Senior Childcare Practitioner (FIF05632)

Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Salary: £16,838 - £18,959
Location: Cupar

Closing date: 23 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05632

Job Description

Work Pattern: 7.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year (Monday to Friday, 1.5 hours per day)

Interview Date:  Week Commencing Monday 7 November 2016

This post is to support the running of a Breakfast Café at Castlehill Primary School, hence the post holder will only work pre-school during term time only

Our vision, in Fife Education Service, is "Excellence for All" and we believe all children should be encouraged to maximize their potential. We work hard to meet the varying needs of all our learners.  Fife Education and Learning Directorate is the second largest in Scotland providing for over 55,500 children and young people.

Fife Childcare and Early Years Services provides a range of childcare services throughout Fife, including around 50 Out of School Clubs for children aged 4 - 14 years old and local Creches for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years old.

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.


Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups ( PVG ) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.


You will assist the Childcare Manager, in managing the Out of School Care Service. The work is varied involving supervising staff, health & safety checks, financial management, administrative duties, organising and taking part in activities ranging from art, crafts or drama, to taking children on outings, outdoor games or active sports.

Experience of working with children aged 4 - 14 years in a childcare setting and the ability to provide a safe, stimulating play environment in accordance with current legislation is essential.

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About Fife Council

We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.

We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.

We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.

If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!

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