus on children in their early years (e.g. BA Childhood Practice)

· excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write clear, succinct and evaluative text

· experience of leading and managing staff and projects

· substantive experience working with young children 0-5 years and their families

· a full, current driving licence and your own transport as some travel may be required

In return….

We offer a highly competitive salary, a range of employee benefits, excellent professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.

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Early Years Practitioners

  • Full time or Part time
  • £19,673 – £21,292
  • Glasgow and surrounding areas
  • Closing 21st January 2019

Could you inspire our youngest people to become the amazing citizens of the future?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist national organisation that invests in our youngest children.

To equip our youngest children to achieve and thrive in a challenging world, we need exceptional and inspirational people. These are rarely available opportunities for qualified Early Years Practitioners to work in diverse and varied settings within communities and primary schools delivering quality Stay Play and Learn sessions. No two days are the same and you will meet and engage with a range of people using all yours skills and knowledge in the most positive and rewarding ways.

You will be fully involved in planning, delivering and evaluating shared play and learning experiences with families and their children; supporting children’s learning and development; developing innovative play provision and fostering positive relationships between parents and children to help reduce the poverty related attainment gap.

We provide a range of professional learning and practical experience opportunities that will enhance your career profile, develop your skills and knowledge in creative and unique ways, and inspire your practice at new and exciting levels.

Join us and enable generations of Scotland’s children to be the best they can be – what more is there?

How do our staff feel about working with Early Years Scotland?

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Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,414 – £36,071
  • Based in the Glasgow office with some travel
  • Closing 28th February 2019

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.

Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

Early Years Scotland is looking for an exceptional individual to join their Professional Learning Team at an exciting stage in its development. This is an exceptional opportunity and a unique challenge waiting to be shaped by you!

You will work closely with the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance supporting them to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the Professional Learning Team’s remit.

You will have a pivotal role in shaping learning programmes, creating materials and influencing and improving practice. You will ensure that Early Years Scotland builds on its excellent reputation in this field and becomes a leading and sought after professional learning provider for the early years sector in Scotland.

You will bring a range of experience and skills including:

  • a relevant degree level qualification relating to early years
  • significant experience of delivering professional learning to qualified early years professionals
  • knowledge and experience of developing professional learning programmes
  • extensive experience and sound knowledge of current early years policy at local and national level
  • enthusiastic team player and an adept self-starter
  • A full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use and membership of PVG Scheme will also be required.

We also offer an excellent range of professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.

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Office Administrator

  • Full time
  • £17,230
  • Based at Early Years Scotland Office, 23 Granville Street, Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 7EE
  • Closing 25th February 2019

Who are we and what do we do?Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.

Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and capable Office Administrator to join our fabulous team based at our main office in Glasgow. You will have a wide experience of general office administration duties, be competent with Microsoft Office software and have an excellent telephone manner as you will be the main point of contact at the office. You will enjoy providing a high standard of support to colleagues including - reception duties, photocopying, filing, purchasing and a wide variety of other administrative tasks.

Please apply if you are:

·helpful, enthusiastic, adaptable and self-motivated with a ‘can do’ approach

·an excellent communicator

·keen to grasp new challenges and opportunities

·willing to learn, develop and improve your expertise, skills and knowledge

·adept at multi-tasking with high standards and an eye for detail

·competent in MS Office, electronic filing and e-mail

·comfortable working as a team player as well as under your own initiative

An absolutenecessity for this post is an excellent level of competence, confidence and accuracy in written and verbal communication. We will assess your suitability through your application form and at interview.

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Our youngest citizens need YOU!

Who are we and what do we do?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.

Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

As the Development and Support Officer working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, you will be office based for remote support and advice on building all levels of quality in early year’s settings. You will work closely with Development Workers and Principal Teachers to share information and upskill as appropriate. You will develop excellent relationships and communications with the settings, in the communities, with other agencies and the local authority Early Years Team. The goal for all your activity will be high quality and sustainable early years’ provision in your area that will have incalculable benefits for the grown-ups of tomorrow.

If you recognise yourself in this description and have experience in the early year’s sector, a sound knowledge of voluntary management committees and an awareness of emerging practice in the field of early learning and childcare, we are keen to hear from you.

Post details

This post is a fixed term post to cover a period of maternity leave.

35 hours per week over 44 weeks per annum (8 week non-working period over the summer).

£20,263 (Point 19 on Scale 19 – 22) per annum FTE; £17,145 per annum pro-rata

Office based in Kemnay, some travel will be required. Applicants should have a full, current driving licence with own transport insured for business use. Mileage and expenses are paid monthly.

20 days annual leave in the first year rising to 30 days thereafter, pro-rata (additional to the summer non-working period)

Qualifications: Applicants should be eligible to register as a Practitioner with SSSC (e.g. HNC Early Education & Childcare or SVQ Level 3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development. Also, ideally, SVQ Level4 Childcare Learning and Development. Membership of PVG Scheme is required.

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Policy Officer

  • Part time
  • £21,387 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 10th May 2019

Who are we and what do we do?

Early Years Scotland is Scotland’s leading national Third Sector specialist organisation that supports our youngest children from birth to 5 years of age.

Our fully qualified early years staff work directly with children and their families to deliver our unique Stay Play and Learn sessions in a variety of settings including nurseries, community halls, schools and prisons. We work increasingly in prisons, and areas where there are children and families who have the greatest need, and will benefit most from our services.

We have been established for over 50 years, and we are very proud of our long and ever-growing track record in supporting Scotland’s youngest children to have the very best start in life.

The Role

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Policy Officer to join our fabulous team based at our main office in Glasgow. You will be key in raising Early Years Scotland’s expert profile in influencing policy, legislation and practice developments affecting ELC in Scotland through formulating responses to new policies and consultations in line with our mission and values.

Experience and skills

You will ideally have recent experience of a similar role and an appreciation of, and interest in, the Voluntary Sector and Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) issues in Scotland. You will be skilled and experienced in building strong relationships and effective networks internally, at national and local government level, and by identifying and developing new areas to engage with. You will be a strong leader with exceptional communication and relationship management skills and an ability to manage deadlines and priorities effectively.

Qualifications

Applicants should be qualified to degree level in an appropriate discipline with proven experience in policy research and analysis.

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Professional Learning Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,414 – £36,071
  • Based in the Glasgow office with some travel
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

  • Are you scunnered with your job?
  • Are you looking for a change of direction?
  • Do you want to inform change and make a significant impact upon practice within early learning and childcare?

If you have answered yes to these questions then our EYS Professional Learning Manager post is the change you need!

  • £31414 - £36071 per annum. Starting point may be negotiable.
  • Full Time (35 hours per week)
  • Degree qualified
  • Based in the Glasgowofficewith some travel
  • Full current driving license with own transport
  • Reports to Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance

All pay and allowances are pro-rata

Early Years Scotland (EYS) is looking for an exceptional individual to join their Professional Learning Team at a hugely exciting stage in its development! Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People, officially opened the EYS Professional Learning Academy (PLA) in December 2019. You would play an invaluable role in making the EYS PLA the go to organisation for all those invested in high quality early learning and childcare.

Monday - Research and develop high quality materials for a session for ELC Professionals.

Tuesday - Plan and deliver a professional learning session for ELC professionals within HMP Low Moss.

Wednesday - With one of your team, deliver a session for our own Early Years Scotland practitioners.

Thursday - E Learning time! Facilitate a webinar with a national collaborative learning community!

Friday -What will Friday bring? Share your vision of what a day in the EYS PL Team would look like!

This is an exceptional opportunity and a unique challenge waiting to be shaped by you!

You will work closely with the Head of Professional Learning and Quality Assurance, supporting them to achieve the highest standards in all aspects of the Professional Learning Team’s remit.

You will have a pivotal role in shaping learning programmes, creating materials and influencing and improving practice. You will ensure that Early Years Scotland builds on its excellent reputation in this field and becomes a leading and sought after professional learning provider for the early years sector in Scotland.

You will bring a range of experience and skills including:

  • significant experience of delivering professional learning in the sector, including online
  • knowledge and experience of developing learning, including online
  • excellent knowledge of early years policy at local and national level
  • line management experience
  • enthusiastic team player and team leader

Early Years Scotland – who are we?

  • National Specialist Organisation for Scotland’s youngest children birth to 5 Years
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Fully qualified experienced early years staff
  • Multi-faceted, but focused on the one single goal of helping to give every child in Scotland a fair, equal and excellent start in life

We can describe our organisational activity as 4 strands:

Strand 1: Work with children and families, working directly in a range of settings

Strand 2: Membership and Development Support for ELC settings for, and on behalf of, Scotland’s youngest children

Strand 3: EYS Professional Learning Academy, supporting the workforce with their professional learning needs, especially at this time of great opportunity, challenge and change.

Strand 4: Policy and advocacy, influencing, shaping and challenging all policy that relates to matters concerned with the earliest years of children’s lives.

We also offer an excellent range of professional development opportunities and the chance to be truly instrumental in making a difference to the lives of young children across Scotland.

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